Blake’s Family Christmas at the Cider Mill Location



8:00am to 5:30 pm, 7-days a week until December 23rd.

The last wagon will go out to the Christmas tree field at 5:00pm daily

Blake’s Hard Cider & Winery tasting room will be open all winter!

Starting the weekend before Thanksgiving at Blake’s Cider Mill location we begin our Christmas tree season offering a large variety of pre-cut and u-cut Christmas trees!

We provide:

  • Saws to cut your trees.
  • Free wagon rides to the Christmas tree fields.
  • Free tree cleaning and wrapping.

Blake’s offers wagon rides to our Christmas tree farm, u-cut and pre-cut Christmas trees, a festive holiday market featuring hot donuts, peppermint hot chocolate, holiday gifts, wreaths, Christmas decor, bonfires, craft beer and cider, and much more!


Stop in the Orchard Café open every Saturday and Sunday starting the weekend after Thanksgiving for lunch with Santa featuring a wide variety of hot food!

Santa will be here from Noon to 4pm on November 24th, 25thDecember 1st, 2nd, 8thand 9th! Stop in to get your photo with the best Santa in the area!


Join us for a day of Frozen fun at Blake’s and come meet your favorite princesses, Anna and Elsa in front of our 20ft Olaf!

Take your own photos and then head over to meet Farmer Santa with an authentic country Christmas setting, like none other!

Anna and Elsa will be available for pictures outside the Orchard Cafe from noon-4pm only!

Balsam Fir 


Dark green, fragrant foliage contribute to the desirability of this species as a Christmas tree. Somewhat open in growth habit and form, the strong branches permit the use of heavier ornaments. Soft needles and a straight stem have made this a traditional favorite for many.




Fraser Fir 


Closely related to balsam fir, this species is known for its dark green needles with silvery undersides. A pleasing fragrance combined with upright branching, straight stems, and excellent needle retention make this tree increasingly popular.




Blue Spruce 


Known for its attractive bluish foliage, this species is gaining increased popularity as a Christmas tree. The Colorado Blue Spruce has an attractive pyramidal shape and stiff branching which makes this tree very easy to decorate. Although somewhat bulky to ship, demand for this tree by consumers is increasing.




Concolor Fir 


An elegant tree with silver-green soft foliage that is displayed in an upright, sweeping manner. Medium length needles, excellent needle retention, and pleasing branch habits make this a most attractive and desirable tree.




Douglas Fir 


An excellent species with fragrant, relatively short needles. Douglas Fir holds its needles well and is not affected by cold temperatures as some grown in warmer climates are. Moderately strong branches make this tree easy to decorate.




White Spruce 


A popular tree known for its traditional appearance and ease of decorating. Soft, short needles and strong branches permit the use of larger and heavier ornaments. Dark green to greenish-blue color contributes to the attractiveness of this species.




Scotch Pine 


A traditional favorite known for its excellent needle retention and strong branch characteristics. A tree with medium length needles of excellent color. This tree is a good shipper and has the ability to hold up well on retail lots in warm climates.




White Pine 


Renowned for its elegant, symmetrical shape, the White Pine is growing in popularity as a Christmas tree. The White Pine has beautiful soft needles with excellent color and retention, and holds up extremely well during handling and shipping.








Helpful Tips and Information:



Freshness… see for yourself:


Give the tree a small shake. A few falling brown needles are common, but falling green needles warn that the tree is dry.

Gently grasp a branch and pull it toward you. Only a few needles should come off in your hand if the tree is fresh.

Avoid trees with stiff needles that are losing their color.




Keep it fresh:


When you get your tree home, cut 1/4 – 1/2 inch off the end and put the tree into water immediately.

If you are not ready to put your tree up right away, keep it in a cool and shaded area such as a garage or covered porch.

The single most important thing you can do to keep your tree fresh is to water, water, water! ( A fresh cut tree may take up as much as a gallon of water on the first day and a quart or more on the days following. )

Display your tree in an area away from heat sources, such as registers, radiators and fireplaces.




Keep it safe:


Use newer model lights with in-line fuses to avoid overloading.

Display your tree away from sources of fire or heat, such as fireplaces and candles.

Always turn off tree lights when away from home and before going to bed.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, Real Christmas Trees are involved in less than 1/10 of one percent ( 0.1% ) of all residential fires.




Environmentally Friendly:


Every acre of Christmas trees on a farm creates enough oxygen for 18 people!

Real Christmas trees help filter dust and smog from the air and help stop soil erosion.

Real Christmas trees provide a comfortable habitat for a wide variety of wildlife.

After the holidays, Christmas trees can be recycled and used for a wide variety of purposes including bird feeders/ shelter, fuel chips and mulch.


Presented by: Michigan Christmas Tree Association
(800) 589-TREE |


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