There’s no better way to kick off the holiday season than by getting out of the city, visiting a local Christmas tree farm and cutting down your own tree. Whether you’re looking to start a new family tradition or just want to take a quick road trip to see what it’s all about, we’ve compiled a list of seven Christmas tree farms in the Kansas City area that will get you into the Christmas spirit. These tree farms provide a truly interactive experience the whole family will love, from selecting your tree and cutting it down to visiting the gift shop and sipping on warm hot cocoa while your tree gets prepped for hauling.
1. Pumpkins and Pines
20606 South State Route 7, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080
Family-owned and operated for over thirty-one years, Pumpkins and Pines has grown more than 14,000 Christmas trees. Pumpkins and Pines provides bow saws to cut your own tree or a member of the staff will cut it for you. You’ll find Scotch, Red, Austrian and White Pines in the field or pre-cut Fraser fir trees, Canaan Firs, Balsam Firs, Concolor Firs and Blue Spruce Christmas trees. Pumpkin and Pines opens for the season the Saturday before Thanksgiving at 9 a.m. and will remain open seven days per week. In addition to a great selection of trees, you can enjoy free hayrides and hot cocoa, a gift shop, visits from Santa on the weekends and 150+ fresh wreaths. For more information, visit the Pumpkins and Pines website here or their Facebook page here.
Pumpkins and Pines Christmas Tree Farm 20192. Fulk’s Tree Farm
23400 Hwy 92, Platte City, MO 64079
Fulk Farms is a six generation, family-owned farm founded in 1889. You can choose and cut your own farm-grown Scotch or White Pines (saws provided) or take home a pre-cut Douglas, Frazier or Balsam Fir. Fulk’s Tree Farm features a gift shop, live wreaths and garland, ornaments and more. Fulk’s opens for business the Friday after Thanksgiving at 9 a.m. Regular hours are Tuesday - Friday from 12 - 5 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday 9 - 5 p.m. The farm is closed on Mondays. For more information, visit Fulk’s Tree Farm’s website here.3. Fort Osage Farm & White Pine Lodge
3022 North Twyman Road, Independence, MO 64058
If you’re looking for twenty acres of breathtaking, rolling Missouri countryside filled with beautiful, live Christmas trees, look no further than Fort Osage Farm! The Luke Family has been filling Kansas City homes with beautiful, fresh-cut Christmas trees for nearly two decades. At the farm, you can choose and cut your own Scotch Pine, White Pine, Norway Spruce or Virginia Pine with a farm-provided saw. Trees range from $30 - 275. Also available are pre-cut Christmas tree Fraser Firs ranging in size from 6 - 12’. The farm provides complimentary shaking and bagging and twine to tie your tree onto your car. Additionally, you’ll enjoy complimentary hot cocoa, hot spiced cider, candy canes and coloring books. Unfortunately, there will be no Santa visits in 2020. Opening weekend for the farm is Saturday, November 21 from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 22 from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Hours vary. For more information, please visit Fort Osage Farm’s website here.
4. Bierman’s Christmas Tree Farm
2825 South 63rd Street, Kansas City, KS 66016
At Bierman’s Christmas Tree Farm you can choose and cut Scotch and Austrian Pines from 5 - 12’ tall. The farm also features pre-cut White Pines (up to 9’ tall) and pre-cut Frasier Firs and Balsam Firs (up to 18’ tall). Once you’ve selected your tree, head to the heated barn for complimentary hot cocoa, gift shop, Christmas picture cut-out and fresh wreaths and garland. Sleigh rides are $2.50 per person; children under 3 years old ride for free. Due to COVID, there will be no Christmas Egg Hunt. Remember to bring a mask to wear in the gift shop. The 2020 season officially kicks off the Friday after Thanksgiving at 9 a.m., but pre-opening day will take place on Sunday, November 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (tree sales only). Regular season hours are weekends only from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit Bierman’s Christmas Tree Farm’s website here or their Facebook page here.5. Wilderson Christmas Tree Farm
14820 Parallel Road, Basehor, KS 66007
At Wilderson Christmas Tree Farm, you’ll find gorgeous Virginia and Scotch Pines in the field to choose and cut, along with a nice selection of pre-cut Fraser Firs. Due to COVID-19, Wilderson has made a few changes to keep everyone safe this holiday season. Hayrides, hot chocolate and candy canes will not be available. Twine will be supplied for customers to tie their own tree to their automobiles, but the staff at Wilderson Tree Farm will not be able to. Face masks are required when social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained. Opening day is Saturday, November 21 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Regular hours are weekends from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with the addition of Black Friday. For more information, visit Wilderson Christmas Tree Farm’s website here or their Facebook page here.6. Midland Holiday Pines
18541 Midland Drive, Shawnee, KS 66218
Conveniently located in Shawnee, Midland Tree Farm is a family-owned Christmas tree farm that has been providing magical holiday experiences for the Kansas City area since 2002. You’ll find Scotch Pines growing on the farm available for cutting, along with a beautiful selection of pre-cut Fraser Firs and White Pines. The season kicks off at Midland Holiday Pines the Friday after Thanksgiving and the farm remains open on weekends from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. through the end of the season. For more information, visit Midland Tree Farm’s website here or their Facebook page here.7. Christmas Ranch Trees
24818 NE 148th Street, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Roy and Carol purchased this 40-acre farm in the rolling hills of Clay County in 1982. Although there were no evergreens when they purchased the farm, 25 acres are now planted with Scotch and White Pines, among other varieties including Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce and Canaan Fir. This year will be Roy and Carol’s 30th season selling Christmas trees to people in the Kansas City-area. Fun Fact: Christmas Ranch Tree Farm was used as the filming location for the upcoming Lifetime movie My Sweet Holiday scheduled to air at 7 p.m. on Christmas Day! Saws are provided and the staff will shake, bail and load/tie down your tree to your automobile. While your tree is being prepped, visit the barn for complimentary hot chocolate, hot cider, coffee and cookies. You’ll also find handmade wreaths, centerpieces, door swags and ornaments available for purchase. Opening day is the day after Thanksgiving. For more information, visit Christmas Ranch Trees’ website here.
Nothing beats the look and smell of a fresh-cut Christmas tree. One of the keys to tree safety is placement. Remember to never place your tree within three feet of a heat source including fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights. Also, be sure to check its water level daily, never allowing it to go dry. Happy tree hunting, and most importantly, have a safe and happy holiday.
Best Local Kansas City Business for Real Pre-Cut Trees
1. Grass Pad
Olathe, Kansas City, Bonner Springs, Lee's Summit, Stilwell
With five locations in the Kansas City area, it's easy to find a Grass Pad near you with a great selection of pre-cut real trees. Plus, when you buy a Grass Pad Christmas tree, you support local small businesses and independent American farmers. This year Grass Pad has two varieties of pre-cut, real trees to choose from: Oregon Noble Firs and Northern Fraser Firs. Oregon Noble Firs are the most desired of all the real tree varieties, are a rich blue-green color with a hint of silver and are known for their needle retention. For more information, visit Grass Pad's website here.
Christmas Tree Farms That Will Not Open for the 2020 Season Due to COVID1. Cedar Valley Forest
29145 West 83rd Street, De Soto, KS 660182. Reindeer Lane
19401 Fightmaster, Trimble, MO 64492
For more information, visit the Reindeer Lane website here.
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