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
! 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 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
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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
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- 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
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. "