Christmas is a super magical time of year that’s full of traditions and special moments. Picking out and cutting down our family Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm is one of our favorite things. This year, we loaded up the truck and drove about 40 minutes northwest of downtown Indy to visit Dull’s Tree Farm. This is one of the most popular Indy-area Christmas tree farms to cut down your own Christmas tree.
Opening day is November 24, 2023. Dull’s Tree Farm will be open from 9 am-6 pm.
Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree
Buying the perfect Christmas tree isn’t hard at Dulls — after you park and walk in, there are sample trees on display, representing all the varieties grown at Dulls. After you decide which one you want, head out to the field, but make a stop at the “InFARMation” booth to find out how to get to where your favorite tree is grown. Don’t forget to grab a cart! It makes bringing your tree back a LOT easier.
New in 2023, Dull’s Tree Farm is offering wagon rides out to the tree field. The farm has more trees than ever to cut down this year, which may mean a longer distance to travel with your tree. While everything is still walkable, the wagons are available for anyone who wishes to take advantage of them.
Once you’re in the field, you’ll take a saw and start scouting for the perfect tree. All of the trees that are available for the current season are tagged with a price. Make sure you love a tree before you cut it down! Once chopped, that one will be yours!
The saws are sharp but easy to use for kids aged 8 and up. We let all of our kids have a crack at using the saw — an adult starts the cut and then we help our kids pull and push it, but typically my husband cuts it most of the way. Once that tree is down, load it onto your cart and take it back up to the processing area.
Dull’s Tree Farm
In the processing area, Dulls family members and team members will help cut, trim, and drill the bottom of your tree to fit your tree stand. Then they’ll shake the heck out of your tree to get all of the dead pine needles and bugs and other stuff off of the tree. The Christmas tree will then be put through a hole and come out the other end all bundled so it can be loaded nicely on the top of your car.
Take your tag into the gift shop or the Wreath Barn and pay for your tree. When you are ready to leave, drive your car up to the barn, hand over your tag, and the Dull’s Tree Farm team will load your tree onto the top of your vehicle.
Food and beverages are available for sale at Dull’s Tree Farm. Find different treats and snacks at three separate concession stands: The Sugar Shack, the Waterin’ Hole, and the Feed Bunk. Weather dependent, there is a play area for the children. Restrooms are available too.
Live Balled Christmas Trees
Interested in making your holiday celebration a bit more environmentally conscious? Maybe you just hate to see that beautiful tree tossed in the recycling or trash after Christmas. Dull’s is happy to help you harvest and care for a live-balled Christmas tree. This involves digging the tree up by the roots and wrapping the base in burlap, with the intention to replant it after the tree serves as your celebration centerpiece. Dull’s requests that you call ahead by several days if you want a live-balled tree. Please note these trees require special care and can only be indoors for a maximum of five days.
Christmas Tree Season Hours 2023
November 24, Opening Day: 9 am-6 pm
Saturday: 9 am-6 pm
Sunday: 1-6 pm
Monday-Friday: 3-6 pm
Prices at Dull’s Tree Farm
Tree prices vary depending on the species you choose and the size of the tree. For the 2023 season, prices start at $59 for 6-foot-tall Scotch or White Pine trees and go up to $156 for 9-foot-tall Canaan, Fraser, or Concolor Firs.
Gingerbread Decorating with Santa and Mrs. Claus
For a truly magical experience at Dull’s Tree Farm, purchase tickets for your child to decorate gingerbread cookies with Santa and Mrs. Claus. This year’s event will be held on December 9-10, with time slots available at 1:45, 2:45, and 3:45. Each child in attendance will decorate a Christmas cookie, make a craft, enjoy stories and a visit with the Clauses, and head home with a warm cup of cocoa. Some of the farm’s Christmas activities will be available as well. Babies under 1 and up to two adults are invited to attend for free with paid children.
Dull’s Pumpkin Harvest
If you fall in love with the Dull’s Tree Farm experience, you’ll want to mark your calendar and return for the awesome fall fun and pumpkin patch at Dull’s Pumpkin Harvest. Every year, Dull’s Farm opens up with a ton of family fun on the farm!
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