One of the best parts of living in Halton is our proximity to greenspace while still living the city life. You can get a freshly cut Christmas tree, all while never losing cell reception. If you’re brave enough to battle the pine needles, you’ll love this guide to local-to-Halton Christmas tree farms.
Andrews Tree Farm is about 30 minutes away from Burlington, and they offer pre-cut or cut your own trees
Cagene’s Christmas Tree Farm is about an hour away from Hamilton in Norfolk County. A variety of tree and fresh wreaths made daily.
Clembrook Christmas Farm is located in Milton and offers pre-cut or cut-your-own trees. Open from November 17th thru Christmas Eve.
Elliot Tree Farm is in Hillsburgh, only an hour’s drive away. They’re open from November 17th thru Christmas Eve. The bonus is getting to enjoy hot cider while choosing your perfect tree.
Mark’s Christmas Trees are pesticide and herbicide free, and on weekends they offer hot apple cider, candy canes, and wagon rides.
Merry Farms (formerly Will’s Farms) is in Rockton. On weekends they have horse-drawn wagon rides to the Harvest Field, bonfires, baked goods, cookie decorating for the kids, and horses!
Pinedale Farms has been growing Christmas trees since 1955. Their 2 farms are located in Flamborough. They’re open from the last weekend in November until Christmas Eve!
Spruce Meadows Christmas Tree farm has been in business in Rockton for 25 years, so sip on a cup of complimentary hot apple cider while taking a wagon ride through our fields. Sometimes Santa even makes an appearance!
Rinas Christmas Trees offers fresh cut trees, cut-your-own trees, wagon rides, and hot apple cider are all waiting for you in Rockton.
Watson Christmas Tree farm is located in Mount Hope and offers a wide variety of trees, wreaths, and more natural decor for your home. This year, all trees are $40 – cash only.
Tips from Better Homes & Gardens: How To Pick The Best Christmas Tree
- Know what you want. Each tree species is a little different, so to find the best Christmas tree for your family, you need to match it to the needs and wants of your household. For example, if you have children, you might lean toward pines or firs with soft needles instead of spruce trees, which have sharp needles that can hurt when you step on them.
- Check the tree’s freshness. Bend a needle in half with your fingers; fresh firs should snap, while fresh pines bend and should not break.
- Make sure the needles are secure. To find the best Christmas tree that will last the longest, gently grab the inside of a branch and pull your hand toward you. The needles should stay on the tree. Alternatively, gently tap the cut end of a tree on the ground; if a few needles fall off, it should be fine. If lots of needles fall off, keep searching for a different tree.
- Look for a tree with even colouration. Some types of Christmas trees will go from deep, rich green to a dull grey-green if they get too dried out.
- Freshen the trunk. Once you get the Christmas tree home, cut off about a half inch from the bottom of the tree’s trunk (or ask the Christmas tree lot to do this for you). The fresh cut will absorb more water, so your tree holds its needles and keeps its colour longer. Put the tree in water as quickly as you can after making the cut.
- Measure, measure, measure! There’s nothing worse than picking out the best Christmas tree on the lot, getting it home, and finding out it’s too tall for your room. Before you leave home, measure both your ceiling height and the height of your Christmas tree stand so you don’t have to recut the tree when you get home.
- Keep your tree cool. As tempting as it may be to place the tree next to a fireplace, know that heat sources — including a heating vent — will cause your tree to dry out faster.
- Maintain your tree’s moisture. To keep your Christmas tree looking perfect, keep the water in your tree stand filled all the time. You may need to add water two or even three times the first few days.