16 Places in Greater Cincinnati to Get Your Christmas Trees
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1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine
Your purchase of a Christmas tree, wreath or garland will go toward supporting market vendors, sustainability efforts, community-building initiatives and more at Findlay Market. These will be sold at the Elm Street Esplanade by Jane's, and you will get a special 2022 Findlay Market ornament with every tree purchase.
Trees will be sold from Nov. 25 to Dec. 18. Market hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
3579 Blue Rock Road, White Oak
Skip Home Depot and head to White Oak Gardens for fresh trees, wreaths, garlands and other fresh-cut greens.
Store hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday through Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Sunday.
8001 Old Blue Creek Road, Brookville, Indiana
Whitetail Acres is offering pre-cut Fraser fir and B&B trees at their garden center only this year. They will also have free hot chocolate, hot cider and popcorn and a special chance to interact with a live reindeer. Reindeer encounters cost $25 per person; free for children under 2. Book at whitetailacrestreefarm.com/reindeer
. You'll be able to feed and pet the reindeer in their barnyard and learn about where they're from and how they fly, plus enjoy free refreshments and a bonfire. Whitetail also offers wreath decorating, train rides for kids and a gift shop.
Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 23. Reindeer encounters are offered until Dec. 31.
7917 State Route 132, Blanchester
Cut your own tree at this Blanchester farm. Rossman's will only be open the weekend after Thanksgiving this year. They have lots of great trees, but a limited inventory of very tall ones. Cash or check only; no credit cards.
Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 25-27.
8626 New Haven Road, Harrison
Located near the Shaker Trace Trail and the 1800s Whitewater Shaker Village, Shaker Tract offers guests a chance to cut down their own trees. They provide the hand-saw, sled and ground mat for your adventure. Or they can cut down a tree for you if you pick it out — they even have a professional forester on hand to help with your selection. The website says warm beverages and cookies will be provided in the gift shop, which sells Shaker-inspired goods, including handmade wood items.
Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Nov. 25-27 and Saturdays and Sundays from Dec. 3-18.
2544 S. Waynesville Road, Morrow
Big Tree Plantation offers three types of tree-buying experiences: cut your own, select a pre-harvested one or get a living tree to plant after the holidays. Located near a nine-acre lake, Big Tree says you can take a wagon ride to the tree fields and then enjoy a cup of free hot cocoa while the team bundles your selection and attaches it to your car. They also provide the saw. Stop by the gift barn for wreaths, decor, a kids' shop and tree stands, plus check out their full-sized nativity scene. Visit Winter Wonderland on select dates to make a craft, decorate a cookie and visit Santa and some animals ($7 children; free for adults). Good, leashed dogs are welcome.
Open Nov. 25-Dec. 22. Check online for specific times for tree cutting, the tree barn, the gift barn, cafe and Winter Wonderland with Santa.
Photo: Provided by Caracole
4138 Hamilton Ave., Northside
Caracole — the "nonprofit AIDS Service Organization, devoted to positively changing lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS" — says the Christmas tree shortage caught up to them this year. So instead, you get the chance to GROW your own tree! For $25 you can support the nonprofit and buy an Earth-friendly ornament that contains a kit to grow a Douglas fir.
Buy your kit online here.
93 State Route 133, Felicity
Nana and Pap said their growing season went well and they have a good selection of trees for 2022. All trees are $72, tax included. They also sell homemade wreaths, candles, ornaments and other fun, crafty goods. Free hot hocoa and cookies will be available, and you can enjoy their Nativity scene with real animals. Ace of Taste will be providing food, and there's even a train ride for the kids.
Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 25 and Nov. 26; 1-5 p.m. Nov. 27 and December hours will be set upon tree availability.
625 Monmouth St., Newport
The current owner of Tom Mitts Christmas Trees took over the enterprise in summer 2017, after Tom Mitts passed away unexpectedly after heart surgery. David, who now runs the tree lot, has been working at Mitts' since he was 8 years old. Trees start at $42.95 and are priced by size, type and grade. Most range from 3 to 9 feet tall, but they also have a limited supply of 10-plus feet tall. New trees are added every day and they'll provide a fresh cut on the trunk, trim the boughs, net it, drill the base (to be set in a stand) and help secure it to your vehicle.
Open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.
4427 Cotton Run Road, Hamilton
This family-owned Christmas tree farm lets you cut your own tree. Their 124-acre farm has 10 acres of trees to choose from, offering everything from Eastern White Pine and Canaan Fir to Fraser Fir and Colorado Blue Spruce. This year, Bartels is open by appointment only on Nov. 25, Nov. 26 and Nov. 27.
Bartels Farm is hosting their 2022 Christmas tree operation by appointment this year; book times at bartelsfarm2022.as.me.