By Christian Kendzierski
Haul out the holly and the tree, too! If you are looking for your perfect Christmas tree and snow-tacular decorations, we have put together a list of places in the Baltimore area where you can find it all. We found places to cut down your own tree, buy an artificial one, decorate it or just experience the Christmas season with some hot chocolate. Check out our finds.
Davidson Christmas Tree Farm
1101 Emory Church Road
Upperco, Md. 21155
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday - Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Finding a great Christmas tree is easy at Davidson Christmas Tree Farm because their selection is huge. They grow pines, spruces and firs of all kinds and also have some trees available pre-dug, so after Christmas you can plant them in your yard. Plan on staying for a bit of fun after you find your tree and enjoy a wagon ride, gift shop and snack bar. There's no assistance-fee charged for cutting and hauling your tree. Check out the website for a money-saving coupon.
802 Kenilworth Drive
Towson, Md. 21204
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Stebbins Anderson is not only a great place to find all your Christmas decorations and artificial trees, but they turn the inside of Kenilworth Plaza into a Christmas adventure. Each year they construct a spirited Christmas Garden with a long train that will entertain your kids for hours.
Clemsonville Christmas Tree Farm
10120 Clemsonville Road
Union Bridge, Md. 21791
Hours: Weekdays 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Weekends 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
All trees: $20.00
Talk about reasonable! Clemsonville Christmas Tree Farm fits right into anyone's budget. They charge $20 per tree and have a great selection. The farm also is home to the Clemsonville Manor, ancestral house of John Clemson, part of the founding family of Clemson University. Look for the 50 foot limestone Christmas tree. It's worth a see and a great photo-op.
3400 Harney Road
Taneytown, Md. 21787
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily until Dec. 22
This environmentally conscious farm specializes in Frazier and Douglas Firs and is located in historical Taneytown, Md., about a 45-min drive from Baltimore. They pride themselves on their healthy trees, selection and variety of wreaths, garland and Christmas arrangements. Stop by Sewell's gift shop where you can "transform your home into a holiday wonderland."
Valley View Farms Garden Center & Nursery
11035 York Rd
Hunt Valley, Md. 21030
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. ; Sunday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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When you are talking about Christmas, no place in the Baltimore area does it quite like Valley View Farms. For 48 years Valley View's Christmas displays are something that thousands of visitors-a- year walk through, just to experience it and get in the Christmas spirit. Valley View buys in bulk and consignment so they are able to keep prices reasonable. They pride themselves on themed trees and sections dedicated to professional and local sports, foreign countries, types of food, age groups, professions, animals, religions, cartoons, milestones, beaches and so much more. At Valley View you
can buy pre-cut, artificial and already-decorated trees. Anything you need, they likely will have.
5230 Campbell Blvd
Baltimore, Md. 21236
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
For reasonably priced and a wide variety of artificial trees, Target is the place to look. They go all-out with their selection, from short to tall, lean to wide and offer more varieties online with a speedy delivery. Target also dedicates a good amount of their stores to holiday decorations so you will be able to find that perfect decoration for your new tree.
Christian Kendzierski spends most of his time as a media specialist at Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland. He also works as a freelance writer and lives in Baltimore. See what's going in his world by following him at @ck1media.
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