You can go to your nearest nursery and pick up a pre-cut Christmas tree, or take the whole family to one of these area farms and chop down your own. Grab an axe and try your hand at tree-cutting.
Butler’s Orchard The farm sells white pine and Douglas fir and pre-cut trees at the Farm Market. Roping, stands, hot cider and custom wreaths are also available. Through Dec. 23. Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m (9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Christmas Eve). 22200 Davis Mill Rd., Germantown. 301-972-3299. 301-428-0444. www.butlersorchard.com. White pine $45.95, Douglas fir $54.95.
Evergreen Acres The farm sells white and Scotch pine; Norway and Colorado blue spruce; Douglas, Canaan, Nordmann and Fraser fir. Through Dec. 15. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-dusk, Sunday noon-dusk. 27118 Queentree Rd., Mechanicsville. 301-862-1597. $30.
King Farm The farm sells Douglas, Fraser and Balsam fir and Colorado blue spruce. Through Dec. 22. Open Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 24601 Stringtown Rd., Clarksburg. 301-253-4521. $50.
Linden Hill Christmas Tree Farm The farm sells Douglas fir, Norway and blue spruce and white pine. It recently added a snack shack with hot chocolate and more. Dec. 7-21. Open Friday-Sunday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 4102 Old Crain Highway, Upper Marlboro. 301-627-3768.www.lindenhillchristmastreefarm.com. Prices vary by size and variety.
Naughty Pine Nursery The farm sells Douglas fir, Colorado blue and Norway spruce. Firewood is also available. Dec. 7-22. Open Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 18200 Elmer School Rd., Dickerson. 301-785-8622. www.naughty-pine.com. $50 for five-to-eight-foot trees, $75 for eight- to 10-foot trees, $100 for 10-to-12-foot trees.
R&K Trees The farm sells Douglas, Fraser and concolor fir, Norway spruce and homemade wreaths. Dec. 7-22. Open Monday-Friday 3-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 20701 Slidell Rd., Boyds. 301-972-9355. Trees up to eight feet $60, taller trees $75, wreaths $30.
Buttonwood Farm The farm sells concolor and Canaan fir, Norway and blue spruce and white pine. Spiced hot cider and candy canes are also available for purchase. Dec. 7-22. Open Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday noon-5 p.m. 22042 Newlin Mill Rd., Middleburg. 540-687-3260. www.buttonwoodfarm.org. $60.
Day Star Farm The farm grows concolor fir, Scotch pine and Norway and blue spruce. Dec. 1-8. Open Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. Other weekdays by appointment. 41374 Reservoir Rd., Leesburg. 703-327-6269. www.daystarfarm.net. Prices vary, up to $60.
Krop’s Crops The farm sells white and Scotch pine, Norway and Blue spruce and Douglas fir. Wreaths are also available. Dec. 7-22. Open Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-dusk. 11110 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 703-430-8955. www.kropscrops.com. Prices vary by size and variety.
Loudoun Nursery The farm sells Colorado blue and Norway spruce and Canaan, concolor and Nikko fir. Dec. 7-22. Open Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 16463 Short Hill Rd., Purcellville. 540-338-4635. www.loudounnursery.com. Up to 10 feet $75, taller $100.
Lowelands Farm The farm sells cut-your-own Norway and Colorado blue spruce, Douglas and Canaan fir and white and Scotch pine, plus pre-cut Fraser fir. Wreaths are also available. Dec. 7-15. Open Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 21344 Steptoe Hill Rd., Middleburg. 540-687-6923. www.lowelandsfarm.com. Prices vary by size and variety.
Middleburg Christmas Tree Farm The farm sells Douglas and concolor fir, Norway and Colorado blue spruce. Wreaths are also available. Dec. 7-22. Open Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Christmas Tree Lane, Round Hill. 540-554-8625.www.middleburgxmastrees.com. $10 per foot, $70 minimum.
Milltown Creek Tree Farms The farm sells a variety of pine, spruce and fir trees. A gift shop is open on weekends with hot cider, wreaths and more. Through Dec. 23. Monday-Friday noon-5p.m., Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 38757 Householder Rd., Lovettsville. 540-822-5428. www.milltowncreektreefarms.com. $15-$70.
Pruitt’s Little Farm The farm sells Scotch pine, Norway and Colorado blue spruce and pre-cut Fraser fir, along with wreaths and other greenery. Hot chocolate and candy canes are also available for free. Dec. 7-15. Open Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Other weekdays by appointment. 16477 Woodgrove Rd., Round Hill. 540-338-2852.www.pruittslittlefarm.com. Prices vary by size and variety.
Evergreen Acres The farm sells white and Scotch pine and Norway spruce. The farm also has free hot cider and wagon rides. Dec. 5-23. Open Monday through Friday 2-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 12801 Hazelwood Drive, Nokesville.www.evergreenacres.biz. $40-60.