5 Enchanting Smoky Mountian Christmas Tree Farms For A Magical Holiday in 2023

Take your holiday to the next level by visiting one of our local Smoky Mountain Christmas tree farms this season. In addition to choosing and cutting your own gorgeous tree, you can sip hot chocolate and peruse the farm stores filled with tasty treats and Christmas crafts. Of course, the whole experience comes with a stunning backdrop of sweeping mountain views.

Depending on the farm, you will find a variety of species, including White Pine, Spruce, and Fraser Fir. There’s no better place to start a tradition this year.

Happy family smiling as they bring their Christmas tree inside their cabin.

Smoky Mountain Christmas Tree Farms

1. Wilson Glyn Christmas Tree Farm

(865) 654-9503
950 Wilson Hollow Way, Sevierville, TN

  • Distance from Gatlinburg: 16 minutes
  • Distance from Pigeon Forge: 14 minutes

Wilson Glyn Christmas Tree Farm offers choose-and-cut Norway Spruces and Fraser Firs. There will also be larger pre-cut Fraser Firs.

After you pick out your tree, you can check out their fresh wreaths, garlands, and rustic Christmas ornaments.

Opening day is November 24, 2023.

2. JKL Christmas Tree Farm

(865) 307-2062
4019 Wayne Dr, Knoxville, TN 37914

  • Distance from Gatlinburg: 54 minutes
  • Distance from Pigeon Forge: 42 minutes

Though not near the mountains, this family-owned tree farm is located just outside of downtown Knoxville. Extend the fun by exploring the city before visiting the farm.

JKL Tree Farmhas cut-your-own White Pines and Norwegian Spruces that are priced are $10 per foot. Pre-cut Fraser Firs start at $12 per foot.

Opening day is November 24, 2023.

3. Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm

(828) 926-8888
445 Boyd Farm Road, Waynesville, NC

  • Distance from Gatlinburg: 1 hour, 13 minutes
  • Distance from Pigeon Forge: 1 hour, 21 minutes

Boyd Mountain has stunning u-cut Fraser Firs. you can even stay on-site at their rental cabins to extend the fun.

On select dates, the farm is also offering Santa photos. Opening Day is November 16th. leashed dogs are welcome.

Smiling young gril with brother and Dad carrying a tree at the farm, representing Smoky Mountain Christmas Trees

4. Smoky Mountain Tree Farm

(828) 400-2933
756 Hemphill Road, Waynesville, NC

  • Distance from Gatlinburg: 1 hour, 12 minutes
  • Distance from Pigeon Forge: 1 hour, 21 minutes

In addition to gorgeous you-cut Fraser Firs, Smoky Mountain Tree Farm also offers fresh-made wreaths and garlands. There is also a stunning rental cabin nestled into the scenic backdrop of the mountains and Christmas tree forest. Amazing!

This farm opens the weekend before Thanksgiving.

5. Mehaffey Tree Farm

(828) 476-8505
24 Corner Drive, Waynesville, NC

Distance from Gatlinburg: 1 hour, 13 minutes
Distance from Pigeon Forge: 1 hour, 22 minutes

Mahaffey Tree Farm has choose-and-cut Fraser Firs. A 6-7 foot tree is $115. The opening day for this farm is November 16, 2023.

How to Keep Your Tree Alive

If you’ve never had a live Christmas tree, you may not know that they are easy to care for AND easy to kill. Following the steps below will ensure that your tree stays alive and healthy all season long.

On your drive home, tree sap will start crusting over the bottom of the tree, making it impossible for the tree to absorb water.

Before putting your tree into its stand, simply use a hand saw to cut an additional 1/4 inch off the bottom of the tree. This will remove the crusted sap and ensure your tree is ready to thrive indoors.

Of course, if your tree dries out in the stand, the sap will build up again. Christmas trees can drink up to 1 gallon of water in 24 hours. To keep your tree happy and crust-free, simply add fresh water to your tree stand every day. It’s as easy as that.

Do you have a favorite Smoky Mountain Christmas Tree Farm that you don’t see on this list? Comment below to tell us about it!

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