In a year when we could all use an extra boost of holiday cheer, these Grand Rapids tree farms have just the thing: giant spruces and fragrant firs — ready to be brought home and decorated. Hot cocoa to sip, marshmallows to roast, wagon rides around the farm — even socially-distant visits with Santa!
Check out a few of our favorite Christmas tree farms that’ll add a little topper to your holidays (and get there soon, because many are selling out of their most-loved varieties and tallest trees early this season!)
Lenderink Tree Farm (Belmont) A magical family tree farm with 10 varieties of cut-and-carry or pre-cut trees, plus holiday décor from wreaths and garlands to birch logs and firewood bundles. Tons of free extras round out the festive experience, including: tree shaking, bundling and drilling; wagon rides and Santa visits on weekends; and even free greens with the purchase of your tree! Warm up by the bonfire and roast some marshmallows after you find “the one”, and enjoy free hot cocoa or coffee while you do.
Hart Tree Farm (Rockford) 120-acre tree farm with choose-and-cut or pre-cut options — along with a beautiful assortment of fresh wreaths, greens, and garlands. Choose from their selection of Firs (Balsam, Concolor, Douglas, or Fraser), Spruces (Blue or Black Hills), and Pines (Scotch or White). Saws are provided, and so is shaking and drilling, with baling for just a buck. Farm animals and free wagon rides only add to your cozy afternoon!
Vormittag Tree Farm (Grand Rapids) 63-acre family tree farm celebrating over 65 years of Christmas tradition. Browse their Blue Spruces, White Pines, and Fraser Firs (they provide the saws, tree shaking, baling, and drilling) and be sure to shop their gorgeous, handcrafted wreaths in the big red barn.
The Old Grove (Caledonia) New tree farm offering a magical family Christmas experience with pre-cut trees. (Keep your eyes peeled; cut-and-carry is slated for next season.) After you pick your perfect match, stop inside The Old Grove Lodge to sip S’more Cocoa by the fire and shop locally-produced goods — like honey, jams, and even Michigan maple syrup made in the nearby woods.
Luurtsema Tree Farm (Hudsonville) Fourth-generation tree farm that sells cut-and-carry, farm-fresh trees, from White and Scotch Pines to Blue Spruces — even Fraser, Douglas, and Concolor Firs. Browse wreaths and boughs, too, along with a bundle of winter-white flocked ones!
Bosch’s Choose & Cut Tree Farm (Allendale) Large tree farm with options from White Pines to White Spruces, plus Fraser, Concolor, Douglas, and Canaan Firs. Let the kids greet Santa (from a safe social distance), ride a horse-drawn wagon through the farm, and enjoy shaking, baling, and drilling of your tree at no extra charge.
Postema Tree Farm (Alto) Family-owned tree farm with cut-your-own Concolor Firs and Black Hills Spruces, plus fresh-cut Balsam, Fraser, and Concolor Firs. Warm up at the fire pit shed with a cup of hot cocoa and a candy cane — and cherish the keepsake ornament you’ll take home.
Bivins Tree Farm (Rockford) Beautiful Balsam and Fraser Firs, available pre-cut during normal hours, or u-cut on weekends from 10 a.m. to dusk, with drilling and wrapping available. Shop porch pots and wreaths to tie it all together!