Capture the Holiday Spirit With The Perfect Christmas Tree: Columbia, SC

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Are looking for the perfect Christmas Tree in Columbia, SC? You’re ready for the lights, the ornaments, and all the festive decorations, but first, you need your tree! Which tree will grace your living room this year? Right in the Columbia area, you’ll find Christmas Tree farms and lots with loads of options. Or, you can head up towards the Upstate and North Carolina for even more tree farm options with the opportunity to cut your own tree! Lots of these farms have fun activities and extras like visits with Santa, cocoa, and more.

We will help you find the right place to get your family’s Christmas tree and make sure that this holiday’s centerpiece is everything you desire.

Christmas Tree Farms

 

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Get Your Christmas Tree: Where to Go Around Columbia, SC

Here are all the tree farm options throughout the Carolinas. Pick something local to you or make an amazing holiday season day trip up to the mountains. Scroll through our list to find the perfect one for your family and get those ornaments and popcorn strings ready!

Tom Sawyer Tree Farm


Find Your Tree! Christmas Tree Farms in the Carolinas

Christmas Tree farms are like apple orchards. They all offer trees, but they each have unique activities, locations, and even food to offer. You can make a day trip and head out into the mountains.

Or, filter this list for local Columbia, SC area Christmas Tree Farms only.

Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm

828.926.8888 445 Boyd Farm Road, Waynesville, NC

Open 9 am – 5 pm November 16 – November 19, 2023 | November 22 – November 26, 2023 | November 28-30th, 2023 | December 1st-3rd, 2023

You select the tree and they cut, bale, and tie it. You also have the option to cut yourself. Cut Fraser Firs, live Fraser Firs (for planting), and wreaths are available.

Santa visits on November 18th and 19th, 24th, 25th and 26th.

Elves Tree Farm

864.354.0002 925 Old Vinland School, Easley, SC

Open for 2023 on November 17th, 2023

This choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm is located in Pickens County offers a variety of trees to choose from: Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, Blue Ice, White Pines, and Thuja Green Giant. They also offer pre-cut Fraser Firs and handmade wreaths. The farm has a playground area that includes a large playhouse, see-saw, and a fun tunnel with Santa Sleigh & Reindeers.

Hours of operation are Sunday through Friday 1 – 6pm and ​​Saturday 9 am – 6 pm.

They usually sell out at the beginning of December, so check their website for updates before heading out.

Hollow Creek Tree Farm

803.892.3662 228 Windmill Road, Gilbert, SC

2023 Season begins November 19th, 2023 at 1 pm through December 17th, 2023

Family farm offering cut-your-own (Leyland Cypress, Jingles Cypress, Murray Cypress, Fraser Fir, Blue Ice, Carolina Sapphire, and more) and precut (Concolor and Fraser Fir) Christmas trees.

Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 9 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday: 1 pm to 5:30 pm
Thanksgiving Day: 1 pm to 5 pm

Prices: $52 – $272 depending on type and height
Trees are individually priced with a price tag on the tree. If the tree does not have a price tag, do not cut!

They offer a holiday shop, tree stands, a

Beck's Christmas Tree Farm

706.436.5250 648 Christmas Tree Road, Bowersville, GA

2023 Opening is November 18th, 2023

Beck’s Christmas Tree Farm offers a variety of choose-and-cut as well as pre-cut trees including Carolina Sapphire, Blue Ice, Naylor Blue, Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, and Murray Cypress. They may have a few Fraser Fir available, but it is not confirmed.

Fresh wreaths and tree stands are also available.

Cedar Ridge Tree Farm

803.730.2569 2300 Priceville Road, Gilbert, SC

2023 Season begins November 18th, 2023

Seasonal Hours:
November 19: 9 am – 5 pm
November 24: 1 pm – 5 pm
November 25: 9 am – 5 pm

General Hours:
November 19 – December 17, 2022
Friday – Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, 1 pm – 5 pm

 

They have a fire pit, complimentary hot cocoa and “Rudolphs Jungle Juice”, a Christmas House gift shop, and photos with Santa are available.

Santa photos will be December 2nd, 2023.

Bear Creek Tree Farm

803.528.7295 564 Amicks Ferry Road, Chapin, SC

2023 Season TBA

Offers both Choose and Cut and Precut trees.

Choose and cut varieties include Blue Ice, Carolina Sapphire, Deodar Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress, Virginia Pine, White Pine

They additionally have Fraser Fir with their precut selection.

Fresh Wreaths, garlands, and poinsettias are available for purchase.

