If you celebrate Christmas, the holiday season doesn’t feel real until the smell of a fresh evergreen graces your living room. Whether you’re in the market to buy a tree or you’re looking to chop your own down, here’s where to find your perfect Christmas tree in Boston right now.
Visit these farms for the more hands-on, traditional experience of cutting your own tree. You might have to drive a little ways outside the city, but nothing beats the satisfaction of bringing home a huge, sappy evergreen that you cut with your own hands.
Greenwood Tree Farm
This popular Billerica tree farm has extensive selections of both cut-your-own and pre-cut trees. Customers who come to cut their own trees will be treated to complimentary hot apple cider and samples of local honey, as well as all the help they need to get their tree loaded onto their car. Visitors to Greenwood’s farm stand will also find plenty of wreaths and decorations available for purchase.
96 Dudley Rd., Billerica, greenwoodtreefarm.com.
The cut-your-own Douglas and Fraser firs offered at Smolak Farms are always in high demand and tend to sell out early, so get ’em while you can. Smolak also sells a specialized tree stand known as the “Marriage Saver” that will keep your tree standing tall and stable all season long. The North Andover farm also hosts crafts and activities for kids while parents pick the perfect tree.
315 South Bradford St., North Andover, smolakfarms.com.
This Mendon tree farm and winery boasts over 10 acres full of Balsam and Fraser firs just waiting to be cut. The trees vary in size and range up to nine feet tall, so customers are bound to find one to fit their home. Vandervalk Farms also offers complimentary tree shaking, wrapping, and tying with the purchase of a tree, as well as free hot cider and cinnamon grahams for worn-out shoppers.
25 Lovell St., Mendon, vandervalkfarm.com.
Pakeen Farm grows all of its cut-your-own trees itself, nurturing them on the farm for over eight years before they’re tall enough to sell. They offer several varieties, including Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Concolor Fir, Norway Spruce, and a small number of Blue Spruce trees. Their inventory is limited, so be sure to get there early in the season while trees last.
109 Elm St., Canton, pakeenfarm.com.
Maple Crest Farm
This West Newbury farm’s Christmas trees are just part of the attraction when you visit during the holidays. Maple Crest Farm also offers complimentary wagon rides, marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate, and Christmas ornament coloring in addition to the selection of Christmas trees grown right there on the farm. Maple Crest donates $5 of every tree purchase to a local education foundation of your choice, so you can feel good about supporting schools while selecting your specimen.
102 Moulton St., West Newbury, maplecrestfarm.biz.
You never really know what you want out of your Christmas tree until you see it standing in a long row of other pines, spruces, and firs. These Boston locations have been helping shoppers whittle down the options and find the perfect fit for their homes for years.
If you’re looking for the full farm experience without having to leave the city, Allandale Farm has got you covered. Situated right in South Brookline, this farm truly has it all. In addition to running an excellent farm stand and supplying produce to local restaurants, Allandale sells a wide selection of pre-cut Christmas trees, wreaths, and holiday plants every year.
259 Allandale Rd., Brookline, allandalefarm.com.
Boston Christmas Trees
This veteran-owned Allston standby consistently offers great deals on a wide range of firs, including balsam, Fraser, Cook, and Morin blue trees. Boston Christmas Trees also sells tree stands and wreaths of all sizes so you can get all your decoration shopping done in one stop.
22 Harvard Ave., Allston, bostonchristmastrees.com.
Ricky’s Flower Market
Don’t let the name fool you—Ricky’s Flower Market sells much more than just flowers. This outdoor flower market is located in the heart of Union Square and offers discounts on Christmas trees every holiday season. Ricky’s will wrap your tree and load it onto your car for you at no extra cost, and if you need help getting your tree set up at home, an employee can help with installation.
238 Washington St., Union Square, Somerville, rickysflowermarket.com.
Arlington Boys & Girls Club
The Arlington Boys & Girls Club near Spy Pond hosts a top-notch Christmas tree sale every year, and all proceeds go to benefit its youth programs and activities. The sale runs seven days a week and includes trees of all shapes and sizes as well as plain and decorated wreaths.
60 Pond Lane, Arlington, abgclub.org.
McKay’s Christmas Trees
McKay’s Christmas Trees is a family-run business that has been serving Brighton for more than 40 years. Praised for its excellent customer service, McKay’s will cut, wrap, and tie your tree of choice so that it’s easy to transport, all while offering a competitive price tag. They sell Christmas trees of all sizes, ranging from tabletop trees to ones over 12 feet tall, along with a wide array of wreaths, stands, lights, and ornaments.
360 N. Beacon St., Brighton, mckayschristmastrees.com.
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