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List and Map: Where to find the perfect Christmas tree in Eastern Iowa

Paul Sueppel (left, facing tree) of Iowa City, Iowa, leads members of his family in singing “Oh Christmas Tree” as they draw close around one of the trees chosen by the family at Handley’s Holiday Hillside tree farm in Solon, Iowa, on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. The Sueppels have been singing the Christmas carol and dancing around their chosen trees for over 35 years. The number of people has declined from 40 to 50 before Iowa began playing its Black Friday football game against Nebraska to around 25 this year. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Paul Sueppel (left, facing tree) of Iowa City, Iowa, leads members of his family in singing “Oh Christmas Tree” as they draw close around one of the trees chosen by the family at Handley’s Holiday Hillside tree farm in Solon, Iowa, on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. The Sueppels have been singing the Christmas carol and dancing around their chosen trees for over 35 years. The number of people has declined from 40 to 50 before Iowa began playing its Black Friday football game against Nebraska to around 25 this year. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

One the turkey leftovers are packed away, it’s time to unpack the Christmas ornaments. Here are Christmas tree farms across Eastern Iowa where you can find the perfect tree to decorate for the holiday season.

Benton County

Kacena Family Tree Farm

Address: 2510 55th St. Vinton

Phone: (319) 210-2218, facebook.com/Kacenachristmastreefarm

Hours: 9 a.m. to dusk, Saturdays and Sundays through Christmas, weekdays by appointment.

 

Black Hawk County

Kris Kringel’s Trees LLC

Address: 5220 W. Bennington Road, Cedar Falls

Contact: (319) 277-8596, wapsiepines.com

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 8.

 

Bremer County

Wapsie Pines Tree Farm

Address: 2778 Whitetail Ave., Fairbank

Contact: (319) 638-7931, wapsiepinestreefarm.com

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 10.

 

Cedar County

Kelly Tree Farm

Address: 1045 Stone Mill Road, Tipton

Phone: (563) 452-0280, kellytreefarm.com/christmas-trees

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 10.

 

Clayton County

DJ Christmas Pines

Address: 29305 Highway 13, Elkader

Phone: (563) 245-1125

Hours: 9 a.m. to dusk Nov. 24, 25 and Dec. 2 and 11 a.m. to dusk Nov. 26 and Dec. 3.

 

Jackson County

Hainstock Christmas Trees

Address: 22700 First St., Delmar

Phone: (563) 652-2276

Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas

 

Johnson County

Map by John McGlothlen / The Gazette

Barnes Tree Farm

Address: 4439 Dane Road SW, Iowa City

Phone: (319) 341-9351, aciha7.wixsite.com/barnestreefarm

Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 24 and 25, Dec. 9 and 10; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 26 and Dec. 3.

 

Handley’s Holiday Hillside Inc.

Address: 1731 White Oak Ave NE, Solon

Phone: (319) 624-3646, facebook.com/handleysholidayhillside

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays until trees are gone.

 

Jones County

A&A Christmas Tree Farm

Address: 14201 170th Ave., Monticello

Phone: (319) 481-7370, aachristmastree.com

Hours: Sunup to sundown weekends through Dec. 24.

 

Linn County

Cedar’s Edge Evergreen Market

2188 Ivanhoe Road, Ely

Phone: (319) 361-7967, cedarsedgemarket.com

Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 24 and 25, 1 to 6 p.m. Nov. 26; After Thanksgiving weekend, 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays.

 

Wickiup Hill Tree Farm

Address: Wickiup Hill Road, Toddville

Phone: (319) 432-2837, wickiuphilltreefarm.com

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and Nov. 24; 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays

 

Louisa County

Honey Creek Timbers

Address: 1501 L Ave., Morning Sun

Phone: (319) 868-7647, honeycreektimbers.moonfruit.com

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 24.

 

Winneshiek County

Holiday Pines

Address: 1846 Whitetail Road, Decorah

Phone: (563) 382-2125

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 17.

l Source: Iowa Christmas Tree Growers Association and tree farm websites

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