Thanksgiving is officially over, and for many families, that only means one thing: it's time to decorate! What better way to bring the merriment of the holidays into your home than to kick off the season with a fresh-cut Christmas tree? Get into the spirit by visiting one of these Fairfax County tree farms, Christmas tree lots and nurseries to get your tree. Northern Virginia not only has the best places to buy a Christmas tree, but also tons of opportunities to create holiday traditions and memories.
Pro Tip: If you're looking for unique holiday decorations and gifts, check out our local shops for handmade exclusives!
Photo courtesy Cox Farms
Christmas 2020 is coming, and one thing's for sure: you've never seen Cox Farms like this before! From November 27 to December 21, you can stock up on premium Frasier furs and your favorite seasonal treats at the Winter Drive-Through Market. Simply place your order online and swing by to pick it up (there is no shopping on-site, orders must be placed prior to arrival). Once you arrive at the loading station, you can remain safely in your vehicle while the staff loads up your goodies. Easy, breezy! Click here for more information about the Drive-Through Market.
Merrifield Garden Center
Photo Courtesy of Merrifield Garden Center
The holidays are a special time at Merrifield Garden Center. From the moment you walk in the door, you’re immersed in the charming sights, scents, and spirit of the season. From November to December, the store transforms from a garden shop into a winter wonderland, brimming with charming Christmas décor. The shop is worth a visit just to see the decorations, showcasing ornaments and tree toppers, candles and potpourri, Christmas lights, gifts, and more! Enjoy a family night out to see the decorations and pick your family Christmas tree. The selection includes Frasier Furs, Blue Spruces, Scotch Pines, and five other types of trees ranging from tabletop to 15-feet.
DePaul's Urban Farm
Photo Courtesy of DePaul's Urban Farm
DePaul's Urban Farm has transformed into a magical world of all things Christmas this season! Trees galore, a holiday market, and a convenient Vienna location make a visit to DePaul's a no-brainer. Stop by and stock up on seasonal favorites and your tree, and afterward take a stroll through the Town of Vienna nearby. Locally-brewed coffee, unique shops, and a photo op with the historic red Caboose are only a short trip away. Check out how to spend the perfect day in Vienna!
Photo courtesy of Whitehall Farms and Michael Leung
Whitehall Farms is a 205-acre sustainable family farm with a deep history rooted in Fairfax County. In 1916, at the age of 14, Martin Vazquez left his parents and 17 siblings in Cuba and came to the US. He eventually became a U.S. citizen and served in the US Army during WWII. The Vazquez’s bought land with every dime they could save, and their biggest purchase was the 200+ acres of Whitehall Farms in 1960-61. Now, 60 years later, they continue to bring the Christmas spirit to Clifton with fresh, premium blue ribbon Fraser firs!
Meadows Farms Nurseries and Landscape
Meadows Farms is one of the largest family-owned nursery and garden centers in the region, and there's no shortage of trees, poinsettias, wreaths, and more to fill your home with holiday cheer. With locations in Chantilly, Falls Church, Annandale, Vienna, Herndon, and beyond, you're sure to be within arms' reach of one of their 20 shops. Plus, their online library offers tons of decorating tips, care instructions, and more to maintain the liveliness of your plants throughout the season.
Burke Nursery & Garden Centre
Photo Courtesy of Burke Nursery
It's well-known that Burke Nursery & Garden Centre brings pumpkins, cider, and fun to Fairfax County in the fall - but did you know they also bring cheer to the holiday season? Every year, residents line up to get their Christmas trees, poinsettias, and other holiday fare from their garden center. You can even get a Christmas cactus!
Silverbrook Nursery & Landscaping
Photo courtesy of Silverbrook Nursery
Silverbrook Nursery & Landscaping is a family-operated business in Lorton, founded in 1987. With more than 20 years of landscaping and nursery experience, and 8 acres of space, you'll definitely find the picture-perfect tree.
Krop's Crops and Vintage Marketplace
Photo Courtesy of Krop's Crops
Come to Krop's Crops this Christmas to choose your tree, pick up your decorations, see Santa Claus, and fill the fireplace! If you're looking for a premium tree, Krop's Crops has beautiful Noble Firs from Oregon (limited), Fraser Firs from North Carolina, and Douglas Firs from Pennsylvania. Also, you can have the traditional experience of cutting down your own tree this year with their choose-and-cut selection! What's more special than a tree harvested with your own two hands?
There are plenty of amazing garden centers and markets to pick out your perfect tree and fill your home with the sweet, fresh scent of pine for the holidays. While many things remain uncertain this year, tradition is one thing that still makes the holidays bright. What are your favorite traditions? Share them with us on social media using #FXVA and @VisitFairfax.