Holiday Trees, Trim and Everything Festive

When it comes to holiday trees, there's no need to simply settle for last year's artificial stand-in. Michigan – with its abundance of tree farms – makes it easy to get real. We’ve also thrown in a few tips to help you select the perfect Pure Michigan holiday tree.  So, go ahead and deck the halls with fresh, locally-grown trees, wreaths, decorative garland. 

Christmas TreeWhile artificial trees have their fans, many people want to continue or create the holiday tradition of cutting down their own tree. 

Combine your tree hunt with a visit with Santa, sleigh/hay ride, a warming bonfire, hot chocolate and other refreshments, holiday music, live reindeer and petting zoos. At some farms you can shop for gifts, wreaths, garlands and Christmas ornaments.

Candy Cane Christmas Tree Farm in Oxford sells beautiful, award-winning wreaths. Most farms also do the cutting for you and sell pre-cut trees. Some, including Candy Cane and Porcupine Hollow Farm in Central Lake, also offer live trees in baskets with root balls so that you can plant your tree after its holiday duty is done.

Dozens of growers across the state open their farms to the choose-and-cut crowd and many have enhanced the experience with other seasonal activities. For a complete list of Michigan Christmas tree farms, visit the Michigan Christmas Tree Association

It’s important to select the perfect tree todecorate your home. But, picking a tree suitable to display can be a daunting task. So, before you leave home, check out these Before, During and After Christmas Tree Tips from the Michigan Christmas Tree Association. And, for that perfect ornament or Christmas-themed gifts, plan on a visit to the world's largest Christmas store, Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth.