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Every Christmas tree store worth going to in New York

Visit a Christmas tree store in New York to get the perfect holiday decoration, from table-toppers to 25-foot firs

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You’re going to need to visit a Christmas tree store this winter, whether you’re planning on gathering around to sing the best Christmas songs or just in need of a place to stash your holiday gift under. So head to these nearby garden stores or trusted pop-ups in the greatest NYC parks for the seasonal greenery that will leave you caroling, “Fa la la la la”.

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Best Christmas tree stores in New York

1

Urban Garden Center

Owned and operated by a local family, this 20,000-square-foot East Harlem outdoor garden center is a local favorite. Shop trees that range from two to 25 feet, with varieties from New York State farms that include balsam fir and Fraser fir, with a small selection of Douglas firs. While you wait for them to complete your order, pick up your garlands and wreaths too. Walk your tree home or, if you bought a table-top variety, commute on the nearby 2, 3 or 6 trains. If you live in Manhattan or nearby neighborhoods in the other boroughs, the center offers delivery service and will even decorate your tree for an additional fee. 1640 Park Ave (646-872-3991, urbangardennyc.com)

2

Soho Trees

With pop-up locations in some of the city’s prettiest and most convenient parks in downtown Manhattan and on the East Side, Soho Trees is one of the most trusted annual dealers in the game. Choose from five different varieties of trees—Fraser fir, noble fir, Canadian balsa, grand fir and Nordmann fir—that range from Charlie Brown–size to 22 feet. Also, you’ll find some of the best ornaments, and there’s delivery and tree-decorating services so you never have to fight over untangling lights again. The flagship Soho location is under construction this year, but fear not—there’s still over half a dozen locations to visit, including a new stop in the Upper West Side’s Theodore Roosevelt Park. Various locations (sohotrees.com)

3

Greg’s Trees

If varieties of trees are important to you, then the good folks over at this annual chain of pop-ups in Brooklyn and Queens have you covered. With 10 different varieties of trees—including six grown nearby in upstate New York—this spot is perfect for anyone who wants to pick their own tree. And the selection of tree toppers, ornaments, lights, centerpieces and wreaths is almost as impressive as the trees themselves. Various locations (gregstrees.com)

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4

Queens County Farm Museum

Though not as accessible for non-drivers in the city, the Queens County Farm Museum gives visitors that over-the-river-and-through-the-woods vibe. Take home a tree from this historic spot, New York’s oldest continuously working farm, and feel good knowing the proceeds go toward feeding barnyard animals, planting crops in the garden and teaching city kids about country life. Plan ahead and go when the museum hosts a wreath-making class for adults so that your door decoration has that real personal feel ($25, members $20). 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park (718-347-3276, queensfarm.org)

5

Home Depot

Whether you’re shopping in-person at one of the national chain’s massive New York City locations or shopping online, it’s hard to beat the convenience of this hardware store. Check out the Douglas firs and Fraser firs virtually or IRL and have them delivered straight to your stoop. While you’re shopping, be sure to browse the wide selection of tree stands and maybe grab a gift for the DIY lover in your life. Various locations (homedepot.com)

6

Lowe’s Home Improvement

While Lowe’s is home to a wide selection of fake Christmas trees—they come in various needle types, heights and even pre-lit options—its fresh-cut selection also comes at a decent price. With three to five footers falling in the $20 to $30 range, you can easily get a tree that’s large enough to bring the seasonal joy without hurting your wallet or losing precious apartment space. Various locations (lowes.com)

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