A New England Christmas tradition
Christmas tree hunting in 2020 felt very similar to the rest of the year 2020, like nothing we had experienced before. Since moving to Boston almost six years ago now, we have made it a tradition of ours to go and cut down our own tree (well my husband cuts it down really). There are surprisingly quite a few cut your own Christmas tree farms near Boston, keep reading for my favorites!
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Christmas Tree Farms near Boston
Are you looking for a cut your own Christmas tree farm near Boston? The last few years we have been going to the same Christmas tree farm, but this year we decided to wanted to try somewhere different. Smolak Farms has always been our go-to place, and they’re located less than an hour from Boston!
Within an hour from Boston is Smolak Farms
Smolak Farms is quite a large farm, with acres and acres of cut your own Christmas trees to choose from. They even have the most quaint country store to purchase all sorts of delicious treats and items to help trim your tree. One of the best parts about this farm that stands out from the crowd, is their original tree stands. Smolak Farms offers their own original tree stand for purchase called ‘The Marriage Saver.’
Smolak Farms signature Christmas tree stand
Before leaving with your tree, make sure to let the staff know you’ll be using their marriage saver tree stand. What the staff will do is drill a hole in the base of the tree allowing it to stand straight and stable, no matter what size. Don’t forget to purchase their signature tree stand, which we did our first year there and it was a life-saver. The stand was very easy to use, and something I would recommend. This farm was even featured on a list as one of Boston’s best Christmas tree cutting experiences.
The most idyllic New England Tree Farm
Mistletoe Christmas Tree Farm
If you’re looking for another option of where to cut your own Christmas tree farms near Boston, look no further than Mistletoe Christmas Tree Farm. This farm was the most idyllic New England tree farm for our annual tradition. Keep in mind this is a much smaller farm, and is not as big as Smolak Farms. Because of 2020 restrictions, I researched the exact day and time they were planning to open this year. My husband and I worried a bit about the crowds this year, so we decided to go on their opening day the weekend before Thanksgiving. I believe they were open at 9 o’clock that day, so we decided to arrive an hour or two after they had opened.
When to visit Mistletoe Christmas Tree Farm
Their opening day was scheduled for the Saturday before Thanksgiving. I’m so thankful we ended up going this weekend, because they actually sold out of all their cut your own Christmas trees just that weekend. The farm is located in very residential area, and offers limited parking. When we arrived around 10:30, there was already an insanely long line of cars waiting to park. We waited in this line for about an hour, but were thankful we ended up getting a spot. There were actually town officers there turning people away because it was so busy, and instructing them to return in a few hours. This Christmas tree farm was even featured in the Boston Globe this year, read the full article here.
Choosing the perfect Christmas tree
Just like Smolak farms, Mistletoe Christmas Tree Farm does offer cutting saws for you to use, but many people brought their own. There are two smaller lots of trees to choose from, and they definitely offer a variety of different types of trees with all shapes and sizes. When we had found the perfect tree, all the staff were very friendly, and helped us secure it to the top of our car.
The red barn of Mistletoe Christmas Tree Farm
They also had many beautiful handmade wreaths for sale, and adorned their very red barn with them, which made for the perfect photo opportunity. As you can see in the photo below, they offer pre-cut trees inside this barn as well. Wouldn’t this barn just make for the perfect family Christmas photo?!