Updated for 2023!

Thanksgiving is wrapping up, and for many families, that only means one thing: it's time to decorate (if you haven't already)! 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 Christmas tree farms in Northern Virginia, Christmas tree lots, or nurseries to get your tree. Northern Virginia not only has some of 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, these handcrafted Made in Fairfax gift ideas, or some of these Christmas villages and holiday markets!

Cox Farms

Cox Farms - Holiday Happiness Day 1
Photo courtesy Cox Farms

Christmas 2023 is coming, and one thing's for sure: you've never seen Cox Farms like this before! From November 24 to December 17 (open Thursdays-Sundays only) you can stock up on premium Frasier Firs and your favorite seasonal treats at the winter Christmas Corner Market. In addition to premium fir trees and homemade wreaths, you can score kettle corn, apple cider donuts, cinnamon-roasted almonds, fresh cider, local honey and preserves, and more! Enjoy a cup of hot cider or hot chocolate while the kids play on the wooden boat and firetruck. 


Merrifield Garden Center

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 Firs, Blue Spruces, Scotch Pines, and five other types of trees ranging from tabletop to 15 feet.


DePaul's Urban Farm

DePaul's Urban Farm
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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 along with a fresh new 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

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, Herndon, and beyond, you're sure to be within arm's reach of one of their dozens of shops. Plus, their blog offers tons of decorating tips, care instructions, and more to maintain the liveliness of your plants throughout the season. Rumor has it...hot chocolate, popcorn, and a spot to cozy up by the warm fire will be offered for a comfortable shopping experience.


Burke Nursery & Garden Centre

Burke Nursery
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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 fares from their garden center. You can even get a Christmas cactus! 


Silverbrook Nursery & Landscaping

Silverbrook Nursery
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, plus 8 acres of space, you'll definitely find the picture-perfect tree.


Krop's Crops and Vintage Marketplace

Krops CropsPhoto Courtesy of Krop's Crops

Come to Krop's Crops this Christmas to choose your tree, pick up your decorations, 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. 

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. What are your favorite traditions? Share them with us on social media using #FXVA and @VisitFairfax.