It's not what's under the tree that matters. It's who's around it.
Who doesn’t like a fresh cut Christmas tree?
In fact, for many families making a trip to a choose and cut farm is an annual holiday tradition.
Heartland Weekend takes you to Meier Horse Shoe Pines where the magic of a Christmas tree is rooted in meaningful family experiences.
Owners, Steve and Teresa Meier, raised their three sons while growing the trees and farm. Today, you can even find their grandchildren running around.
Since planting their first tree in 1981, Meier Horse Shoe Pines has grown into a Christmas destination for southeast Missouri folks.
Good news: If you’re planning a Heartland Weekend holiday adventure, we have you covered.
Here’s your guide to choose and cut Christmas tree farms in the Heartland.
Cape Girardeau County
Meier Horse Shoe Pines
Location: 2146 County Road 330, Jackson, Missouri 63755
Hours of operation: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Yule Log Cabin (fresh, pre-cut trees available)
Location: 7634 Missouri Highway N, Scott City, Missouri 63780
Hours of operation: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week (closed on Christmas Day) through January 1
Allen Farm Christmas Tree and Wreaths
Location: 2695 Allen Road, Buncombe, Illinois 62912
Hours of operation: Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. until they sell out
Location: 14656 Pittsburg Rd., 62959 Marion, Illinois
Hours of operation: Black Friday 12 to 6 p.m., Saturdays 10 to 6 p.m., Sundays 12 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday 5 to 7 p.m.