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 Central-Northeastern Minnesota'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 Central-Northeastern Minnesota 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

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Updates for February 2020

February 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.

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Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Aitkin County Ball Bluff sleigh rides

  • Ball Bluff Farms LLC - NO Christmas trees for sale, instead: horse-drawn hayrides, Horse-drawn sleigh rides (weather permitting), porta-potties
    19650 650th Ln, Jacobson, MN 55752. Phone: 218-752-6687. Email: ballbluff@hotmail.com. Open: From September 1st through March 15th weather permitting; We book all hay/sleigh rides at least 24hrs in advance and the hours are from 11 am to 4 pm in the winter and 11 am to 5 pm in the fall. Directions: Please call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Our up to 1hr ride also includes a Bon Fire and Hot Chocolate. Feel free to bring marshmallows or hot dogs etc.. to roast over a fire. Up to 10 people 10.00 per person with a minimum of 75.00 Anything after 10 people is 8.00 per person For large groups call for prices 218-752-6687.

Carlton County

  • Chub Lake Tree Farm  - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,  Precut Christmas trees, Mail order wreaths & trees
    1867 E. Chub Lake Road, Carlton, MN. Phone: 218-384-4549. Email: info@chublaketreefarm.com. Open: Day after Thanksgiving to Christmas. Directions: South on County #1, 1 mile; south on County #3, 1 mile; right on East Chub Lake Road to farm. The trees on our "Choose & Cut Farm" are given careful attention. Each year we TAG THE CHOICE TREES we want harvested, in a variety of sizes from less than six feet to over ten feet, in order to both offer quality selections and insure available trees in future years. We continue to offer fresh, precut trees in our sale barn as well as beautiful handmade balsam Christmas wreaths. Baling services for trees and assistance in handling will be available on weekends only. After finding your special tree, enjoy free cookies and a cup of hot cider.  You can have a handmade wreath shipped direct to you, your friends and family without leaving home. Just call us ;we ship throughout the USA.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Pine, Scotch Pine, Colorado Spruce, White Spruce.
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Pine, Scotch Pine, Colorado Spruce, White Spruce.

Cass County

Crow Wing County

Kanabec County

Mille Lacs County

  • B & J Evergreen Princeton - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, trees tied, tree shaking provided, saws provided, winter hay rides, bonfires, free hot chocolate, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms
    9419 Highway 95, Princeton, MN 55371. Phone: 612-390-4117. Email: info@bandjtreefarm.com. Open: Everyday from 9 am to 5 pm starting the day after Thanksgiving. Directions: 169 north to Hwy 95 in Princeton, east (right) 4.25 miles on Hwy 95. Bring the whole family! Plenty of Christmas trees to choose from; Any size tree - same price! $35 includes tax! On Weekends - bonfires, free hot chocolate, cookies, candy canes, and popcorn; On Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm enjoy free hay rides! We also have wreaths, garland, stands and more. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce,

 

Morrison County

  • JB Tree Farm (JB Christmas Trees) - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees
    22591 153rd Street, Pierz, MN 56364. Phone: (320) 468-2624

Pine County

  • Bork Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, sleigh rides, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, restrooms, snacks and refreshment stand, wholesale trees,too
    44966 state hwy 48, Hinckley, MN 55037. Phone: 320-384-7406. Email: borktreefarms@qwestoffice.net. Open: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm for regular season, starting the day after thanksgiving for Christmas trees. Directions: See their website for directions. UPDATE for 2019,  They may be wholesale only now - call before you go, Payment: Cash, Check .They grow trees and sell them to replant and also as Christmas trees. They have tree lots in the cities as well; see this page for the locations . They also have these events: Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides and visits from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus on certain weekends only. Warm up with Soup, Hot Dogs, Hot Chocolate and Coffee and don't forget to stop at the Bake Shop for dessert.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, Spruce trees

    Comments from a visitor on October 19, 2010: "Very good farm"
  • Happy Land Tree Farms, Inc. - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas-themed park, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, Christmas decorations, trees bagged, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, sleigh rides, winter hay rides, winter wagon rides, free hot coffee, free hot cider, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    16706 Groningen Road, Sandstone, MN 55072. Phone: 320-245-5135. Fax: 320-245-5189. Email: hapland@ecenet.com. Open: Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday from  11 am to 5 pm, Friday from 11 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm, beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving to mid December . Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From Interstate 35, Sandstone exit, go west on 23/61 approximately 1/4 mile, take Groningen Road (first road on right) heading north approximately 6 miles to Happy Land Tree Farms' sign on left. Click here for a map and directions. Horse drawn sleigh rides on weeneds in December (usually) from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Saanta visits are usually just on Saturdays on the first two wekendsof the season only. We offer horse drawn sleigh rides on weekends and tractor rides. We have a live Elk herd for your viewing. Friendly dogs are welcome as well as skiing.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine, White Spruce.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine, White Spruce.
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Black Hills Spruce.

 

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