It’s the quintessential Christmas tradition – bundling up the little ones in layers of toasty winter gear. Loading them all up into the truck/SUV/minivan and blasting the Christmas tunes. Tumbling through the snow in organized chaos as each kid battles to pick a tree more perfect than the other. Dad struggling with the dull handsaw as mom takes the kiddos back to the warming house for hot cocoa and a picture with Santa. Then hauling the 8 foot sappy splendor back home to be decorated with years of memories and beauty. There’s nothing more fun than Christmas tree shopping!
Fortunately, the Greater St. Cloud Area is home to many different options for both pre-cut and cut-your-own trees. Plus, with many including Santa Claus visits, gift shops, baked goodies and more, it’s about so much more than just getting a tree – it’s about making memories to last a lifetime. Find the perfect tree farm below!
The closest tree farm to St. Cloud, Riverbluff has just the tree you’re looking for! Just hop on the hay ride, cut your perfect tree (they’ll even haul it back for you!), then enjoy free apple cider and cookies back at the barn while they shake and bale your tree! If you’re feeling really adventurous, head to the buffalo pasture to see and feed the furry fellows. All you want for Christmas is a tree from Riverbluff Farm!
Clear Lake is the place to be for your Christmas tree, and Jan’s Christmas Trees is the spot! Not only can you choose from their wide variety of perfect pines, treat yourself to some goodies in the gift shop, visit the bonfire for s’mores and brats, and wave down Santa Claus as he arrives via HELICOPTER (weather permitting). Check out their website for dates and times of the special events, and get ready to deck the halls with your new tree from Jan’s.
Head over to Princeton for a whole lot more than just Christmas trees! B&J Evergreen has been in business for over 40 years, and they take pride in providing high quality products. Plus, after you’ve plucked the perfect pine, you can visit Santa, go on a hayride, visit the petting zoo, play on the playground, and more. Bring the whole family (and the camera!) and get ready to jingle some bells at B&J Evergreen!
At Hinkemeyer’s in Rice, it’s about more than just a tree, it’s about creating an experience that will kick off your holiday season and kindle the Christmas spirit in your heart. Sleigh rides, s’mores, and hot cocoa await – oh yeah, and trees of course! Dash through the snow to this picturesque country location, and don’t forget your camera!
A family tradition since 1958, Golden Nursery & Tree Farm in Rice is known as “THE Tree Farm.” Both cut-your-own and pre-cut trees await you, and you can even shop in warm indoor comfort if you’re not up for the cold. Whether your flavor is fir, spruce or pine, Golden will have you rockin’ around the Christmas tree in no time.
On the outskirts of Clear Lake lies Petersen Tree Farm, where Christmas memories are made! Over 225 acres of pre-cut and cut-your-own trees await you and your family, as well as free hayrides, Santa visits, and free cider & other goodies! Plus, make sure to visit the gift shop while you’re there – perhaps you’ll even find some silver bells.
Located just outside of Bowlus, MN, Frieler Farms is a family owned and ran tree farm with both pre-cut and cut-your-own trees. The helpful workers, friendly family atmosphere, and variety of tree types will make sure you have a merry little Christmas!