Wright's Christmas Tree Farm

803.685.7860 255 Christmas Tree Lane , Ward, SC

2023 Season information is currently not available. We will update once it is.

Hours: (based on 2021 information)
Monday – Wednesday 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Thursday – Saturday 10 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday: 1 pm to 5:30 pm

Offers: A variety of you cut and pre-cut varieties of Christmas trees (Leyland Cypress, Clemson Greenspire, Fraser Fir (freshcut), Eastern Red Cedar, Deodar Cedar, Carolina Sapphire, Eastern White Pine, Virginia Pine, and some extra large varieties that are 20 feet +)

There are family friend farm activities such as roasting marshmallows, tractor rides, a crafts canteen, and lots of picturesque places for photos at this 105 acre farm.

 

Friendship Valley Christmas Tree Farm

864.903.0751 130 Friendship Valley Road, Seneca, SC

2023 Season opens on November 18th, 2023

Frasier Firs will be available starting November 19th.
They offer pre-cut Frasier Firs, as well as a variety of choose-and-cut trees.

Hours: Thursday, Friday, and Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm
Saturday, open 9 am to 6 pm

Moss Tree Farm

828.743.2215 1822 Norton Road, Cashiers, NC

You can cut your own Christmas tree down at Moss Tree Farm in Cashiers, NC.

2023 Opening Hours:

Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th: 9 am to 4 pm at the Secondary Field for 8ft and up trees only.
1937 Yellow Mountain Road Cullowhee, NC 28723
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Weekend : Friday the 24th, Saturday the 25th, and Sunday the 26th:
9 am to 4 pm at the Main Field
1822 Norton Road Cashiers, NC 28717

Hours of operation are subject to change. Only trees that have ribbons on them are being sold. They sell Fraser Firs.

Check their Facebook page for updates on hours and availability of trees and wreaths. You can also preorder your tree or wreaths for choose and cut!

 

Mystic Tree Farm

864.380.7636 9029 Old White Horse Road, Greenville, SC

2023 season opens on November 18th.

Trees, wreaths, stands, and garlands are available for purchase.

Choose & Cut and Pre-Cut trees available. Varieties include Blue Ice, Virginia Pine, Carolina Sapphire, Eastern Red Cedar, Fraser Fir, White Pine, and Leyland Cypress.

Sugar Mountain Fraser Firs

828.387.0378 900 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC

2023 Season begins November 20th, 2023 at 10 am

Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm; Friday 10 am – 8 pm; Saturday 9 am to 8 pm

Small, family-owned farm with high-quality Fraser Firs. The farm provides fresh, precut trees for their retail lot in Columbia.
You can purchase precut trees at the retail lot located across from the Village at Sandhills on Clemson Road in Northeast Columbia, SC (next to the recycling center).

Shine & Lee's Christmas Trees

803.276.0161 20760 US Hwy 76, Newberry, SC

2023 Dates TBD

Offers: Choose and Cut or Precut trees (premium firs)
They offer Carolina Sapphire, Leyland Cypress, and Fraser Fir
Prices start at $8 per foot

Hours: Friday – Sunday; Open by appointment or to pick up orders during the week

Strongly encouraged to preorder wreaths and garlands

 

Merry Christmas Tree Farm

864.650.5470 244 Lay Bridge Road, Central, SC

Opens November 18, 2023 through December 23rd (or until sold out.) 

Hours: 9 am to dark (about 5:45 pm)

Both Choose and Cut and pre-cut trees are available. Varieties include Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress, Virginia Pine (limited), Carolina Blue Sapphire (limited), Carolina Blue Sapphire (limited), Eastern Red Cedar, and a few White Pines. Wreaths made onsite are also available as well as tree stands and other accessories.

 

Drafts Tree Farm

draftstreefarm@gmail.com 343 Midway Road, Lexington, SC

2023 Season begins November 1st, 2023 for Tagging, Pay when you return to cut. They recommend cutting after Thanksgiving

Families are invited to Drafts Tree Farm at the beginning of November to tag the tree they want, then can return closer to Christmas to cut the tree.

Hours: 8 am to sunset, Monday – Sunday

Photographers can also book their session at the farm but must contact them ahead of time.

Coleman Family Farms

803.316.2749 2165 Lloyd Drive, Sumter, SC

The 2023 Season begins Friday, November 24th, 2023 until sold out

Coleman Family Farms offers cut-your-own and precut Christmas tree

Hours: 11-5 daily

In addition to trees, they also have tree stands, tree preservatives, mistletoe, cinnamon rolls, and more for sale. Hot chocolate and candy canes are always free.

Sorrells Christmas Tree Farm

864.882.5054 156 Radisson Road, Seneca, SC

Opens the weekend before Thanksgiving and remains open until they sell out of trees. 

