What better way to kick off the Christmas season than by sipping hot cocoa in the crisp mountain air at one of East Tennessee’s most enchanting Christmas Tree Farms. Knoxville TN has tons of great options for cutting your own tree including farms that sell wreaths, crafts, baked goods, and more!
If you are looking for a new Christmas tradition, cut-your-own Christmas trees are a great place to start!
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Christmas Tree Farms Near Knoxville TN
All the farms below are ordered based on their distance from downtown Knoxville. As always, you can click any blue business link to verify the information provided or get additional details.
1. JKL Christmas Tree Farm
- Distance from Knoxville: 10 minutes
- 4019 Wayne Dr, Knoxville, TN 37914
- Available Trees: cut-your-own White Pines and pre-cut Fraser Firs
Get in the Christmas spirit by cutting down your own tree at the wonderful JKL farm.
2. TNT Christmas Trees
- Distance from Knoxville: 14 minutes
- 8237 Millertown Pike, Knoxville
- Available Trees: choose-and-cut White Pine and Leyland Cypress
This farm will be opening for the 2020 season and trees prices start around $40.
At this farm, you can start your family-fun day with a FREE cup of hot chocolate or hot apple cider. TNT Christmas Tree Farm also has a super cool geocaching game set up throughout the farm. Find all 6 Christmas signs to win the game. There is no special equipment needed to play.
3. White Pine Acres
- Distance from Knoxville: 21 minutes
- 3630 Copper Ridge Road, Knoxville
- Available Trees: cut-your-own White Pine
Due to current events, this farm is taking a break in 2020 and will reopen in 2021.
At White Pine Acres you can roast marshmallows, drink hot chocolate, and choose a gorgeous Christmas tree. What a wonderful family tradition!
4. Bluebird Christmas Tree Farm
- Distance from Knoxville: 21 minutes
- 985 Brushy Valley Rd, Heiskell
- Available Trees: cut-your-own Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine, Norway Spruce, pre-cut Fraser Firs
Opening day is November 19, 2020 and trees prices start at around $55.
After you’ve cut your tree at Bluebird Christmas Tree Farm, you can enjoy a nice cup of hot cider or hot chocolate around the fire pit. Of course, your trip won’t be complete without visiting their lovely farm store, which is stocked with a variety of jams, honey, and rustic country gifts.
5. Camp’s Christmas Forest
- Distance from Knoxville: 50 minutes
- 415 Kile Rd, Sweetwater, TN
- Available Trees: choose-and-cut White Pine, Virginia Pine, Scotch Pine, Norway Spruce, Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire Cyprus
This farm is opening for the season on November 27, 2020. Tree prices start around $40. In addition to trees, Camp’s Christmas Forest also sells fresh greenery to help you decorate your home.
6. Wilson Glyn Christmas Tree Farm
- Distance from Knoxville: 1 hour, 4 minutes
- 950 Wilson Hollow Way, Sevierville, TN
- Available Trees: cut-your-own Norways Spruce, pines, and pre-cut Fraser Firs
Opening day is November 21, 2020. Tree prices are arounnd $10 per foot.
In addition to trees, this adorable Wilson Glyn Christmas tree Farm sells fresh-made wreaths, and rustic Christmas ornaments.
7. Hard Luck Christmas Tree Farm
- Distance from Knoxville: 1 hour, 18 minutes
- 10065 Sparta Hwy, Crossville, Tennessee
- Available Trees: choose-and-cut Scotch Pine, White Pine, Canaan Fir, Norway Spruce
This farm will be open for the 2020 season. The starting price for Christmas trees is around $45.
Hard Luck Tree Farm is a local favorite.
8. Sycamore Springs Tree Farm
- Distance from Knoxville: 1 hour, 30 minutes
- 2125 Country Club Rd, Jamestown, TN
- Available Trees: cut-our-own White Pine, Scotch Pine, Leyland Cypress, Norway Spruce, and pre-cut Fraser Firs
Opening day is November 21, 2020. The starting price for trees is $40.
In addition to the tree options above, Sycamore Springs also offers an eco-friendly ball and burlap option for those wanting to plant their tree after the holidays.
They also boast a nice country farm store with a variety of gifts and canned items. On the weekend you can also enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, spiced cider, and ginger snap cookies.
9. Campbell’s Christmas Tree Farm
- Distance from Knoxville: 1 hour, 31 minutes
- 7503 Walnut Hills Drive, Harrison, TN
- Available Trees: cut-your-own Virginia Pine, White Pine, and pre-cut Fraser Firs
Opening day is October 17, 2020 for photography and November 27, 2020 for trees.
Campbell’s Tree Farm farm also offers yummy hot chocolate, gorgeous fresh-made wreaths, country gifts, and more!
