Holiday Fun Day 4—Cut down your own Christmas tree

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Find the perfect Christmas tree and make holiday memories to treasure by visiting a choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm in Maryland where you can select and cut your own tree plus enjoy other activities. Some farms even have Santa stop by to visit on weekends!

Kids at a Christmas tree farmAt the farms, kids will love running up and down the rows of pines. Most farms have saws you can borrow and often will help you cut the tree once selected. Some farms even have tractors that will take you back to the barn once you cut your tree.

Warm up with a hot drink or snack after your trek. Many farms have stands or sell refreshments in a barn or building.

If you don't find the perfect Christmas tree, check out the fresh pre-cut firs available at several locations. Holiday shops often stock other decorations such as wreaths and ropings as well as poinsettias.

Trees bought directly from the farm are fresher and are often less expensive than precut trees sold on a lot. By buying from a local farm, you are also helping to support Maryland farmers.

Several Christmas tree farms across Maryland offer cut-your-own trees, and some also have pre-cut trees onsite or even offer to have you pick and they will cut it. Most have saws on hand for customers and stay open through Christmas Eve, although some close early if supplies are low. To begin your search, check out the following farms, a selection of choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms.




Modlin’s Tree Farm
Address: 5910 Little Road, Lothian
Phone: 301-643-3147
Hours: Opens Friday after Thanksgiving, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
Of note: Also sells handcrafted wreaths, garland and decor. Enjoy coffee, apple cider or hot chocolate plus snacks to purchase.


Friendship Trees and Christmas Shop
Address: 6950 Old Solomon Island Road, Friendship, 20758
Phone: 301-855-5756
Hours: Opens Nov. 25, 2017, through sell-out; Monday through Friday, 1 to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Trees: Cut your own White Pine, Douglas Fir, Spruce ; precut Fraser Firs available
Cost: Cut-your-own prices range from $52 to $95.
Of note: Holiday shop sells crafts, wreaths and roping, ornaments, kissing balls and more. Bathrooms are available and leashed dogs allowed.

Mas-Que Christmas Trees
Address: Masque Farm Road, Annapolis
Phone: 410-224-4233


Greenway Farms
Address: Two locations - 14098 Reps Road, Cooksville 21723 and 15101 Frederick Road, Woodbine 21797
Phone: 410-442-2388
Hours: Opens Nov. 25, 2016.
Cooksville field – Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Woodbine field – Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Choose and cut field open until dusk with fresh-cut trees in lighted area open to closing.
Trees: Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Spruce, Douglas Fir, Canaan Fir; also has precut Fraser fir and Douglas fir.
Of note: Both locations have 6- to 9-foot trees but the Cooksville field also has trees that reach 12 to 13 feet tall. Trees are $50. Larger trees are individually priced. Price includes shaking, baling and tax. Both locations also offer pre-cut Fraser and Douglas fir trees.
Of note: Poinsettias also for sale, as well as wreaths, roping and crafts. Train display at both locations plus hot cocoa and hot cider. Restrooms available as well as saws and twine to use.

Triadelphia Lake View Farm 
Address: 15155 Triadelphia Mill Road, Glenelg 21737
Phone: 410-489-4460
Hours: Open Nov. 18 and 19 without Santa. Regular hours Nov. 24-Dec. 24, 2017, Monday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. and Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Trees: White Pine, Douglas Fir, Canaan Fir, Concolor (White) Fir, Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, White Spruce; fresh-cut Fraser Firs available
Cost: $40-$54 depending on type. Includes shaking, bailing and drilling.
Of note: Also sells crafts, wreaths, ornaments and tree stands plus snacks, hot dogs and warm drinks in a warming hut. Visit with Santa on Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. starting Nov. 25.

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