Choose and cut your own Christmas Tree

2011-11-16T12:34:00Z 2011-11-16T12:55:46Z Choose and cut your own Christmas TreeContributed by Jane Daley Community Relations Manager LaPorte County Convention & Visitors Bureau

LAPORTE | Helping you select a beautiful Christmas Tree at Hensler's Nursery, 5715 N 750 E, Hamlet, is an activity they love sharing with you every year. John Hensler said, "Often we see people agonizing over a tree because they are looking for the perfect tree." "A natural tree has a personality that will be a benefit to your ornaments and a new tree every year will always look different." "Don't get bogged down with the idea of a perfect tree." Hensler went on to say, "Christmas trees are grown for the intended purpose which is to grace a home."

"Real trees are an agricultural product that are cut down for Christmas and they are replaced by two or three saplings, so people don't need to worry about deforestation and while they are growing they provide oxygen, they consume carbon dioxide and they provide cover for wild life".

We encourage you to bring your family to one of the many Christmas Tree Farms and they will provide the ambiance. Your family can select the perfect Christmas tree for your home or if you would rather let them choose a tree for you, most farms have a selection of freshly cut trees.

Egolf's Annual Christmas Tree Sale

14594 S 700 W, Wanatah


Now through Saturday, Dec. 24, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Choose and cut Christmas trees, handmade decorated wreaths, garland, cemetery pieces, and crafts and enjoy a complimentary cup of sassafras tea.

Guse Christmas Tree

6177 W 1450 S, Wanatah


Now through Wednesday, Dec. 21

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Come and cut or dig a Douglas or Fraser Fir, Scotch, White Pine or Blue Spruce. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides and Santa visits every weekend.

Christmas Fest at Hensler Nursery

5715 N 750 E, Hamlet


Nov. 25 through Dec. 20

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Christmas Fest features forest-fresh Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine and White Pine Christmas trees plus wreaths, swags and roping, Santa and horse-drawn wagon rides are featured on weekends.

Dudeck's Pine Country

9255 N 300 E, Rolling Prairie


Dudeck's has been a family owned and operated business for over 40 years. Growing quality pine, fir, and spruce trees, wreaths, grave blankets, and greens and roping. Open the day after Thanksgiving from 9am until dark CST

Salisbury Pines

12299 S. Long Lane, Hanna


Choose and cut Christmas Trees, already cut trees, container trees, wreaths and evergreen boughs. We have picnic tables available, so bring hot drinks, food and a camera.

White's Family Tree Farm

2788 S 425 W, LaPorte


Choose and cut Douglas Fir or Spruce. Select wreaths, balled trees, grave pieces and centerpieces.

We encourage you to take the family to one of our local Christmas Tree farms and create a memory.

Ride the Santa Candy Cane Express

One more thing to make your family weekend complete is to climb aboard the Santa Candy Cane Express at the Hesston Steam Museum. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and visit Santa in the caboose. Then take a cozy winter train ride inside the first-class enclosed coach. Donate a new unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots toy drive and receive one free train ride! All of this excitement happens the first two weekends in December from noon until 5 p.m. CST. Hesston Steam Museum is located at 1201 E 1000 N, LaPorte, 219-778-2783.






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