11 Picture Perfect Christmas Tree Farms Near the Fox Cities!

Holiday Creek Christmas Tree Farm, Plover

Channel your inner Clark Griswold — bundle up the whole family, fill a thermos with hot cocoa, and head to a tree farm to find your best fresh cut tree ever! Some of these family fun spots even include horse drawn sleigh rides, bonfires, Santa Claus, country gift shops with ornaments, wreaths, garlands and more to make a memorable trip. We have rounded up Holiday and Christmas Tree Farms Northeast Wisconsin for your family tradition! Pick the just-right spot and head out on a Christmas tree-cutting adventure! Be sure to tag us to share your photos on Instagram with #gvkrocktheholidays

Is cutting down your tree part of your family’s Christmas traditions? Where is your favorite place to cut down your real Christmas tree, and why? Share your thoughts and pictures in the comments below or email us at govalleykids@gmail.com.

Editor’s Note: Make sure to call or check farm websites or Facebook pages to confirm hours, special events and Santa hours! Some of these places are only open on the weekends!

General Tips

  • Plan to spend about an hour and a half for basic finding the tree and cutting it down. More time for activities or gift store shopping.
  • Check individual locations on pet policies and if dogs are allowed.
  • Many farms provide saws but chain saws are not allowed.
  • Tips for tree care >

Common Wisconsin Christmas Tree Types

  • Fraser Fir $$$$
    • Holds their needles the longest
    • More expensive
    • Short, soft to the touch needles
    • branches turn slightly upward
    • silver, dark green color
    • Tall trees
    • $48-$68
  • Balsam Fir $$$
    • Strong smell
    • Holds needles well
    • Needs water daily
    • Short needles, soft to the touch, ¾ to 1½ in
    • Dark green color
    • Tall trees
    • $48-$68
  • Canaan Fir $$$
    • Similar to both Fraser and Balsam Firs in growth and appearance
    • Soft needles
    • Dark green color
  • Spruce $
    • Strong branches, Great for heavy ornaments
    • Good price point
    • Picky to the touch (helps prevent pets from climbing)
    • Short needles
    • $20-$42
  • White Pine $
    • soft long needles
    • blue-green color with a hint of white 
    • Retains needles
    • Generally, grow straight with a good shape
  • Scotch Pine $
    • a bushy, full tree with 1½”-3” long needles
    • needles are stiff, flattened, twisted and grow in bundles of two
    • Bright green to blue-green color
    • needles don’t even fall when they’re dry, providing excellent needle retention.
    • the most common Christmas tree in the US
Holiday Trees LTD, Shiocton
Photo Credit: Holiday Trees LTD, Shiocton

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Farms Near the Fox Cities

List arranged by distance from Appleton.

  1. Holiday Trees LTD, Shiocton
    About 35 min from Appleton, 40 minutes from Green Bay
  2. Flease’s Tree Farm, Weyauwega
    About 40 minutes from Appleton, 60 min from Green Bay
  3. Balsam Creek Lane Tree Farm, Bear Creek
    About 42 min from Appleton, 1 hour from Green Bay
  4. Moon Creek Fraser Farm, Ripon
    About 44 min from Appleton, 1 hour 14 min from Green Bay
  5. Harmony Hills Christmas Tree Farm, Saxeville
    About 44 min from Appleton, 1 hour 15 min from Green Bay
  6. ANR Tree Farm, Wild Rose
    About 50 min from Appleton, 1 hour 20 min from Green Bay
  7. Happ’s Choose ‘n’ Cut, Wild Rose
    About 50 min from Appleton, 1 hour 20 min from Green Bay
  8. Aissen Tree Farm, Luxumberg
    About 50 min from Appleton, 26 min from Green Bay
  9. Bay View Tree Farm, Luxemburg
    About 50 min from Appleton, 20 min from Green Bay
  10. Holiday Creek Christmas Tree Farm, Plover
    About 1 hour from Appleton, 1.5 hours from Green Bay
  11. Whispering Pines, Oconto
    About 1 hour from Appleton, 30 min from Green Bay

Editor’s Note: Z-World Christmas Tree Farm in Hilbert and M&L Family Tree Farm in Omro are not opening in 2022.

