There’s nothing quite like having a real Christmas tree in your living room. The smell of pine needles rings in the festive season and just begs for you to pour a glass of eggnog and put on the carols.
When you buy a real Christmas tree the whole day becomes one of ceremony and excitement. Decorating the tree with baubles and tinsel is only half the fun; the first and most exciting task for little ones – and adults too – is choosing the tree, and you can start doing that now!
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Christmas Tree Farms on the Central Coast
Central Coast Christmas Trees in Kulnura
You can buy your pine direct from the grower at Central Coast Christmas Trees in Kulnura. The Thomas family farm has some 40,000 trees that are pruned by hand into the classic Christmas-tree shape. You’re welcome to walk the rows of trees now, find your perfect tree, and tag it for pick up closer to Christmas. Mel from Central Coast Christmas Trees says regulars start visiting them in October to tag their trees in readiness for the festive season. But you can pick up your pine far closer to Christmas, so it doesn’t curl up its toes before the 25th. Mel says a pine should last 3-4 weeks out of the ground – depending on how hot the summer is.
Price: $20 deposit to tag a tree. Trees are $12 per foot – i.e. $36-$96 per tree depending on the size. Trees range in size from 3 feet up to 8 feet. No delivery provided this year. Need a tree stand? They are $35. Cash and Eftpos are accepted on the farm.
Open: Tree tagging is open 9am-5pm every weekend from 28 October 2023 til Christmas 2023.
Contact: Call Mel on 0488 437 612 or send a Facebook message to check opening hours and with any enquiries.
Where: 59 Yorky Waters Rd, Kulnura.
Rotary Christmas Trees
Please follow the Rotary Club of Erina Facebook page for updates.
The wonderful volunteers of the local Rotary Clubs of Erina, Kariong-Somersby, Kincumber, The Entrance, and Woy Woy come together once a year to sell real Christmas trees at several locations across the Central Coast.
Price: Prices for 2023 are yet to be confirmed, In previous years it’s been $80 for a 6ft tree. They usually take EFTPOS or cash, and all proceeds go to supporting local charity Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and other Rotary Central Coast projects.
When: Saturday 2, Sunday 3, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December 2023, from 7am until sold out.
Where: Christmas trees will be sold at multiple venues across the Central Coast. Here’s a list of their locations:
- Terrigal | Rotary Park, Terrigal Drive (next to the fire station).
- West Gosford | Anaconda Parking Lot, Central Coast Highway.
- Woy Woy | Commuter Car Park, Railway Street (between Station Street and Charlton Street).
- Lisarow | Primewest Lisarow Plaza, Parsons Rd.
- Green Point | Green Point Christian College, 382 Avoca Dr.
- Tumbi Umbi | Mingara Recreation Club, 12-14 Mingara Dr.
Tumbi Umbi Christmas Tree Farm
Set upon lovely acreage, the wonderful Christmas tree farm at Tumbi Umbi is usually home to up to four thousand trees and is one of the Central Coast’s best-kept secrets. Sadly, due to storm damage, the farm won’t be selling ‘cut your own’ trees this year. BUT, they’ve been able to source some pre-cut trees which will soon go on sale. And, little ones can still travel in style around the farm on their festively decorated buggy or have a play in the park!
We will update this feature with dates once details have been confirmed.
Contact: Sue 0429 112 945
Where: Stimsons Lane, Tumbi Umbi (look out for the big sign!)
Looking for fun, festive events on the Central Coast that you can enjoy with your family? Check out our Central Coast Christmas Events feature