When it comes to Christmas traditions, picking out a tree ranks at the top of the list. Even Kevin McCallister knew this, chopping down his very own makeshift tree in Home Alone.
While we don’t recommend axing a tree from your neighbor’s yard, we do recommend heading to one of these local tree farms to pick a tree. Whether you decide on a picturesque, precut Fraser Fir, humble Charlie Brown special or cut your own 8-foot pine, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect centerpiece for Santa to pile presents under.
Here are the best Christmas tree farms in Cincinnati:
Bartels Farm (pictured)
4427 Cotton Run Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011
Bartels Farm provides a peaceful, natural place for your family to choose and cut your own Christmas tree. Living Trees and pre-cut trees are also available. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 2.
1220 Stubbs Mill Rd. Lebanon, OH
Offering a variety of Pines and Firs, Berninger has hundreds of trees of all different sizes. You can choose and cut or purchase a pre-cut tree. Warm up with popcorn and hot cocoa in the Christmas store once you’ve found a tree! Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am-5 pm.
2544 South Waynesville Road, Morrow, Ohio 45152
1651 Bolender Rd. Hamersville, OH 45130
Grab a cup of hot cocoa, a hand saw, and explore over 100 acres of beautiful scenery. Choose and cut any tree, any size for $52. Free tree bailing is included. Cash or check only (ATM available). Open Wednesdays-Sundays through Dec. 21.
6066 Goshen Road Goshen, Ohio 45122
A Cincinnati tradition for over 50 years, the White Pines from Dirrs were featured in Carol. This season at Dirr Nurseries, they are offering the largest selection ever of both Cut-Your-Own Christmas trees and pre-cut Christmas Trees. Open daily through Dec. 21.
12666 German Church St. NE, Alliance, OH 44601
No Pesticides, No Fungicides, No Colorants, Nothing Sprayed on the Trees . . . Ever! Pick from a plethora of 5-15′ trees. Hand saws, shaking and loading assistance offered. Open daily, 10 am-5 pm, through Dec. 23.
3215 Hamilton New London Rd. Hamilton, OH 45013
They have been growing Christmas trees for over 75 years and currently grow over 60,000 trees on our 125 acre farm. You can choose to roam the fields looking for that perfect tree, find a pre-cut tree by the Christmas barn, or pick from a large selection of balled and burlapped trees to plant after Christmas. Cash or check only. Open daily through Dec. 23.
6232 Hamilton-Scipio Road, Okeana, Ohio, 45053
The small, family owned farm has lots to offer! The selection of trees includes many varieties including Scotch pine, Eastern White pine, Canaan fir, and Blue spruce. They also bring in prime pre-cut Fraser fir trees from North Carolina. Open weekends thru Dec. 23
2462 Cook Road, Spring Valley, Ohio 45370
Fresh Christmas trees for you to choose and cut including beautiful spruce and fir varieties. They also offer precut trees, wreaths and “living trees” that you can plant after the holiday season! Open select days through Dec. 17.
6749 Station Road, West Chester, Ohio 45069
Offering some of the largest selection of Fraser Firs in the tristate. Services include shaking, netting and loading to ensure safe and secure tree transportation. They also have designers on site to design custom Christmas wreaths and other plant arrangements. Download a $5 off coupon here. Open daily in December; call for hours.
1566 W. Pekin Rd, Lebanon OH 45036
The family and friend operated business has tons of trees, along with plenty of information to help you choose a perfect one. Pine trees just $35, any size! Open weekends through Dec. 23.
625 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY
Open daily through Christmas Eve. They’ve been serving the area for almost 50 years. Find trees from 3 to 14 feet tall! Trees start at $14.95. Open daily through Christmas Eve.
5682 Union Road, Franklin, OH 45005
Wertz offers Pines and Spruces to cut yourself, pre-cut firs, and specialty trees, like the “Charlie Brown.” Checks or cash only. Open daily through Dec. 20.