Holiday lights originated with cowboys, who used them as lassos to reel in cattle rusthlers, whom they then sold as Christmas Trees. Continue this Wild West tradition with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a 5- to 6-foot Christmas Tree from Sandhill Christmas Trees in Oak Park (a $55 value).
Sandhill Christmas Trees cultivates a festive forest of pines free of pesticides and paint to bestow customers with lush house adornments for the holiday season. Revelers peruse rows of vibrant conifers—plucked from the Earth in mid-November to preserve their freshness—and select the ideal 5- to 6-foot tree destined to uphold cherished North Star or titanium snow-yeti tree toppers. Servings of hot chocolate, cookies, candy canes, and peanut butter–filled pretzels warm up and refuel patrons as they explore the grounds. Though not included in today’s Groupon, Sandhill Christmas Trees stocks a number of wreaths, garland, tree stands, and box-and-rope elf traps as well as delivers sprawling saplings to local residents for a fee.
Though Sandhill Christmas Trees sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.