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Our readers’ favorite places for Christmas trees, trains, lights, Santa and more in MD

HolidayFaves1We asked our readers to tell us their holiday favorites from where to get a Christmas tree to the best train gardens in Maryland to the most festive holiday light displays and more.

Did you know that there is a hayride through the light displays at Montpelier Farms or that Doyle’s Christmas Tree Farm has not raised its prices in years? These are just a couple of the great tips they shared.

If you are looking for a new tradition to start this holiday season — there are plenty of ideas right here! Read on for the best places to see Santa, holiday events, Christmas concerts and outdoor fun.

Favorite place to get a Christmas tree

Blue Heron Tree Farm
317 Devers Branch Road, Centreville
“The older couple that owns the farm are great! He looks like Santa. You can cut down your own too.”

Locations in Columbia, Glen Burnie, Hanover and Lanham.
“I am able to buy a high quality tree at an affordable price. The service is also wonderful as the trees are already tied up, thus making it easier to tie the tree to your car!”

Hemlock Farm Christmas Trees
31 Old South River Road, Edgewater
“Adorable, rustic farm offering lots of holiday charm. They have a beautiful location and lots of activities for the kids!”

Riva Gardens
3234 Riva Road, Riva
“Smaller local garden/farm with friendly staff to help.”

1605 West St, Annapolis
“Reusable and cheap”

Bru-mar Gardens
1009 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis
“The trees are in excellent quality and they shaped nicely. They last for over four weeks. “

Homestead Gardens
743 West Central Ave., Davidsonville
522 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park
“We love to go walking through the collection of trees and spending hours picking out the right one. We also love ducking inside for hot chocolate and a chance to take in the decorations and the awesome trains!”

Pine Valley Farms
1150 Fannie Dorsey Road, Sykesville
“We love cutting down our own tree!”

TLV Tree Farm
15155 Triadelphia Mill Rd, Glenelg
“Great people, beautiful location and great prices.”

Doyle’s Christmas Tree Farm
1155 Bernoudy Road, White Hall
“Local, not over crowded, quality trees for the same price year after year.”

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Homestead Gardens
743 West Central Ave., Davidsonville
“It’s huge and they also have great holiday treats there!”
“In one word, magical!”
“Best and largest train area for viewing and lots of other holiday activities and foods.”
“The entire display is incredible, with different trains and different villages splashed across the countryside.”
“It captivates my young children for a long time! You can see the wonder of the season through all the eyes of the little children.”

United States Botanic Gardens
100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC
“It’s FREE, and the display is always incorporated into the live gardens.”
“It is HUGE, they have live music in the evenings, and the garden is gorgeous.”

Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company
214 Wise Avenue, Dundalk
“Low cost to get in, which benefits the fire department. It’s a beautiful, magical display for kids and adults alike. They dim the lights at times to make it even more magical.”
“The largest I have ever seen… a lot of neighborhood displays. Awesome!”

Elliott City Volunteer Fire Department
4150 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City

The Shops at Kenilworth
800 Kenilworth Dr, Towson
“Huge display, features interactive areas for the kids.”

Cambridge Rescue Fire Company Train Garden
8 Washington St., Cambridge
“It is created each year in the original firehouse in Historic Downtown Cambridge by volunteer of the Cambridge Rescue Fire Co. This year they celebrate their 80th year!”

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