In my opinion, there is no better time of year than Christmas.
I love shopping for presents, baking cookies, hauling out decorations and finding the perfect tree.
To help you and your family find your tree, I went and checked out some of the Christmas tree locations in Severna Park. Here’s what I found out:
Diehl’s Produce (50 McKinsey Rd.)
Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Daily
Types of Trees: Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, White Pine, Scots Pine, Blue Spruce
Price Range: $15-$150 from table top trees to 13- and 14-foot trees
Additional Information: Abigail Diehl said Diehl’s Produce has been selling trees for 41 years and keeps long hours so families can come and pick out their tree together at a time that is convenient for them. Diehl’s also offers live trees that you plant yourselves, double-sided and single-sided wreaths, as well as white pine roping.
Gary’s Gardens (651 Ritchie Highway)
Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Types of Trees: Noble Fir, Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir
Price Range: Douglas $45-65; Fraser $39-80; Noble $80-90
Additional Information: If you tell owner Garry Blondell what kind of tree you are looking for he can find you a perfect match. His personal favorite is the Noble Fir, which he says are traditionally the most expensive, but beautiful and long lasting. Gary’s also has wreaths, live trees and tabletop trees.
Homestead Gardens (522 Ritchie Highway)
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Types of Trees: Fraser Fir and Noble Fir
Price Range: Fraser $64.99; Noble $119
Additional Information: Homestead Gardens is a great place for all your Christmas needs. It has indoor and outdoor trees, wreaths and a large variety of decorations and ornaments. An employee said Homestead Gardens will be running a special soon and tree prices could change.
Old Timer Trees at Earleigh Heights (161 Ritchie Highway)
Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Daily (weather pending)
Types of Trees: Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir and White Pine
Price Range: $24 for 3-4-foot trees up to $300 for 13-foot trees.
Additional Information: Old Timer Trees has been at Earleigh Heights for 18 years. They have a wide-selection of different size trees. They also offer wreaths and other green decorations.
Where do you get your Christmas tree? Tell us in the comments.