Now that the Thanksgiving holiday has passed, it's time to decorate for Christmas and put up a beautiful tree. Whether your Christmas tree is real or artificial, a tree in your home is what truly ties the holiday season all together. If you're in the market for a new Christmas tree this year, there are many places located here in Louisiana that have wonderful selections of Christmas trees.
10 Places to Buy Christmas Trees in Louisiana
1. A's Toy Soldier Christmas Trees New Orleans
1546 Allen Toussaint Blvd., 504-512-3206, toysoldiertreesneworleans.com
A's Toy Soldier Christmas Trees has a Christmas tree lot in New Orleans and offers Frasier Fir trees, Frasier Fir wreaths, and table top trees. Before visiting the tree lot, A's Toy Soldier Christmas Trees asks that you make sure to measure the room you plan to set up the tree in.
Also, a pro tip, is to factor in elevation so pets or babies don't interfere with the bottom of trees. The Christmas trees in this store come directly from the tree farm to customers.
2. Shady Pond Tree Farm
37226 Pine St. Ext., Peral River, 985-863-5569, cgernon.com
Shady Pond Tree Farm is a choose-and-cut farm that covers 45 acres. This tree farm offers Southeast Louisiana a selection of different varieties of exotic Christmas trees.
The species of Christmas trees include Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, Deodar Cedar, Virginia Pine, King William's Pine, Eastern Redcedar, and more. Tree cutting began on November 24 this Christmas season, so get your trees while you can.
3. Easterling Farm Christmas Trees
64415 Travis Thomas Rd., Angie, 985-516-3212, facebook.com
Easterling Tree Farm Christmas Trees will be open on December 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. This tree farm's trees are locally-owned and grown, and there are a variety of different types of trees to choose from.
These tree types include Murray Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, and Leyland Cypress. Here, you can pick out your tree, have it cut, and then take it home with you to decorate however you please.
4. Perino's Home & Garden Center
3100 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-834-7888, perinos.com
Perino's Home and Garden Center has been selling boutique Christmas trees to Metairie and New Orleans for over 30 years. This store travels all over the nation and hand selects only the best Christmas trees for customers.
All Christmas trees are sold on a first come, first serve basis and are not able to be reserved. Tree delivery will be made within a few days after purchase.
5. AV Tree Farms Christmas Tree Lots
Multiple Locations, avtreefarms.com
Av Tree Farms has been selling high-quality Christmas trees since 1986. AV Tree Farms' tree selection includes Fraser Fir, Blue Spruce, Black Hill Spruce, Scotch Pine, Concolor Fir, Grand Fir, Douglas Fir, and Noble Fir.
As for size selection, this tree farm offers trees from four feet to 14 feet and with the option to color flock. Once you purchase your tree, the staff will attach your tree stand for you to ensure the tree is straight and sturdy.
6. Santa's Quarters
448 Julia St., 1-888-334-7527, santasquarters.com
Santa's Quarters got its start as a local Christmas store in 1976 and then grew into an online supplier of Christmas decor. Santa's Quarters offers an array of artificial trees such as premium, traditional, flocked, Alpine, frosted, giant and colored Christmas trees.
Santa's Quarters trees are designed for durability, with fast and easy assembly, and are made with premium foliage. Also available for purchase are Christmas tree accessories such as storage bags and tree stands.
7. Christmas Village
4501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-888-7254, facebook.com
Christmas Village has plenty of Christmas decorations to choose from, as well as other items in the gift shop that would make perfect Christmastime presents. This store offers a selection of artificial Christmas trees and unique items to decorate your tree with.
If you enjoy decorating your Christmas tree with specific themed decorations, Christmas Village is the perfect store to find specific ornaments and garlands. For example, Christmas Village has plenty of Saints-themed Christmas decorations for fans of the NFL team.
8. Harold's Indoor & Outdoor Plants
1135 Press St., 504-947-7554, haroldsplants.com
Harold's Indoor & Outdoor Plants is open everyday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. This year, the Christmas tree selection at Harold's ranges from five to six feet.
Despite the trees' small stature, Harold's is embracing the little things in life and requesting customers do the same and purchase one of the petite trees. Also, Harold's Indoor & Outdoor Plants offers poinsettias during this holiday season.
9. Country Pines Christmas Tree Farm
81332 Jim Sharp Rd., Covington, 985-260-0165, facebook.com
Country Pines Christmas Tree Farm is a family-owned-and-operated tree farm. Opening day for this tree farm was November 25, and the farm will be open every weekend until the trees are sold out.
The tree farm is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., unless it is raining. Country Pines Christmas Tree Farm accepts payments in the form of cash, check, PayPal, and Venmo. This tree farm is a choose-and-cut farm and all the trees are grown at the farm.
10. Steele's Christmas Tree Farm
56459 Dollar Rd., Angie, 985-966-1041, steeleschristmastreefarm.com
Steele's Christmas Tree Farm is an award-winning farm that has been growing and selling Christmas trees in Washington Parish for 44 years. This family-owned and operated farm has over 1500 beautiful trees to choose from.
Some of the the trees that Steele's Christmas Tree Farm offers include Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, and Berki Cedar. The farm can either provide saws for you to use or can do the cutting for you, while also providing free shaking and bailing.
Christmas Trees in Louisiana
The history of the use of Christmas trees during this time of year dates all the way back to the Middle ages when paganism was the main religion. Bringing an evergreen tree into the home during the winter solstice represented that spring would be coming soon. This practice would be picked up by Christianity, as believers would set up evergreen trees in their homes and decorate them with lights and various decorations. Today, Christmas trees are considered traditional symbolism of Christmas time and are set up in the home and gifts are placed underneath.