We may not get a White Christmas here in Florida during the holiday season, but picking out a fresh Christmas tree together is a beloved holiday tradition that many families look forward to each year.
Whether you’re picking a real tree from a lot or chopping it down yourself from a Christmas tree farm, you can choose from an array of varieties, grown locally or fresh cut and brought in from up North.
Here’s a look at a few popular Christmas Tree Farms and lots throughout Central Florida:
Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest, located in Eustis, FL, is one of the most popular tree farms in the state. They grow Sand Pines, Red Cedars, and Arizona Cypress trees and also offer pre-cut Northern trees as well. A zipline, a petting zoo, visits from Santa, and other attractions make it a fun day out for the whole family.
Severts Christmas Tree Farm sells Fraser Fir and Blue Spruce (my favorite) trees from tabletop-size to 12 feet tall in locations throughout Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Port Orange, Gainesville, and Orlando, Florida.
Happ’s Homegrown Trees provides beautiful fresh trees, grown in Wisconsin and sold in Winter Park and Orange City.
Cut your own fresh Christmas Tree from thousands of beautiful evergreens starting at $36.00 for a 5 foot tree and under. $6.00 per foot for trees 6ft – 9 ft. $7.00 per foot for larger trees. The freshest and largest selection of Christmas Trees in Central Florida and the Tampa Bay Area.
Misty Mountain Christmas Tree Farm grows Fraser Firs in North Carolina on a family farm and transports them to Florida days before Thanksgiving. They also sell local trees and provide the handheld saw, hay ride to pick out a tree, and can wrap it up for you.
Family-owned farm, helpful staff, beautiful trees, petting zoo all make for a lovely day out for the family.
Spend the day on this beautiful farm, take a hay ride, chose and cut your own Christmas tree. Select from Sand Pine, Red Cedar, Arizona Cypress, Fresh Cut Northern Fraser. Petting zoo available for the kids. Wreaths and other decor items also available.
Josario’s Christmas Trees store is family owned and operated by Jose Rivas since 1994. “We are proud to have served the local community and provide the freshest Christmas trees to thousands of homes in the Orlando-Central Florida area.”
Locations: Downtown Orlando, 300 East Michigan Street & The Oviedo Mall, 8010 Red Bug Lake Road, Oviedo, FL
Watson Tree Farms has sold Michigan grown Snow Fresh Christmas Trees in the Orlando area for more than 15 years. Several species of premium cut Christmas trees available, along with wreaths and roping, all of which have been cut and shipped from Michigan.
Locations: Longwood, Casselberry, and Altamonte Springs, FL
Ciro and Sons Christmas Trees is a family owned and operated business located in Central Florida. “Our Christmas tree roots start back to 1965 when Sebastiano Poma, who always had a love for Christmas and family, came up with the idea of purchasing an 80-acre Christmas tree farm in Claire, Michigan where he would work the fields and transport trees to sell to his local community in Detroit, Michigan.”
Location: 5425 S. Apopka Vineland Rd. Orlando, FL
For 49 years, Santa’s Trees has served Central Florida with quality, fresh Christmas Trees and holiday items. This tree lot offers an “old fashioned” feel for customers who want a personal experience combined with a better product than that of chain stores.
Location: 1775 S. Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL
Family owned and operated choose and cut Christmas tree farm. Specializes in Florida native Carolina Sapphires, Southern Red Cedars, and Sand Pines. There are no fees to visit the farm and no reservation required! Bring your family to stroll through the fresh Christmas trees, enjoy the swings, and play cornhole.
Location: 20638 Moreland Dr. Spring Hill, FL
A locally family owned and run Christmas tree retail business since 1981.
Location: 709 W. Pipkin Rd. Lakeland, FL
“Cold-cut” Christmas trees, ruby red poinsettias, homemade wreaths, and garland galore!
Location: 106 E. Lumsden Ave. Brandon, FL
*First published 11/07/23, updated 11/13/23