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Find Your 2014 Christmas Tree at One of These 10 Central PA Places

Dec 01, 2014 11:01AM ● By Kevin

Photo courtesy of Kohl's Stony Hill Tree Farm.

Each year, families in Central Pennsylvania trek through beautiful local fields and farms to find that perfect Christmas tree - the one that is going to top last year's selection and provide an experience to remember for many years to come.

In light of the thought of these precious moments, we compiled a guide for readers to find new places to get that perfect tree, or reminisce family traditions from years past.

Adams County

Seven Springs Tree Farm - Orrtanna, PA

Photo courtesy of Seven Springs Tree Farm.

The farm provides a bowsaw for customers to choose and cut down their own tree and provides an additional pre-cut selection. There are also balled trees available for planting.

"Wreaths, swags and garland are available at the Christmas craft shop, as well as gift ideas, tree stands and products to care for the trees. Our friendly helpers will assist you in cutting and loading your trees. Cafe Noel will be open on weekends and restroom facilities will be available for your convenience," according to the website.

This year, there are special events at the farm on Dec. 6 (Tom Jolin returns for the eighth straight year with his musical act from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Dec. 13 (Cormorant's Fancy performs Celtic music from noon to 2 p.m.). Santa Claus also makes surprise visits throughout the holiday season.

For more information, click here.

Centre County

Kuhns Tree Farm - Centre Hall, PA

Photo courtesy of Kuhns Tree Farm.

Sales begin each year on the day after Thanksgiving and end on Dec. 23. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. The farm offers both wholesale and retail options.

"We specialize in growing the finest Fraser Fir available. There are a large number of trees up to 14 feet tall to choose from. Customers can cut their own tree with saws we provide, or choose a freshly cut tree from an excellent selection displayed around our barn," according to the website. Consulting is also available by seasoned professionals.

For more information, click here.

Tait Farm Christmas Trees - Centre Hall, PA

Photo courtesy of Tait Farm Christmas Trees.

The farm's holiday hours are Nov. 23 through Dec. 24, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and closed on Thanksgiving Day. Both cut-your-own and pre-cut options are available. 

"The weekend hayrides, the natural wreaths and garland, the decorations in the "Tree House" Christmas shop, the food products and more in the Harvest Shop and the great service our helpful and knowledgeable staff provide make coming to our farm an event you will look forward to every year," according to its website.

Available trees include Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir, Douglas, Fir, Fraser Fir, and SW White Pine. The farm also sells tree disposal bags, wreaths, tree stands, watering elves, grave stands, door charms, greens, boxwood, and tree branches.

For more information, click here.

Columbia County

Ecology III Christmas Tree Farm - Orangeville, PA

Photo courtesy of Ecology III Christmas Tree Farm.

Open Thanksgiving through Christmas, Thursday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ecology celebrates its 21st year. The farm shakes, drills and bales your tree for free. Saws, measuring sticks and tree limos are provided for customers. Wreaths and swags are also available. The farm grows: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Concolor Fir, and Colorado Blue Spruce.

Trees are moderately priced per foot by species.

For more information, click here.

Cumberland County

McCurdy's Tree Farm & Landscaping - Dillsburg, PA

Photo courtesy of McCurdy's Tree Farm & Landscaping

According to the website, the best cut-your-own selection can be found at the farm's second location at 236 Campground Road in Dillsburg. Aside from trees, the farm also sells tanbark, wood chips, topsoil, stone, and hydroseeding. You can also schedule a hayride for your group for additional fun.

Tree types include Fraser Fir, Concolor Fir, Douglas Fir, Canaan Fir, Colorado Spruce, White Pine, and Scotch Pine. Special events this year include Susquehanna Service Dogs meet and greet on Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., as well as a pig roast on the same day starting at 10 a.m. Monaghan Fire Company makes a visit on Dec. 13 from noon to 3 p.m.

Each year, the trees are available starting Black Friday at 9 a.m. Closing hours vary each day (usually between 5 and 7 p.m.). Sales end on Christmas Eve.