Holiday Trees LTD, Shiocton
Photo Credit: Holiday Trees LTD, Shiocton

Holiday Trees LTD, Shiocton

Holiday Trees in Shiocton is about 35 minutes from Appleton. Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, White Spruce, and Black Hills Spruce. All trees are $35 each, including tree bailing and taxes. Santa will be visiting November 27 – 28, and December 4 – 5 from 10 am – 12 pm and 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Warm-up by the campfire — bring marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate to roast s’mores! Bring your own hand saw and strap ropes for trees. Sant is visiting the first two weekends. 2022 is the 50th and last official year opened.

  • Opening Date: November 26, 2022: 8 am – 4 pm
  • Closing Date: December 19, 2021
  • Hours: 
    • November 26 – 27, 2022: 8 am – 4 pm
      (Santa: 10 am – 12 pm and 12:30 – 2:30 pm)
    • December 3 – 4, 2022: 8 am – 4 pm
      (Santa: 10 am – 12 pm and 12:30 – 2:30 pm)
    • December 10 – 11, 2022: 8 am – 4 pm
    • Dec 17 – 18, 2022: 8 am – 4 pm 
  • Other Things to Know: cash or check only, pet friendly

Holiday Trees LTD, 7966 Carpenter Rd, Shiocton

Phone: 920-362-7741

Flease’s Tree Farm, Weyauwega

Flease’s Tree Farm in Weyauwega is just 40 minutes from Appleton. This 40-acre tree farm has cut-your-own or pre-cut Balsam and Fraser Fir trees.

  • Open Date: November 25, 2022
  • Closing Date: December 11, 2022
  • Hours:
    • Friday, November 25 –  Sunday, November 27, 2022: 9 am – 4 pm
    • Friday December 2, 2022: 12 pm – 4 pm
    • Saturday, December 3, 2022: 9 am – 4 pm
    • Sunday, December 4, 2022: 9 am – 4 pm
    • Friday, December 9, 2022: 12 pm – 4 pm
    • Saturday, December 10, 2022: 9 am – 4 pm
    • Sunday, December 11, 2022: 9 am – 4 pm
  • Other Things to Know: Dog friendly, leashed and picked up after, cash or check only.

Flease’s Tree Farm, E7729 County Hwy X, Weyauwega, WI

Phone: 920-867-4215

Balsam Creek Lane Tree Farm, Bear Creek
Photo Credit: Balsam Creek Lane Tree Farm, Bear Creek

Balsam Creek Lane Tree Farm, Bear Creek

Just outside New London and about 40 minutes from Appleton, Santa and Mrs. Claus are known to hang out at Balsam Creek Lane Tree Farm in Bear Creek. All cut-your-own trees 12 feet and under are $60 – Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, and Blue Spruce. Bring your Santa letters and drop them off at the North Pole mailbox. Make sure to include your address, and you may just get a return letter. Grab a treat bag when you drop off your letter. Find kissing balls, fresh garland, and beautiful wreaths as well. Enjoy free hot chocolate this year while you are looking for your perfect tree and making family memories! 

  • Opening Date: November 25, 2022
  • Closing Date: December 4, 2022
  • Hours:
    • November 25 – 27, 2022: 9 am – 4 pm
    • December 3 – 4, 2022: 9 am – 4 pm
  • Hours: Friday – Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm
  • Other Things to Know: cash or check only, dog-friendly, free shaking, and bailing

Balsam Creek Lane Tree Farm, E8762 Silver Creek Rd, Bear Creek, WI

Phone: 920-213-2620

Moon Creek Fraser Farm, Ripon

Moon Creek Fraser Farm is located about 45 minutes from Appleton in Ripon. Choose and cut trees from eight to ten feet tall start at $65. Most of the trees are Fraser Fir, but Balsam and Concolor are also available. Take home a handmade wreath too! 

  • Hours:
    • Friday, November 25, 2022: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
    • Saturday, November 26, 2022: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
    • Sunday, November 27, 2022: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Other Things to Know: roping, tree baled for transport FREE, cash or check only

Moon Creek Fraser Farm, 304 37th Ave, Ripon

Phone: 920-229-1555

Harmony Hills Christmas Tree Farm, Saxeville

Harmony Hills Christmas Tree Farm in Saxeville is about 45 minutes from Appleton. This family-owned farm sits on 140 acres with 80 dedicated to “cut-your-own” trees and the remaining 60 acres for their wholesale business. Canaan Fir, Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, and White Pine trees are available from 6 to 12 feet. Shop their Christmas gift shop the first two weekends for unique gifts and floral quality wreaths.

