The Ottawa Valley’s Favourite Christmas Destination & Store

Open for the Christmas Season starting November 11th:

Cedar Hill in a Nutshell

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Kids’ Play Area
Walks & Rambles
Tractor Rides to cut your tree
Camp Fires
Gorgeous Selfie Spots
Cut/Choose Your Own Christmas Tree
Wreaths & Planters
Huge Christmas Gift Shop
Meet Santa (see dates on our FAQs page)

No entrance fee
Ample parking
Wheelchair accessible building
Onsite washrooms
Cash / Debit / Credit / Apple Pay

Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm is a very special place. Once you enter the farm, you forget any problems you have. Plenty to do for families and such a lovely day out.” Deirdre Harman

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It’s free to take impromptu selfies and informal family / friend photos around the farm. Feel free to do this at any point during your visit.

Professional photographers may book and pay for photo sessions. Please contact us to book your date. (We also provide the contact information and sample photos for professional photographers who know our farm.)

About the Martins

Today, the farm is operated by Grant, Pam, Todd, Neil, Adam and Graham Martin. Pam (Deugo) was raised in Cedar Hill as the youngest child of George and Shirley Deugo of Fulton’s Sugarbush & Maple Shop. Pam and Grant met at the University of Guelph and married in 1999.

The Martins were organic dairy farmers in midwestern Ontario until 2016 when they purchased Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm.

A picture of the Martin Family on the covered bridge at the farm.
The Martin family back in 2023

About the Christmas Tree Farm

Our farm was settled in the 1820s by William Forsythe, who came to Cedar Hill from Ireland. The farm was originally a lumbering and saw mill operation. It has in turn been a dairy, beef, and sheep farm.

The fruit crops were started in 1978 by Paul and Heather (Forsythe) Ralph and the Christmas trees were added in 1988. In August 2011, Paul and Ria Ralph retired from other aspects of the business and focused on growing beautiful Christmas trees.

Ria and Paul built a new shop for the Christmas tree operation in 2011. They have now retired and settled into life in Almonte.

A wonderful family Christmas tradition in Pakenham for three decades, Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm expanded into the fall season in 2020. We’re continuing that tradition today.

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

Tree sales start November 18th

Cut your own or choose from precut options: Fraser, Balsam, Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine, and White Spruce.

Get pricing and review details of the tree species that we carry at our Ottawa Valley Christmas tree farm.

Consult our useful guide for caring for your tree once you take it home.

Ready to visit?

  • Read our FAQs for your Fall Visit or your Christmas visit before you come.
  • No reservations, no entrance fee either! Just come on out.
  • Dogs – YES, but read our rules first please!
  • Christmas tree season: Come during the week for a more relaxed visit. Evenings are quite special.
  • Photos – take all the selfies and group pics you like, but please contact us to book professional shoots and mini shoots.
  • Latest News – check out our blog and follow us on Facebook for frequent updates during the fall and Christmas seasons!

Please remember

Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm is a working farm, and visitors must be aware that we are not responsible for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by patrons while visiting our property.

When you come to visit, remember that a working farm has uneven/rough ground, tree stumps and occasional holes, etc. to watch for, as well as farm equipment, including tree balers, shakers, and of course our tractor-drawn wagons.

Come dressed for the terrain and the weather, with comfortable footwear and appropriate clothing.

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What Our Customers Say

We’ve been going here for many years. Always excited to cut down our Christmas tree at Cedar Hill. It’s very picturesque with the wagon ride to the field. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. Make this your Christmas tree tradition. Larry Taylor (Google local guide)

This place is amazing! Very friendly and helpful staff. Great selection of trees, nice gift shop, and warm beverages/treats. Great photo op spots set up around the farm. We love that we can bring our dog with us, and we love seeing all the other pups too. Lauren Westerlake (Google)

Fantastic Experience for all ages! My grandchildren loved the straw bale maze, the zip line, the wagon ride and of course Santa. Friendly, helpful staff, excellent selection of trees, well priced. Maggie Herbert (Google)

A stunning quintessentially North American setting especially during autumn and Christmas – worth visiting just for that. Beautiful, quite famous covered bridge that gets used in a few movies is very much worth checking out. Rob Childs (Google local guide)

This is an amazing place for families to visit! The amount of outdoor activities for children ranges from a zipline, a hay maze castle, play structures and amazing colors and views. This is also a fantastic place to take family pictures. We love going there in the fall and pre-Christmas months to buy different holiday decorations. Josh Hartwig (Google local guide)

Amazing experience. What cutting a tree for Christmas should be like. If you have not gone. Please go. Worth the drive. Try to arrive as the sun is going down. The lights are great. Nick M (Google local guide)

Seasonal Opening

We open Thanksgiving weekend and close at 2pm on Christmas Eve. Every year!


Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm
951 8th Concession South
Pakenham, ON, Canada

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2023 Season

Starting November 11, we open 7 days a week for the Christmas season:

Mon-Thur 10 to 6
Fri 10 to 8
Sat-Sun 9 to 5

Tree sales start November 18.

Ribbon graphic showing Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm was voted Ottawa's Best Winter Attraction in 2023.

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