The return of the holiday season means reminiscing on years past, spending time with loved ones and sharing in traditions that are carried on through generations of families year-after-year. One such tradition that we enjoy being a part of in Jackson County is to choose and cut your own Christmas tree. Thanks to our county’s elevation, location, quality soil conditions and abundant rainfall, the county is perfectly situated for growing beautiful Christmas trees. In fact, genetics show our trees are the fastest-growing, most aesthetically pleasing trees in the region. As a result, Jackson County is home to many locally and family-owned Christmas tree farms offering a gorgeous selection of these holiday decoration centerpieces.
For many families, shopping for a real Christmas tree is a nostalgic, time-honored holiday tradition that gets everyone in the holiday spirit. For those who don’t partake in this annual experience, there’s no time like the present to start a new tradition! Break away from the crowded tree lots and fake plastic trees sold in stores, and head up to the Western N.C. Mountains where, along with the perfect tree to help you celebrate the holiday, you’ll bring home cherished memories of a fun family getaway.
In addition to the Christmas tree smell that simply cannot be replicated by fake trees or scented candles, real trees also absorb carbon dioxide and other harmful greenhouse gases and release fresh oxygen into the air. Additionally, these locally grown trees make an important economic contribution to our community and support the families that run the farms!
No two trees are the same, but luckily Jackson County Christmas tree farms are abundant, making this an ideal location for families to plan a weekend trip to find their perfect tree. Pyramid, round, short, fat, tall, small, Charlie Brown…we have them all! Check out this list to find the farms that best suit your tree needs!
Buck Knob Farm
1051 Wolf Knob Road, Glenville, N.C.
Hutch’s Mountain Trees (SOLD OUT)
455 Lakeside Circle, Glenville, N.C.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Moss Tree Farm
1822 Norton Road, Cashiers, N.C.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pressley Tree Farm
770 Shirley Pressley Road, Glenville, N.C.
Tom Sawyer Tree Farm
240 Chimney Pond Road, Glenville, N.C.
We recommend calling to confirm the operating hours before heading out to get your tree.
While hunting through the county for the perfect tree, you’ll also find a spectacular backdrop for your Christmas card picture. Gather the family, don some holiday garb and Santa hats, and gather together in front of a festive backdrop for a fun holiday memento. In addition to Christmas card photos, many tree farms offer picture spots along the grounds, visits with Santa, the Elf Village at Tom Sawyer Tree Farm, and many other activities that make for fun holiday memories.
Jackson County also hosts plenty of holiday happenings that will add to the seasonal spirit of shopping for a Christmas tree. These range from the Sylva Christmas Parade, Festival of Lights & Luminaries in Dillsboro, and Cashiers Christmas Parade to the Mountain Artisans Hard Candy Christmas. With so much to see and do, make a trip out of searching for your Christmas tree by incorporating some of these other festive events into your plans. Plus, after a long day of seasonal celebration, Jackson County offers everything from cozy cabins to brand hotels for a cozy night’s rest.
To help you plan your holiday visit, request your free visitors guide today.