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December 03, 2015

5 local chop-your-own Christmas tree farms

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Christmas Tree Farms File Art/for PhillyVoice

Choosing and chopping down a Christmas tree is the perfect way to start off the season of cheer.

Bring the holiday season into your home by chopping down a perfectly-picked Christmas tree. There are plenty of local farms that offer chop-your-own (and some pre-chopped) tree opportunities. 

Below are five favorites.

Indian Acres Tree Farm

111 Tuckerton Rd., Medford, NJ
Indian Acres Tree Farm
Tractor-led tree chopping to kick off the holiday cheer. (Indian Acres/Facebook)

Indian Acres Tree Farm in Medford, South Jersey, makes choosing a Christmas tree a memorable family experience with tractor-led wagon rides to its sprawling acres of evergreens.

Once at the field, families can hand-select the perfect tree to be cut down on the spot.

Wagon rides will run 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5-6 as well as other dates TBA on its Facebook, Twitter and newsletter.

Indian Acres also carries Balsam Fir trees from Canada and the Frasier trees from North Carolina as well as holiday wreathes and décor.

Indian Orchards 

27 Copes Ln., Media, Pa.
Christmas Trees
Christmas tree season at Indian Orchards has begun. (Indian Acres/Facebook)

Whether you prefer towering showstoppers or shorter, fuller trees, the perfect one is waiting for you at Indian Acres.

Pick and chop your own, or peep out and tag the perfect tree for later. Indian Acres carries a wide selection of beautiful evergreens including fir, pine and spruce.

Linvilla Orchards

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media, Pa.
Christmas Trees
Linvilla Orchards provides customers with a saw for you to cut the tree down, then helps haul it back, wrap it up and tie it to the top of your car. (Linvilla Orchards/Facebook)

Linvilla Orchards may be known for its Halloween hayrides and prime pumpkin picking, but when the winter holiday season hits, the farm turns merry and bright.

Up-to-date hours for Linvilla's Christmasland, which includes the cut-your-own Christmas tree farm, is on their website. 

Christmasland also features wreath-making workshops, hot mulled cider, children's crafts and more.

Exley's Christmas Tree Farm

1535 Tanyard Rd. Sewell, NJ

Santa visits from the North Pole. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

Rumor has it Santa has been spotted at Exley's Christmas Tree Farm picking out a perfect tree to tie to his sleigh and bring home to Mrs. Claus at the North Pole.

The farm has pre-cut trees for the picking (the hard part is done for you!) and Santa Land, a South Jersey winter wonderland. 

Belly Acres Christmas Tree Farm

665 Royal Ave., Franklinville, NJ 
Belly Acres offers sixteen acres of holiday happiness. (File Art)

Belly Acres is located in South Jersey and carries primarily Douglas fir, as well as a selection of Concolor fir, Fraser fir, and Blue spruce.

A perk for pet-lovers, a puppy named Keefe may be trotting through the trees. He likes biscuits and belly rubs. Save the cookies and carrots for Santa and Rudolph.