  • Opening Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
  • Closing Date: December 11, 2022
  • Hours: Friday – Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm

Harmony Hills Christmas Tree Farm, 4178 W County Rd TT, Saxeville, WI

Phone: 414-507-6476 | 715-256-0771

ANR Tree Farm, Wild Rose

About 50 minutes from Appleton, AMR Tree Farm Choose & Cut is located 1 mile east of Wild Rose on 20th Avenue. This farm has over 150 acres of trees with many trees up to 14′. There are lots of great photo opportunities here as well so don’t forget your camera! All trees are the same price.

  • Opening Date: November 12, 2022
  • Closing Date: December 18, 2022
  • Hours:
    • November 12 – 13, 19 – 20, 25 – 27, 2022: 9 am – 4 pm
    • December  1 – 4, 8 – 11 and 15 – 18, 2022: 9 am – 4 pm
  • Other Things to Know: dog friendly, Saws are supplied, but it’s also ok to bring your Bow saw, chain saw, or Sawzall. Many customers bring a mechanized saw like the battery-powered version.

ANR Tree Farm, N5484 20th Ave, Wild Rose (additional location also in Waupaca), WI

Phone: 920-622-3276

Happ's Choose 'n' Cut, Wild Rose
Photo Credit: Happ’s Choose ‘n’ Cut, Wild Rose

Happ’s Choose ‘n’ Cut, Wild Rose

Located in Wild Rose, Happ’s is located in Wild Rose and is about a 50 minute drive from Appleton. Complimentary hayride included while searching for the perfect tree! Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and candy canes! Tree shaking and baling are included, and they send you home with a tree bag. Colored trees are also available in white, blue, teal, purple, and pink. Fraser Fir, Black Hills Spruce, Concolor, Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, and White Pine all available.

  • Opening Date: November 17, 2022
  • Closing Date: December 18, 2022
  • Hours: 
    • November 17 – 20, 2022: 9 am – 4 pm
    • November 25 – 27, 2022: 9 am – 4 pm
    • December 1 – 4, 2022: 9 am – 4 pm
    • December 8 – 11, 2022: 9 am – 4 pm
    • December 15 – 18, 2022: 9 am – 4 pm
      • Also by appointment any day by calling 920-765-3731
  • Other Things to Know: dog friendly

Happ’s Choose ‘n’ Cut, N4329 County Road G, Mt. Morris (County G just out of Wild Rose), WI

Phone: 920-765-3731

Aissen Tree Farm, Luxumberg
Photo Credit: Aissen Tree Farm, Luxumberg

Aissen Tree Farm, Luxumberg 

Aissen Tree Farm is located in the rolling hills of Kewaunee County, 9 miles south of Luxemburg, Wisconsin, about 50 minute drive from Appleton. This 70-acre farm grows and sells pre-cut and cut-your-own Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Black Hill Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, and Concolor Fir. Prices depend on size and type, ranging from $20 (Spruce) to $90 (Fraser Fir). Trees are marked with colored tags and names. Additional services include free tree shaking to remove dirt and loose needles, baling for easier transport, delivery, string to tie your tree to a vehicle, and drilling a hole in the bottom of the tree for tree stands.

Aissen also offers special ordered colored trees in holly berry red, magenta hot pink, bubblegum light pink, sugar plum purple, midnight dark blue, baby blue, turquoise, gold, white and black! 

Make sure to check out the one-of-a-kind gingerbread playhouse with the little ones! Plan extra time if you’d like to shop in the 2,000-foot gift shop with 30 trees displaying over 6,000 ornaments and enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and hot apple cider.

