Christmas at the Farm with Evergreen Traditions
Fall is here. Finally. Minds have turned to colorful leaves and college football. Except for Kevin Pahl, founder of Evergreen Traditions. His thoughts are already racing past Thanksgiving and into December.
Formerly known as Greenville Christmas Trees, the name has changed “because we serve more than just Greenville, and we’re more than just trees,” says Kevin.
Kevin and wife Maggie, along with their three children, want to bring back the days when families went together to pick the perfect tree. Evergreen Traditions hopes to take you out of the hustle and bustle of the holiday and help you make memories that last a lifetime.
Christmas at the Farm is a two weekend celebration on November 25-27 and December 3-4 at Arran Farms in Easley. Featuring fun festive activities for the entire family center around choosing just the right Christmas tree. In addition to kids crafts, there’s corn hole and giant JENGA games. Enjoy FREE hot chocolate and s’mores before taking a family photo. You can even challenge your friends and family to a Trivia Walk – all about the first Christmas Tree.
Evergreen Traditions is a small business that delights in supporting local small business owners. Food trucks will have something for everyone. A wide variety of local vendors selling everything from sweet smells/tastes to woodworks and jewelry will be on hand. There will even be surprises for your fur babies!
Evergreen Traditions has partnered with The Salvation Army to provide trees for families in need. Stop by the “Greatest Gift” station and do your part to see that Angel Tree recipients will have a place to put all those special gifts.
Once you have enjoyed all the fun and games, you’ll want to be sure be sure to pick out your tree. Evergreen’s trees come from Jefferson, N.C., not far from Greenville. This short distance ensures fresh delivery. Choose from a variety of only the best trees. Fraser and Balsam Firs from three feet to ten feet are full and healthy.
Christmas at the Farm was designed to help you “get a reprieve from the busy holiday season and leave with much more than just a tree in hand, but with a day full of memories and a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.”
Christmas at the Farm brings back special childhood Christmas memories. Our Christmas season started the day after Thanksgiving. My family had Thanksgiving dinner camping with friends. Turkey and Dressing with all the trimmings always tasted better on picnic tables and paper plates. Outdoor dining did pose hazards to be avoided. Like the time a squirrel climbed down from a tall tree and helped himself to a huge hunk of my Mom’s World Famous macaroni pie. Everyone stood, mouths watering, and watched as he sat on the end of a long limb and feasted on his stolen prize.
James Island County Park was my favorite. Lots and lots of lights filled the park. We drank hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows for s’mores around a huge fire pit. Mom or Dad always had to help keep my melted mess from sliding off the graham cracker and hitting the ground!
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