by Robin B
Kick off the holiday season with a trip to a nearby Christmas tree farm where you can chop ‘til you drop! We’ve done some research to find the best spots in town for a real Christmas tree.
This list has been updated for the 2015 and you’ll want to note several locations have closed from last year, including the popular Mott Farms in Vicksburg – read the article here.
Make sure to check with each individual location to verify if the trees are pre-cut or u-select.
PLACES TO FIND CHRISTMAS TREES
23090 M-40 Hwy, Gobles | 269-628-4308
Wahmhoff opens the day after Thanksgiving for Christmas trees. Their Gobles located offers pre-cut and u-cut options. Horse-drawn wagon rides (the first two weekends in December from 1-5pm) and tractor-and-wagon rides every weekend (all day). Santa Claus and his reindeer are also here the first two weekends after Thanksgiving from 1-5pm to delight the children – free pictures with Santa! Additionally, Wahmhoff has four retail locations in the Kalamazoo area offering pre-cut trees.
8544 Gull Road, Richland | 269-629-4214
More than apple cider, pumpkins and hayrides – Gull Meadows Farms offers fresh pre-cut Christmas trees in their greenhouses. Allow enough time to have the kiddos pictures taken with Santa in the giant rocking chair (see their website for Santa’s hours). Stop in the market for fresh donuts, cider, pies, muffins, and many other baked goods. Trees are expected to be available right after Thanksgiving.
56245 70th St., Hartford | 269-463-5750
Tall Timbers offers a large variety of choose & cut trees. Take a haryride out to the fields of fresh evergreens and find the perfect tree. They will take down the tree, shake and bale it. Pre-cut trees are also available. Opening day is November 27th, with special pre-season hours Nov. 22-23, Nov. 26th from noon – 5 p.m.
5738 Beckley Road, Battle Creek | 269-217-6743 (opens November 27, 2015)
21515 Crane Street, Dowagiac | 269-782-4650 (opens November 27, 2015)
2112 30th St, Allegan | 269-720-5875 (Opens for the season on November 21st)
13911 Rs Ave E, Scotts | 269-746-3373 (Opens November 27, 2015)
2439 36th St, Allegan | 269-673-3378
Opening November 27, 2015, Leber Farms offers both pre-cut and U-cut trees. They have two wagons running to take guests out into the field. They do not accept credit cards, only cash/check. Make sure to browse their gift shop and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or hot cocoa.
2676 111th Ave., Allegan | 269-673-7367
Opens November 25, 2015, Jenke Tree farms offers convenient pre-cut as well as choose & cut trees. They also have wreaths, garland and centerpieces.
1749 East Centre Ave., Portage | 269-323-1094
They have pre-cut Christmas trees available now!
873 26th Street, Allegan | 269-673-2440
Peterson’s Riverview Nursery operates a choose and cut Christmas tree farm during each Christmas season. They offer choose and cut or freshly precut trees, a large selection of decorated and undecorated wreaths and greenery. They offer wagon rides to and from the field, shaking, drilling, baling and hot cocoa at no additional charge.
53937 CR 657, Paw Paw | 269-655-4056
U-cut and pre-cut Christmas Tree farm in the Paw Paw / Mattawan area. A family farm that has been growing and selling Christmas trees and other Christmas products for over 20 years.
Boy Scout Troop #243 Kalamazoo
The Boy Scout Troop #243 will have a tree lot for pre-cut trees. It is located on the corner of Oakland Avenue and Parkview Avenue (next to Bacchus Wine & Spirits). They will be open beginning November 28th through December 20th. The hours are Monday – Friday from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday from noon – 6:00 p.m.
Boy Scout Troop #218 Parchment
The Boy Scout Troop #218 will have a tree lot for pre-cut trees in Parchment. They will be set up at the Harding’s located at 618 North Riverview. They open November 27th with hours: Thursday and Friday from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon until 8:00 p.m. Special opening on Wednesday, December 4th during Parchments Wassailing event from 6-7 p.m.
Boy Scout Troop #294 Richland
The Boy Scout Troop #294 will have a tree lot for pre-cut trees in Richland Village Square. They open November 27th with hours: Friday from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00-6:00 p.m. and on Sunday noon until 4:00 p.m.
All Troops are cash/checks only, no credit cards accepted.
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