Places You Can Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Ladies and Gentlemen, Get Out Your Handsaws!

My favorite time of year is here! I don’t know about you, but the magic of Christmas always gives me the warm fuzzies. It’s the cold crisp air, the white sparkly snow, the incredible spirit of giving, and the exciting tradition of picking the perfect tree and dressing it in hundreds of twinkly lights.

In past years, picking the perfect tree for my family meant heading to Target and buying the most realistic fake tree we could find. With one big dog and two small kids, a fake tree equaled less responsibility and easier cleanup. But now that our children have grown a bit and we’ve purchased our first house this year, we are game for creating new family traditions like buying our first REAL Christmas Tree!

West Michigan has many family-friendly Christmas tree farms that make braving the cold an enjoyable experience for all!

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West Michigan Christmas Tree Farms

Many of these tree farms are open 7 days a week and provide the following amenities unless otherwise noted:

  • u-cut trees
  • pre-cut trees
  • other greenery for sale
  • saws provided
  • baling
  • drilling
  • shaking
  • concessions
  • wagon rides
  • leashed dogs welcome

HART TREE FARM

“We are a 120 acre tree farm located in Rockford. We offer choose and cut, and pre-cut trees, wreaths, greens, and garland.”

8760 Young NE, Rockford, MI 49341 | 616.874.7930 , 616-874-1804

ONLY CASH OR CHECK ACCEPTED

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 23, 2017 | CLOSED
  • Friday, November 24, 2017 | 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Regular Business Hours

  • Monday- Friday | 12:00-6:00 pm
  • Saturday- Sunday | 9:00 am-5:00 pm

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BOSCH’S COUNTRY VIEW NURSERIES INC.

“We have come through a wonderful summer. Pumpkins are harvested, fields are plowed, fall transplanting and harvesting are taking place and the Christmas tree fields are preped and ready for the Choose & Cut Christmas season to begin.”

November 18 – December 24, 2017

10785 84th Ave, Allendale, MI  49401 | 616.892.4090

Visit the website for a 10.00 off coupon!

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

  • Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 24, 2017 |9:00 am-Dark

Regular Hours

  • Sunday- Friday |1:00 pm-Dark
  • Saturday |9:00 am-Dark

Come Visit Santa Claus!

  • November 24 & 25, 2017 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • December 2 & 9, 2017 |11:00 am – 4:00 pm

CHURCH’S TREE FARM

182 136th St., Grant, MI 49327 |231.834.7158

  • Open dawn ’til dusk.
  • Visit the heated Moose House for concessions including roasted chestnuts.

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HORROCKS CHRISTMAS TREES

“Selecting a Christmas tree is a cherished family memory. It marks the beginning of another great holiday season to spend with family and friends. We invite you and your family to come out, enjoy your time with us and stick around for some free refreshments and fun activities!”

November 17 – December 23, 2017

1776 N. State Road (M-66), Ionia, MI 48846 | 616.527.4842

Regular Hours

  • Monday-Friday; Sunday | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday | 9:00 am- 6:00 pm

FYI…

  • Christmas Funhouse open 7 days a week
    • 2 bounce houses, rock climbing wall, pedal car track, sumo bumpers and more – $5/child (includes Santa)
  •  Horse-drawn carriage rides every Saturday and Sunday beginning November 25 and ending December 10.
  • Professional photos with Santa captured by Kenzie Photography LLC. Check the website for Santa Claus hours.
  • Provides the opportunity to give to a charity of choice: American Red Cross Hurricane Relief or The United States Humane Society for hurricane relief
  • Participates in the Van Andel Chop Down Cancer Campaign.

JANKE TREE FARM

“We have an excellent selection of eight varieties of firs and spruces. We provide the saw and we have sleds and tree wheelers to easily bring your tree back. EVERY tree that is for sale is pre-tagged with the species, the height and the price so you know right away out in the field whether this tree fits your home and your budget.”

