Do you have dreams of heading out into the woods and cutting down your own Christmas tree? Well if they aren’t your woods, don’t do that. Instead, head to one of the many Christmas tree farms in our area and cut your own. Or, if you like the idea, but don’t have the brawn for that, still go to the farm and let one of their helpful employees cut down a tree you choose yourself. We’ve got a list here of all the places in our area that grow their own Christmas trees.
A few things to keep in mind: the farms will not be open when it rains, so check the weather! Check their facebook pages or website to make sure they’re open (places will sell out). Also, check online if they take credit cards because many of these small businesses do not. Happy hunting!
Christmas Tree Farms in St. Tammany Parish
Location: 81332 Jim Sharp Road, Covington.
Phone: (985) 260-0165.
Offerings: This farm only offers living trees for an employee to cut down, or you may cut it yourself. No pre-cut trees will be available. Check their Facebook page for more information.
Season: They open the day after Thanksgiving and are open weekends 8AM-5PM until Christmas. They are not open if it’s raining.
Shady Pond Tree Farm
Address: 37226 Pine St Ext, Pearl River, LA 70452.
Phone number: (985) 863-5569.
Offerings: Leland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, Deodar Cedar, Virginia Pine, King William’s Pine, Eastern Redcedar.
Schedule: They open the day after Thanksgiving 9-5 and are open weekends 9-5 until Christmas Eve. They are open limited hours some Thursdays and Fridays so check their online schedule (scroll to the bottom of the page) if you’d like to go then.
Tiger Branch Christmas Tree Farm
Address: 18075 Tiger Branch Road, Covington LA.
Phone number: (985) 893-5520.
Offerings: No pre-cut trees available. Either you cut it or they will. Carolina Cypress, Murray Cypress, and and Virginia Pine.
Season: They open at 9AM the day after Thanksgiving and then are open 9AM-5PM on weekends. They sell out quickly.
Christmas Tree Farms in Washington Parish
Kennedy’s Christmas Tree Farm
Address: 55276 Highway 438, Franklinton, LA 70438.
Phone: (985) 839-3354.
Offerings: Leyland Cypress and Arizona Cypress. Hay rides out to the field are offered. You select your tree and self-cut or they will cut it for you.
Season: They will open at 9AM the day after Thankstiving. Hours are typically Saturday 9AM-5PM Sunday Noon- 5PM. They are also open some Thursdays and Fridays 2-5PM so go ahead and call if you want to go on a week day.
Steele’s Christmas Tree Farm
Address: 56459 Dollar Rd, Angie, LA 70426.
Phone number(985) 848-5133.
Offerings: Steele’s grows Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, and Berki Cedar that you can cut yourself or have them cut. They do offer flocking. Steele’s has a ton of fun activities for the kids on the property and will have tractor rides on the weekends.
Season: They open Thanksgiving Day at 2PM and are open week days from 2PM-5PM from then until Christmas. Saturdays they’re open 10AM-dark and Sundays 1PM-dark.
Christmas Tree Farms in Tangipahoa Parish
Address: 23237 Highway 1057, Kentwood, LA
Phone: (985) 514-3481
Season: They open at 2PM on Thanksgiving Day. They are open Thanksgiving Day 2 -5P the Friday -Sunday following Thanksgiving 10AM-5PM. And then Mondays – Fridays 2-5PM and Saturdays and Sundays 10AM-5PM
Christmas Tree Farms in Livingston Parish
Yawn Station Christmas Tree Farm
Address: 29400 Ruby Purvis Rd, Independence, LA.
Phone: (985) 878-6223.
Offerings: They grow Leyland Cypress and Arizona Cyrpess on site. They will also have pre-cut Fraser Furs from North Carolina starting Thanksgiving week. They have a play area, picnic tables, and “Christmas Train” for kids.
Season: Yawn Station will open November 23rd and is open daily from 9AM-5PM except Thanksgiving Day when they are only open 2-5PM.
This article is just one of dozens we have about celebrating Christmas on the Northshore. If you’re interested in something else, please check out our Northshore Christmas guide where we have articles on where to find Santa, events happening in our area, light displays and more!