Where to find real Christmas trees in the Des Moines area
1474 NW 86th St, Clive (715) 219-4987
Quality Christmas trees, garlands, and wreaths. Trees are grown in Central Wisconsin and shipped directly to Des Moines.
Tree Varieties: Balsam, Natural Balsam, Fraser, Scotch Pine and White Pine
Hours: opens the day before Thanksgiving; 7 days a week 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. until sold out
323 Montana Road, Boone, IA (515) 432-1955
Find cut your own and pre-cut Christmas Trees, wreaths, swags, firewood, and hardwood timber.
Tree Varieties: Scotch pines, White pines, Concolor firs, and Fraser firs. Wreaths and potted living White Pine trees are also available.
Hours: Opens weekend of November 21. Check the website for hours.
19885 Midland Trail, Minburn, IA (515) 677-2389
In addition to cut-your-own Christmas trees, Hill’s farm offers hand-decorated wreaths, greenery baskets, mantle pieces, table centerpieces, and greenery crosses. Warm-up with a cup of hot chocolate and cookies in their Tree Shed.
Tree Varieties: Fraser Firs, Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir, Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine, and Norway Spruce
Hours: opens Friday, November 27; Fridays and Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. or call to make an appointment.
3129 Howell Court, Cumming, IA (515) 981-4762
Howell Tree Farm is a full-service tree farm. All you have to do is pick out a tree. They cut, shake, bale, and load your tree for you. They also sell wreaths and swags and tree stands. Tag your tree the Saturday before Thanksgiving, then come after Thanksgiving to pick up your tree.
Tree Varieties: Scotch Pine, White Pine, and Canaan Fir.
Hours: opens Saturday before Thanksgiving 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving day; Sunday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until December 23.
7404 Vandalia Drive, Runnells, IA (515) 266-9881
Miller Tree Farms offers cut-your-own and pre-cut trees from their fields. They also offer wreaths, swags, and greens. Kids get candy canes and surprise bags with the purchase of a tree.
Tree Varieties: White Pine, Scotch Pine, Concolor Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, and Blue Spruce
Hours: precut lot opens November 21; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Monday to Friday: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fields open November 27.
Special Hours: Black Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Thanksgiving
7533 NE 102nd Ave, Bondurant (515) 988-2121
Get your tree and pet the horses and other farm animals!
Hours: opens November 27 to December 15 unless sold out; check online for hours
1895 East Army Post Road Des Moines (515) 288-6788
Find cut-your-own and pre-cut Christmas trees on the south side of Des Moines along with wreaths, swags and greenery, seasonal bulbs, and plants and will have their Christmas Store open.
Tree Varieties: White pine, Scotch pine, limited Concolor, and Fraser Fir Pre-Cut Trees: Scotch pine, Fraser Fir, and Concolor Fir.
Hours: November 27 through December 24: Monday to Friday: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
7602 NE 114th Ave, Bondurant, IA (515) 967-4013
Rettig Christmas Tree Farm has been in the Christmas tree-growing business for over 40 years.
Tree Varieties: Scotch pine, White pine, Fraser fir, Balsam fir, Concolor fir, Colorado spruce.
Hours: Monday to Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: noon to 5 p.m.
58976 290th St Cambridge, IA (800) 982-9942
Strautman Tree Farm has thousands of trees to choose from, including a wide assortment of pre-cut trees. They shake, net, and secure your tree to your vehicle for a safe trip home. Be sure to stop by their cozy holiday gift shop to warm up. Browse ornaments and enjoy hot cider and cookies.
Tree Varieties: White Pine, Concolor Fir, Black Hills Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, and Norway Spruce
Hours: open daily Saturday before Thanksgiving through December 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
33459 663rd Ave, Maxwell, IA (515) 387-8778
Find pre-cut and cut-your-own Christmas trees. The Christmas Tree Farm offers visitors a hand-saw and sled to pull your tree back to their shop. They also have wreaths, swags, centerpieces, tree stands, crafts, and other gifts. Enjoy a complimentary hot beverage, or lemonade and candy canes and snacks as well as games and books for the kids.
Tree Varieties: Scotch Pine, White Pine, Fraser Fir, and Concolor Fir.
Hours: Tag a tree before Thanksgiving then pick it up November 27 through December 18. Monday to Friday: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
201 4th Ave NE, State Center, IA (641) 751-7435 or (641) 750-0187
This family-run farm offers four varieties of trees. They provide you with saws, mechanical shaking, and baling of trees.
Tree Varieties: White Pine, Scotch Pine, Fraser Fir, and Canaan Fir
Hours: November 22, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; November 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; November 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; December 5, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; December 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1400 E Hillcrest Indianola, IA (515) 961-6979
Find cut your own and pre-cut Christmas Trees, wreaths, swags garlands, and other decorative greenery. They also offer horse-drawn wagon rides and miniature train rides on specific dates weather permitting.
Tree Varieties: Fraser Fir, Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir, Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine, White Pine, and White Spruce.
Hours: Opens Friday After Thanksgiving from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays: noon to 5 p.m.; Weekdays: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closing December 16th