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-Northwestern 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-Northwestern 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

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.

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

Becker County

  • Priewe Tree Farm and Apiaries - UPDATE: November 17, 2018: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    Lake Park, MN 56554.

Big Stone County

Clay County

Douglas County

  • Piepho's Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, trees baled, saws provided, bonfires, free hot cider,
    Piepho Lane, Alexandria, MN 56308. Phone: 320-491-9444. Email: ypiepho@gctel.net. Open: Weekends after Thanksgiving 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: From Alexandria - 5 miles east on highway 27 to county road 17. Take right on to Piepho Lane. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Black Hills Spruce, Blue Spruce, White Pine.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Black Hills Spruce, Blue Spruce, White Pine.
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Balsam Fir, Black Hills Spruce, Blue Spruce.

Grant County

Hubbard County

Otter Tail County

  • Cupkie Christmas Village  - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, saws available, free shaking & baling, horse-drawn sleigh rides,  wagon rides, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, bonfire, apple cider, coloring books. wreaths, garland, swags, children's entertainment area. .
    P.O. Box 243, Perham, MN. Phone: 218-346-6164.Open: November 15  to Christmas.  Directions: From Perham on Hwy 10 take Hwy 78 south to County Rd 14, go west about 500 yards on left. Santa and sleigh rides on Thanksgiving weekend and the two following weekends. Call for activities schedule. Open year-round & daily November to Dec, choose & cut or pre-cut trees, Our 43-acre farm offers many varieties of spruces, firs, pines, and exotics for choose and cut Christmas trees, as well as some pre-cut choices. Our trees are fresh and fragrant, beautifully shaped each year. Sleds are available to pull the children to the field to find the family Christmas tree. We provide saws and will shake and bale and tie your tree to your vehicle. We offer a bonfire, free gourmet food sampling, and many other concessions, so join us for lunch! On select weekends we have train rides, visits with Santa, pony rides, a straw pyramid to climb on, and live reindeer! Our gift shop is open year round for those who do their Christmas shopping early!
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, White Spruce, Norway Pine, Scotch Pine, White Pine, Colorado Spruce.
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir,
  • Plants Beautiful Nursery - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Wreaths and garland, free horse drawn sleigh rides with purchase
    15927 County Hwy 42, Parkers Prairie, MN. Phone: 800-451-7623. Email: pbn@midwestinfo.com. Open: November 20th to Christmas.    Directions: In Parkers Prairie turn by the bank, go east on County Rd 42, go 8 miles. Make plans to visit and bring the whole family, take a sleigh ride, have the kids sit with Santa, grab a hot dog or brat we have available to roast from our local meat market and sit around the campfire, or shop for gifts in our 2500 sq. ft. Christmas Shop, all handicapped accessible with indoor bathroom. Select from Frasier Fir Trees in our Greenhouse or drive into our tree fields with 6 different varieties up to 20'. Our full service tree processing makes choosing & transporting your tree safe and convenient. FREE HORSE-DRAWN SLEIGH OR WAGON RIDES WITH QUALIFYING PURCHASE (2019 dates: Nov. 29th, 30th, Dec 1st, 7th, 8th 14th & 15th; Rides Continuously From 10:30a.m. - 5:30p.m. 15 minute Rides.)
    Visit Santa (12 pm to 4pm) on these 2019 dates:  Nov. 29th, 30th, Dec 1st, 7th, 8th 14th & 15th.  Photographer Available for Photos (all day)
    Call for Reservations of a Personal Group Sleigh or Wagon Ride.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Frosty Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine, Colorado Spruce

Pope County

  • Evergreen Park: A Christmas Tree Co. -  Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Hay rides, Santa appearances
    230 17th Ave NW, Glenwood, MN 56334. Phone: (320) 760-2740. Email: evergreenparkMN@gmail.com. Open: Friday after Thanksgiving from 10 am to 5 pm; other Fridays from 4 pm to 7 pm; Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm;  and weekdays by appointment or by the honor system. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check . They have a shaker to shake any loose needles out of the tree before you bring it home. There is a little cabin with a fireplace, hot cider and Christmas cookies. Click here for our Facebook page. Santa makes an appearance on one day in December. We also have handmade wood Christmas decor.​ Take a walk through our fields, pre-tag your favorite tree and arrange to cut it when you're ready. You also have the option to purchase a pre-cut tree and pick it up at a convenient time.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Black Hills Spruce

    (UPDATED: November 19, 2019, JBS) (UPDATED: November 20, 2018) (ADDED: December 03, 2017, Suggested by a visitor)
    A visitor writes on December 03, 2017: "Very nice people, neatly groomed area, and beautiful, well-trimmed trees. "
  • Riverpine Christmas Trees - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, 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 wagon rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    26887 State Hwy. 104, Glenwood, MN 56334. Phone: 320-278-3725. Email: riverpine@tds.net. Directions: 13 miles south of Glenwood on State highway 104. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October, November, December. Open: Weekends after Thanksgiving 10 am until dark; Weekdays by appointment; October Tag A Tree (2nd weekend in October): 10 am until dark. Payment: Cash, Check.  (updated: 12/07/07, A)
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Black Hills Spruce, Blue Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir, Red Pine, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Black Hills Spruce, Blue Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir, Red Pine, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Balsam Fir.

Stevens County

Todd County

  • Cornerstone Pines LLC - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, Christmas decorations, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, sleigh rides, winter wagon rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area
    19180 281st Ave, Grey Eagle, MN 56336. Phone: 320-732-3299. Email: ckparker2009@hotmail.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Long Prairie: - Take US highway 287 6.5 miles East to 281st Avenue - Go South on 281st Avenue 3/4 mile From Grey Eagle: - Take US highway 287 6.5 miles Northwest to 190th Street. - Go West on 190th Street to 281st Avenue - Go North on 281st Avenue 1/4 mile. Click here for a map and directions. Tagging event October 23, 2010: 10 am to 6 pm. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.  2019 Santa Visits: Visit Santa in his workshop or write a letter to Santa and drop it in his mailbox.
    Santa will be here 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm on the following dates:
    Saturday, November 30, 2019
    Sunday, December 1, 2019
    Saturday, December 7, 2019
    Sunday, December 8, 2019
    Saturday, December 14, 2019
    Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides: Weekend rides & private reservations. Sledding Hill: Bring your own sled or tube. Gift Shop. Handmade goods and local honey

    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties:  Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Fraser-Balsam Cross, White Pine, Scotch Pine, Meyer Spruce, White Spruce.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Fraser-Balsam Cross, White Pine, Scotch Pine, Meyer Spruce, White Spruce.
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine, White Spruce, and other varieties (call!).

Traverse County

Wadena County

Wilkin County

 

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