Christmas Trees in Des Moines

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Christmas Trees in Des Moines

How many of you still buy a REAL Christmas tree every year? White pine, scotch pine, Fraser fir, balsam fir, or concolor fir. No matter the type of tree, the smell of live trees always brings the holiday season into the home. We used to always use artificial trees, but when we started having children I wanted them to experience a new tradition. The great thing about purchasing a real tree is the experience of picking one out and bringing it home. We love the family tradition of searching for the perfect tree for our family to have in our home for holiday celebrations.

Take a look at some great places to find real Christmas trees in the greater Des Moines and support some of these local businesses!

NOTE: Please call or double-check social media before you go. Some tree farms may be out for the season or have limited supply.

Deal’s Orchard 

1102 244th Street, Jefferson 

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 that can be your family’s perfect Christmas Tree 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, a bag of popcorn, and of course an apple.

Hill’s Tree Farm 

19885 Midland Trail, Minburn 

Hill’s Tree Farm encourages you to cut your own tree with hand saws they provide, but they will fresh-cut Christmas trees 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. 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

Howell Tree Farm, located just 20 minutes from Des Moines, invites you to come to pick out a fresh tree for your Christmas celebration. Beginning the Saturday before Thanksgiving weekend, 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 they will have it ready for you when you come. Howell’s is a full-service tree farm. They offer tree stands and will cut trees for you. It is a great place for the first-timer. The Howell Family makes it super easy and fun for all! Howell’s Tree Farm is one of our favorite Christmas Tree farm and best selection of trees.

Pinkley’s Red Roof Farms Christmas Trees

NEW IN 2023! Will be located at the barn near the Bondurant Elevator/Co-Op

We picked our Christmas Tree from Pinkley’s a few years ago. Since then they have sold their farm and are located at a new location in Bondurant. They offer pre-cut trees.

Strautman Tree Farm

58976 290th Street, Cambridge

Strautman has thousands of options for Christmas trees. Shop in the gift shop, browse ornaments, drink hot cider, and eat cookies.

Miller Tree Farm

7404 SE Vandalia Drive, Runnells

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.

Walnut Ridge Farm 

1400 Hillcrest Drive, Indianola

Find and cut down your own Christmas tree or choose from preselected trees available. They also offer free miniature train rides on a special schedule.


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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