Christmas Trees and Decorations

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Cut Your Own

A favourite holiday tradition for many families, a visit to a Christmas tree farm is an excellent winter outdoor adventure.

Find some of our favourite Wellington County Christmas tree farms and decoration spots below.

Chickadee Christmas Trees

Come and explore Chickadee Christmas Tree Farm, Nature Trail and Christmas Shop located on the northwest side of highway 6 and the 401 in Puslinch. They sell Cut-Your-Own Christmas trees including Balsam Fir, White Spruce and Scotch Pine, Pre-Cut Christmas trees including Fraser Fir and Balsam Fir, Greenery, and tree stands.

www.chickadeechristmastrees.ca

Hours: Open starting December 1, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Elliott Tree Farm

christmas trees outside barn with doors open

Elliott Tree Farm, located minutes from Orangeville and Hillsburgh, have created a beautiful holiday tradition for you and your family. Enjoy their many nature trails, or visit their 1850 Settler’s Cabin and Heritage Barn. Warm yourself with hot drinks and food from the Horse Barn Canteen while selecting and harvesting your own Christmas Tree, or choose from beautiful pre-harvested Christmas Trees. They also offer fresh cut greens to create your own bows, wreaths, and urns, or you can select and order pre-arranged settings and gifts from the Heritage Barn.

www.elliotttreefarm.ca

Hours: Open daily from November 18 to December 23, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
They are proud to to offer free parking, no entrance fees and no reservation required.

Erin Hill Acres

three adults cutting Christmas TreeErin Hill Acres is a 90-acre agri-tourism farm that specializes in Christmas trees, lavender, sunflowers and pumpkins. Tucked into the beautiful rolling hills of Wellington County, they provide a full-service experience in selecting your Christmas tree, wreaths, garland and other decorative greenery. They have 75 acres of Christmas trees at various stages of growth that provides a great selection for your family to choose from.
Formerly known as “Wintersinger’s”, this farm has been a Christmas tradition for families from throughout Ontario since 1985. People have been coming here for generations for their Christmas tree.

Come to the farm, start Christmas off with a nice tradition!

erinhillacres.farm

Hours: Open daily up to December 22, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Evergreen Tree Farm

Christmas Tree on Car RoofBring the family to enjoy a truly unforgettable day in the country. Evergreen Tree Farm is located just 8 km north of Guelph on Wellington Road 22 in beautiful Guelph/Eramosa. You may choose and cut your own Christmas tree, purchase from a selection of fresh cut trees or simply come out and browse through the gift shop.

They feature the work of local artisans with arts, crafts, bath products, jewelry, scarves, chocolate, candy and preserves in a warm and inviting barn gift shop. Enjoy outdoor firepits where families are invited to roast marshmallows, relax and enjoy the warmth. Choose from a selection of fresh wreaths, green arrangements, birch poles and urn filler. Use of sleighs, saws, shaking/baling and twine are all included in the cost of the tree.

www.evergreentreefarm.ca

Hours: Open Thursdays (1:00 pm to 7:00 pm), Fridays (1:00 pm to 7:00 pm) and Saturdays (9:00 am to 7:00pm) starting November 18 (while supplies last).

Madeira Farms (CTFO Member)

evergreen trees leaning against a windowHead over to Madeira Farms on Wellington Rd 27, only 5 minutes from Rockwood center or Guelph Lake, just south of the Brucedale intersection at Wellington 124. Grab a sled, a handsaw, and walk over the creek on the little wooden bridge, through the quiet Cedar Bush, across the fields for your Cut-Your-Own Christmas tree! You can also choose from a selection of beautiful locally-grown Pre-Cut trees. They offer Pine (Scots and White), Spruce (White and Norway), Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir and Canaan Fir, as well as wreaths and sturdy tree stands. Bundle up and bring everyone for some Christmas Tree fun!

www.madeirafarms.com

Hours: Open every weekend starting December 1 (while supplies last). Fridays 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Pre-Cut

For more pre-cut tree options check with your local garden centre or country store such as:

Decorations

Find pre-made planters, urns, garlands, wreaths, or pick up fresh greenery to make your own decorations.

Wreath and Decor Workshops

How to ‘recycle’ a Christmas tree

Give your tree the opportunity to keep on giving after the Holidays. Check out these local drop offs and fun tips below:

  • Top Market Meats' Trees for Goats (Drop Off) January 1- 15 in Ariss
  • Trees for Tots programme by the Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington available in Puslinch, City of Guelph and Guelph-Eramosa.
  • Place the tree in your garden to create a winter shelter for small birds
  • Decorate it with suet balls stuffed with sunflower seeds and other birdseed decorations.
  • Cut off branches and mulch garden plants that like acid soils, i.e. rhododendrons
  • Strip fir tree foliage and stuff aromatic fir needle pillows for your home.
  • Use stacked trees as a soil erosion barrier.
  • Get crafty – woodworkers and hobbyists carve beautiful pieces from dried Christmas tree trunks.
  • Check with your municipality or a local charity organization (Trees for Tots) for Christmas tree pick up.

Disclaimer: Before placing your tree outside, remove all decorations and tinsel, as this could pose a hazard to wildlife.

(The above list is based on recommendations from the Christmas Tree Farmers of Ontario. Learn more at www.christmastrees.on.ca)

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