Whether you want to cut your own tree, pick a live tree and have it cut for you, buy a tree already cut, or buy a living tree you can plant, there are several Christmas tree farms in the Fort Wayne area where you can do just that and more.

Have you ever watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation? Do you remember the Griswold family going into the woods – deep, deep, deep into the woods to search for the perfect Christmas tree? Clark was determined to make a memory with his family, and, at the same time, enjoy the hunt to find the perfect tree for their home.

Like Clark Griswold, I believe there is something special about going and picking out the family Christmas tree. There’s just something about heading out – all decked out in winter attire with a common goal in mind – searching for that perfect family Christmas tree where friends and family will gather and presents will surround during the holiday season.

Christmas on Broadway Tree Lighting in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Christmas Tree Farms Near Fort Wayne, Indiana

St. Joe Christmas Tree Farm, 9801 St. Joe Road

Experience Christmas in the Country at St. Joe Christmas Tree Farm. The farm offers a fun memorable Christmas tree buying experience with free train rides every weekend and complimentary beverages for visitors. In addition to 23 acres of White Pine, Douglas Fir, Blue Spruce, and Fraser Fir, there are pre-cut varieties located in the barn. There are also live potted trees, wreaths and swags, and white pine garland and bough. If you're interested in making a stop to purchase a tree, be sure to book your appointment ahead of time online

Gallaway Tree Farm, 14602 North County Line Road, Spencerville, IN 46788

Located just north of Fort Wayne is Gallaway Tree Farm where you can find trees you choose and cut, precut trees, and living Christmas trees that you can plant later! Varieties range from Scotch Pine to Blue Spruce and White Pine.

Precut Christmas Trees in a barn

Kurtz Produce, 14212 State Road 37, New Haven, IN 46774

For a large selection of precut varieties, Kurtz Produce offers Balsam Fir, Black Hills Spruce, Blue Spruce, White Fir (Concolor Fir), Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, and White Pine precut trees. Kurtz Produce also offers living Christmas trees, wreaths, and tree trimmings!

Koontz Tree Farm, 6827 Huguenard Road

Another Christmas tree farm, the Koontz Tree Farm, located between Cook and Washington Center Roads, offers choose and cut Christmas Scotch Pine trees. 

This Christmas – think about getting a real tree. It’s an adventure you and your family will always remember.

This post was originally published in November 2011 and has been updated.