Thank you to Springfield Area Mom, Kari Thevenot, for her time in updating this list . Please be aware that it’s always a good idea to phone first to make sure they are open! Did we miss one of your favorites? Let us know!
Bill & Mary's Farm – Pick a fresh Fraser fir tree in a traditional setting without the hassle of cutting! Trees are pre-shaken. Bring the kids and enjoy free candy canes and coloring books! 2458 Peerless Mine Road, Springfield, IL. Phone: 528-5233. Directions: Take Sangamon Avenue one block east of the Fit Club and turn north on Peerless Mine Road. Opens November 28th
Apple Barn – Located at 2290 E. Walnut in Chatham. Come check out the Apple Barn from Thanksgiving to Christmas for an assortment of specialty Christmas items – trees of various size, wreaths, roping, as well as poinsettias. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. www.applebarn.net
Crowder Tree Farm Nursery – Located at 4151 N. 8th Street Rd. in Springfield. Phone is 217-544-4952.
Bomke's Patch – located at 605 Country Lake Road, west of Springfield off of Farmingdale Road. Open the weekend after Thanksgiving through December 19. Hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. This farm has been around for several decades. Visitors can select from several varieties and sizes of trees and may cut their own. www.bomkespatch.com
Four E's Trees, Inc. – Trees up to 12 feet! Scotch, Norway pine, white pine, balsam fir, white fir, Norway fir, red pine, Austrian pine, Douglas fir, and Fraser fir. Live dug trees, Christmas store, wreaths, evergreen boughs, and roping. Shipping available. Open: Mid-November for tagging up to Thanksgiving, then open daily 9am-5pm for choose and cut until December 23. 5651 Traughber Road, Decatur, IL (Macon County). Phone: 217-864-4704. Directions: One half mile south of Lions Club on the west side of Mt. Zion. Note: this farm suffered a fire in October 2010 – according to the Decatur newspaper, they will be open by mid-November. Advisable to contact the farm first, to ensure they are open.
Frank’s Christmas Tree Farm – please note, they have closed.
Behl Farms – Located at 9030 Cascade Road in Rochester. Wreaths, trees and roping available. Horse drawn wagon, as well as other farm animals. Open on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas. Phone 498-7522 www.behlfarms.com
Honey Bear Tree Farm – Choose and cut Christmas trees, live and wholesale choose 'n cut; wreaths and roping. 1919 S. Wake Road, New Berlin, IL. Phone: 217-488-7930. Call for directions.
Hubbell's Grove Christmas Tree Farm – Choose and cut Scotch and white pine Christmas trees. Trees baled, hayrides, spiced tea, balled and bur lapped trees available. Delivery for small charge. Route 29, Rochester. Phone: 217-629-8949. Directions: Route 29, 5 miles east of Springfield.
Krone Christmas Tree Farm - 7 miles east of Springfield on Route 54. Phone is 217-629-8117.
Paul Tree Farms – Located at 12430 State Route 125 in Pleasant Plains. Phone is 217-626-1616. Website is www.paultreefarms.net.
Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch – Located in Rantoul, IL. Phone 217-893-3407. Website is www.reindeerranch.com. Cut your own, or pick from already cut trees. Wreaths, evergreen boughs, hayrides, old fashioned shop, and Alaskan Reindeer.
North Fork Tree Farm – Located at 1991 300th Street in Mt. Pulaski. Phone is 217-674-3476. Call First for hours. Choice of cutting your own or selecting from ones that are already cut.
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