Traditionally, the time for decorating for Christmas begins the day after Thanksgiving; however, if you love to decorate just as much as I do for the Christmas season, then your Christmas tree and decorations are already up. For those of you who like to wait until the day after Thanksgiving, and need a great place to grab a live Christmas tree, here are 5 places in the Charlotte area to pick out a tree! Have fun!!
St. Ann Catholic Church located at 3635 Park Rd. Every year the St. Ann’s Men’s Club operates a tree sale from Black Friday until they run out of trees. Proceeds from tree sales benefit St. Ann charities. The price for a 7-8 foot, Fraser tree is $85. They are open 3-9pm on weekdays, 9am to 9pm on weekends.
Simpson’s Christmas Tree Lot has two locations, 938 South Kings Dr. and 4833 Sharon Rd. The Simpson family has been bringing Christmas trees to Charlotte since 1941. Their Kings Drive location is widely known as their flagship tree lot, but they also have a second location on Sharon Road across from the Sharon Corners shopping center. They are operating now until December 23rd from 9AM-9PM, 7 days a week.
Hillbilly Market has three locations, Foxcroft Shopping Center, The Arboretum, and Antioch Church Road. If the company’s name doesn’t put a smile on your face, their selection of Christmas trees will. Hillbilly Market gets their trees from Ashe County in Jefferson N.C. and the selection ranges from “table tops” up to 12-footers. They will be opening early December, offering 7-8 foot, Fraser fir trees from $90-$120. Once they open they will operate Monday through Saturday 9am to 9pm, Sunday 10am to 8pm.
Almond Christmas Tree Farm is located at 20560 Biles Rd., Concord. At this farm you choose and cut your own tree or you can choose a pre-cut tree. They will offer Fraser fir, Carolina sapphire, Green giant, Leyland cypress, Murray cypress, Virginia pine and White pine for $65. Operation begins November 26 and will operate Thursdays and Fridays from 2-5pm, Saturdays from 9am to 5pm and Sundays from 1-5pm.
C & J Christmas Trees is located at 1999 Brookshire Rd., Boone. Plan a day trip to browse the selection of tabletop trees up to nine-footers at this mountain tree farm. They are open now until December 19th, offering 7-8 foot Fraser firs for $70-$80. Their current hours of operation are November 26-28 from 9am to 4pm; December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 from 9am to 4pm.