2676 111th Ave, Allegan, MI 49010 | 269.673.7367

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

  • November 22, 2017 |3:00pm- 6:00 pm
  • November 23, 2017 | CLOSED
  • November 24, 2017 | 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Regular Hours

  • Monday- Friday |3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday- Sunday | 9:00 pm- 6:00 pm
  • Only precuts sold after 5:30 pm

FYI…

  • Bonfires also available!

RED FLANNEL CHRISTMAS TREE FARM

“Harold and Larry began this farm back in 1981 with the vision of bringing families together for the holidays. While this started as a father and son hobby, it has turned into a family affair.”

507 Cedar Springs Ave, Cedar Springs, MI 49139 | 616.696.7729

ONLY CASH OR CHECK ACCEPTED

Open Fridays- Sundays ONLY!

  • Check website for hours as they vary between opening at 9:00 am and noon. Closes at dark each day.
  • draft horse and tractor-pulled wagons

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VORMITTAG TREE FARM

This farm’s roots go back to 1954, when John Vormittag planted his first crop of scotch pine seedlings. Over the years their farm evolved into a family operation.

O-9921 Linden Drive, Grand Rapids, MI 49534 | 616.677.3605

Regular Hours

  •  Monday- Friday |10:00 am -5:30 pm
  • Saturday- Sunday |8:00 am -5:30 pm

FYI…

  •  no wagon rides

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LENDERINK TREE FARM

“To truly be GREEN, we plant thousands of Christmas trees as well as hardwood trees every year. We specialize in cut-your-own Christmas trees and fresh, pre-cut Christmas trees. Come and cut-your-own trees from our 250 lighted acres filled with Concolor (Hypoallergenic), Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce and White Pine.”

1267 House St NE, Belmont, MI 49306 | 616.916.8600

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

  • November 24, 2017 | 10:00 am- 6:00 pm

Regular Hours

  • November 25, 2017-December 17, 2017
  • Monday-Friday |3:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • Saturday- Sunday |10:00 am- 6:00 pm

FYI…

  • Bonfires also available!

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By | 2017-11-20T22:48:14+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Categories: Christmas, Winter, Winter Holidays|3 Comments

About the Author:

Ashley Burgin
Ashley is a stay-at-home mom and a lover of sweet coffee, yummy food, a spotless house, and Target. When she is not chasing the kids, she enjoys reading, writing, and indulging in her guilty pleasure...reality tv. She resides in Byron Center with her husband, two boys, and dog.

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  1. Deborah Burkum December 1, 2016 at 6:07 am - Reply

    For 10 years in all weather I took my kids to the Red Flannel Tree farm. There we chose the just-right tree, rode the tractor, had hot chocolate, and tied the tree to our car roof. Each year i enjoyed seeing the guys and our aging together, if only 2 hours a year!
    It can feel extra cold on the hills so be sure to bundle up and enjoy. I bought the tree stand they sell and recommend it.
    Keeping our tree up till Valentines Day meant tree removal was like ushering out a reluctant porcupine, and my adult kids pushed me to get a fake tree. But I cherish the real memories of cutting our own. And of the 3 places I’ve done so, Red Flannel is the place we made our annual trek.

  2. Jessie November 29, 2014 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    Disclaimer/warning- Lenderink is nicely set up but a small place and most trees five foot or under this year. We went there today and after riding in the metal cart pulled by the truck- we decided to go elsewhere. They were very nice, helpful, and did have marshmellow roasting, free hot chocolate, and sledding for kids. Just short trees and small selection.

    Red Flannel- in Cedar is where we ended up. The experience was great! Extremely friendly, welcoming staff. Told us what types of trees (had examples b/c who remembers what you had last year), and 4-5 rides at a time- 2 horse drawn- 3 tractor (which my son preferred) so never had to wait to get a ride back. Free hot chocolate, popcorn by donation, and cookies (3/$1) while they shake, bundle, and wrap your tree.

    We drove from Kentwood but took Northland/Beltline back for fear my husband’s lead foot would lose the tree on the highway. Definitely worth the drive.

    • april brady November 28, 2016 at 11:53 am - Reply

      Thank you. We were planning on going to Lenderink’s next weekend. We will head to Red Flannel instead. Thanks for the info!

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