O Tannenbaum! Fresh Christmas Trees Available in Erie
How lovely are your branches
Douglas, Fraser, Balsam or White Pine, there's nothing quite like the scent of a fresh evergreen tree to get you into the holiday spirit. Coming home to a real Christmas tree, where the air is perfumed by the natural scent of the winter woods, brings nostalgia of holidays gone by. Achieving this kind of nostalgia is easy these days with so many local farms, both large and small, offering fresh cut Christmas trees ready for trimming (even some you can cut down yourself). So continue on the holiday tradition, or start a new one of your own, and check out any of the establishments below (although this is not an exhaustive list) for a coniferous cornucopia of evergreen options:
Port Farms, 2055 Stone Quarry Road, Waterford
Cut your own, or choose from a variety of pre-cut options, Port Farms in Waterford offers a wide array of holiday options. They also have fresh wreaths and other decor available. If you schedule your visit well, you may even get a chance to meet the big guy in red or the Grinchy guy in green, and make some great holiday memories in the process.
November 25 to December 23, Wednesdays – Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. // For more info: portfarms.com
Mason Farms, 839 Peninsula Drive or 4115 Old French Road, Erie
Pumpkintown may be over, but the fun doesn't have to stop at Mason Farms. You can find fresh cut trees at both locations, and their Peninsula Drive location offers a large array of ornaments, fresh or artificial wreaths, decor, and gifts for everyone on your list.
Open through December, 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Peninsula Dr, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Old French Road // For more info: masonfarms.com
A & J's Evergreen Nursery, 5675 Wattsburg Road, Erie
This family operation has been in the cut Christmas tree business in Erie for four generations, selling them up to 50 feet tall. They have a wide variety of evergreens to truly bring in the Christmas spirit. Whether you're looking for something to top your table, a tree to fill your 12-foot cathedral ceiling or a 40-foot tree for your town square, they've got it! They also have a retail shop with a great selection of Holiday decor available.
Open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. // For more info: ajstrees.com
Heaton's Tree Farm, 12270 Cole Rd, North East
Heaton's is a family owned Christmas Tree Farm where you can choose and cut your own Christmas Tree. They also have wreaths, centerpieces, and mantles available to purchase.
Open seven days a week, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. // For more info: facebook.com/Heatons-Tree-Farm
Arkwright's Tree and Wreath Farm, 8662 Kinsey Rd, Cranesville
Arkwright's is a family owned farm, where you can pick out and cut down your own tree (or have someone there cut it down for you). They also offer freshly made wreaths, garlands, and more. In total, there are more than 100,000 trees in various stages of growth to meet your holiday needs.
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to noon // For more information: arkwrighttreefarm.com
Rick Walker Farms, 12525 Hamilton Rd, Edinboro
Located in Edinboro, Rick Walker Farms has been growing Christmas Trees for more than 50 years. Their business has grown throughout the years to include cut-your-own Christmas trees as well as fresh cut trees for decorating your home for the Holiday season. Truly a family business, Rick started planting trees for his grandfather while he was still in high school and he now has the pleasure of working side by side with his son.
Open Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. // For more information: rickwalkerfarms.com
Gifford's Tree Farm, 14317 Main Street, Wattsburg
Fresh cut trees, cut-your-own, or live-dug Christmas trees (if you'd like to plant your tree to enjoy all year round) are available at this family owned Wattsburg nursery. Reasonably priced and with a wide variety of trees to choose from, this farm is a great option for you holiday decorating needs.
Open daily, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. // For more information: facebook.com/giffordstreefarm