Hours: 10 am – 6 pm daily

This choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm offers Carolina Sapphire, Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress, Virginia Pine, and White Pine trees.

The farm also has farm animals and a North Pole mailbox.

Davenport Farm

864.229.2202 2509 Cokesbury Road, Greenwood, SC

2023 Opening TBA

Hours: Monday – Friday noon  6 pm, Saturday 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday 1- 6 pm

Choose & Cut Carolina Sapphire, Leyland Cypress. Pre-Cut Fraser Firs also available.

Activities: Shop with unique ornaments and other gifts, and play area for the kids with a zip line.

Price's Christmas Tree Farm

803.356.4005 228 Maple Road, Lexington, SC

2023 Season begins Saturday, November 18th, 2023

Hours:
Friday-Saturday 9 am – 6:30 pm
Sunday 12 noon – 6 pm
Monday – Thursday 3 pm – 6:30 pm

Offers:
Precut trees from NC (Fraser Firs)
Choose and cut your own (Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress, Cedar, and Carolina Sapphire trees )

They also have fresh, handmade wreaths and bows for purchase.

 


Christmas Tree Lots Near Columbia, SC

Though going out to a tree farm is one way to get your Christmas tree, visiting a Christmas tree lot is quicker and sometimes even more affordable. Trees at these lots are typically brought in from tree farms in Western North Carolina. Lots usually offer the classic favorite Fraser Fir, holiday wreaths, fresh garlands, and more. Check out our list of Christmas tree lots below!

Bouknight Christmas Trees

You’ll find this Christmas tree farm at the South Carolina State Farmer’s Market starting November 19th, 2023. Their hours are the sam as the farmers market usually 6 am to 6 pm daily.

Bouknight Christmas Trees on Facebook

Gardener’s Outpost

709 Woodrow Street, Columbia | 803.252.0041
1211 Franklin Street, Columbia, SC

Gardener’s Outpost will have trees starting November 18th, 2023. Tree prices range from $49 to $311 depending on height.

 

Caseys On Rosewood

3824 Rosewood Drive, Columbia | 803.250.1868

Caseys on Rosewood traditionally offers Christmas trees during the holiday season. They offer trees shipped in, and they sell trees well into December. The garden center is open Monday through Saturday.

Sugar Mountain Fraser Firs

900 Clemson Road, Columbia | 828.387.0378

2023 Season opens just before Thanksgiving

Though Sugar Mountain Fraser Firs has a farm, they also supply their own Christmas tree lot in Columbia with fresh-cut trees. Hours are Sunday – Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm; Friday 10 am – 8 pm; Saturday 9 am to 8 pm.

 

Tips for Christmas Tree Farms

What do you need to know about Christmas Tree Farms? We asked parents for all their best Christmas Tree farm tips. Here’s what they told us:

  1. Make sure the farm is open: Remember that farm hours are always subject to change. This can be due to availability, weather and lots of other things. So, always confirm the farm is open before you head out!
  2. Go at the right time in the season: “We always go to North Carolina so we can get a Fraser Fir and cut it ourselves. It’s best to go early enough so the trees aren’t as picked through, but late enough so it still looks good by the time Christmas comes around. We have found that going the week after Thanksgiving is perfect.” Also, remember that farm hours are always subject to change. This can be due to availability, weather and lots of other things.
  3. Tie Down That Tree With Sturdy Straps: You’ll need to tie down your tree to your car and if you have a long drive you’ll want to make sure you bring very secure straps, beyond what is offered with the trees at the farm. “I recommend your own straps if you are going far. My Honda Pilot actually fit our 7-foot tree in the car last year!”
  4. Have fun!: Pick out your best ugly Christmas sweater and pile into the car with some Christmas music, and hot coffee and cocoa. Make finding the perfect tree a game, maybe play a little hide and seek at the farm if it is safe to do so. This is supposed to be a fun tradition, right?
  5. Prep before you go: “Before we go we already have our tree stand out and ready so we can get the fresh tree in water ASAP.” Also, keep the water filled all season long.
  6. How to buy a fresh Christmas tree? Find a healthy tree: “When searching for the perfect tree we make sure all sides look good, no dry needles, and look at the trunk! Bend down and make sure the trunk isn’t crooked or your tree will be too. The trees are usually on hills so you can’t tell always if the tree is leaning.”
  7. Being Frugal: “If you’re crafty, ask if they have any excess tree clippings that you can have. Some places will give them away for free and they are perfect for making your own garland, wreaths, or just to lay around with your decor.”

Want to know more about Christmas Trees in South Carolina? Check out the South Carolina Christmas Trees Association.

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