The tradition of putting up the Christmas tree is treasured by families as a special time to welcome the Holidays, and add festive colors through decorations around the home. Chicago offers the option of visiting specialized farms in which a tree can be chosen to be cut in its pure freshness.

Check out a listing of local farms that offer this wonderful experience of either cutting your own tree or selecting a pre-cut tree to go:

Pine Grove Farm: The farm has Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine, and White Pine for the option of cutting your tree, or Pine trees are available pre-cut. They are located in 15908 North Krause Road, Chillicothe, IL 61523. For more information, please visit:

Ide Christmas Tree Farm: The farm expands 35 acres of land in which you can cut your own tree as tall as 15 feet. They are located in 8250 Edgewood Drive, Downers Grove, IL 60516. For more information, please visit:

Lee’s Trees: Costumers can pick their own tree from 4’ to 15’ in height among White Pine, Canaan Fir, and Serbian Spruce. If they prefer a pre-cut variety the trees go from tabletop to 15’ tall within Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, White Pine, and Balsam Fir. They are located in 45W002 Lees Road, Lily Lake, IL 60151. For more information, please visit:

Bengston Christmas Trees: The farm offers ten varieties of trees that include Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, White Spruce, Black Hills Spruce, Colorado Spruce, White Pine, Austrian Pine, Scotch Pine, and Red Pine. They also have handmade wreaths for sale. They are located in 10919 West Wilmington Road, Peotone, IL 60468. For more information, please visit: