2018 Christmas tree buying guide
Gallery: The Holiday Train stops in Wauwatosa
Note: The contents of this guide were checked for accuracy when this article was updated on Nov. 24, 2018 at 1:01 p.m. We continually update the thousands of articles on OnMilwaukee.com, but it's possible some details, specials and offers may have changed. As always, we recommend you call first if you have specific questions for the businesses mentioned in the guide.
If it's just not Christmas in your home without a fresh tannenbaum, here's a list of places throughout Southeastern Wisconsin that can help you find the perfect tree.
Most places offer the opportunity to choose and cut your tree or purchase a pre-cut tree. But, of course, we recommend you call ahead with specific questions.
Buffalo Bill's Choose & Cut Christmas Trees
9612 W. Oakwood Rd., Franklin, (414) 427-5155
Open Friday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and are closed on Mondays, through Dec. 20. Balsam, Canaan and Fraser Fir, as well as Scotch Pine trees. Free shaking and bailing. Stop by weekends for free hot drinks, children's crafts, face painting and surprise visits from Santa. Make time for a scenic walk along the creek.
Chalet Motel Tree Lot
10401 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon, (715) 873-4876
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Dec. 22, Chalet Motel Tree lot in Mequon is selling Balsam fir, Fraser fir, Canaan fir, Scotch pine, wreaths, garlands and boughs. Help with bailing and loading is available.
3804 S. 27th St., (715) 482-4471
Open until sold out. Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Balsam-Fraser Cross, Spruce, Scotch Pine and Norway Pine trees available. Wreaths, boughs, garland and tree stands are also sold. Fresh cuts and help loading are available.
Ideal Landscaping and Lawn Care Services
Oakland and Edgewood Avenues, Shorewood (next to Harry's Bar & Grill)
Silver Spring Drive and Bay Ridge Avenue, Whitefish Bay (adjacent to Dominican High School)
Van Buren and Kilbourn
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Nov. 20 through Dec. 24 (closed on Thanksgiving). Selling Christmas trees, wreaths, garland and other holiday decoration. Choose from their wide selection of fresh-cut Fraser Firs, Balsam or Pines. Or opt for the "Personalized Custom Decorating Package," where Ideal's landscape professionals take care of everything, down to removing the tree from your home after the holidays.
3258 N. Humboldt Ave.
The venerable Kellner Greenhouses, 3258 N. Humboldt Ave., in Riverwest is a fun, neighborhood stop for trees, wreaths and more. Drive up and they'll tie your tree nicely to the top of your car. Stop at Colectivo, right up the street, for a hot chocolate. It's a great Milwaukee day.
Muskego Choose & Cut
S81 W. 13049 Hi View Dr., Muskego, (414) 422-0151
Open from 9 a.m. to dusk Fridays through Sundays after Thanksgiving. Choose from White and Blue Spruce, White Pine, Balsam and Fraser Firs. Fraser Firs are also available pre-cut.
Noffke Tree Farms
10341 N. Granville Rd., Mequon, (262) 242-5157
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 20, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Choose from the following varieties on the 47-acre tree farm: Balsam fir, Canaan fir, Concolor fir, Fraser fir, Scotch pine and White pine. Gift shop, baling, help loading, cocoa and cider, coloring books for kids and saws provided.
The North Pole
15800 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield, (414) 303-0911
Open weekdays from 3 to 9 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Dec. 21. Wreaths, boughs and pre-cut Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir and White Pine are available. Baling and help loading are provided.
Prospect Hill Gardens
19305 W. National Ave., New Berlin, (262) 679-2207
Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Prospect Hill Gardens has a selection of fresh-cut Christmas trees, tabletop trees, wreaths, and boughs cut to any length.
Riehle's Tree Farm, Inc.
W377 S 5944 County TK CI., Dousman, (262) 965-2748
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., from Nov. 28 through Christmas, visit Riehle's for pre-cut and wreaths. Choose and cut your own Scotch Pine, White Pine, Red and Norway pine, Blue & White spruce, some Balsam & Fraser Firs, Austrian pine, Douglas fir, Serbian spruce and Canaan Fir. Fresh-cut varieties are also available, along with wreaths, garland, boughs, tree stands and crafts.
S31 W38551 School Section Lake Rd., Dousman, (262) 965-2110
Open the Friday after Thanksgiving and Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas Day, from 9 a.m. to dusk. Cut your own Scotch Pine or Balsam Fir, or select from fresh-cut Canaan Fir, Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir and Scotch Pine. Wreaths, tree stands, mechanical cleaning and wraps available.
Stein's Garden and Home
5400 S. 27th St., (414) 761-5400
3725 S. 108th St., Greenfield, (414) 328-5600
14845 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield, (262) 783-2323
2220 E. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, (262) 797-7070
S71 W23445 W. National Ave., Big Bend, (262) 662-5800
12217 Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, (414) 763-6599
10850 W13 Port Washington Rd., Mequon, (262) 241-2121
W184 N9676 Appleton Ave., Germantown, (262) 253-1147
1570 Unity Drive, Oconomowoc, (262) 560-4191
Open Mondays through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-cut assorted pines, spruces and firs and fresh wreaths are available.
Stumpf's U-Cut Christmas Tree Farm
340 Horns Corners Rd., Cedarburg, (262) 375-6351
Open Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through Dec. 24. Cut your own tree from 30 acres of Scotch Pine, Meyers Spruce, Black Hill Spruce and Colorado Blue Spruce. Wreaths, tree stands, boughs and disposable bags are available. Saws and mechanical tree shaking provided. Cash or check only!
Sugar Creek Tree Farm
N6447 Church Rd., Burlington, (262) 767-1177
Open daily from 8 a.m. to dusk until Christmas. Colorado Blue Spruce, White Spruce, Fresh-cut Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine and Norway Pine are available on this 32-acre family farm. Saws and twine provided.
Trees For Less Nursery
2321 E. River Rd., Grafton (262) 573-7206
11550 N. Wasaukee Rd., Mequon, (262) 242-7522
Open Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 at the Grafton location and daily from 8 a.m. to dusk at the Mequon location through Dec. 23. Offering choose-and-cut Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Concolor Fir, Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine and White Spruce. Pick up your holiday wreath and boughs, and enjoy a hayride to the cutting fields and refreshments while your tree is baled and loaded for free.
The Yard at The Iron Horse Hotel
500 W Florida St., Milwaukee, (414) 374-4766
Now through Dec. 18, stop by The Yard and pick up one of Ottman Christmas Tree's finest. Shop weekends 9 a.m.-9 p.m., weekdays 3-9 p.m. Have a hot toddy after!
There are also a number of Christmas tree pop-up "shops" around town, including Callister's Christmas at Brookfield Square and Mayfair Malls.
If none of the farms listed above are in your area, the Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association has a listing of all farms in the state, along with the types of trees produced, at its website, christmastrees-wi.org.
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