We headed out to hunt for Christmas tree, and after our 4th tree lot (in shock from the prices), we found ourselves at Swanson's (just for kicks). We were so surprise that for only $10 more - we feel like we got such a great value. My son is 16 years old, so it is it a completely different experience than having little ones, but we still enjoyed the Reindeer, the lovely electric Christmas choo-choo train, the old tractor is a great photo op, hot cider and cookies....and they hang the trees from the ceilings inside of these gigantic green houses, so viewing the trees is hands free (and it is easy to spin the tree and see all sides), and then they use this machine to shake all the loose debris from the tree, they hand you a little tag and take if off to the loading area for you and put it in a handy little net! For paying only $10 more for an 8ft noble, we figured what the heck, and if you need to get your tree on a dark rainy day or you have little ones - you can can't beat it. you can also get in some Christmas shopping (and if you make any purchases in the month of November - you get Holiday Bucks to save on your tree). So needless to say, unless your off to the tree farm, this is pretty hard to beat, and now a great excuses for shopping in the Fall at Swanson's! We ened up with additional time to get the tree decorated all in the same day too.
For those folks really short on time or maybe you don't have a vehicle that is good for moving a Christmas tree - they will even deliver and set your tree up for you for only $25 bucks.