Real vs. Artifical. That’s the typical question around this time of year. Artifical is no doubt the easier option, but when it comes down to it, nothing says Christmas like the scent of a fresh-cut evergreen tree wafting through your house or apartment.
If you live around Buffalo, NY, in the Western New York area, we have a TON of local options when it comes to buying a real Christmas tree. So you get the beauty and scent of a real tree all while supporting your local businesses. Total win-win.
— minus the pine needles that the trees tend to leave behind, but we’ll overlook that one 😉
Here’s a list of the most recommended places to snag your real Christmas tree for the holidays (in no specific order):
Badding Bros Farm Market
Location: East Amherst, NY
Badding Farm & Garden Center is a family-owned and operated garden center & farm market. We’ve heard raves and awesome reviews about their Christmas trees!! They also offer seasonal workshops and events if you’re looking to create your own wreath, centerpiece, or winter arrangement.
Location: Clarence, NY — East Amherst, NY — Akron, NY
The Jurek Family has been providing Christmas Trees to the Western New York community for three generations. And with 3 locations, you’re bound to find the perfect Christmas tree the holiday season at Jurek’s! They offer pre-cut options and cut-your-own options, depending on the location that you’re at.
Erway’s Christmas Tree Adventure
Location: Wilson, NY
Want to make the Christmas tree hunt a full-on family adventure? Check out Erway’s Christmas Tree Adventure! During certain days in December they offer an awesome package deal including a 6-7ft Christmas tree, visit with Santa, wagon rides, lodge admission, and live animals for 1 price – and it’s quite a steal.
Field Of Dreams Tree Farm
Location: South Wales, NY
Looking for a place to cut down your own tree? Consider Field of Dreams Tree Farm. We’ve also heard that their prices are quite reasonable, starting at around $50 for a tree.
Kate’s Country Cousins
Location: Lancaster, NY
Not only do they have Christmas trees, wreaths, and a holiday shop, but they also offer seasonal DIY creative classes for wreath making and centerpiece making!
Zittel’s Country Market
Location: Hamburg, NY
Want to hit a few birds with one stone? Zittel’s offers beautiful pre-cut Christmas trees at their Hamburg market and they also have visits with Santa for a scheduled weekend in December! (Don’t forget to check their Facebook page to see if they have any coupons for Christmas trees *wink*)
Bird Haven Tree Farm
Location: Warsaw, NY
Want to cut down your own Christmas tree? Consider Bird Haven Tree Farm! We’ve heard they’re a family favorite, with customers returning year after year.
Hill’s Christmas Tree Farm
Location: Springville, NY
Hill’s Christmas Tree Farm is a family-owned and operated “Choose and Cut” tree farm, located in southern Erie County, approximately 30 miles south of Buffalo. They have quite a variety of trees including; Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, and Black Hills Spruce….AND they have large tree options too (like up to 16ft)!!
Elber’s Garden Center
Location: Buffalo, NY
Elber’s Garden Center is open 7 days a week and offers a variety of options for the holiday season, like annuals, perennials, Christmas Trees, decorations, and firewood. (Looking to install an ice rink at your house while you’re at it? Because they do that too!)
Russell’s Tree & Shrub Farm
Location: East Amherst, NY
It’s Christmas At Russell’s! Their garden center is packed with trees, wreaths, poinsettias, and other holiday decor. If you go on the right day, during their Kickoff to Christmas event, you can visit with Santa, stop by the food truck, join in on Christmas caroling, and take advantage of their annual wreath & tree sale!