Your hunt for a Christmas tree in or near Beacon is going to be a satisfying one. Below, you’ll find different local Christmas tree lots from which to purchase your live tree. The lots will smell heavenly, as the aroma is bursting from the trees. If you are totally out of decorations, and need a place to start, you could go to Brett’s Hardware in Beacon for the Christmas tree stand, the lights (both for your house, your tree and for other outdoor decorations like a mini-light show).
You could also go to Home Depot in Fishkill for Martha Stewart brand shatter-proof ornaments and other staples for indoor and outdoor decorating. If you change your mind on a real tree and instead opt on an artificial tree, you could head back to Brett’s or read our faux tree roundup.
SUNNY GARDENS NURSERY
Sunny Gardens Nursery is the nearby nursery located on 9D a little ways past Stony Kill Farm as you head toward Poughkeepsie. The nursery is open Spring, Summer and Fall, and for the Winter, opens its lot for the Christmas trees, wreaths, and decorated wreath balls.
Drive into the parking lot and step out, and it smells. so. good. The pine fragrance is accented with a slow burning fire as the staff keeps warm around a fire-pit off to the side until you find your favorite tree.
CHRISTMAS TREES FROM BEACON'S FIRE DEPARTMENT
Beaconites can also buy a tree that benefits the Beacon Fire Engine Company, which is one of three fire companies in Beacon that respond to fires. To buy a tree from these firefighters, look for them the lot next to Dogwood's parking lot (a single rope separates the two parking lots), which is on the east end of town, over the Fishkill creek, near the mountain.
A perfect December day might include a dinner or late lunch and a beer at Dogwood, followed by a Christmas tree pickup.
Location: 60 East Main St.
Wednesdays to Fridays, 5pm- 9pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-6pm
Wow, what a beautiful location to go buy a Christmas tree from at Fishkill Farms, which involves a short trip on 1-84. In addition to the fragrant trees, you may also smell the homemade donuts being made fresh every morning, and look in their store stocked with their apples and home-grown organic veggies, eggs, and fresh-pressed cider. Plus, Santa is visiting on Saturday, December 15, 2018.
VERA’S MARKETPLACE & GARDEN CENTER
Speaking of homemade donuts, more homemade donuts are in Cold Spring at Vera’s Marketplace & Garden Center, and they are famous. The garden center is located in a strip on a rural part of Route 9, and it shares its location with The Pantry and Marbled Meat Shop. You will not leave hungry on this tree hunt when you get it from Vera’s. Getting there from Beacon is easy.
ADAMS FAIRACRE FARMS
And of course, you can buy your Christmas tree from Adams Fairacre Farms on Rte. 9 in Wappingers Falls. Adams offers a big selection of small and large trees, and walking through their tree nursery at night is always a lovely, fragrant experience.
CHOP YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS TREE
If you’re the real adventurous type want want to cut down your own Christmas tree, you could try Battenfelds. They offer wagon rides, Santa sightings and do sell other Christmas decorations. Just a heads up, though: they do open at the end of November, so you may need to go early in the season if you want more of a selection. You could also visit TJ’s Tree Farm in Highland, which opens on Black Friday. They offer pre-cut trees, as well as tress you can cut.
BIG STORE OPTIONS - HOME DEPOT AND PARKING LOT NEAR WALMART ON ROUTE 9
If you're a recent transplant from NYC, then buying a Christmas tree from Home Depot on Rte. 9 (to the right off the ramp from eastbound I-84), or from the parking lot across from Walmart on Rte. 9 (to the left off the same ramp) won't feel that much different from picking a tree from a pop-up Christmas tree lineup on Broadway.