Christmas Season FAQs

Please review some of the most frequently asked questions about visiting the farm during our busiest season.

From Nov 11th open daily.

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

Christmas Activities

Christmas tree sales begin November 18th. Please come dressed appropriately and remember you will be visiting a working farm.

Walks & Rambles
Kids’ Play Area
Tractor Rides to cut your tree
Camp Fires
Gorgeous Selfie Spots
Cut/Choose Your Own Tree
Wreaths & Planters
Huge Christmas Gift Shop
Meet Santa (From 12 – 2pm on these weekends: Nov 25 + 26, Dec 2 + 3, Dec 9 + 10)

No entrance fee | Ample parking | Wheelchair accessible building | Washrooms | Cash / Debit / Credit / Apple Pay

Dog Policies

Yes, you can bring your dog, but please remember:

  • Dog owners are solely responsible for the actions of their dogs. Please respect other visitors.
  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times while on our farm.
  • Dogs are not allowed indoors (except official service dogs).
  • Dogs may not be left unattended at any time.
  • Please remember to stoop and scoop. Your baggies can be left in any outdoor trash can on the farm.
Row after row of young Christmas trees
The winter season at the farm is pretty and peaceful!
Santa Claus on a sleigh at the tree farm
Santa is sure to visit the farm every year! 2023 dates: Nov 25 + 26, Dec 2 + 3, Dec 9 + 10. Santa’s visits are always from 12 to 2pm.
Two adults walking with a young child on a sled.
What a magical day out!
Is there an admission fee?


When are you open?

Starting November 11, we open 7 days a week for the Christmas season. (Tree sales begin November 18.)

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

When is the best time to come?

The farm is busiest the last weekend of November and first two weekends of December.  Visit us during the week for a quieter, relaxing day! Weekday evenings are also quiet.

May we bring our dog?

Yes, but please read our dog rules before you visit.

When will Santa be at the farm?

Santa visits every year! In 2023 the dates will be on the following weekends:

  • November 25 + 26
  • December 2 + 3
  • December 9 + 10

Santa always visits from 12 to 2pm each day.

Can I visit without buying a tree? 

Yes, please do!  Visit our Christmas shop and farm store to buy for everyone on your list, including yourself.  The farm grounds and play area are also available to enjoy.

When do Christmas tree sales begin?

We are open 7 days a week for tree sales starting on November 18.

Can I bring my own battery or gas powered saw?

No, our insurance provider only allows guests to use handsaws.

Do you provide handsaws?

Yes, we do!

How do I get to the tree fields? 

We have complimentary, accessible tractor drawn wagons.

Do we have to cut down our own tree?

No, we always have pre-cut trees available to choose from.

Do you shake and wrap the trees?

Yes, we do. There is no charge to have your tree shaken. It costs $4 to have your tree wrapped.

Can I cut my tree in the dark?

Yes, bring a flashlight and enjoy the peace and quiet of the farm at night.

Will you tie my tree onto my car for me?

No, again our insurance provider says no.

Do you have twine so I can tie my tree to my car?

Yes, we provide twine.  Rope or ratchet straps from home are also great options.

How do I look after my tree now?

There are tree care tips here.

How can we pay? 

We prefer cash or debit cards but we do also accept credit cards.

Can we bring our own picnic food to eat?

Since we don’t charge an admission fee, we appreciate when you can purchase your food here on-site. Learn more.


The latest updates are usually on our blog and on our Facebook page!

If you still have questions, please use the form or information on our Contact Page.

Please bear in mind that at peak times, we’re run off our feet. Your question has likely already been answered right here or in our latest social media posts.

Christmas at Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm

Seasonal Opening

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


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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.

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