There are two camps when it comes to Christmas trees: those who prefer artificial trees, and those who go all out and get a real, live tree to trim. No option is better than the other, however there is something to be said for that beautiful aroma that fills your home with a fir or spruce tree! If you’re opting for a real Christmas tree this year, here are just a few of our favourite spots to pick one up before the 12 days of Christmas start up. Is your go-to spot not on the list? Be sure to let us know all about it so we can add it to the list!
Art Knapp Plantland
4391 King George Boulevard
Not only can you find a selection of live cut Christmas Trees of all shapes and sizes, Art Knapp also has all the trimmings necessary for Christmas centre pieces, live cut greens, wreaths and garlands, as well as every type festive decoration your heart could desire. Bring the kids, too, because they can hop on the Thomas Train Ride!
Armstrong Creek Farms
If you’re looking for that authentic tree hunting experience, head to Armstrong Creek Farms. There’s a tree for any space you’re looking to fill, from trees that stand at just 2 feet tall, to mammoth 18 footres, and a variety of species like Norway Spruce, and various types of Firs. There’s even hot cocoa or cider to warm up with, and a beautiful bonfire to sit around.
Red Truck Christmas Trees
18630 2nd Avenue
For the outdoorsy type, Red Truck Christmas Trees invites you to wander through all the Fraser and Nordmann trees, pick out the perfect tree, and cut it down yourself. Complete with a bonfire, hot chocolate, and hot dogs, making a day out of picking up your tree just got really easy!
Tri-Star Nurseries, Garden Centre and Florist
Tri-Star Nurseries offers a unique alternative to cutting down a tree and keeping it watered: potted trees! At Tri-Star Nurseries you can buy or even rent out all types and sizes of potted Christmas trees, and the best part? They have delivery AND pick up options available! From Blue Spruce, Douglas Firs, and all sorts of Christmas greens and wreaths, there’s a perfect tree for any preference.
Art’s Nursery Garden & Home
8940 192nd Street
Arts Nursery is your one-stop-shop for Christmas greenery. With various types of trees available that are trimmed, and wrapped for your convenience, making it the perfect place to grab your tree if you’re in a hurry. Potted trees are also available at Arts Nursery, so you can plant them in your yard once the holiday season has passed! Poinsettias, garlands, and wreaths, among many other festive plants are also available.
Port Kells Nurseries
18730 88th Avenue
With a great selection of living and cut Christmas trees available, Port Kells Nurseries is a great nursery to visit if you’re looking to learn a LOT about Christmas tree tending. The staff at Port Kells Nurseries are very knowledgeable about the best types of trees for different situations, and are filled with tips on keeping your tree looking it’s Sunday best for it’s entire stay in your home.
** Photo Credit: Lynn Ketchum