For more information, click here.

Dauphin County

Wine's Christmas Trees - Harrisburg, PA

Photo courtesy of Wine's Christmas Trees.

From Oct. 14 to Nov. 20, the farm is open by appointment only for early choose and tag. From Nov. 21 to Dec. 23, it is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Mondays through Thursdays, call for appointment or to confirm that the farm is open for business.

In 2014, a limited supply of Concolor Firs are available. Douglas Firs are available up to 20 feet tall. Fraser Firs are available up to 10 feet tall (Frasers are on the narrow side, not fat and bushy). Canaan Firs are also for sale. Pre-cuts are also available for selection. Cash only. Saws are provided. Free shaking, drilling, baling and trimmings available. Wreaths, tree bags and stand straight tree stands are also available for purchase.

For more information, click here.

Northumberland County

Kohl's Stony Hill Tree Farm - Milton, PA

Photo courtesy of Kohl's Stony Hill Tree Farm.

Featured in our 2014 Corn Maze Guide, Kohl's also offers a selection of choose-and-cut Christmas trees. There are 30,000 to pick from each year, including Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir, Fraser Fir (very limited), and Blue Spruce. Sizes go from 3 to 16 feet. Pre-cut trees are also available. Free drilling, shaking and baling is available, as well as saws and carts. Wreaths, swags, grave blankets, stone toppers, pine rope, log boxes, center pieces, and greens are for sale.

Popcorn is available on weekends. Visit the Christmas Shoppe for a selection of more than 80,000 ornaments, tree toppers, tree stands, tree bags, Nutcrackers, light assortments, and more.

Trees available from Nov. 8 to Dec. 23, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, click here.

Perry County

Rudy's Christmas Tree Farm - New Bloomfield, PA

Photo courtesy of djr photography via Rudy's Christmas Tree Farm.

Available trees include Concolor Fir, Canaan Fir, Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, and Blue Spruce. There is also a limited number of 3-to-5-foot trees available each year. Carts and sleds are available, as well as saws, but you can bring your own. 

"Visit our Christmas Craft Barn after you cut your tree. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate or hot tea as you browse our unique ornaments and homespun holiday gifts and crafts. There are free candy canes and Christmas tree coloring pages for the kids and dog biscuits for leashed pets," according to the website.

The farm is open Friday through Sunday, Thanksgiving to Christmas. Cash or check only.

For more information, click here.

York County

3G's "Cut Your Own" Tree Farm - Dover, PA

Photo courtesy of 3G's "Cut Your Own" Tree Farm.

"Our goal is for you to enjoy a stress-free time together as a family. Create a lasting memory by picking out and cutting your own perfect Christmas tree.  We will shake loose needles and bale it with twine for you. Check in at the barn for a saw and tag," according to the website.

Hours of operation are Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Cut your own, or let the friendly staff cut your tree for you. Also available on site are tree bags, watering elves, tree preservatives, hayrides to and from the fields, camp fire, train display, Christmas Shoppe, children's activities, free ornaments for children, free hot chocolate, tea and snacks.

Available trees include Fraser Fir, Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir, Douglas Fir, Blue Spruce, White Pine, and Scotch Pine.

For more information, click here.

Family Tree Farm - Red Lion, PA

Photo courtesy of Family Tree Farm.

Open to families wanting to pick their own apples, pumpkins, and of course, Christmas trees, which are available starting Nov. 28 each year. Hours of operation are Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekdays, noon to 7 p.m. Cut your own or choose a pre-cut tree. Also available for sale are wreaths (decorated already, or for you to decorate yourself), table top trees, roping, and apples. Free drilling, baling, and wagon rides on weekends.

Selection includes Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Blue Spruce, and Concolor. Santa Claus makes an appearance at the farm this year on Dec. 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, click here, and see below for a video showing the annual experience.

Do you have memories to share from one of these 10 places from years past, or a recommendation on a place not featured on this list? Share them with us and send us photos by commenting below, or contacting us.

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