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 Southwest 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 Southwest 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 !  

Updates for July 2019

July: 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.

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Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

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Adams County

Audubon County

Cass County

Decatur County

Fremont County

Harrison County

Mills County

Montgomery County

  • Hawthorn Hills Tree Farm - Christmas trees, Saws, Restrooms, Shaking Service, Cutting Service, School Tours, petting zoo, picnic area, FREE hot cider; children's games
    1993 A Avenue, Red Oak, IA 51533. Phone: 712-623-5647. Fax: (712) 623-6073. Email: Directions: 7 mi. west of Red Oak on Old Hwy. 34, then left, cross the railroad bridge, then right at the big silver gates. Open: Fri & Sat 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm, from Saturday after Thanksgiving to December 21.
    Tree Types: Choose & Cut: Scotch Pine, White Pine.

Page County

Pottawattamie County

  • Dappen Tree Farm -  Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, hay rides, free hot chocolate
    20873 Greenview Road, Council Bluffs, IA. Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas.. Directions: See their website for directions . Payment: Cash, only. Over 2400 mature trees in various varieties.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Scotch, White and Red Pine, Spruce and Firs.

    Comments from a visitor on November 21, 2012: "Very nice people! They have tractor rides and complimentary hot chocolate, cookies, coloring books and toys for the kids. "

Ringgold County

Shelby County

Taylor County

Union County