The tree is the defining Christmas decoration and buying a real tree makes it even more special. There’s nothing quite like heading out with your family in search of the perfect Christmas tree! If you’re wanting to cut down your own Christmas tree this year, check out these Gulf Coast family-owned Christmas tree farms!
Be sure to call ahead to confirm hours and check on availability. Many of the tree farms sell out, so plan to get your tree early.
GARTMAN’S TREE FARM
Gartman’s Tree Farm in Saucier has been in the Christmas tree business on the Gulf Coast since 1989. They are open for pre-tagging on November 21 and 22. They’re known for their beautiful colored trees. Tree prices range from $7-$9/foot and they only accept cash. Seasonal sales begins the Friday after Thanksgiving.
RICHBURG CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
Richburg Christmas Tree Farm in Moss Point specializes in Carolina Sapphire, Virginia Pine, and Leyland Cypress trees. They will flock your tree too! They are already open for the season. But don’t forget – they only accept cash.
HOLLY BERRY CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
Holly Berry Hills Christmas Tree Farm in Saucier is a great option to find and cut down your favorite Christmas tree. Some of their trees were left leaning after Hurricane Zeta, but they still have beautiful trees left for the holiday season. They also sell wreaths, tree stands, and flocking. They are open for pre-tagging November 21 from 8 AM – 5 PM.
A&W CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
This beautiful tree farm setting in Moss Point started Christmas tree harvesting in the fall of 2010. The tree plots are designed to follow along the winding trails and contours of the land and streams. They don’t allow vehicles around the trees, so there is a fun train ride available to get around. Tree sales begin on Thanksgiving Day! They are also hosting Santa photos on December 5.
You can also find live Christmas trees stocked at local garden centers. Check out the following options:
ISLAND GARDEN SHOP
The Island Garden Shop has trees arriving the week of Thanksgiving. They will be selling Fraser Firs from North Carolina. In addition, they will also offer beautiful magnolia leaf wreaths and garland as well as lavender and rosemary Christmas trees.
Courtney Farms in Ocean Springs is carrying a great variety of trees. In addition to trees, they are selling gorgeous Evergreen for all your wreath and garland needs.
They have a great selection of live and potted trees. The potted trees can be planted anytime after Christmas so you can enjoy the holiday spirit all year long. They also have tasty boiled peanuts.