Eagle Crest Nursery Kicks off the Holiday Season Early with November Offerings

This year Thanksgiving occurs as early in the month as it’ll ever be, which means that Christmas enthusiasts have maximum time to celebrate the season in late November. Those locals whose favorite post-Thanksgiving tradition involves the rush of picking out a Christmas tree or purchasing early gifts the weekend after Turkey Day are in luck; El Jebel’s Eagle Crest Nursery is a hub of holiday activity for anyone who loves plunging into the yuletide season before the calendar even flips to December. Here are the top four reasons why.

Fresh Trees, Wreaths, and Garland

From apartment-friendly two-footers to magnificent 18-foot grand beauties, Eagle Crest orders every size Christmas tree a local could want. Their most popular variety, the sturdy Frasier fir, can hold its needles through Christmas and beyond. Also available are live trees in containers such as Colorado Spruce, which make excellent porch trees that can later be planted in the spring. Handmade wreaths of Frasier fir (treated to keep their color throughout the season) can be custom-decorated at the nursery, and fresh garlands of mixed evergreens are conveniently sold by the foot.

Fun Fact: The nursery is stocking some 900 cut Christmas trees this year.

 

Holiday Florals

It wouldn’t be Christmas without the seasonal elegance of poinsettias, and the nursery stocks a variety of sizes in red, white, and pink. Small and medium-sized pots are perfect for bringing cheer to close spaces like work desks and kitchen tables, while larger 10-inch pots (with plants up to three feet high) make an impressive statement anywhere. Giftable bulb plants such as amaryllis and paperwhite narcissus are available, as are flowering cyclamen, Christmas cactus, and azaleas. If florals don’t suit your shopping list, the evergreen charms of a simple Norfolk Island pine should do the trick.

Fun Fact: All of Eagle Crest’s poinsettias are Colorado grown.

 

Ornaments and Decor Galore

Every year, Eagle Crest transforms its garden center into a Christmas winter wonderland stocked with every imaginable item of decor under the North Pole. From tree skirts, lights, stockings, Santa statues, pinecone tree picks, and permanent indoor wreaths to heirloom-quality gems such as real German nutcrackers, the shop brims with holiday treasures. Its selection of signature tree ornaments alone is worth making a visit—think traditional balls, whimsical baubles, ski-themed items, rustic mountain pieces, and more.

Fun Fact: Ornaments are organized on themed trees in the garden center.

 

Early Season Events

Eagle Crest is open on Black Friday but it really kicks things into high gear that weekend, during its annual Holiday Open House. This event has become a cherished annual tradition for many local families. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on November 24 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 25, the nursery will offer tractor wagon rides, a bonfire, hot cider, prizes, and a special candy cane draw for discounts. Then, from 6-7:30 p.m. on November 29, the Christmas shop stays open late for Ladies’ Night Out. It’s the perfect opportunity for moms, daughters, and friends to leave the kiddos and husbands at home for an evening of festive shopping with complimentary snacks and wine, not to mention a 15 percent discount on everything excluding trees.

Fun Fact: Santa will visit Eagle Crest on November 24-25 and December 1-2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.