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 Beyond the gifts under the tree, part of what makes Christmas special are the family traditions involving the tree. Sure, you could bring up an artificial tree from the basement, but you can also visit a Christmas tree farm, smell the holiday scents of pine and balsam, maybe take a wagon ride to the distant corners of an orderly pine forest and choose exactly the right tree to serve as the centerpiece of your holiday decor. Fact is, we harvest more Christmas trees in McHenry County than anywhere else in the state. Choose the perfect tree from a local tree farm, and make your family's Christmas a memorable one!

Here are a few of our suggestions: 

Oney's Tree Farm

16608 Route 14
Woodstock, IL

Family Christmas traditions begin with a hunt across rolling fields for the perfect tree. "We want our customers to have choices,"  says Scott Peterson, the second generation now taking over the historic farm. "Our weekend Tree Festival with FREE horse-drawn wagon rides and visits with Mrs. Claus in her North Pole house are popular with children." The 1904 barn turns into a magical gift shop, bakery and hot lunch spot where the Peterson grandchildren are starting to work alongide family and friends. 

Grandma Dawn Peterson's custom fresh wreaths, garland and centerpieces are favored by professional photographers for nationwide advertising, but she loves helping families decorate, too.

Open the day after Thanksgiving, and daily through mid-December from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Richardson Christmas Tree Farm

9407 Richardson Road
Spring Grove, IL 

Inhale deeply here - this farm grows more than 80,000 fragrant trees. There are free wagon rides to and from the fields on weekends and a whole crew to shake and bale your tree. Inside the large heated barn, you'll find free hot chocolate an dreal restrooms!
Open the day after Thanksgiving through December 23rd, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bill's Friendly Christmas Tree Farm

3102 Miller Road
McHenry, IL

This beautiful farm is a great experience for those looking for a quiet backwoods experience. Spruce, fir and pine trees are offered for U-cut, but they'll cut the tree down for you if you wish!

Ben's Christmas Tree Farm

7719 Ryan Road
Harvard, IL

THis Family Favorite makes choosing a tree a holiday experience, with complimentary horse-drawn wagon rides, coffee and hot cocoa. Ben's features 100 percent hand-pruned and organic firs and pines.

Need a few more ideas?

Cal and Shans Landscape
Woodstock, IL  815-509-1026

Conifera Christmas Tree Farm
Woodstock, IL  630-779-6249

Countryside Christmas
Harvard, IL.  815-321-4300

Grandpa's Christmas Tree Farm
Woodstock, IL  815-337-2682

Grizzy's Tree Farm
Union, IL   847-812-2961

Holly Jolly Tree Farm
McHenry, IL   815-385-9627

M & M Christmas Tree Farm
Huntley, IL    847-275-8720

Moehling Christmas Tree Farm
Woodstock, IL 815-355-1738

Pioneer Tree Farm
McHenry, IL   815-385-8512

Triple K Pines
Union, IL   815-832-7535

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