On a cold winter evening, you sit on the sofa, snuggled up with a blanket and hot chocolate. There is a cheerful Christmas instrumental playing softly in the background as you bask in the warmth of the roaring fire. Your senses are steadied by the smell of fresh evergreen and the twinkle of soft lights on the tree.
Christmas is truly a magical season, the sights, the sounds, the smells. The weeks leading up to Christmas Day are mesmerizing. In the busyness of the holidays, there is one family tradition that always makes me smile as I reflect on years gone by, and that is the memory of choosing the family Christmas tree!
We know selecting the perfect tree is important, but it can also take time. So, we have compiled a list of local places where you can search and find the best live tree to decorate your home this holiday season. There are many kinds of Christmas trees, but if you long for a real tree, the thrill of the hunt, your home to smell of fresh-cut pine, handcrafted wreaths, and the quintessential tree-shopping experience, you must plan to visit one of these providers:
1175 Yew Tree Lane, Coleman Falls, VA 24536
434-299-5939 - Hours vary, be sure to call ahead!
This hidden gem is located just a few minutes outside of Lynchburg. Open on Fridays and Saturdays beginning the weekend before Thanksgiving, this tree farm is the real deal as guests can roam the property in search of that perfect family tree. Customers have the option to choose pre-cut trees, or select a live tree! Saws are provided, as well as netting and vehicle attachment. Wreaths and gardland are also available for purchase. As a courtesy, free hot beverages are available onsite.
Green Needles Farm is offering a special deal for our Lynchburg’s Finest readers, when you arrive, simply show them you’ve read the blog on your Smartphone or provide a photo of the post from your computer screen to receive 10% off your purchase!
1017 Elkton Farm Rd, Forest, VA 24551
Riverbend Tree Farm is a family owned business that originated in North Carolina. They now have a few locations throughout Virginia, including one just a few miles away in Forest, Virginia! Riverbend offers handmade wreaths, tree stands and fresh cut trees.
As a special thank you to our readers, Riverbend Tree Farm will be offering a 10% discount to Lynchburg’s Finest blog followers! Be sure to show the cashier a screenshot of this article on your Smartphone for your discount.
6210 Fort Ave, Lynchburg, VA
Smith’s is a family owned business located in the heart of Lynchburg. Also featured in the autumn season for their pumpkins and fun fall activities, Smith’s will be providing live Christmas trees this holiday season! At Smith’s, you will get a fresh cut tree, and have it secured to your vehicle before you leave. Additionally, handmade wreaths are available for purchase.
As a special bonus for our Lynchburg’s Finest readers, Smith’s is offering $5 off of any tree! Be sure to show this post on your Smartphone for your discount.
There is no doubt this is the most wonderful time of the year! We hope these local tree providers will help you and your family as you prepare for the holidays. The perfect tree sets the mood for the Christmas season, and finding a live tree with those you love will warm your memories for years to come!
~ Anna Cribb
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