Want a Minnesota-grown Christmas tree? And the pride that you chose it, cut it down, and brought it home yourself? Local Christmas tree farms in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Twin Cities metro area grow trees for you to cut yourself, or pick out a fresh-cut tree for the holidays.
Most Christmas tree farms are open on weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but weather, demand, and other factors can affect opening hours and availability of trees, so call the farm before you travel.
Bernin's Tree Farm, Hugo
Open at the weekends to pick and cut your own tree, plus free apple cider, cookies and candy canes.
Drive or walk into the Christmas tree field to pick out and cut your own tree. They loan saws, give you twine, and shake off any dead needles for free. There's a small charge to wrap up trees. Every tree, all varieties and sizes, are the same price, and there's free cookies and hot drinks in their gift shop.
This farm is in Woodbury, making it one of the closest tree farms to the center of the Twin Cities. Deer Trail is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday for cutting a Christmas tree.
Gifford's Tree Farm, Lakeville
Cut-your-own and pre-cut Christmas trees.
Halley's Tree Farm, Forest Lake
Several varieties of Christmas trees are grown at this farm. Cut your own tree or pick out a freshly cut tree, then sip some free hot apple cider to warm up before heading home.
Halley's Tree Farm, telephone 651-464-6027
Two farms with the same owners. Rum River, northwest of the Twin Cities has the larger selection of trees, and Hampton Hills is a little closer to the Metro area, especially for those in the southern suburbs. Both farms are open daily to cut your own tree, or pick a pre-cut tree, from Thanksgiving until Christmas.
They provide saws, maps to the best trees, free hot drinks, take your family on a wagon ride through their farm, and bail up your tree ready to take home. As well as cut-your-own trees, there are cut trees for sale.
One of the most convenient farms for Minneapolis residents. Choose and cut a tree, visit with their farm animals, enjoy free apple cider, and roast marshmallows over a bonfire.
One of the most convenient farms for St. Paul and the east metro area, Krueger's have been growing trees for half a century. Cut your own tree, and they will shake it, wrap it and tie it onto your car for you.
45 minutes south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, this farm is open at the weekends for cut-your-own trees. The farm has a Christmas craft shop on site too.