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Where to buy a real Christmas tree in Melbourne

In the spirit of all that is merry and bright, opt for a real Christmas tree this year

By Nicola Dowse
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The convenience of a plastic Christmas tree can be very alluring, but why not get into the festive spirit and opt for a real Christmas tree this year? The scent of natural pine will have you feeling more festive than ever, plus real trees are less flammable when fresh and are often a greener alternative than artificial trees. Christmas tree farms are scattered throughout Melbourne and Victoria, so your options for purchase or delivery are plentiful.

Once you've got your tree sorted why not wander through some of Melbourne's summer night markets or check out the city's festive lights? 'Tis the season, after all. 

Real Christmas trees

Woman wearing a santa hat walking between pine trees
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2. The Christmas Tree Shop

It couldn't be easier to score a fresh tree thanks to the Christmas Tree Shop. This is a family-owned and operated Christmas tree business that lets you select, order and have your tree delivered all at the touch of a button. The pines range from 1.5 metres to over two metres in height and delivery is included in the price (and can be arranged as soon as the next day). 

The Christmas Tree Shop, Kew. From $99. 

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3. J Horrigan Firewood

Sitting pretty next to Malvern Central Shopping Centre, J R Horrigan Firewood has been selling real Christmas trees since 1932. Make a dent into your Christmas shopping at Malvern Central, then grab a Christmas tree on your way out. They offer trees from 1.5 metres to 2.5 metres in size. Delivery and pick-up services are available.

J Horrigan Firewood, Malvern. Price on request. 

Dandenong Christmas Tree Farm
Dandenong Christmas Tree Farm

4. Dandenong Christmas Tree Farm

These guys have been in the Christmas tree business for more than 45 years and understand what makes the perfect tree. Trees are grown across two locations (Nar Nar Goon and Officer), so there are plenty to go around with trees ranging from one to more than three metres high.

Dandenong Christmas Tree Farm, Nar Nar Goon and Officer. From $45. 

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Scouts Christmas TREE
Scouts Victoria

5. Scouts Christmas Tree Sales

Your local Scouts Group is working hard this Christmas. Their Christmas trees come in a range of sizes depending on the Scout group you buy from, with all profits going towards the running of programs, building maintenance and equipment repairs. Christmas trees are sold across a range of Melbourne locations, so check out the Scouts Victoria website for more information.

Scouts Christmas tree sales, various locations throughout Melbourne. From $45. 

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Daylesford Christmas Tree Farm

6. Daylesford Christmas Tree Farm

The folks at Daylesford Christmas Tree Farm live by a single philosophy: for every tree cut down, a new one is planted. You can be sure that your Christmas decorations won't contribute to environmental damage. Plus, every tree is at least four years old and has been carefully sculpted to maintain a perfect shape. 

Daylesford Christmas Tree Farm, Daylesford. From $45.

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7. Santa's Place

If you buy your Christmas tree from Santa's Place, you can sure to leave with your own little slice of the North Pole. The Christmas tree plantation covers four hectares and trees range from 1.5 to over 3 metres in height. The Christmas Shop stocks indoor and outdoor decorations, and Mrs Claus's Kitchen serves up a portion of hearty festive fare. 

Santa's Place, Moorooduc. From $59.

8. Christmas Tree Farm Narre Warren

Breathe in the fresh pine smell as you walk around the Christmas Tree Farm at Narre Warren. Choose the perfect tree for your house and then cut it down yourself – or opt for some assistance from the team. They even sell Christmas tree stands and plant two new trees for every one cut down. 

Christmas Tree Farm, Narre Warren. From $50. 

Skip the malls this year

Big Design Market Melbourne
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Christmas markets in Melbourne

Shopping Markets

Christmas is the time for family, friends, feasting and forgetting to buy presents until the last minute. Thankfully Melbourne has a number of December Christmas markets giving you ample opportunity to grab handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts that will make your loved ones smile on Christmas morning.

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