  • Opening Day: November 12, 2022
  • Closing Day: Christmas Eve, December 24, 2022
  • Hours :
    • Open House: 
      • November 12 & 13, 2022: Open House 8 am – 5 pm
    • Cut Your Own:
      • November 18 – Until Sold Out: Open daily 9 am – 4:30 pm
        • (closed Thanksgiving Day)
    • Gift Store & Pre Cut Trees:
      • November 14 – December 23, 2022: 9 am – 7 pm
      • Thanksgiving Day: Closed
      • December 24, 2022: 9 am – 12 pm
      • Christmas Day: Closed
  • Other Things to Know: dog-friendly

Aissen Tree Farm, E1105 WI-29, Luxemburg, WI

Phone: 920-845-5554

Bay View Tree Farm, Luxemburg
Photo Credit: Bay View Tree Farm, Luxemburg

Bay View Tree Farm, Luxemburg

Bay View Tree Farm is located in Luxemburg and about 50 minutes from Appleton. They sell Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Spruce, and Pines. All trees on the farm are $55, including tax. Ask about police, fire, and active military discounts. Additional services available include baling, shaking, and trunk drilling. Also, enjoy free wagon rides and hot chocolate at the log cabin.

Bay View Tree Farm supports “Trees For Troops.” This program provides free, farm-grown Christmas trees to military families and troops in all military branches at more than 65 bases in the United States and overseas.

  • Opening Date: November 25, 2022
  • Closing Date: December 24, 2022
  • Hours: 9 am – 4:30 pm
    • Services & special events on weekends through December 11, 2022
    • Self-serve on weekdays.
  • Other Things to Know: cash, check, credit cards accepted

Bay View Tree Farm, 11132 W County Line Rd, Luxemburg, WI

Phone: 920-469-5540

Holiday Creek Christmas Tree Farm, Plover 

Located in Plover, just 3 miles west of Highway 54 towards Wisconsin Rapids and about 1 hour from Appleton, Holiday Creek Christmas Tree Farm grows Balsam Fir and Fraser Fir Trees. All trees are $50 and include shaking and baling. Enjoy free train rides on the weekend with Tommy the Train, Snowman visits, and candy canes. Warm-up around the campfire or the warming shed — lots of photo opportunities, including an antique sleigh for a fun background.

  • Opening Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
  • Closing Date: Watch for an announcement on Facebook
  • Hours: Open daily from 10 am – 4 pm
  • Other Things to Know: Enjoy marshmallow roasting this year!

Holiday Creek Christmas Tree Farm, 438 State Highway 54 W, Plover

Phone: 715-341-2252

Whispering Pines, Oconto 

Located in Oconto, about a 1-hour drive from Appleton, Whispering Pines is full of fun activities. Take a tractor ride out to the field and choose your Christmas tree from thousands of Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, and White Pine. Prices range from $35 to $65. Warm up in the cozy lodge and enjoy a free cup of hot chocolate. The food menu on the weekends includes hamburgers, hot dogs, cheese curds, and mini donuts! Browse the gift shop for unique hand-crafted items and tasty gourmet treats but make sure to visit our new Sweet Shop, located next to Santa’s Workshop.

Other fun activities include life-size talking, interactive reindeer, and Santa visits and train rides every weekend.

Fun Fact: This year, a tree from Whispering Pines Tree Farm was on display at the Naval Observatory, the home of the Vice President in Washington, DC in 2021.

  • Opening Date: November 25, 2022
  • Closing Date: follow Facebook for Updates
  • Hours: 
    • Choose & Cut Tree Farm
      • November 25 – December 21, 2022: 9 am – 3 pm
    • Pictures with Sants
      • November 25 – 27, 2022
      • December 3 – 4, 10 – 11, 17, 2022: 9 am – 4 pm
    • Holiday Shop opens November 7, 2022
  • Other Things to Know: dogs not allowed

Whispering Pines, 3694 Airport Rd Oconto, WI

Phone: 920-835-8733

Whispering Pines, Oconto
Photo Credit: Whispering Pines, Oconto

Not Open This Year

M&L Family Tree Farm, Omro

M&L Family Farm in Omro is located about 35 minutes from Appleton. Take the stress out of the experience; this farm supplies the saws and will assist in cutting down your favorite tree. All trees, no matter the size, are the same price, $50 including sales tax. Frasier Fir is the only tree type grown here.

  • 2022: Not opening for 2022 due to low inventory

M&L Family Tree Farm, 7760 Quigley Rd, Omro, WI

Phone: 920-213-9389

Where is your family’s favorite tree farm? Is it missing from our list? Leave a comment below!

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