It’s the quintessential Christmas tradition – bundling up the little ones in layers of toasty winter gear. Loading them all up into the truck/SUV/minivan and blasting the Christmas tunes. Tumbling through the snow in organized chaos as each kid battles to pick a tree more perfect than the other. Dad struggling with the dull handsaw as mom takes the kiddos back to the warming house for hot cocoa and a picture with Santa. Then hauling the 8 foot sappy splendor back home to be decorated with years of memories and beauty. There’s nothing more fun than Christmas tree shopping!
Fortunately, the Greater St. Cloud Area is home to many different options for both pre-cut and cut-your-own trees. Plus, with many including photo ops, gift shops, baked goodies and more, it’s about so much more than just getting a tree – it’s about making memories to last a lifetime. Find the perfect tree farm below!
Located in the heart of St. Cloud, in the St. Anthony’s Church parking lot off 25th Ave. N, The Tree Farm has been family owned and operated since 1954. Trees are grown locally in Rice, MN and brought into town fresh for you to pick up. Plus you can also shop their selection of wreaths, spruce tips, branches and sways for your decorating needs. They are open from the Friday after Thanksgiving through December 22nd, while supplies lasts!
Clear Lake is the place to be for your Christmas tree, and Jan’s Christmas Trees is the spot! Not only can you choose from their wide variety of perfect pines, treat yourself to some goodies in the gift shop, visit the bonfire for s’mores and brats, and wave down Santa Claus as he arrives via helicopter (weather permitting). Check out their website for dates and times of the special events, and get ready to deck the halls with your new tree from Jan’s. The field opens for cutting on November 21st, 2020. COVID 19 update: Santa will not be visiting Jan’s this year. Other activities such as gift shop and bonfire are still open.
Also located in Clear Lake, this place has a whole lot more than just Christmas trees! B&J Evergreen has been in business for over 40 years, and they take pride in providing high quality products. Plus, after you’ve plucked the perfect pine, you can visit Santa, go on a hayride, visit the petting zoo, play on the playground, and more. Bring the whole family (and the camera!) and get ready to jingle some bells at B&J Evergreen! Tree cutting and petting zoo begin on November 21st, 2020 and everything else opens the following weekend! There is also another location in Princeton also offering some activities, opening on November 21st, 2020.
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At Hinkemeyer’s in Rice, it’s about more than just a tree, it’s about creating an experience that will kick off your holiday season and kindle the Christmas spirit in your heart. Sleigh rides (Restricted due to COVID), s’mores, and hot cocoa await – oh yeah, and trees of course! Dash through the snow to this picturesque country location, and don’t forget your camera! Trees are available starting November 21st, 2020.
On the outskirts of Clear Lake lies Petersen Tree Farm, where Christmas memories are made! Over 225 acres of pre-cut and cut-your-own trees await you and your family, as well as free hayrides, Santa visits, and free cider & other goodies! Plus, make sure to visit the gift shop while you’re there – perhaps you’ll even find some silver bells. The 2020 season kicks off on Friday, November 27th! COVID update: Santa will not be visiting Petersen’s this year.
This no-nonsense greenhouse and Christmas Tree Farm located in Foley is the perfect place to find a tree plus homemade wreaths and other goodies to get you through the holiday season. Opening for the 2020 season on the Friday after Thanksgiving, check out Pete’s for all your evergreen needs! The 2020 season will be their last year selling Christmas trees. In honor of their last year they will be having bonfires and outdoor games available.
This family owned Christmas tree farm offers both cut your own trees as well as a wide variety of pre-cut trees for all of your decorating dreams. Located in St. Joseoh, they are excited to welcome you and your family as you hunt for the perfect tree and create Christmas memories for years to come.
A family tradition since 1958, Golden Nursery & Tree Farm in Rice is known as “THE Tree Farm.” Both cut-your-own and pre-cut trees await you, and you can even shop in warm indoor comfort if you’re not up for the cold. Whether your flavor is fir, spruce or pine, Golden will have you rockin’ around the Christmas tree in no time. Opening for the 2020 season on November 21st.
Finding the right Christmas Tree for your family!
Located right in St. Cloud, Weis Christmas Tree Farm is newly reopened in 2019. They sell all of your favorite tree species, including Norway Pine, Spruce, Balsam Fir, and more. Open Thanksgiving weekend through December 24th. Due to COVID-19: the 2020 season will be self-serve only. Come prepared to find and cut your own tree, verify the type, place payment in payment box, and return any saw or equipment used.
Located just outside of Bowlus, MN, Frieler Farms is a family owned and ran tree farm with both pre-cut and cut-your-own trees. The helpful workers, friendly family atmosphere, and variety of tree types will make sure you have a merry little Christmas! Come get your tree starting November 27, 2020.
There’s SNOW time like the present. If you haven’t picked up your tree, wreaths, spruce tip pots or gifts, now is the time! One week ‘til Christmas!
Wee Trees, located in Royalton, has been offering fresh cut Christmas trees since 1983. They also offer wreaths, swags, garland, spruce tip pots and more. Not only can you find the perfect tree there, you can also shop their holiday gift store which is full of ornaments, decor, and much more. Opening day 2020 is on November 27th,