Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Near the Twin Cities

Want a Minnesota-grown Christmas tree? And the pride that you chose it, cut it down, and brought it home yourself? Christmas tree farms in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area grow trees for you to cut yourself, or you can pick out a fresh-cut tree for the holidays.

Most Christmas tree farms in the Twin Cities area are open on weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas during the 2018 season, but weather, demand, and other factors can affect opening hours and availability of trees, so call the farm before you set out on your tree-cutting journey.

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Covered Bridge Tree Farm

Covered Bridge Tree Farm

Covered Bridge Tree Farm 

Address
18655 Forest Blvd N, Forest Lake, MN 55025-3606, USA
Phone
+1 651-464-0735

Drive or walk into the Christmas tree field to pick out and cut your own tree at Covered Bridge Tree Farm in Forest Lake. The farm will loan you a saw, 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 $57.95 in 2018, and there are free cookies and hot drinks in the gift shop.

Covered Bridge is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the holiday season in 2018. Call first to be sure the farm is not closed because of weather.

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Gifford's Tree Farm

Address
23240 Texas Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044-8243, USA
Phone
+1 952-461-3717

Gifford's in Lakeville is open every day from 10 a.m. to  5 p.m. from November 24 to December 24 in 2018. You can cut your own tree or buy one from the farm that has been pre-cut. Gifford's grows eight different kinds of Christmas trees, so you will have a wide choice, no matter whether you cut your own or buy a tree the farm has cut for you. Gifford's takes cash or checks only. 

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Halley's Tree Farm

Halley's Tree Farm

 Halley's Tree Farm

Address
17338 Lyons St NE, Forest Lake, MN 55025-8853, USA

Several varieties of Christmas trees are grown at Halley's Tree Farm in Forest Lake. Cut your own tree or pick out a freshly cut tree, then sip some free hot apple cider to warm up before heading home. In 2018, Halley's is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m on Sundays, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays starting November 24.

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Hampton Hills and Rum River

Address
998 310th St Way, Cannon Falls, MN 55009, USA
Phone
+1 763-753-4595

Hampton Hills, near Hampton, and Rum River, near Anoka, have 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. You can cut your own tree or buy one that's been pre-cut at both farms. Both farms are open every day through December 22, 2018. Hampton Hills is open from 9 a.m. to 4:15, with the pre-cut lot open until 4:30 p.m. Rum River is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the pre-cut lot stays open until 7 p.m.

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Hansen Tree Farm

Hansen Tree Farm

 Hansen Tree Farm

Address
7440 Alpine Dr, Anoka, MN 55303-4756, USA
Phone
+1 651-214-2305

Hansen Tree Farm in Ramsey is open in 2018 from November 18 to December 17 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The farm provides saws, maps to the best trees, and free hot drinks. And the staff will bale up your tree and attach it to your car to get it ready to take home. Go on a hayride while you're there and enjoy the farm's forested setting. As well as cut-your-own trees, there are cut trees for sale. Hansen's is the closest tree farm to the Twin Cities and is about a 30-minute drive from downtown Minneapolis.

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Krueger's Christmas Trees

Krueger​'s Christmas Trees

 Krueger's Christmas Trees

Address
4452 Lake Elmo Ave N, FARM ENTRANCE: 10970 43rd St N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042, USA
Phone
+1 651-439-9186

The Krueger family has been farming this land near Lake Elmo in the St. Croix Valley since 1916 and has been growing Christmas trees since 1954. It's one of the most convenient farms to St. Paul and the east metro area, You can cut your own tree or buy a pre-cut tree. Krueger's says it has a limited selection of trees to cut yourself but plenty of pre-cut trees. Cut your own tree, and they will shake it, wrap it, and tie it onto your car for you. 

The farm is open from November 18 to December 24, 2018, from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday.  The cut-your-own fields close at 4:30 p.m. every day. If you go in the evening, you'll be treated to a crackling bonfire, Christmas lights, and a cup of warm cider. 

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Log Cabin Pines

Log Cabin Pines

 Log Cabin Pines

Address
6345 240th St E, Elko, MN 55020-9553, USA
Phone
+1 651-402-5437

Log Cabin Pines is in Elco, 45 minutes south of Minneapolis and St. Paul. This farm is open on weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting on November 24  for cut-your-own trees. Log Cabin's trees are all $55, no matter the size. 

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Revak Nursery

Address
6291 240th St E, Elko, MN 55020, USA
Phone
+1 952-469-1200

You can choose from 50,000 trees at Revak Nursery in Lakeville and Elco New Market Farm or choose your tree from a large selection of pre-cut trees at Revak Nursery. Cut-your-own trees are all $59.95 no matter the size or variety. Hours vary depending on the location, the type of tree you want, and the day. Check the website before you head out.

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