GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Those Thanksgiving leftovers are likely a distant memory, and it's officially time to turn attention towards the next holiday on the calendar.


For many, that means loading the kids in the ol' family truckster, and heading out to one of the many tree farms in Minnesota or western Wisconsin to harvest the perfect Christmas tree.

Last week we asked KARE 11 Facebook fans to share their favorite Christmas tree farm. Here is a list of the top 11.

  1. St. Croix Valley Trees (by far the winner…with 20 votes)
  2. Wolcyn's Tree Farm Cambridge, MN:
  3. Pinestead Tree Farms. Isanti, MN:
  4. Stacy Tree Farm. Stacy, MN: (5 votes)
  5. Hampton Hills Tree Farm (near Hampton): (5 votes)
  6. B & J Evergreen. Clear Lake, MN: (5 votes)
  7. Kruegers Christmas Trees. Lake Elmo.: (5 votes)
  8. Happyland Tree Farm. Sandstone, MN:
  9. Leverty's Traditional Trees. Western, WI: (3 votes)
  10. Goldenman Christmas Tree Farm. Zimmerman: (3 votes)
  11. Tie: Turck's Trees. Litchfield: (3 votes)
  12. Tie: Jan's Christmas Trees (Santa comes in on a helicopter select days) Clear Lake: (3 votes)

KARE 11's on-air partner MinnesotaGrown has an interactive list of Christmas Tree farms.The Minnesota Christmas Tree Association also has a list of cut-your-own farms on its website.