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My Christmas Tree guide has photos and descriptions of more than 2 dozen varieties of Christmas trees, along with a simple comparison chart!

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Tips:

  • If the name of the farm is blue with an underline; that's a link to their website or Facebook page. Click on it for the most current hours and information.
  • ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO - many farms have closed in the past year, and of course, we won't know until the season starts and we find they aren't open! 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!
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Updates for July 2024

July 2024:

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

When should you take the Christmas tree, lights and decorations down? See this page for traditions and standards

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Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Benton County

  • 2-Jo's Farm & Western Town - 2022 Presumed closed, . Santa visitsSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours, live reindeer, sleigh rides, winter hay rides, winter wagon rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    2253 73rd St Hwy 30, Van Horne, IA 52346. Phone: 319-551-3660. Email: [email protected]. UPDATE for 2019, Their website is gone; and there's nothing current about them on the internet, so I assume they have closed. If you have any information to the contrary, please write me Directions: 18 miles west of Cedar Rapids on highway 30. Printable map on website. And for a map to our farm, click here. Open: Call to book for parties and camp Visit Santa and his Reindeer, Parties, Photographs, Sleigh Rides, Unique Family Photos, Company Christmas Photos, Have the most unique Christmas Cards with photos of your family, Santa and his reindeer. December Special Events: Horse Drawn Bobsled, Dinner Runs, The Magic Phone Booth - Call the North Pole, Open Campfire for Winter Treats, Crafts, Caroling and Pony Rides. Payment: Cash, Check. Day Camp in Summer, Campouts in bunk houses, teepees, cabins. Chuck wagon cookouts, Stage coaches, Ye Old Broom Barn Theater Santa, Bobsled/sleigh rides, live Reindeer Pony/other parties.

Black Hawk County

  • Kris Kringle's Tree Farm at Wapsie Pines - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees,
    5220 W Bennington Rd, Cedar Falls, IA 50613. Phone: (319) 277-8596. Email: [email protected]. Open: from the Friday after Thanksgiving for two to three weeks; weekdays from 1 pm to 5 pm and weekends from 9 am to 5 pm. Kris Kringle is a "cut your own" Christmas tree farm located just north of Cedar Falls, Iowa just off Highway 218. We are open Santa Claus is a frequent visitor on the weekends. Cookies and hot drinks are available to enjoy as you warm your toes by the fire pit. There are lots of helpers available to help you cut and load your tree! Pre-cut trees are also available. We have white pines, scotch pine, and Frazier fir. They start at (Prices may have changed!) $35 and go up from there depending on size and type of tree.Click here for a link to our Facebook page
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir
    (UPDATED: November 11, 2019, JBS) (ADDED: November 24, 2018, JBS)

Buchanan County

Cedar County

Clayton County

  • Kelly Tree Farm - 2022 permanently closed
    Stone Mill Rd, Tipton, IA 52772.Open: UPDATE for 2022, The owner tells me they are permanently closed. 

Clinton County

  • Hainstock Christmas Trees - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees,
    22700 100st Street, Delmar, IA 52037. Phone: Call 563-320-7333. Phone: (563) 652-2276. Email: [email protected]. Open: from mid-November on weekends; Other times by appointment. . Sells out early, get there right before Thanksgiving. Payment: cash or check.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Scotch Pine, White Pine & Canaan Fir up to 8ft.
    (ADDED: December 06, 2020, JBS)

Delaware County

Dubuque County

Iowa County

Jackson County

Johnson County

  • Barnes Tree Farm - 2021 permanently closed
    4439 Dane Road, Southwest, Iowa City, IA 52240. UPDATE for 2021, A visitor tells me they are permanently closed.  A visitor writes on November 23, 2021: "Heads up - Barnes tree farm in Iowa city has closed permanently :( https://aciha7.wixsite.com/barnestreefarm"

Jones County

Linn County

Muscatine County

  • D & J Tree Farm - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled,
    1333 200th Street, Nichols, IA 52766. Phone: 319-723-4415. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2020, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving Day and weekends til Christmas; Open Hours: 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: From Iowa City: Take highway 218 south to exit 80 toward Nichols. Turn right at Catfish place on to hwy70. Cross bridge on to Davis Avenue Go 1.5 miles to 200th Street. Turn left. Place on left. From Quad Cities:I280 to highway 61 south to Muscatine bypass then right to highway 22 toward Nichols then turn left at catfish place onto highway 70. Go across bridge to Davis Avenue Go 1.5 miles to 200th Street turn left. First place on left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We also have pre-cut Douglas Fir inside for your convenience.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Eastern White Pine, Scotch Pine.

Scott County

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