Real or fake.. what do you prefer?
Some people insist that a real Christmas tree is the way to go, while others go the way of a fake holiday tree, as they might not want to hassle with the upkeep of maintaining a plant, let alone a full sized tree.
Well, if you’re into decorating your home with a REAL tree, there are several places to make a trip to, to get that one-of-a-kind tree.
Apple Barn – Come check out the Apple Barn from Thanksgiving to Christmas for an assortment of specialty Christmas items, from Christmas trees of various sizes, wreaths, roping, as well as poinsettias. Apple Barn is located at 2290 East Walnut in Chatham. Hours are 9:00AM – 6:00PM daily. OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Bomke’s Patch – Open for the last several decades, Bomke’s Patch is located at 605 Country Lake Road, just west of Springfield off of Farmingdale Road. Hours are 10:00AM -4:30PM on Fridays & Saturdays, 11:00AM – 5:00PM on Sundays through December 20. Visitors can select from several varieties and sizes of fir trees and may cut their own, if they so choose. OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Cassen’s Christmas Tree Farm – is open every weekend until Christmas, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00AM – 5:00PM. Cassen’s Christmas Tree Farm has only been open for four years but they started planting trees over ten years ago. You’ll find white pine, scotch pine, douglas fir, con color fir, Canaan, noble and Frazer firs in ‘choose & cut’ or ‘pre-cut’ variations. Only enjoy free cookies, popcorn, hot chocolate, and hot coffee to warm you up as you pick for the perfect tree. Also check out their freshly made wreaths and roping. OFFICIAL FACEBOOK
Crowder Tree Farm Nursery – Located at 4151 N. 8th Street Rd. in Springfield. Call for more information at (217) 544-4952. OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Krone Christmas Tree Farm – 7674 East State Route 54 Riverton, IL (7 miles east of Springfield on Route 54). Call for more information at (217) 899-1084. OFFICIAL FACEBOOK
Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch – Located in Rantoul, IL. Phone 217-893-3407. Cut your own, or pick from already cut Christmas trees. Also check out the wreaths, evergreen boughs, hayrides, old-fashioned shop, and Alaskan Reindeer. Open 10:00AM -7:00PM Monday through Saturday and open 1:00PM – 7:00PM on Sundays through Christmas.
Honey Bear Tree Farm: 919 S Wake Rd, New Berlin, IL 62670 (217) 488-7930 Call for hours of operation.
Hubbell’s Grove Christmas Tree Farm, P.O. Box 683, Rochester, 629-8949 Call for hours of operation.
Source: Springfield Moms