The search for the perfect Christmas tree is one of the holiday’s great joys. Whether you want to choose your favorite tree over a cup of steaming hot cocoa or make an adventure of it with a hike into the forest, you have a lot of options in Southern Vermont.
We suggest to always call ahead before making the drive as trees can sell out!
Find your own Christmas tree in the forest
You can actually get Christmas tree permits to cut your very own tree in national forests across the country, including in our local Green Mountain National Forest. The permit allows you to cut up to two Christmas trees within designated areas. Permits cost $5 per tree plus a $2.50 reservation fee. There are rules but you can get a tree up to 20 feet tall!
Learn more on Recreation.gov.
Cut your own or choose a pre-cut Christmas tree
Jac Frost Family Tree Farm – SOLD OUT THIS YEAR!
1378 Morgan St, Bennington, VT, 802-440-0500
Cut your own tree at this women-owned and operated farm in Bennington lets you come out and tag your favorite tree as early as October. There’s hot cider and baked goods on the weekends and you can shop for wreaths, garlands, and other holiday gifts and decor. They are open until December 21st or until they run out of trees.
Mattison’s Christmas Tree Farm
551 Rod and Gun Club Rd, Shaftsbury, VT, 802-379-4219
This family-run farm in Shaftsbury sells Balsam Firs and you can cut your own or choose a pre-cut tree.
Mount Anthony Tree Farms
3583 VT-346, Pownal, VT, 802-447-0660
This is perhaps the largest Christmas tree farm in Southern Vermont and they have two locations. While the Bennington location is for wholesale, the farm in Pownal offers both cut-your-own and pre-cut Balsam and Fraser fir.
Pleasant Valley Tree Farm
313 Pleasant Valley Rd, Bennington, VT, 802-442-9071
This Bennington farm has been in the family for over 100 years and offers both pre-cut and cut-you-own tree options. There is also a holiday gift barn with wreaths, garlands, kissing Christmas balls, and pure Vermont Maple Syrup.
Pre-cut Christmas trees
407 VT-30, Newfane, VT, 802-365-4168
2083 Depot St, Manchester Center, VT, 802-362-3083
308 Marlboro Rd, Brattleboro, VT, 802-254-0254
Dutton’s has three local farm stands in Newfane, Manchester, and West Brattleboro. We also love to stop by the Newfane stand for seasonal vegetables and fresh baked goods.
Equinox Valley Nursery
1158 Main St, Manchester, VT, 802-362-2610
Select a fresh-cut Fraser fir tree at this nursery in Manchester and enjoy complimentary hot cocoa while shopping for Balsam wreaths, garlands, kissing balls, decorative greens, and centerpieces, as well as poinsettias, Christmas cacti, cyclamen, and other holiday plants. According to their website, they’ll even deliver your tree and set it up and string the lights for you.
Walker Farm’s Elysian Hills Tree Farm
223 Knapp Rd, Dummerston, VT, 802-254-2051
Purchased from the Vermont Land Trust, in 2017, this Dummerston farm became the first certified organic Christmas tree farm of its size in the state. No herbicides, conventional fertilizers, or dangerous pesticides are allowed and they participate in Vermont’s Forest Stewardship Program. They sell pre-cut and cut-your-own Balsam Fir and Canaan Fir trees.
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