Real or fake? I'm talking about Christmas trees, of course. If your family has a tradition of getting a real tree every year, St. Louis has some good places to go. Here are the top Christmas tree farms and other places to get a real tree in the St. Louis area.For more on celebrating the holiday season in St. Louis, see St. Louis' Best Christmas Light Displays and Top Holiday Events in St. Louis.
Pea Ridge Forest is a family-run tree farm near Hermann, Missouri. Visitors can cut their own Scotch Pines or pick from a variety of pre-cut trees. There's also a gift shop and snack bar, and Santa often stops by for a visit. Pea Ridge Forest is open from 9 a.m. to dark each day beginning the weekend before Thanksgiving.
22735 Tree Farm Road
St. Louis & St. Charles Counties
1668 Four Mile Road
Christmas Traditions Tree Farm is located in Warren County, near Wright City. The farm offers pre-cut Balsam and Fraser Firs, along with a limited supply of cut-your-own Scotch and White Pines. There are also hay and pony rides, decorations and unique holiday gifts. Christmas Traditions Tree Farm is open on weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving.
25882 S. Lohman Road
Wright City, MO
781 Illinois Route 140
You'll find all kinds of things growing during the year at Eckert's Orchards. In winter, Eckert's offers cut-your-own and pre-cut Christmas trees. For cut-your-own White and Scotch Pines, head to the Millstadt location. For a large selection of pre-cut trees, Belleville is the best bet. Christmas trees are available daily beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving.
951 South Greenmount Road
11477 Pocahontas Road
They may not be locally grown, but Ted Drewes in South St. Louis sells some really nice Canadian Balsam Firs and other pre-cut trees. Plus, you can enjoy a tasty frozen custard while you shop. Ted Drewes trees are available every day beginning after Thanksgiving.
St. Louis, MO