Christmas in Forsyth: Where to get trees locally
Farm owner Dennis Bottoms pulls a tree out from inside the barn at Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm. - photo by Jim Dean

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Forsyth County, as tents pop up in parking lots and tree-laden cars trek county roads.

With the holiday rapidly approaching, local farms are also offering cut-your-own trees.

We’ve compiled a list of where to get a Christmas tree this holiday season.


Cut-your-own and other farms

1. Kinsey Family Farm

Where: 7170 Jot Em Down Road

Seasonal Hours until Dec. 21: noon to 7 p.m., Monday-Friday;  9 a.m.-6 p.m.weekends

Contact: (770) 887-6028; kinseyfamilyfarm.com


2. Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm*

Where: 5880 John Burruss Road

Hours: 3 p.m.-dark, Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to dark, Saturday; closed Sunday

Contact: (770) 889-5235 or (706) 429-3173; bottomstreefarm.com

* On Saturday, Dec. 9, Santa will be visiting the farm for free photos and meet-and-greets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


3. Holly Hill Christmas Tree Farm 

Where: 276 Woodland Lane, Dahlonega

Hours: 10 a.m. to dark, Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m., Sunday

Contact: (706) 864-8222


4. B.L. Mullinax Landscaping & Shrubbery

Where: 1886 Peachtree Parkway

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday

Contact: (770) 781-9823


Tree stands

5. Big John’s

Where: 503 Lakeland Plaza Road (in front of Kroger at Ga. 400 off Exit 14), 3651 Peachtree Parkway (in front of Kroger at the corner of McGinnis Ferry Road)

Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Contact: (404) 261-3292; bigjohnstrees@gmail.com


6. 400 Produce

Where: 4310 Settendown Village

Hours: 3-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 3-9 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 9p.m., Saturday; 1-7 p.m., Sunday

Contact: (770) 843-6414


7. Slate’s Christmas Trees

Where: 413 Atlanta Road

Hours: Daily 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Contact: (770) 354-3695

*Note: Also serves fresh apple cider


8. Nutz Christmas

Where: 965 Atlanta Highway

Hours: Call for details

Contact: (678) 252-8150


9. Pike Family Nursery

Where: 6050 Bethelview Road

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday

Contact: (770) 205-1737


10. Lowe’s Home Improvement

Where: 935 Market Place Blvd.

Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday

Contact: (770) 844-9166


11. Walmart

Where: 1500 Market Place Blvd.

Hours: 24 hours

Contact: (770) 889-3436


12. Home Depot

Where: 1000 Market Place Blvd.

Hours: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sundays

Contact: (770) 888-8135