If you can’t see the forest for the Christmas trees, security elves have effectively masked Santa’s experimental toy labs and skateboard park. Deck your own halls with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get any Balsam or Fraser fir tree, up to eight feet tall in size, from Anthony Gallo Nurseries in Brooklyn (up to a $120 value). The friendly fir-fellers at Anthony Gallo Nurseries have provided charming coniferous centerpieces since 1911. The popular Fraser fir sports jauntily lasting blue-green foliage and gym-honed limbs and the old-fashioned Balsam fir exudes a lovely fresh-cut smell with its dark-green to blue-green foliage as both can support the heaviest of holiday baubles and the toughest of tinsel. Browse boughs for your topiary soulmate, and then have it lovingly lopped, wrapped, and tied to your car at no extra cost. Optional delivery throughout Brooklyn may also be available for an additional charge.
Anthony Gallo Nurseries
By setting out to provide visitors with one of the most beloved Christmas traditions, Anthony Gallo Nurseries has practically become a tradition in itself—the Christmas tree farm has spent more than a century decking homes with the holiday’s decorative centerpiece. At the nursery, tree-seekers peruse a lineup of firs hand-picked from Gallo’s tree farm, including Fraser firs, a modern-day favorite seen in many American homes including the White House, and Balsam firs, a classic choice known for filling spaces with their festive aroma. In addition to trees, the nursery offers mixed garlands and florist-designed wreaths sprinkled with colorful berries, handmade bows, and tiny cameras that stream footage to Santa's behavior-analysis department.