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 Southern Minneapolis and Southern Suburbs'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 !
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Updates for April 2020

April 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

Blue Earth County

Carver County

  • Z's Trees  - UPDATE for 2019, Their website/Facebook page says they no longer have any Christmas trees or Christmas events.
    10850 110th Street, Cologne, MN.

Dakota County

  • H & Z Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas wreaths, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided,
    18060 Michael Avenue, Hastings, MN 55033. Phone: 651-497-7101. Alternate Phone: 651-437-7056. Email: smcordato@yahoo.com. Open: Monday through Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm; we are open daily; We are open Thanksgiving Day through December 22nd from 9 to 5 daily. . Directions: From the north: Hwy 55 and highway 61 bring you to Hastings, MN. In Hastings -- drive south on highway 61, also known as Vermillion Street, to highway 316. Take highway 316 south for 11/2 miles. Take a RIGHT on Michael Avenue. H & Z Tree Farm is located at 16080 Michael Avenue. From the south: Take highway 316, also known as Red Wing Blvd. north towards Hastings. Take a left on Michael Avenue. H & Z Tree Farm is located at 16080 Michael Avenue. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Black Hills Spruce, Blue Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, White Pine.
  • Hampton Hills Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Wreaths, tree stands, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, coloring books, candy canes, Tree shaking and tree bailing available
    Highway 56, Hampton, MN. Phone: 763-753-4595. Email: info@cutyourown.com. Open: Black Friday to Christmas. Directions: I-494 to Highway 52 south to Hwy 56 - 7 miles south of Hampton exit on Hwy 56. FREE FOR THE KIDS on the first two weekends only: Visit with Santa, Family hayrides, Petting zoo, Candy canes, Coloring books (Black Friday and the weekend after Thanksgiving and the next weekend from 10:00am - 4:00pm. Drive to your tree on 4 miles of plowed road.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine, Colorado Spruce, Norway Pine

Le Sueur

  • Brewery Hill Christmas Trees  - Wreaths, flocking, homemade candies & kettle corn, crafts, tree stands and accessories
    820 Ottawa Road, Le Sueur, MN. Phone: 507-665-2056. Email: gerrylesueur@yahoo.com. Directions: 1 mile south of Le Sueur on County Rd 36 (Main St). Open: Day after Thanksgiving to Christmas.
    Christmas tree varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine, Colorado Spruce, White Spruce

McLeod County

Nicollet County

Ramsey County

Rice County

  • Thorn Crest Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas wreaths, gift shop, school tours
    11885 Cabot Avenue, Dundas, MN 55019. Phone: 507-645-4182. Email: info@thorncrestfarm.com. Open: November 26 to December 5; Fridays from 12 pm to 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm Bundle up and come out to start a old - fashioned family tradition; Enjoy hot cider and Christmas tunes after a short walk to cut your own tree; Trees are pruned lightly for a more natural looking tree; We're a small farm, so call for tree availability; Evergreen wreaths are made fresh, each week at the farm; Gift shops and bargain shed open; (Free admission). Directions: From Northfield: Take highway 3 south to Rice Co. Road 1. Go west (through Dundas). Co. Road 1 continues west out of Dundas. Go west 1.5 miles to Cabot Avenue. Go south on Cabot 1 mile. The farm is the second place on the right. From Twin Cities: take I35 south to the Dundas exit (Rice Co. Road 1) Go east 2.5 miles to Cabot Avenue. Then south on Cabot for 1 mile. Farm is second place on the right.  Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Black Hills Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir, White Spruce.

