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
Country Pines is not open for cutting this year. They will be back in 2022!
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: For 2020 they will be open November 27th, 28th, and 29th and December 4th and 5th. They are open 8AM-5PM. 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 through the 19th. 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. Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, and Blue Ice. Cash or check only.
Season: For the 2021 season they will be open November 26th, 27th, and 28th and December 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th. Hours are 9AM-5PM. I have seen them sell out before so keep that in mind.
Christmas Tree Farms in Washington Parish
Kennedy’s Christmas Tree Farm
Address: 55276 Highway 438, Franklinton, LA 70438.
Phone: 985-264-6502. Alternate 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 open the Friday after Thanksgiving and they stay open weekends until they sell out. Schedule is typically Fridays noon-5PM, Saturdays 9AM-5PM, and Sundays Noon-5PM. Call to find out when they open the day after Thanksgiving because in the past they have opened at 9AM.
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. They are open week days from 2PM-5PM, Saturdays 10AM-dark and Sundays 1PM-dark. They do sell out so be sure to check the website or call before visiting. They no longer accept credit or debit cards.
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 20th and is open daily from 9AM-5PM except Thanksgiving Day when they are only open 2-5PM. The last day of the season is December 12th.
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!