We try to make and keep as many traditions as possible during the holiday season. One of my personal favorites is cutting down our own Christmas tree. We are lucky to have so many wonderful Christmas tree farms in Minnesota, many within a short drive from the Twin Cities. Turks Tree Farm, located just outside of Litchfield, is one we have visited in the past. Some of the highlights include; live reindeer, visits from Santa, free cookies, cider & coloring books, hayrides, a gift shop, and of course plenty of beautiful Christmas trees to choose from.
Petersen Christmas Tree Farm is another cute farm located in Clear Lake. Petersen’s boasts very affordable tree prices, who doesn’t like to save a little money while making memories?! They also have visits from Santa and hayrides. Petersen’s allows your family pet to join you while you’re picking out a tree, making for the perfect Christmas card photo op! With a gift shop, complimentary cider, candy canes & toys, Petersen’s is a great choice this holiday season.
Wolcyn Tree Farms & Nursery was voted ‘The Best of Minnesota’ by WCCO. They are located in Cambridge, and also have tree lots in Northfield, Fargo, and St. Paul Farmer’s Market. Wolcyn’s has free cider, coffee, & cookies everyday and free hayrides on the weekends. They have a gift shop with ornaments, candles, barn signs, stockings, tree skirts, hotdogs & chips, plus much, much more.
Axdahl’s Garden Farm in beautiful Stillwater has plenty of Fraiser and Balsam trees to choose from. Along with lots of fresh cut boughs, garland roping, spruce tops and swags. They also have complimentary hot chocolate and apple cider. Planning a trip to Axdahl’s must include a visit to historic downtown Stillwater.
Although Fox Farm Market does not have cut your own Christmas trees, they do have precut trees along with plenty of greens & berries for decorating. What IS so special about Fox Farm is their holiday display. They have an old-fashioned, Victorian Christmas display making the drive to Rosemount worth it! The Christmas lights come on at dusk. Fox Farm is open daily from 9am-8pm thru January 3rd.
For a complete list of Christmas tree locations visit Minnesota Grown. Trust me, going to a tree farm is such a special experience! And don’t worry, most places have pre-cut trees if you don’t feel like cutting your own. Here’s to traditions…Merry Christmas!