Scott County

  • Cal's Market and Garden Center - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, Christmas decorations, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, bonfires, free hot chocolate, restrooms, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    6403 Egan Drive at the intersection of County Roads 42 and 27, Savage, MN 55378. Phone: 952-447-5215. Email: info@calsmarket.com. Open: November 1 pm to December 23 Monday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm Sunday 10 am to 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 2.5 miles west of Burnsville Center at the County Road 42 exit off of Highway 35. Located at the intersection of County Road 42 or Egan Drive and County Road 27 or Dakota Avenue. Located across from the Savage water tower and Lifetime Fitness adjacent to the Savage Medical Building. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Premium bedding plants specializing in geraniums, pansies and unique mixed containers. Your gardening success is guaranteed with Cal's Market and Garden Center.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
  • Gifford's Tree Farm - Christmas trees - cut-your-own & fresh pre-cut, Nursery Stock (see also Bedding, Trees, Shrubs), Trees (landscape) (see also Nursery Stock)
    23240 Texas Ave, Lakeville, MN. Phone: (952) 461-3717. Open: Call for hours. Directions: From 35W exit at Cty Rd 70, go west 4 miles to blinking red light (Cty Rd 27 or Texas Ave.) south 1 mi. to farm. Beautiful full evergreens - fast solutions for empty yards & privacy. Come pick out your tree. If you have a trailer, we can load your tree, or we will plant your tree in your yard or business using a 36 or 50 inch tree spade. Truck planting available for 10' and above (for less transplant shock). These trees are MN Certified & guaranteed 1 yr. Quantity discounts for 10 or more trees.
  • Log Cabin Pines  - Handmade crafts, wreaths. Balsam and Fraser fir are only available in precuts. Tree shaking and baling available
    6345 E. 240th Street, Elko, MN. Phone: 952-461-2448. Email: info@logcabinpineschristmastrees.com. Open: Day after Thanksgiving  to Christmas.  Directions: South on 35W to County Rd 70, go west (right) 5 miles to County Rd 27, south (left) 2 and 1/2 miles to County Rd 62, west (right) 1/2 mile. cut your own Balsam and Canaan Fir trees available. We also offer fresh precut Balsam and Fraser Fir. We carry wreaths, tree stands, tree bags & preservative. Tree shaking and baling of your tree is available on site.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Pine, Scotch Pine, White Pine, Colorado Spruce
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir,
  • Nelson's Apple Farm - pre-cut and Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,  wagon rides (weekends), farm animals, 7 Acre Corn Maze, Gift Shop, and . Crop Maze/Labyrinth, Farm Animals (see also Petting Zoo), Apples, Pumpkins
     3270 Douglas Avenue, Webster, MN, 55088. Phone: (952) 461-3355. Email: Appleman121@cs.com. Open: Day after Thanksgiving to December 20th, Monday through Friday 3 pm to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm . Apple barn opens Sept 1 - December 20. Directions: Located 2 miles south of New Market and one mile north of Webster. . Pre-picked and pick-your-own apples & pumpkins, apple cider.   Free twine for tying your tree to the car. Assistance with tying your tree to the car. Holiday gift store. Custom tree delivery within 30 mile radius
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir,
  • Revak Nursery - Christmas Store (Dept 56, etc.), full service Choose & Cut, Train rides
    24066 Pillsbury Ave So, Lakeville, MN. Phone: 952-469-1200.  Directions: Interstate 35 to C. Road 70, east to McDonald's, south on the east frontage road 3 miles. Open: November 20th to Christmas.
    Christmas tree varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Pine, Scotch Pine, White Pine, Colorado Spruce
  • Sponsel's Minnesota Harvest Orchard & Bakery - NO CHRISTMAS TREES - instead they offer Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, wagon rides, face painting, petting zoo
    Old Hwy 169 at Apple Lovers' Lane, Jordan, MN 55352. Phone: 952-492-7753. Fax: 952-492-3370. Email us at: toppersponsel@aol.com. Directions: From the Twin Cities, take Hwy 169 south until two miles past Jordan. Then turn left on Co Rd 59, going up the hill 3/4 mile. Turn right on Co Rd 66 and go 3/4 mile to the orchard entrance on left. Call for special directions to by-pass Renaissance Festival traffic on weekends in August and September. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Click here for picking updates. Our products are usually available in All year. Open: 9 am to 7 pm, seven days/week until midnight on event nights. Apples: July 24 - November 1.  Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Short-order grill/restaurant with lots of indoor seating, featuring our popular Cream of Wild Rice Soup with Harvest Vegetables.  We make Caramel Apple Topper (caramel dip), carameled apples, jams, jellies, cider, wild rice soup, and wood-fired apple butter all on site. Horseback Trail Riding is open year 'round. "Holiday in Lights" horse-drawn wagon ride, dinner, and live music runs from Thanksgiving to New Years Eve nightly. See our website for indoor and outdoor concerts on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the year. Lots of activities for kids on MEA days in October. Also see our PickYourOwn listing and our Pumpkin/Corn maze listing .

