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 Nebraska'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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  • 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 Nebraska 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 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.

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Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Adams County

  • The Pine Patch - Choose and Cut Christmas Trees, Handmade wreaths, tree stands, and tree bags. Complementary tree netting. Will deliver in town for $5 fee.
    26th Street and Elm Avenue, Hastings, NE 68901. Phone: 402-462-6507. Email: Open: from the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) to the Sunday before Christmas, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: Northeast edge of Hastings at 2510 N Elm. Click here for a map and directions. We grow Scotch Pine and White Pine on our farm and we bring in Pre-Cut Fraser Fir and Douglas Fir from Michigan. We also have the areas Freshest and Finest Christmas Wreaths.  You can come by after November 1st. to pre-tag your tree. Just park at the gate and get your sold tag out of the mail box. We will be open for cutting the day after Thanksgiving but feel free to give me a call if you would like to get your tree before then. Our Grand Opening is the Friday after Thanksgiving. Hours next Friday to Saturday and Sunday will be 10am till the gate closes at 5:15 sharp.. You can still pre-tag a field tree to cut later. For updates, check here or on our pine patch tree farm facebook pageWe also grow larger landscape trees that can be transplanted with our tree spade. We have Maple, Oak, River Birch, Flowering Crab and Lindens along with Prairie Gold Nebraska Aspen Trees.  We also do spraying for Bagworm and Tip Blight in Pine Trees and Commercial Weed Spraying. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine, White Pine, Other Spruce
    Pre-Cut varieties: Fraser Fir and Douglas Fir Trees from Michigan.
    (UPDATED: November 17, 2018, JBS)
  • C. E. Wilcox Tree Farm -  Cut your own Christmas trees,
    2220, 41 Road, Kenesaw, NE 68956-2510. Phone: 308-647-5451. Directions: 5 miles south and east of Gibbon, I-80 exchange. Open: Day after Thanksgiving to Christmas, 4 to 5 pm, daily. Many trees of all sizes.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: Scotch Pine

Boyd County

  • Ellwangers Greenhouse -  Cut your own Christmas trees, gift shop
    Box 74, Butte, NE 68722. Phone: 402-775-2300. Fax: 402-775-2300. Directions: 630, 3rd St in Butte. Open: Saturday after Thanksgiving to Christmas; Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 1 to 12 pm. Christmas Open House Saturday after Thanksgiving, 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday after Thanksgiving, 9 am to 12 pm. Creates own wreaths and swags, plus a floral and gift shop.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine.

Buffalo County

  • Hardins Tree Farm - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas decorations, trees tied, porta-potties
    6315 East 39th, Kearney, NE 68847. Phone: 308-440-6911. Email: Open: Fridays 1 pm to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm, Open Friday after Thanksgiving till Weekend before Christmas. Directions: East of Kearney on Highway 30, 1.5 miles east from the Airport Road. Turn South on Imperial Avenue for .25 miles, then west on 39th Road for .75 mile. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Austrian Pine, Blue Spruce, White Fir (Concolor Fir), Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    PreCut varieties: White Fir (Concolor Fir), Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine.

Clay County

  • Russells Co. Pines -   Cut your own Christmas trees,
    6082 E. Lochland Road, Trumbull, NE 68980. Phone: 402-463-8024. Directions: 2 miles north of Hastings on Hwy 281, 5 miles east. Open: Thanksgiving weekend; weekends until Christmas, 9 am to 5 pm.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: Austrian Pine, Scotch Pine, Other Pine

Dawson County

  • Heins Pines Christmas Trees & Wreaths - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas wreaths and boughs, saws provided, trees tied,
    75861 Rd 424, Cozad, NE 69130. Phone: 308-784-3587. Email: Directions: 3 and 1/2 miles east of Cozad, NE on highway 30 and 1/2 south on road 424. And for a map to our farm, click here.   Open: daylight hours after Thanksgiving. Payment: Cash, Check. Nativity scene with live animals open daily. Fun and friendly farm setting.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: Douglas Fir, Frasier Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine

Furnas County

  • Porky-Pines Tree Farm -  Cut your own Christmas trees, Trees available for landscaping. Tree spade available, fresh greenery, swags, and wreaths, and homemade cookies.
    72505 Rd 425, Arapahoe, NE 68922. Phone: 308-962-7443. Directions: On Hwy 6-34, 1 mile east, 2 miles north of Arapahoe.  Open: from the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) to December 27; Saturday, 9 am to dusk; Sunday to Friday, 1 pm to dusk.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: Austrian Pine, Scotch Pine

Howard County

Knox County

  • Bow View Farm -  Cut your own Christmas trees, Candy and coloring books for the kids.
    88664, 550 Ave, Crofton, NE 68730. Phone: 402-388-4798. Email:   Directions: One mile west of Crofton on Hwy 12, 3- 1/2  miles south on 550 Ave. Open: Two weekends after Thanksgiving, 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: Austrian Pine, Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine
  • T. H. E. Tree Farm -  Cut your own Christmas trees, Wreath, decorations. Pick and tag your tree in advance. Also, open weekdays by appointment. Late afternoons call 640-3820 cell or home phone. 
    54458, 880 Road, Bloomfield, NE 68718. Phone: 402-373-4866. Directions: 1 mile south of Bloomfield Broadway. Open: October 2, 3; 1 to 5 pm Pick and tag trees anytime after Thanksgiving; that weekend; and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays before Christmas; Friday and Saturday, 10:30 am to 5 pm; Sunday, December 5, 12, 1 to 5 pm.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine

Merrick County

  • Poverty Ridge Pines -  Cut your own Christmas trees, Wreaths, stands.
    548 L Road, Chapman, NE 68827-3734. Phone: 308-986-2323. Email: . Open: The owner writes on December 03, 2016: "We are closed permanently Please remove us from the list of farms We do occasional Santa & Ms Clause appearences".  Directions: 4 and a half miles north of Chapman, 2 and a half miles west.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut your own: Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine

Want to cut your own from a national forest in Nebraska?

Cutting a Christmas tree in a national forest is a tradition for many residents of the Rocky Mountain Region. First, locate the forrest nearest you. This link has a easy to use map to find trees you may cut in a national forest in your area .  Just hover (position) your mouse over the mouse on that page in your area. Next, you'll need a permit.  Call the office of the closest Ranger District to the area you want to cut in to verify that they are offering Christmas tree cutting permits. This link has the contact information for those offices .


Do you know of any Christmas tree farms or other special Christmas and winter events in Central Nebraska? Please tell me about them - Click here to write to me!