Come get your Christmas tree, wreath, and holiday greenery!

The Thirteenth Annual Christmas Tree Lane will open for business on Friday, November 25th, continuing the tradition of  Christmas trees and holiday greenery offerings downtown at Louisville Waterfront Park. Local vendors Tommy Thompson and Gary Jecker carry a wide variety of trees, wreaths and other holiday greenery. Christmas Tree Lane is easily accessible and convenient for patrons, with competitive pricing in the tradition of the Haymarket. Christmas Tree Lane is open daily through Christmas Eve; Jecker’s operation, on the north side of Witherspoon, will be open 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Thompson’s market, on the south side of the street, will be open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The two vendors at Christmas Tree Lane have a combination of over 100 years of experience. Gary Jecker has operated his family Christmas tree business for over 35 years. His sons help him sell Frazier Fir from North Carolina, up to 12’ tall. Their needle retention and fragrance are superior. Gary also carries White Pine (which he grows locally), Blue Spruce, Frazier Fir wreaths and mixed wreaths.

“Many People remember Fred Wiche, and he claimed that Frazier Firs are the Cadillac of Christmas Trees,” said Jecker. “Well, we agree and that is why we sell them.”

christmas-tree-lane-reindeerTommy Thompson operates his family business that is over 60 years old – his father started selling Christmas Trees in the 1950s. Thompson’s market was the largest market at the Haymarket. He sells both large and small Frazier Fir and White Pine, as well as decorative reindeer, a wide variety of ornamental greenery, and a large selection of decorated wreaths, from 10” to 68” in diameter. Tommy also sells more White Pine and Frazier Fir garland than anyone else in the state.

Christmas Tree Lane is located along both sides of Witherspoon Street between Floyd Street and Preston (near Slugger Field).  Free parking is available for customers along Witherspoon Street and in the surface parking lot across from the Great Lawn.