Sibley County

Washington County

  • Axdahl's Garden Farm & Greenhouse - Precut Christmas Trees, Garden Produce, (at Halloween: corn maze and pumpkin patch)
     7452 Manning Avenue, Stillwater, MN 55082. Phone: (651) 439-3134. Email: info@axdahlfarms.com. Directions: Corner of Hwy 12 & Hwy 15 (Manning Ave) 1 mi N of Hwy 36, Stillwater. Open: May - October & Christmas Season. Call for hours. Original farm setting. Famous locally for the best sweet corn and fresh veggies. Visit our greenhouse this spring! Bedding plants, instant color gardens, hanging baskets, veggie plants and perennials. This fall spend the day in the large pick-your-own pumpkin patch or getting lost in the free corn maze. At Christmas time choose from a large selection of fresh-cut Fraser's & Balsams, custom decorated wreaths, garland and spruce tops. Free cider & hot chocolate.
  • Bergmann's Greenhouses & Farm Market, Inc. - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Christmas decorations, trees bagged, trees tied, gift shop, porta-potties, birthday parties
    12239 - 62nd Street N., Stillwater,, MN 55082. Phone: 651-439-9577. Alternate Phone: 651-248-3417. Fax: 651-439-4649. Email: Paul@gardenpouch.com. Open: UPDATE for 2019, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still  open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were Christmas trees available starting November 19,2012 Sunday 10 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday 9 am to 7 pm Saturday 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: Bergmann's Greenhouses and Farm Market is located approximately 1 block North of the intersection of Minnesota State Highway 36 and Washington County Road 15 - Manning Avenue and 1 block East on 62nd Street N. Follow the signs and turn right at the entrance by the fire hydrant. Click here for a map and directions. Corn Maze is open daily during store hours - September 15 thru October 31, 2012; After hours and or a flash light maze is available upon request for groups during the same dates; Hayrides are Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm and upon special request for groups and after hours - September 15 thru October 31, 2012;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, White Pine.
  • Blackwoods Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, free hot cider, porta-potties
    14435 30th Street N, Stillwater, MN 55082. Phone: 651-430-3374. Email: blackwoodstreefarm@live.com. Open: Thursday thru Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, starting the day after Thanksgiving thru December 18th. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are located 3 miles east of the Lake Elmo Airport on 30Th. Street Follow signs. Payment: Cash, Check. We invite you to come out and cut your own christmas tree or choose one from our beautiful old barns filled with antiques, fresh wreaths and garlands. NOTE: All of our tree's and green's are grown on the farm. Come join us to cut-your-own tree or choose one from our beautiful old barns. We grow all of our trees here on the farm and hand make all of our wreaths and garlands. We also offer complimentary tree shaking, drilling and baling. After you have found the perfect tree, join us for cider and candy canes around the campfire or in our warm and cozy barn that is also filled with antiques and Christmas treasures.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir,.
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir,.
  • Covered Bridge Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Christmas decorations, saws provided, trees bagged, trees tied, blueberries, gift shop, restrooms
    18655 Forest Blvd., Forest Lake, MN 55025. Phone: 651-464-0735. Email us at: plarsen@usfamily.net. Open: the Friday after Thanksgiving, 9 am to 5 pm Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays following, for several weeks. Any variety, size, or color of cut your own tree is the same in 2019: $6l.95.Directions: 4 miles north of Ricci's (Hugo) on US 61 And for a map to our farm, click here. Our products are usually available in July, December. Free cider and cookies, tree cleaning, saws provided and tying twine provided. Pick your own blueberries in mid July for about 3 weeks. Call for hours. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine.
