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'Tis the Season … to Find the Perfect Christmas Tree

Ashburn residents who want to cut down their own traditional holiday symbol need not travel far to find one of several farms.

After surviving turkey day and the Black Friday frenzy, now it’s time to start thinking about the Christmas tree. While most Ashburn residents can see the Christmas tree stands popping up in parking lots across Ashburn, multiple Loudoun farms offer the opportunity for residents to pick and cut their own firs, spruces and pine trees for the holidays. Many of the farms also offer wreaths, roping, decorating greens, homemade ornaments and holiday cheer.

Tree shoppers – and choppers – will find everything from tiny tabletop trees to 40-foot behemoths (the Russian Embassy comes to Loudoun each December to shop for a tree big enough to tower in the Embassy ballroom).

Cut-your-own farms can be found all over the county, from north in Lovettsville, to west of Round Hill, and south to Chantilly and Middleburg. Most offer hayrides, camp fires, cider and hot chocolate, and all have saws and baling equipment.

MILLTOWN CREEK TREE FARMS
38757 Householder Rd., Lovettsville, 540-822-5428
Open through Dec. 23, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. One hundred acres of Blue, White and Norway Spruce, Douglas and Concolor Fir; Scotch, White and Southwestern Pine, tabletop to 10 feet. The Christmas Shop (Saturday and Sunday only) offers wreaths and roping, handmade ornaments, tree stands, hot cider and gifts for children. The farm supplies saws, tree carts and free baling and twine. No dogs or chainsaws, please. Checks or cash only.

BLUE RIDGE TREE AND BERRY FARM
13879 Bronco Lane, Lovettsville, 540-882-3353
blueridge@loudounwireless.com

Open for tree-seekers every Saturday and Sunday until Dec. 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Canaan and Concolor Fir and Norway Spruce (7 feet and shorter, $50; over 7 feet, $60). A few Scotch Pines and White Pines ($40) Assistance with baling and loading, and pause for hot chocolate or apple cider at the Dancing Bear Fire Pit.

BADLANDS
38828 Old Wheatland Road, Waterford, 540-882-3218
Open weekends, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to Dec. 17. Untrimmed White Pine, Norway Spruce and a few Canaan Fir, all trees $30. Saws, loading and free twine – and some cows to commune with.

BELLWETHER TREE FARM
16463 Short Hill Rd., Purcellville, 540-338-4635, 888-997-4635
Open weekends, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through Sunday Dec. 24. Weekdays, call first. Blue Spruce to 12 feet-plus, Norway Spruce to 10 feet-plus, other Firs, 5 – 7 feet. Container grown Norway and Blue Spruce, to 6 feet. Bow saws and baling. All trees in the field, any variety or size, $70. Container trees, $75-150. Checks and credit cards.

PRUITT’S LITTLE FARM
16477 Woodgrove Road, Round Hill, 540-338-2852 or 540-454-0727

Open through Dec. 18, every Friday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday by appointment. Scotch Pine up to 12 feet ($50), Norway Spruce up to 9 feet ($60), Blue Spruce up to 8 feet ($70), pre-cut Fraser Fir, 6 to 10 feet ($75). Also offering holiday wreaths, homespun crafts including gold, frankincense and myrrh soaps, most under $10. Checks OK, no credit cards. Dogs (on leash) and families welcome, bow saws and twine provided, tree baling and loading assistance e—then gather with friends around antique parlor stove for hot chocolate, peppermint candy canes.

SNICKERS GAP CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
34350 Williams Gap Road, Round Hill, 540-554-8323

Visit the website for photos and detailed descriptions, printable maps, prices and other amenities. Full service shaking, drilling for stand-straight tree stands, baling, loading, including a wagon ride with your tree back to the parking lot. Also available, wreaths, greenery, tree stands, roping, bows and more. Open 9 a.m. to dark every Saturday and Sunday; noon to dark, Monday through Friday. Mountain slow grown Douglas Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce and Norway Spruce – 40,000 tress growing with selection up to 10 feet. Cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard.

STONEHAVEN FARM
37268 Bolyn Road, Purcellville, 703-328-3418
Owner Kurt Gernerd recommends using these directions, not a GPS: from
Purcellville, south on S. 20th St. (just past the old town hall, keep to the left where it splits), it becomes Rt. 611/Telegraph Springs Road, go about 1.5 miles and at a three-way intersection go right on Bolyn to the fourth driveway on the right. Mostly Canaan Fir and some Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine and 10 to 12 foot precut Colorado Blue Spruce. Free rope and tie-down assistance, all trees baled with netting. $60 up to 9 feet; $80 each 9 to 14 feet. Also available natural organic honey and fresh farm eggs, campfire and candy canes for children, pets welcome.

MIDDLEBURG CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
20915 Unison Rd., Round Hill (not shown on map), 540-554-8626 
This location has a Round Hill address, but don’t let that fool you – it’s a good part of the way south to Middleburg. Open weekends through Dec. 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Norway and Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir. Greens, wreaths, baling and shaking, saws, open fire, bring you own picnic, dogs welcome and restrooms available. Spruce and Fir up to 6 feet, $60; taller, $60 plus $10 each additional foot.

DAY STAR FARM
41374 Reservoir Rd., Leesburg, 703-327-6269
Open Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays through Dec. 18, 12:30 to 5 p.m. White and Scotch Pine, $40, Norway and Blue Spruce, $50, Blue Spruce, $60. Bow saws, baling, cutting and loading assistance, hot chocolate.

COUNTRY LOVING CHRISTMAS TREES
40830 Red Hill Rd., Leesburg, 703-327-0583, 703-327-0643

Open Friday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to dark, during the week by appointment. White and Scotch Pine, Norway Spruce. Tabletop trees start at $20, full size from $40 to $70. Wreaths made on-site, picnic area, baling and netting, hot cider and chocolate, homemade treats and farm fresh eggs.

CREEKVIEW FARM
40236 New Road, Aldie, 703-327-9230
Open through Sunday Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to 4p.m. (check website for early closings and availability). White Pine, Norway and Blue Spruce, $35 and up, fresh wreaths.

TICONDEROGA FARMS, INC.
26469 Ticonderoga Road, Chantilly, 703-327-4424
Open every day through Dec.24, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Virginia, White and Scotch Pine, Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Norway Spruce, Fraser Fir (see Web site for pre-ordering and additional information). Hayride to the white pine fields, fire wood bundles, local honey, pinecones, fresh-cut wreath making materials. Ticonderoga also sells trees at a roadside stand at 42759 Braddock Rd., in Chantilly.

JOE’S TREES
42550 Sweetwater Lane, Chantilly, 703-754-7825

Open weekends 9 a.m. till dark, weekdays by appointment. Scotch Pine and Norway Spruce, $40. Wreaths,  bow saws, baling and twine, cutting and loading assistance, hayrides.

LOWELANDS FARM
21344 Steptoe Hill Road, Middleburg, 540-687-6293
Open weekends through Dec. 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (call first that last weekend to check availability). Norway and Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas, Canaan and Concolor Fir. Christmas shop offers fresh wreaths, pine roping, garlands, handmade ornaments, beeswax candles and  Lowelands Farm Fine Foods – honeys, herb vinegars and cider mull. Firewood for sale. Free netting, twine, loading assistance, hot mulled cider and gourmet tastings, hayrides.  Pygmy goats, ponies, horses, Scottish Highland cattle and a miniature donkey on duty for petting.

Karen Graham November 29, 2011 at 06:17 PM
Thank you for this great list - we have enjoyed the Milltown Creek Farm in Lovettsville for several years, but it is always fun to try a new place!

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