The 5 Best Christmas Tree Farms in Massachusetts
By Stacy Zeiger
, last updated November 14, 2011
With its historical towns and beautiful scenery, Massachusetts is one of the best places to have the ideal New England Christmas. There is no better way to create the ideal Christmas than purchasing a live Christmas tree for your home. The five best Christmas tree farms in Massachusetts allow you to choose the perfect live Christmas tree for your home and entertain your family with gift shops, hayrides and seasonal treats.
Greenwood Tree Farm (96 Dudley Road, Billerica; 978-667-5380) opens the Friday after Thanksgiving and allows you to cut down the perfect Christmas tree for your home. A selection of pre-cut Christmas trees are also available for the less ambitious. The farm carries Fraser firs and Balsam firs. Tree drilling is offered to help your tree fit snugly in your tree stand. Enjoy the Christmas music playing throughout the farm, have a free cup of apple cider and browse the Christmas gift shop for other decorations and Christmas presents for your loved ones, including locally produced honey and beeswax candles.
Boston Christmas Trees (22 Harvard Avenue, Allston; 617-510-0866) opens Thanksgiving Day and remains open daily until Christmas Eve. The farm has been selling Balsam firs and Fraser firs since 1969, along with a selection of fresh wreaths and tree stands. While visitors may not cut down their own trees, Christmas trees are delivered fresh daily from a local farm and provide an easy way for residents of Boston to get a Christmas tree. Visitors who mention the business’ website receive a free coloring book or tree preservative.
Crane Neck Christmas Tree Farm (114 Crane Neck Street, West Newbury; 978-363-1272) opens the day after Thanksgiving and remains open until the selection of trees runs out. The farm offers Fraser firs, Balsam firs, Douglas firs and Blue Spruce for you to cut down as well as a small selection of pre-cut trees. For those looking for an inexpensive or unique Christmas tree, the farm also offers a $5 lot with misshapen, scraggly or smaller Christmas trees. Tabletop-sized live Christmas trees may also be available. For families, a visit to the farm can also include tractor rides and fun photo spots.
Cranston’s Christmas Tree Farm (372 Baptist Corner Road, Ashfield; 413-628-0090) is a family-owned and operated Christmas tree farm that opens the day after Thanksgiving. The farm was awarded the National Christmas Tree Association’s Northeast Regional Grand Champion award in 2007 for providing high-quality Christmas trees and has experienced numerous other honors. Over 1,000 Balsam firs, Douglas firs and Fraser firs are available for you to choose from. In addition to Christmas trees, the farm sells its own maple syrup, fresh wreaths and has a gift shop full of Christmas decorations and other gifts.
Pleasant Street Christmas Tree Farm (187 Pleasant Street, Rehoboth; 508-252-6206) opens on the weekends at the beginning of October and begins to open daily after Thanksgiving. The farm offers 18-acres of firs, spruce and pines for you to choose from. In October and November, you may tag your tree and enjoy a petting farm and hayride or pick up some Halloween decorations for your home. After Thanksgiving, pay a visit to the farm’s gift shop to purchase ornaments, lights and fresh wreaths or swags. Customers also receive a free musical sleigh ride to and from the field when cutting down a tree.