Few symbols in American culture captivate an audience and send young and old spinning into holiday-infused nostalgia quite like a well-lit and decorated Christmas tree. In Frederick County, Maryland, we have plenty of ways to indulge those evergreen impulses! 



The wreath and tree have become synonymous with the Christmas holiday. Made popular in the United States in the 19th century, the Christmas tree ranks up there with a jolly bearded man in a red jumpsuit and a reindeer with a glowing beacon for a nose as emblems of the holiday season.


Thomas Nast SantaThomas Nast's Santa Claus (1881)

In the 21st century, the acquisition of a Christmas tree has become an event all its own. Residents and visitors alike can jump into the holiday spirit with a visit to one of Frederick County’s Christmas tree farms. You’ll come away with a lot more than just a seven-foot Douglas fir – the family can make memories that will last a lifetime. So jump in the car and take to the county’s scenic backroads like Clark Griswold to find the perfect tree.

Gaver Farm

The smell of baked goods blends perfectly with farm fresh air in eastern Frederick County at Gaver Farm in Mt. Airy. Journey across 60 acres in search of your family’s holiday centerpiece, finding your own beautifully shaped Christmas tree that you can cut down yourself.

Gaver Tree Farm

Serving as the family’s lumberjack not your forte? No worries, Gaver Farm has a wide selection of fresh-cut trees that are ready to take home. The farm’s “elves” also have an array of wreaths, swags, and window boughs to help spruce up your home’s holiday décor. Make sure to hit the farm’s market and bakery to refuel for the trip home.

Opening November 24 | 9AM - 5PM 

*Farms may close their season early due to limited supply of trees

Location: 5501 Detrick Rd Mount Airy, MD 21771


Christmas Tree

Dreamland Christmas Tree Farm 

Head out to the beautiful Middletown Valley for a trek to Dreamland Christmas Tree Farm. Operating since 2013, this family farm allows you to cut your own tree or purchase a freshly cut tree. But this is more than just a tree farm – enjoy a Christmas Shop, a café, and much more.

Open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays - November 17 - December 24, 2023 | Hours Vary By Day 

Location: 2700 Sumantown Road, Middletown, Maryland 21769


Dreamland Christmas Tree Farm

Mayne's Tree Farm 

There are many options for Christmas trees in the Frederick area – Mayne’s Tree Farm in Buckeystown is another. Located near Buckeystown, this tree farm offers cut-your-own-trees or pre-cut trees and many other holiday greenery necessities. 

November 24 - Sellout | 9AM - 5PM 

Location: 3420 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown, MD 21717


Additional Frederick County Christmas Tree Farms 

Clemsonville Christmas Tree Farm 

Open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, November 24 - December 24 | 10AM - 5PM 

Location:  10120 Clemsonville Rd, Union Bridge, MD 21791


Darlene’s Christmas Trees

Open on Saturdays and Sundays, November 26 - December 24 | 10AM - 5PM 

Location: 5139 Doubs Rd, Adamstown, MD 21710


Eberle Christmas Tree Farm

Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 1PM - Dusk; Saturday and Sunday, 10AM - 5PM | November 25 - December 24

13415 Liberty Rd, Union Bridge, MD 21791


E&E Trees

Open on Saturdays and Sundays, November 26 - December 11 | 9AM - 4PM 

Location: 9420 Dublin Rd, Walkersville, MD 21793


By supporting these tree farms, you’ll be supporting local farmers in your own community while making holiday memories that will be remembered for generations.


Christmas Tree Before After

But getting your family’s tree and evergreen boughs are just the beginning -  strap down the tree and head into Downtown Frederick where holiday traditions abound. Explore the brightly-lit historic downtown streets to find that perfect gift or enjoy a meal together with your loved ones.

Watch the city’s famous Kris Kringle Procession, where history blends with community pride on the streets beneath the Clustered Spires. Or take a stroll along the Carroll Creek to see dozens of lighted vessels that will help you Sail Through the Winter Solstice and right into the New Year.


Family watching lighted boats at the Sailing Through The Winter Solstice event

Here in Frederick County, finding your Christmas tree is just the start of a memorable holiday adventure.