Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in the St. Louis Area
One of my favorite childhood memories was visiting the Christmas tree farm every holiday season with my family and cutting down our own fresh Christmas tree. We would bundle up and make the drive to Christmas Tree Valley (sadly no longer in business), full of excitement and anticipation. I remember feeling like I could get lost in the endless rows of pine trees. We would wander those rows, looking for the perfect tree to bring home and decorate. After we checked every last tree on the lot, and cut down the best one, dragged it up the hill, wrapped it up, and attached it to the roof of our car, we would visit Santa inside and grab some hot cocoa to warm up. It brings me such fond feelings just thinking about it. I knew when I had children that I wanted them to have this same magical holiday experience. So each year when Thanksgiving is over, we bundle up and head to our new favorite tree farm to cut down our perfect tree.
Cutting down your own Christmas tree is such a fun and unique experience, sure to bring your family closer together this holiday season. Whether this is something your family already does each year, or you are looking to start a new tradition, the St. Louis area offers many places where you can cut down your own Christmas tree. Here’s a list to help you choose!
1. Country Pines Christmas Tree Farm (Wright City, MO)
Country Pines Christmas Tree Farm is located in Wright City inside Warren County. Outside, the farm offers a wide selection of Christmas trees to cut and carry. They also offer pre-cut live trees for those who do not want to cut their own. Inside the 1600+ square foot heated barn, there is a large selection of Christmas decorations, hand-crafted festive wreaths, and plenty of treats to enjoy. They also offer select times to take photos with Santa. We have cut our tree down here several times, and have never had a problem finding a beautiful live tree at Country Pines!
WHERE: 14533 W State Highway M, Wright City, MO 63390
WEBSITE: Country Pines Christmas Tree Farm
2. Christmas Traditions Tree Farm (Wright City, MO)
Christmas Traditions Tree Farm, also in Wright City, offers choose and cut White and Scotch Pines as well as pre-cut firs. They are a family-owned and operated tree farm located in Warren County. Visitors can enjoy a free hayride to and from the tree field, visits with Santa, special treats, and a large selection of gifts and items in the gift shop.
WHERE: 25882 S. Lohman Rd., Wright City, MO 63390
WEBSITE: Christmas Traditions Tree Farm
3. Eckerts Belleville Farm (Belleville, IL)
Eckerts Farm is a popular destination all year-round for things like apple, peach, and strawberry picking. They have several locations around the St. Louis area. During the holiday season, their Belleville, IL farm offers cut your own Christmas trees, as well as a selection of pre-cut trees. While there, guests can visit their country store and during select times, get their photo taken with Santa.
WHERE: 951 S Green Mt Rd., Belleville, IL 62220
WEBSITE: Eckert’s Belleville Farm
4. Meert Tree Farm (Festus, MO)
Meert Tree Farm, in Festus, offers both cut-your-own and pre-cut Christmas trees every holiday season. They are located in Jefferson County, which borders St. Louis County to the south. You are sure to find your perfect tree, as they offer over 25,000 trees on a 150-acre lot. While there, guests can also visit their ever-expanding Christmas store, which features a huge selection of unique ornaments and decorative items, and more!
WHERE: 14560 Dry Fork Rd., Festus, MO. 63028
WEBSITE: Meert Tree Farm
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