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 Southeast 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
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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 Southeast 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 July 2020
July 2020: 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.
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
Des Moines County
- Polar Express Train
- Children's Christmas train ride
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641. Phone: 319-385-2912. Email: email@example.com. North Polar Express. December 2- 4, 2005. Reservations required. Take a trip to the North Pole aboard our North Polar Express for a holiday treat. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas as you travel on the train to the North Pole. At the North Pole, visit with Santa Claus, who brings a special gift for each child. Whisper your wish list to the Railroad Santa. Holiday traditions start on the Midwest Central Railroad. Watch for more information on this exciting event.
Harvestville Farm - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas
wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, Santa appearances,
Christmas decorations, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand,
restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food),
inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow, trike track, birthday parties,
school tours, group reservations
1977 highway 2, Donnellson, IA
52625. Phone: (319) 470-1558. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: May to August: Monday to Saturday 9
to 5 and Sunday 11 to 4 September to October: Monday to Saturday 9 to 7
and Sunday 11 to 7 Saturday before Thanksgiving to December 23rd: Monday
to Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday 11 to 4. Open:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest
management practices (IPM). Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. Throughout the spring & summer
months our farm features: plants, annuals, seeds, fresh veggies, fruits,
Farm to Table Dinners and Home and Garden Decor. In September and
October our 40 acres of pumpkins, squash and gourds turn our farm into a
harvest haven along with two large play areas for families of all ages
to enjoy, a 10 acre corn maze, wagon rides and special fall events. In
November our farm transforms once again into a winter wonderland that
features fresh cut trees, wreaths, roping, gift items and arrangements
up until the Christmas holiday.
Christmas tree varieties:
varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
(UPDATED: August 27, 2018)
Kathy's Pumpkin Patch
- Precut Christmas trees, Christmas
wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Santa appearances, Christmas
decorations, trees tied, bonfires, free hot chocolate, Fresh eggs, gift
shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area,
birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at
your location (call for info)
1977 Highway 2, Donnellson, IA 52625.
Phone: 319-470-1558. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Monday to Sunday 9 am to 5 pm,
the Friday after Thanksgiving to December 23. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions.
Pumpkins: September 21 to
October 31; Corn maze is open from September 1 to October 31; Moonlight
maze is open Saturday nights in October from 7 pm to 10 pm. Payment: Cash,
Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. Today we have over 40 acres and
175 varieties of pumpkins, squash, gourds, vegetables, and other fall
ornamentals. We believe that education and entertainment go hand in
hand, and we offer a variety of rural focused activities and events for
families, students, and groups of all sizes and ages. To plan your next
day trip to the beautiful Iowa countryside, browse our website to see
all the family activities and special weekend events happening at the
Christmas tree varieties:
PreCut varieties: Balsam
Fir, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
Van Buren County