Christmas Tree Farms in Southeast Michigan

Searching for the right tree for your family? These places near Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties will spruce up your holiday spirit in 2016.

The holiday season is not complete without the perfect tree to decorate with ornaments, lights and ribbon. Throughout southeast Michigan, there are tons of tree farms and lots to help make this Christmas a special one. Check out the different spots offering fresh pre-cut and “u-cut” trees. While you’re there, you may even see Santa and warm up with hot chocolate or apple cider.

Before heading out, visit the Michigan Christmas Tree Association for tips and additional information. Here are a few of ours:

  • Most tree farms have saws on hand, and they’ll trim and package your tree so it’s easy to take home. Consider bringing a few bungee cords if you’d like, but otherwise, you’re covered.
  • Farms have different season start/end dates. Most open the weekend after Thanksgiving. We’ve tried to provide that info where possible, but it’s always best to call ahead.
  • Prices and tree types will vary depending on the farm.
  • Some farms don’t accept credit or debit cards; not all have electricity. Be sure to bring cash or a checkbook, just in case. Call ahead if you have any questions.
  • Many offer activities like bonfires, hayrides and food – usually on the weekends. Again, check ahead to be sure.

Get some additional insights from experts on choosing, chopping and caring for real, fresh-cut Christmas trees.

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Addison-Oaks Christmas Tree Farm

  • Address: 355 Lake George Road, Oakland Township
  • Season opening: Nov. 19, 2016
  • Season closing: Dec. 23, 2016
  • 2016 schedule: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon Thanksgiving Day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 25
  • Phone: 248-814-0583
  • Drive time: one hour north of Detroit

Opening in 1988, the farm continues to provide the finest Christmas trees and hand trimming them to the perfect shape and density. On weekends, stop by the warm-up area for hot chocolate, hot cider, snacks and candy canes for the children. Use a coupon to take $5 off on trees.

Arend Tree Farms

  • Addresses: 3512 Notten Road, Grass Lake (village) and 12101 Monroe Pike, Brooklyn
  • Season opening: Nov. 25, 2016
  • Season closing: Dec. 24, 2016
  • 2016 schedule: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
  • Phone: 734-475-7584
  • Drive time: one hour to one-and-a-half hours west of Detroit (past Ann Arbor)

Arend offers various Christmas trees to people in southern Michigan and northern Ohio, preserving them this holiday season. There are six tree types to choose from, and families can cut the freshly grown trees. When you’re not picking out a tree, take a ride in a horse-drawn wagon with the kid (weekends Nov. 25-27, Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 10-11). The Salem Grove Church, located next to the Grass Lake farm, will be selling refreshments and crafts Nov. 25-27 and Dec. 3-10.

Blake Farms

  • Address: 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada
  • Season opening: Nov 19, 2016
  • Season closing: Dec. 23, 2016
  • 2016 schedule: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily (wagons till 5 p.m.)
  • Phone: 586-784-5343
  • Drive time: one hour north of Detroit

You’re invited to visit Blake Farms and choose between u-cut and pre-cut Christmas trees. Take free wagon rides to the field. Sit by a warm fire with hard apple cider (for mom and dad!), stop by the hot chocolate bar and even visit Santa Nov. 25-27, Dec. 3-4, 10-11 and 17-18.

Braun’s Tree Farm

  • Address: 796 Warren Road, Ann Arbor
  • Season opening: Nov. 25, 2016
  • Season closing: TBD; call for availability starting the week before Christmas
  • 2016 schedule: 10 a.m.-dark Saturdays-Sundays
  • Phone: 734-663-2717
  • Drive time: about 50 minutes west of Detroit

Get the total experience of Braun’s, which has one of highest quality USDA No. 1 pre-cut Christmas trees. With pre-cut available, there is the opportunity to hunt the perfect tree and cut it. Bring it back to the shop to have it baled in plastic for an easy transport.

