Find real Christmas trees
Whether you’re after a towering tree or a mini potted plant, Merlino’s Christmas Trees are sure to make you merry. Prices range from $45-$200 across eight sizes of real cut Christmas trees (ranging from 5ft to over 9ft) and potted trees available in three species and multiple sizes. Plus, they offer free delivery within two kilometres of the site.
A huge open-air market will be held where the water meets the National Park in Kurnell on November 25, and it’s promising presents that you won’t be able to find at your local Westfield. There will be 120 stalls selling everything from Christmas trees and organic hams to gifts for the whole family, so you can grab your pine centrepiece and all the presents and decorations to make him sparkle.
The Eastern Suburbs’ Cambridge Markets are bringing a sleigh-full of their handmade, local goodies around Sydney for a series of sparkling Christmas markets. They’ll set up the twilight edition right by the ferry stop at Watsons Bay from 3pm, and will add twinkling lights, live music, food stalls and three bars in addition to their regular line-up of vendors.
Carriageworks Farmers Markets are throwing an exceptionally festive Saturday morning market just three days before Christmas, with the festive additions of evergreen Christmas trees, hams, puddings and brandy-soaked fruit cake for sale.
Hire trees with ease
Elf Help deliver, install, decorate and remove real Christmas trees for homes and business – subduing the fight out of who gets to put the star on top. They'll transport a fully decorated tree in your choice of traditional red, gold or white and blue ornaments, or leave it bare for home-styling. Tree purchase, deliveries, installation, removal and pick-up range from $187 to $968.
Shop for ethical trees
Not only do Dural Christmas Tree Farm sell real pine Christmas trees that are available for delivery, but also they also offer post-Christmas tree pick-up and recycling. For $30-$60, they’ll collect your used tree, mulch it back at their farm and use the waste to help look after next year’s crop. They're open for tagging from November 17-19, and their trees are available to purchase from the Carriageworks Farmers' Market throughout December. Christmas trees range from 5-14ft and start from $78.
At Reverse Garbage you can buy an artificial Christmas tree that has been donated from a previous owner, plus they have mini trees that have been made from recycled goods. They’re fun and creative (not to mention 100 per cent ethically sourced) and are mostly under $20. While you’re there, explore the warehouse – you never know what whacky Christmas decorations you might discover, which are usually priced between $30-$50.