Christmas Tree Farms in Central Iowa

How many of you still buy a REAL Christmas tree every year? We have always used an artificial tree, but I think my husband may be on board to get a real one this year! 🙂 Check out these great places to get your tree. It’s not only getting the tree, it’s the experience also! Am I missing your favorite place to get your real Christmas tree?  E-mail me. And we will get it added to our list!

Christmas Tree Farms


Center Grove Orchard 

32835 610th Ave, Cambridge

Country Store, Hay Cafe, Bakery and Coffee Shop open until Christmas!

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday 8 am – 5 pm

Sunday 8 am – 4 pm

Center Grove orchard is a fall favorite for apples and pumpkins, but did you know they have loads of holiday events and activities too?! Check out their Children’s Craft Days, Pajamas & Stories with Santa and Brunch with Santa and Rudolph here! AND new this year, they are selling pre-cut Christmas trees during their Country Store hours! SO come out for a special event and grab your tree!

Deal’s Orchard 

1102 244th Street, Jefferson 

Monday – Saturday 9 am – 6 pm

Sunday 1 pm – 6 pm

Deal’s Orchard is another fall favorite, but they also have Christmas trees too! You can cut your own tree or select a pre-cut tree. They offer several types and you can check out the Apple Barn! The Apple Barn has a fun train, you can do some shopping, take a picture in Santa’s sleigh, get a free cup of hot apple cider, bag of popcorn and of course an apple! 🙂

Hill’s Tree Farm 

19885 Midland Trail, Minburn 

Opens Friday after Thanksgiving

Fridays & Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm

Sundays 1 pm – 5 pm

Encouraged to cut their own tree with hand saws they provide, but will cut a tree if asked. Each tree is labeled with what type it is. There are also hand decorated wreaths, greenery baskets, mantle pieces, and more for purchase! You can also grab a cup of hot chocolate and cookies. Or enjoy a warm fire and roast marshmallows in their fire pit

Howell Tree Farm 

3129 Howell Court, Cumming

Open Saturday before Thanksgiving

Open 7 days a week, 9 am – 5pm until December 23rd

Closed Thanksgiving Day!

Howell Tree Farm, located just 20 minutes from Des Moines, invites you to come pick out a fresh tree for your Christmas celebration. Beginning the Saturday before Thanksgiving, you can visit the farm and pre-tag your own special tree. Take it with you that day or call ahead when you’re ready to decorate and we’ll have it ready for you when you come. Either way, we cut your tree, shake it, wrap it, and load it into your vehicle — you don’t have to do a thing! Purchase one of our stands and we’ll mount it for a small fee. It’s our “Marriage-saver Special.”

Miller Tree Farm

7404 SE Vandalia Drive, Runnells

Sunday – Friday Noon – 5 pm

Saturday 9 am – 5 pm

You can choose and cut your own tree in their field or choose a fresh pre-cut! Miller Tree Farm offers free candy canes for your children and a free uncirculated National Parks quarter with the purchase of a tree! Make your own ornament to take home also!

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