Find local Christmas tree farms here!

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, this page provides detailed listings of Northwest Iowa's choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms, places to buy pre-cut (also called pre-harvested and fresh-cut) trees, stands, sleigh rides, hay rides and related winter events and fun. Some listings are for tree farms, others are tree lots, and some only offer hay rides, sleigh rides or other winter events. READ EACH LISTING to know what each facility offers. The farms are listed further down this page, so scroll down the page! Since this service is free and open to ALL Christmas tree farms, not just those who belong to an association or pay for an ad, like almost all other websites do, this is the most complete and current listing available! I'm always looking for more to add, and to correct any inaccuracies or errors, so if you encounter any, please email me ! And beware the copycat websites - from Monny-bloggers to out-and-out plagiarists, they simply copy my work; they are just out to make a quick buck. Since 2004, I am make updates and corrections every day! (let me know if you see copycats!)

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Tips:

  • If the name of the farm is blue with an underline; that's a link to their website. Click on it for the most current hours and information.
  • ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO - many farms and lots are selling out of trees early this year - Call to confirm their supply, their hours and whether they have trees, are allowing choose-and-cut or just precut trees; and which attractions or winter activities are available.  All three can change during the short Christmas season, due to weather, demand and the farmer's business conditions! Farms get sold, shut down or run out of trees, and they don't all update me every day, let alone every year. For more tips to make your trip fun and successful, click here !
    DON'T DRIVE OUT THERE IF YOU CAN'T REACH THEM (by phone, email or find current information on their website or Facebook page!
  • And please tell the farmer you visit in Northwest Iowa that you found their farm here! I need the farmers to realize that you found them here so that they will keep their information up to date!
  • After Christmas, click here to find how how and where to easily recycle or dispose of your Christmas tree! And to recycle used, broken or old Christmas lights and electronics See this page for local options to easily recycle your Christmas holiday lights

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.

Updates for December 2019

December 2019: Most Christmas tree farms open on the Friday right after Thanksgiving (Black Friday, Nov 29, 2019) and are open up to Christmas Eve.Some are only open on weekends, or only have hayrides, Santa visits and events on weekends. A few open Saturday Nov 23rd.

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Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Buena Vista County

Calhoun County

Carroll County

Cherokee County

  • Country Pines Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,  Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, garlands, Christmas decorations, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, gift shop,
    707 520th Street, Marcus, IA 51035. Phone: (712) 436-2636. Cell: 712-229-3592. Email: borkfarm@netins.net. Open: Friday and Saturday, beginning November 29 & 30, from 9 am to 5 PM; Sunday, December 1, 12 pm to 5PM, Monday-Friday, December 2-6, 1 pm to 5PM, Saturday, December 7, from 9 am to 5PM, Sunday, December 8, from 12 pm to 5 PM; Closing Sunday, December 8, at 5PM. Directions: just south of Cleghorn and Marcus, west of Cherokee, east of LeMars and Remsen and north of Quimby, Washta and Kingsley.  Payment: cash, Check. We have scotch pine in the field and precut Fraser fir and balsam fir up to 10'. We will be offering green and flocked wreaths in many sizes, garland, swags, cemetery mounds, tombstone toppers and beautifully decorated centerpieces and spruce tips, birch poles, and red twig for outdoor decorating. We also sell the worlds best tree stand. Our gift shop will feature Santas, Snowmen, Tree Ornaments, and fresh Iowa made jams just right for gift giving or Christmas morning. The barn will be warm with the wonderful scents of Christmas trees and hot cider!! We will have saws available for you to cut your tree or we will cut your tree, if you like, shake it, net it and load it into your vehicle. We include a disposal bag with every tree we sell. Our friendly staff will be waiting for your visit. Our super kids and great friends help us out during the selling season and we appreciate their many volunteer hours.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Scotch Pine,
    PreCut varieties: Fraser fir, Balsam fir

Clay County

Crawford County

  • Evergreen Acres - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, garlands, Christmas decorations, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours
    2931 O Avenue, Denison, IA 51442. Phone: 712-263-2515. Open: from Thanksgiving until Christmas eve, weekends from 10 am to dusk; weekdays, call first. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Open for Christmas trees from Thanksgiving until Christmas eve. Payment: Cash, Check. While picking out your Christmas tree you can enjoy hot apple cider, fresh baked cookies and browse through the gift shop.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Scotch Pine.
    Comments from a visitor on August 07, 2009:
    "My in-laws own and operate this tree farm and I help them over the Thanksgiving holiday so how can I not say that it is awesome. They really go out of their way for you. "


Dickinson County

Emmet County

Humboldt County

Ida County

Kossuth County

Lyon County

Monona County

O'Brien County

Osceola County

Palo Alto County

Plymouth County (Sioux City area)

Pocahontas County

Sac County

Sioux County

  • Pine Creek Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas boughs, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, winter hay rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    1001 7th Street Avenue Northwest, Orange City, IA 51041. Phone: 712-737-2498. Directions: From the corner of Highway 10 and Albany Avenue SW, go North to 7th Street NW. Turn west 3/4 mile, past cemetery. Farm is on the north side of the road. Open: Saturdays 9 am, Weekdays 3:30pm until dark. Open for Christmas trees Thanksgiving Day until 3rd week in December. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Austrian Pine, Scotch Pine, White Pine, White Spruce.

Webster County

Woodbury County