    Comments from a visitor on September 21, 2010: "We drive 45 miles to cut our own Christmas tree every year! The family that owns the farm is very friendly and helpful."
  • Halley Tree Farm - Christmas trees, Wreaths, stands; free apple cider, free shaking, and disposal bag with tree purchase
    17338 Lyons Street, Forest Lake, MN. Phone: 651-464-6027. Directions: North on I-35 to Forest Lake, Exit 131, left one mile on Broadway (Co 2) farm on left. Open: Day after Thanksgiving to Christmas.
    Christmas tree varieties: Norway Pine, Scotch Pine, White Pine, Colorado Spruce, Precut Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Pine, Scotch Pine, White Pine
  • Krueger's Sprucegate Farm of Lake Elmo  - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, precut trees, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours,
    4452 Lake Elmo Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN. Phone: 651-439-9186 . Directions: 1 mile north of Lake Elmo on County Rd 17 (between Hwy 5 & 36). Open: Day after Thanksgiving to Christmas. . Specializing in custom decorated wreaths, large trees and a customer reserve list.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, Colorado Spruce
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, Colorado Spruce
  • Mansmith's Classic Christmas Trees - Heated Gift Shop, wreaths, garlands, swags, baling, all trees cleaned with shaker
    23595 Elmcrest Ave. N., Forest Lake, MN. Phone: 651-464-3126. Open: November 20th to Christmas. Directions: At Forest Lake & I-35, go west 1 mile on County Rd 2 to Elmcrest (Sportsman's Club Rd), north 1/4 mile.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Pine, Scotch Pine, White Pine, Colorado Spruce, White Spruce
  • Mr. Snowman's Christmas Tree Farm - UPDATE for 2019: They are permanently closed
    7619 N 1250th Street, River Falls, WI 54022.
  • Stillwater Christmas Tree Farm  - Tree shaking & baling, wreaths, precut trees
    12303 May Ave. N., Stillwater, MN. Phone: 651-430-2788. Open: UPDATE: November 2019: They are closed until next season (2020), when their hours should be: Day after Thanksgiving. Directions: 6 and 1/2 miles north of MN Hwy 36 on Co. Road 15 to 120th St. (or Co. Road 61), east to May Ave. north 1/2 mile.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine, Colorado Spruce, White Spruce.
  • Willow River Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees, Hay wagon rides, animal petting, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, free shaking & baling (just across the border in Wisconsin)
    850 Kelly Road, Hudson, WI. Phone: 715-386-3196. Directions: I-94 east to exit 4, east on Hwy 12, south on Kelly Road. Open: Day after Thanksgiving until Christmas. Willow River Tree Farm has hundreds of Christmas trees to choose from. Whether you want to go and choose and cut one down, or if you want to choose one that we cut down for you. Bring the whole family and take a hay wagon ride around the farm or feed the sheep in the petting zoo. But before you leave don't forget to stop in the gift shop for your annual ornament. As always tree shaking and baling are complimentary!  SANTA CLAUSE IS COMING TO TOWN!!! Don't miss your opportunity to let your kids sit on Santa's lap. Below you will see his schedule of when he will be at Willow River Company on November 30th, December 7th, December 8th,
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine, Colorado Spruce.
  • Zywiec's Haunting Experience and Corn Maze - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, Christmas decorations, trees tied, trees baled, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, birthday parties, school tours
    10900 East Point Douglas Road, Cottage Grove, MN 55016. Phone: 651-459-3001. Fax: 651-458-0691. Email: zlgarden@gmail.com. Open: We are open April through December; Hours are seasonal, please check website for up - to - date information. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Interstate 94, take Highway 61 south and go 15 miles. From 494, take Highway 61 south and go 8.5 miles. Our driveway is located on the east side of Highway 61, .5 mile south of Kimbro exit. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir.

 

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