Searching for the perfect Christmas tree and cutting it down is a long tradition in many families in the St. Louis area. You often do not have to travel far from the city to find a tree farm so you too can enjoy this “country” tradition!
There are several tree farms in the St. Louis area that sells trees from their nursery. Many offer a great experience with a hay-ride from a barn to the field, hot chocolate, warm cider, and other fun activities for the family.
Eckert’s & Millstadt Farm
Eckert’s and Millstadt Farm in Belleville, IL, and Millstadt, IL respectively have been staples in the area for years for families to cut down their own trees. They offer both trees you can cut yourself and pre-cut trees.
Christmas Traditions Tree Farm in Wright City, MO offers not only cut-your-own and pre-cut Christmas trees but also visits with Santa, decorations, and gifts for purchase, and hayrides.
Meert Tree Farm
In a rush to get your Christmas tree and want the experience of choosing a live tree without spending all day at it? Meert Tree Farm in Festus, MO offers pre-cut and cut-your-own trees, including Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce, and more.
Who would have thought! While not a tree farm, Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in St. Louis, MO on Chippewa Street sells pre-cut trees in their lot while offering their world-famous custard, and hot chocolate.
Picking A Healthy Christmas Tree
Picking the right Christmas tree is serious business! The right tree will make for happy holiday memories and last for weeks with correct care. Not to mention that fresh pine smell!
Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when you touch them. If purchasing a pre-cut tree, gently tap the cut end of the tree on the ground. If a large number of needles fall to the ground, choose a different tree.