A couple days into December means it’s the perfect time to go out and pick a beautiful Christmas tree. You know, without people giving you the “it’s too early” spiel.
From garlands and wreaths to ornaments and miniature villages, the most important piece to any holiday’s decor is the tree.
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Whether you want a rustic outdoorsy experience or something quick and painless, the way you choose to decorate your tree is what makes it special and these 10 spots have got you covered.
Besides, without it, where else would the jolly ol’ fella know where his cookies are set up?
Jean-Talon Market is one of several public markets in the city that sells live Christmas trees. After picking out your tree, take a gander through the historic market and cross off a variety of other holiday items off your list.
Where: 7070 Avenue Henri-Julien
The home hardware store started selling live Christmas trees at the end of November. Head to your local store and choose amongst a plethora of fresh trees. This is a simple and convenient option for families that don’t feel like travelling off-island.
Where: Various locations
Surprisingly enough, you can get more than modern furniture at this Swedish mega-chain. They sell live Christmas trees for just $20 and they even donate a portion of their proceeds to Tree Canada, a non-profit organization that plants trees.
Where: 9191 Boulevard Cavendish
It’s December which means the Atwater Market has the holiday festivities into high gear. This outdoor market will fill up with Christmas trees as far as the eye can see. Whether you’re after a balsam or a Fraser fir, this Montreal landmark has got your back.
Where: 138 Avenue Atwater
Home Depot always has an assortment of live Christmas trees available for purchase. Just like the farms, they will wrap them up for you so they’ll fit right in your car. Be sure to check your local flyers for deals on trees ranging from four to 10 feet.
Where: Various locations
Three Montreal parks will be turned into a holiday paradise this December thanks to Festival Noels Dans Le Parc. Taking place from now until Christmas Day, each of the three participating parks will be filled with holiday activities like marshmallow roasting, bonfires, gift stands, and of course, Santa-sightings.
However, in addition to these fun activities, each park will have a small Christmas tree lot on site in case festival-goers feel the urge to buy this year’s Christmas tree right then and there.
Where: Place Emilie Gamelin, Parc Lahaie, Parc Parc Des Compagnons De Saint-Laurent
This multi-purpose farm offers sweet and juicy strawberries in the summer, pumpkins in the fall, and of course, Christmas trees in the winter. If you want the ultimate outdoors experience, head to Quinn Farm with your family. They sell pre-cut trees but you can also go full ‘Clark Griswold’ and take your own axe to a tree if that entices you.
Where: 2495 Boulevard Perrot, Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot
Get an outdoor holiday experience without leaving the island. Once the Christmas season commences, the Maisonneuve Market has rows of Christmas trees on displays for families to choose from.
Where: 4445 Rue Ontario Est
This nursery in Brossard always has trees for sale. Plus, if you’re looking to spruce up your house with poinsettias, garlands, wreaths, and holly berry, you can get all your greenery in one place.
Where: 6305 Grande Allée, Brossard
Head to Lachine for a little Christmas tree shopping at the Lachine Market. Offering Balsam Firs, Fraser Firs, and an assortment of decor like wreaths and garlands, a trip to the Lachine Market is sure to be fun for the whole family.
Where: 1865 Rue Notre Dame