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
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- 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
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Updates for September 2019
September: Most Christmas tree farms open on the Friday right after Thanksgiving
and are open up to Christmas Eve.Some are only open on weekends, or only have
hayrides, Santa visits and events on weekends.
And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt
see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt - (www.EasterEggHuntsAndEasterEvents.org)
. It's the ONLY website that is updated every Easter for all Easter Egg hunts in
Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
Buena Vista 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.
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. "
Palo Alto County
County (Sioux City area)
- 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,