Broadview Christmas Tree Farm

  • Address: 4380 N. Hickory Ridge Road, Highland
  • Season opening: Nov. 19, 2016
  • Season closing: TBD
  • 2016 schedule: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
  • Phone: 248-887-4865
  • Drive time: about an hour northwest of Detroit

The family-operated farm conducts year-round tasks including planting and harvesting. Choose between u-cut or pre-cut trees, and take advantage of the $2 off coupon. Don’t forget to meet Santa on weekends from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. End the tree-shopping spree off with s’mores by the campfire. Kits are available with proceeds going to local families in need for the holiday season. Also, the kitchen is open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays so families can grab some grub and warm up with warm drinks.

Candy Cane Christmas Tree Farm

  • Address: 4780 Seymour Lake Road, Oxford
  • Season opening: Nov. 19, 2016
  • Season closing: TBD; call for availability after Dec. 18, 2016
  • 2016 schedule: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
  • Phone: 248-628-8899
  • Drive time: about 50 minutes northwest of Detroit (past Waterford)

Bring the family to visit the 20-acre Christmas tree farm. It features free tree cleaning, wrapping, local maple syrup and candy canes. Choose from various trees or a customized wreath made by award-winning wreath makers. Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and cider in the barn. Come back for the weekends to see Santa starting Nov. 25-27 and running Dec. 3-4 and 10-11.

Hillside Christmas Tree Farm

  • Address: 14745 Sharon Hollow Road, Manchester
  • Season opening: Nov. 25, 2016
  • Season closing: Dec. 11, 2016
  • 2016 schedule: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends Nov. 25-26, Dec. 3-4 and 10-11
  • Phone: 517-456-7233
  • Drive time: just over an hour southwest of Detroit

Start your day off taking a wagon ride to access the field with six types of trees at the Hillside Christmas Tree Farm. Children play on the haystack and grab a small tree of their own in the Tot Lot pre-cut tree lot. Stop by the barn and sit by the fireplace drinking hot chocolate and apple cider. Get into the holiday spirit with Christmas caroling, crafts and decorations.

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Hodgson Tree Farms

  • Address: 5461 Whipple Lake Road, Clarkston
  • Season opening: Nov. 25, 2016
  • Season closing: Dec. 24, 2016
  • 2016 schedule: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends; by appointment on weekdays
  • Phone: 248-394-0390
  • Drive time: about 50 minutes northwest of Detroit

Hodgson Tree Farms offer four species of u-cut and we-cut trees.

Huron Christmas Farm

  • Address: 32120 King Road, New Boston
  • Season opening: Nov. 19, 2016
  • Season closing: TBD depending on sales; check the week before Christmas
  • 2016 schedule: 9 a.m.-dark daily
  • Phone: 734-753-9288 (after Thanksgiving)
  • Drive time: 30 minutes southwest of Detroit

Five miles south of Detroit Metro Airport, this choose-and-cut farm works to “help your families make this the most special Christmas yet.” Ten thousand trees scatter across Huron Christmas Farm for people. The trees are state inspected and disease-free.

Matthes Evergreen Farm

  • Address: 13416 Lulu Road, Ida
  • Season opening: Nov. 19, 2016
  • Season closing: Dec. 24, 2016
  • 2016 schedule: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Christmas Eve
  • Phone: 734-269-2668
  • Drive time: just over an hour southwest of Detroit (near Dundee)

Matthes Evergreen Farm has been in business for more than 50 years and offers a family farm atmosphere to patrons. The choose-and-cut farm specifies in several different species of trees – or you can pick a pre-cut tree.

Middle Road Tree Farm

  • Address: 4235 Middle Road, Highland
  • Season opening: Nov. 19, 2016
  • Season closing: Dec. 23, 2016
  • 2016 schedule: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily
  • Phone: 248-887-1494
  • Drive time: just over an hour northwest of Detroit

For more than 30 years, Middle Road Tree Farm has worked hard to appeal to its customers and listen to their needs. Choose from various u-cut trees.

