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The Holidays in New Hampshire - 2014 Local Deck the Halls Guide Presented by LaValley Building Supply

Dec 03, 2014 07:46AM ● By Kevin

Photo courtesy of Forster's Christmas Tree Farm & Gift Shoppe

With the Holidays right around the corner you might be wondering where to even begin. It takes a lot of preparation time and stress to get the house looking great for friends and family to arrive. Here is a helpful guide to everything holiday in the area - from where to buy your trees to specialty decorations presented by LaValley Building Supply. We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season. 

Choose and Cut Your Own Tree

Nichols Christmas Trees and Wreaths - Lyme, NH

163 Dartmouth College Highway (about 8 miles north of Hanover, NH on route 10, or 2 miles south of Lyme, NH).


Photo courtesy of Nichols Christmas Trees and Wreaths.

Open the weekend before Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily each year. Choose and cut your own Christmas tree or choose from the selection of freshly cut trees. Selection includes Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, and some White Spruce. Prices range from $15 to $60 depending on size. Trees go up to 15 feet tall.

"We also offer our beautiful, handmade Christmas wreaths~ plain & decorated in a variety of sizes; garland, kissing balls greenery, centerpieces, and a variety of other decorations," according to the website. Be sure to also check out the specialty maple syrups for sale.

Balsam Ridge Tree Farm - Canaan, NH

31 Derush Road, Canaan, NH 03741


Balsam Fir at Balsam Ridge Tree Farm.

Bring the whole family along to experience the tradition of journeying through the fields of Balsam Firs, Frasier Firs, Concolor Firs, White Pines, Red Pines, Scotch Pines, Colorado Blue Spruces, and a limited selection of exotic evergreens.

"We also offer small potted evergreens for those with limited space, or for use in a landscape. Be sure to visit our landscape ideas page for tips on using potted evergreens to turn your yard into a beautiful landscape, create a privacy hedge, or provide necessary protection for songbirds," according to the website.

Each tree at Balsam Ridge is hand-pruned to produce a natural shape, with strong branches, highly oriented toward holiday decorations. The evergreens make a fine natural, privacy fence, adding beauty and value to your property.

Forster's Christmas Tree Farm & Gift Shoppe - Henniker, NH

349 Mt. Hunger Road, Henniker, NH 03242


Photo courtesy of Forster's Christmas Tree Farm & Gift Shoppe

Open the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas, weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and weekends, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are plenty of decorations to choose from for the holidays from wreaths and trees to ornaments and cuckoo clocks. Wreaths come in any size up to 80 inches either plain or decorated. Frasier and Balsam trees go as high as 25 feet. Trees can be shipped anywhere in the continental US that are 8 feet or shorter. 

"If you’re looking to spice up the holidays this year, our local designers Tracy Bruen and Lisa Winant will create, design and personalize your tree or home for the season or event!" according to the website. Be sure to check out the gift shop for more holiday decorating products.

Hidden Field Fir Farm - Plainfield, NH

625 River Rd., Plainfield, NH

Located in Sullivan County, contact Gordon Bradstreet at 603-675-2007, or [email protected]

Pre-cut Christmas Trees

Longacres Nursery Center - Lebanon, NH

220 Mechanic Street, Lebanon, NH 03766


Photo courtesy of Longacre Nursery Center.

A family run business serving the Upper Valley since 1971, they stock a full line of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs and houseplants as well as all the supplies to plant them right - even bulk mulch, soils, and an extensive stone yard. The nursery center is open year round and offers a complete Christmas shop featuring trees, wreaths, and garland.

The Coop - Lebanon, NH

12 Centerra Parkway, Lebanon, NH; 603-643-4889

Photo courtesy of Lebanon Coop.

Additional location in Hanover at: 45 S Park St, Hanover, NH; 603-643-4889

Spring Ledge Farm - New London, NH

37 Main Street, New London, NH 03257


Photo courtesy of Spring Ledge Farm.

Makes holiday tapestry and balsam wreaths on site and can be shipped out. The farmstand is decorated each year for Thanksgiving and Christmas and includes the wreaths, fresh breads, pies, lettuces, spinach, potatoes and onions, local dairy and meat.

Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the months of November and December.

Henderson's Tree and Garden Service - White River Junction, VT

1542 Route 14, White River Junction, VT 05001


Photo courtesy of Henderson's Tree and Garden Service.

 Open during the holiday season, Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday through Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local trees and wreaths: Boxwood, Cypress, Cedar, Pine, Fraser Fir. Felted ornaments & mittens, garden art poles and many more gift items. They also offer custom decorating and installation services, and wreath decorating workshops.

"We combine the expertise and capabilities of a large company with the personal attention of a small, family-owned business. We are passionate about this business – about trees, gardens and landscapes, and especially about the relationships we develop with our clients and staff," according to the website.


The Coop - Lebanon & Hanover, NH (Cube Mountain Products also sold here)

Longacres Nursery Center - Lebanon, NH

Simon Pearce - Hanover, NH - holiday glass trees and gifts for all. 

Need help putting up lights? Sean's Lawn N' Garden Services will come by and help you install your holiday lights.

Share your Christmas tree/family pics in the comments below.

Special thanks to LaValley Building Supply for sponsoring the 2014 Local Deck the Halls Guide.

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