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Drysdale’s Christmas & Holiday Village – an annual tradition since 1945

December 9, 2021   ·   0 Comments

Every weekend from now through December 19, Drysdale’s Tree Farm in Egbert is the place to be for all things festive this holiday season.

Activities at Drysdale’s run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays, and include: magicians, train rides, bonfires, pictures with Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides, Evergreen Store holiday shopping and dog carting (Dec. 11 only). Admission and parking are free, and your furry friends can come along too as long as they’re well behaved.

The special events and scenic beauty of Drysdale’s almost make you forget you’re there to buy a Christmas tree, with the fallen snow, jingle bells on horses, and the scent of marshmallows roasting on campfires, Drysdale’s has been a holiday tradition since 1945.

Right now, Drysdale’s has a premium selection of fresh cut Fraser Fir trees ready to take home, as well as handcrafted fresh wreaths, and garlands.

Inside the Evergreen Store, it’s a Winter Wonderland of all things Christmas. The Evergreen is Canada’s largest home and seasonal holiday gift store – including items for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Winter Solstice.

The store is open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Masks must be worn indoors in accordance with Drysdale’s policy, aligning with local Health Unit requirements.

As part of Simcoe County’s Honey Trail – designed to celebrate beekeeping, bees, honey, other hive products, pollinators and the history of Beekeeping in the community – Drysdale’s Evergreen store carries a wide assortment of local honey and bee products.

Drysdale’s is also host to many school field trips and educational retreats, hosting students from Junior Kindergarten to high school for seasonal, and holiday educational based tours of the farm and events. They also provide fundraising opportunities through their Holiday Wreath program, for schools, churches, and athletic groups – with a registration cutoff date each year on November 15.

Keeping the area on the map, Drysdale’s is known for its large Christmas trees, and over the past several decades it has provided many large Christmas trees to various municipalities and organizations such as The City of Vaughan, The City of Barrie, The TD Centre Toronto, Ontario Place and more. 

Drysdale’s is located at 6635 Simcoe County Road 56 and is open 7-days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for Christmas tree cutting. For more information email 

By Brian Lockhart
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

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