Runyan’s Country Tree Farm

  • Address: 10235 N. Webster Road, Clio
  • Season opening: Nov. 25, 2016
  • Season closing: TBD; call for availability after second week of December
  • 2016 schedule: 9 a.m.-dusk Wednesdays-Sundays
  • Phone: 810-687-2476
  • Drive time: almost an hour and a half northwest of Detroit (past Flint)

The award-winning Christmas tree farm provides eight types of u-cut trees with free hayrides to the fields. After grabbing the right tree, visit the gift shop for all tree care products including the “Marriage Saver” tree stand and Bronner’s ornaments. Need a wreath? Runyan’s can help with a customized wreath. Take a family portrait on the 12-foot family tree. Santa makes his visit noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Sit by the fire pits enjoying hot mulled apple cider, cocoa and baked goods.

Ryan’s Nursery

  • Address: 7258 Jackman Road, Ida
  • Season opening: Nov. 25, 2016
  • Season closing: Dec. 23, 2016
  • 2016 schedule: 3:30 p.m.-dark Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-dark Saturdays-Sundays (and opening Friday after Thanksgiving)
  • Phone: 734-269-6421
  • Drive time: just over an hour southwest of Detroit (near Dundee)

Founded in 1990, the farm’s mission is for families to have the best holiday experience. Roam through 14 acres for the perfect Christmas tree. You can cut your own or ask the farm to cut it for you.

Spartan Christmas Tree

  • Address: 40855 Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth
  • Season opening: Nov. 25, 2016
  • Season closing: Dec. 24, 2016
  • 2016 schedule: 3-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays
  • Phone: 734-404-7071
  • Driving time: about 30 minutes west of Detroit

For the third year in a row, Spartan Christmas Tree brings the highest standards of quality. Stop by the Christmas tree lot and choose among several freshly cut trees.

Stanczyk Tree Farm

  • Address: 7355 Fish Lake Road, Holly
  • Season opening: Nov. 19, 2016
  • Season closing: Dec. 18, 2016
  • 2016 schedule: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, open Friday Nov. 25 (day after Thanksgiving)
  • Phone: 248-634-8102
  • Driving time: an hour northwest of Detroit (past Highland)

For more than 30 years, Stanczyk continues to supply six species of fresh choose-and-cut and pre-cut trees on more than 10 acres.

Top Hills Farms

  • Address: 5767 Fox Lake Road, Goodrich
  • Season opening: Nov. 25, 2016
  • Season closing: Dec. 17, 2016
  • 2016 schedule: 1-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays and Nov. 25
  • Phone: 248-627-2764
  • Drive time: an hour northwest of Detroit (just before Flint)

Visit the beautiful landscape of Top Hill Farms with rolling hills and wildlife. The 80-acre farm boasts free hayrides during the weekends and three warming sheds with hot chocolate, warm apple cider and snacks.

Urquhart’s Tree Farm

  • Address: 10050 Jerusalem Road, Chelsea
  • Season opening: Nov. 25, 2016
  • Season closing: Dec. 17, 2016
  • 2016 schedule: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 25-27 only, noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays
  • Phone: 734-433-TREE
  • Drive time: about an hour west of Detroit (past Ann Arbor)

Located seven miles west of Ann Arbor, the family-owned farm is a step away from the parking lot and gift shop. Take the option of riding a wagon across the river and rolling hills where you may see sheep, llamas and deer. Grab a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and check out the ornaments, tree stands and wreaths in the gift shop.

Westman’s Tree Farm

  • Address: 8000 Chamberlin Road, Dexter
  • Season opening: Nov. 25, 2016
  • Season closing: Dec. 24, 2016
  • 2016 schedule: 3:30-dark Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-dark Saturday-Sunday
  • Phone: 734-426-2476 for general information, 734-646-7062 for specific information
  • Drive time: one hour west of Detroit (just north of Ann Arbor)

Located five miles north of Dexter, the u-cut tree farm offers thousands of trees to choose from.

Xerri’s Xmas Trees

  • Address: 4527 W. Newburg Road, Carleton
  • Season opening: Nov. 25, 2016
  • Season closing: TBD
  • 2016 schedule: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends
  • Phone: 734-869-5023
  • Drive time: 45 minutes southwest of Detroit

This year, Xerri’s celebrates its 20th anniversary! The cut-your-own tree farm includes many other activities for families to enjoy in addition to the trees.

This post was originally published in 2013 and has been updated for 2016 by Megan Krueger.

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