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 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!

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 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 OR EMAIL!
  • The dates indicate when I last received an update, no date means it may be years old!
  • 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 information, please let me know!  

Updates for August 2017

August: 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.

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.

Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Appanoose County

Davis County

Des Moines County

Henry County

  • Polar Express Train - Children's Christmas train ride
    Mount Pleasant, IA 52641. Phone: 319-385-2912. Email: jwcrouch@interl.net. 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.

Jefferson County

Keokuk County

Lee County

  • 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: info@kathyspumpkinpatch.com. Open: Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm, 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 7pm to 10pm. 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 pumpkin patch.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    (UPDATED: August 15, 2012)

Louisa County

Monroe County

Van Buren County

Wapello County

Washington County

Wayne County

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