10. Roan Valley Tree Farm
- Distance from Knoxville: 1 hour, 36 minutes
- 440 Okolona Rd, Johnson City, TN
- Available Trees: cut-your-own Fraser Fir
This farm will be opening for the 2020 season.
This popular tree farm once supplied Christmas trees for the White House. They also sell gorgeous fresh-made wreaths and a variety of cute gift items.
11. Little Mountain Tree Farm
- Distance from Knoxville: 1 hour, 50 minutes
- 3186 Griffith Road, Pikeville, TN
- Available Trees: choose-and-cut white pine
In addition to cut-your-own Christmas trees, Little Mountain Tree Farm offers dug trees wrapped in burlap that you can plant in your yard after the Christmas season.
12. Raulston Acres Christmas Tree Farm
- Distance from Knoxville: 1 hour, 53 minutes
- 2572 GA-95, Rock Springs, GA
- Available Trees: cut-your-own Virginia Pine, Murray Cypress, Blue Ice Cypress, and pre-cut Frasier Furs
Opening day is November 21, 2020. Prices start around $8 a square foot.
In addition to cut-your-own Christmas trees, this tree farm boasts a country store with adorable rustic holiday gifts and fresh-made Christmas wreaths. They also offer refreshments, like delicious apple cider.
13. Wheeler’s Tree Farm
- Distance from Knoxville: 1 hour, 51 minutes
- 1144 Dogwood Valley Road, Tunnel Hill, GA
- Available Trees: cut-your-own Murray Cypress, and pre-cut Fraser Fir
Opening day is November 21, 2020.
Enjoy delicious hot chocolate, hot cider, or coffee as you meander through the gorgeous rows of trees waiting to be picked. You can also visit the Wheeler’s Tree Farm gift shop which sells fresh-made holiday wreaths and a variety of hand-made country gifts.
14. Christmas Carroll Tree Farms
- Distance from Knoxville: 1 hour, 55 minutes
- 7206 Highway 95, LaFayette, GA
- Available Trees: Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, Fraiser Firs
This farm will be opening for the 2020 season. Tree prices start at $35.
Visit Christmas Carroll Tree Farms for a festive holiday.
15. Mcdowell’s Big Fork Nursery
- Distance from Knoxville: 2 hours
- 4955 State Highway 27, Chattanooga, TN
- Available Trees: choose-and-cut white pine, blue spruces, Norways, and hemlocks
A fun and traditional tree farm.
16. Santa Land Christmas Tree Farm
- Distance from Knoxville: 2 hours, 5 minutes
- 2574 Concord Road, LaFayette, GA
- Available Trees: choose-and-cut Leyland Cypress, (Fraser Fir not available for 2019)
This farm will be opening for the 2020 season.
In addition to the trees, this farm also boasts a gorgeous variety of Christmas ornaments and rustic gifts for sale. They also sell delicious fresh-baked treats.
17. Buttermilk Farms
As of 2020, the owners at Buttermilk Farms have retired and the farm is permanently closed.
Tips For Keeping Your Christmas Tree Alive
Prior to placing your tree in the stand at home, you will need to cut an additional 1/4 inch off the bottom of the tree. Even a short car ride home is time enough for the bottom of the trunk to crust over with sap. So if you skip this step, your tree will not absorb water, which means it will die.
After setting up your tree, the most important thing to do is keep the stand filled with water. It will drink almost a gallon in its first day.
In a dry tree stand, it only takes a few hours for your tree trunk to re-crust over with sap. If this happens the tree will dry up and, you guessed it, die.
The only way to save it as this point will be to cut another 1/4 inch slice off the bottom of the trunk to reopen the absorption channels. If you’ve already decorated the tree, this will be a nightmare!
Not only does hydrating your tree keep it alive, it also helps to prevent fires. Another way to keep fires at bay is to keep your tree away from heat sources like fireplaces and heaters.
Also check all your light strands before placing them on the tree to make sure they are in perfect condition. When it comes to fire safety, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Books to Share:
Complete your Christmas tradition by sharing one of these amazing books with your kids. Not only is reading aloud a great way to bond with your child, it also helps boost their grades in all academic areas.
- Pick a Pine Tree – Discover the magic of Christmas, starting with picking out and taking home a tree.
- A Wish to be a Christmas Tree – This is the touching story of an overgrown pine tree that wants nothing more than to be taken home for Christmas. Just when he thinks he’s missed his chance, his forest friends band together to make his biggest wish come true!
- Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree – When Mr. Willowby has to cut the top of his tree off to fit it in his house, the beautiful tree top manages to spread Christmas cheer in the loveliest ways.