“The most enjoying traditions of the season are best enjoyed in the warm embrace of kith and kin. Thith tree is a thymbol of the thpirit of the Griswold family Chrithmath.”
If you don’t remember that quote, it’s from the incomparable Clark Griswold (or Chevy Chase) from Christmas Vacation.
Christmas trees have a sort of je ne sais quoi. Every family needs something out of their respective tree, whether it is the fullness, the smell, maybe some critters or maybe just to instill or boost the holiday spirit in some humbug naysayers in your family unit.
Don’t be a blockhead like Charlie Brown. Grab a nice full and festive tree from Lake County this holiday season.
Here are some of the best places to get a Christmas Tree from in Lake County.
Richardson Christmas Tree Farm
9407 Richardson Rd., Spring Grove
Create memories to last a lifetime. Bring the family out and cut the family Christmas Tree. Over 50,000 trees growing – thousands to choose from, fresh, handmade decorated wreaths and garland. Free hot chocolate or coffee, free shaking and baling of trees, large heated sales barn with indoor restrooms and handsaws provided every day. On weekends there are free wagon rides out to trees, freshly made donuts and hot chocolate and concessions. Trees at $65+.
Sullivan Family U-Cut Christmas Trees
24774 W. Petite Lake Rd., Lake villa
Choose and cut trees, pre-cut trees and hayrides. U-Cut trees – Scotch Pines, White Pines, White Spruce to 12′ Tall – $45. Pre-cut Balsam & Caanan Firs up to 15′, $45 – $130. Open 9am-4pm November 27th and weekends through December 20th.
Gengel Tree Farm
38614 N. Fairfield Rd., Lake Villa
Balsam & Fraser Firs 6-12 ft, handmade wreaths, decorated swags & mixed garlands. Christmas crafts and cookies in the gift store. Trees starting at $35. Open 9am-4pm November 27 & Weekends through December 20.
Bill’s Christmas Tree Farm
37280 N. Sheridan Rd., Beach Park.
Norway & White Spruce trees. Open until Christmas eve. Weedays 8:30 – dusk by appointment only. Bring rope.