Photo by Alex Simmons
Jake Miller, owner of Jake’s Greenhouse, creates a customized wreath for one customer. Jake’s Greenhouse is located on Route 240 in East Concord.

By Alex Simmons

Jake’s Greenhouse Inc. located at 11904 Route 240 in East Concord is all geared up for the holiday season, and they have so much to offer from Christmas trees to wreaths to various knick-knacks for gifts.

Every year on the first Friday of December, Santa Claus arrives at Jake’s Greenhouse to spread some holiday cheer. Kids come from all over the area come to see Santa and tell him what they want for Christmas.

As the kids visit with Santa, parents can stop inside to shop for various greenery including poinsettias, kissing balls and wreaths, shop for Christmas decorations or local maple syrup, honey, homegrown beef, Cuba Cheese, Upstate Milk or Hershey Ice Cream. There may even be frozen dog bones for sale. Don’t forget about that gift for Fido!  You can also grab a bite to eat or a hot beverage and warm yourself by the outdoor firepit.

When walking into Jake’s Greenhouse, you get a real sense of Christmas. The shop is beautifully decorated with lights, holiday decor and even a toy train that runs above your head.

In the backroom is a Christmas display of your favorite holiday movies including Home Alone, A Christmas Story and more. On the display, you can see a red slide, like the one Ralphie slid down after visiting Santa in A Christmas Story. You can also spot the bird lady from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York or Kevin’s hanging paint cans and battle plan.

There is also a giant mailbox where letters to Santa can be dropped off located outside the front door of the shop. Every plant and piece of greenery you see is grown right at Jake’s. Wreaths and kissing balls are handmade and can be customized to your liking “I was so impressed with the friendly atmosphere and the helpful service I received. They made me a wreath just the way I wanted it in no time,” exclaimed one happy customer. “I am very happy with my experience at Jake’s and will definitely return in the future.”

There is also a wide selection of Christmas trees for purchase. Jake’s has a special machine that will shake the loose pine needles from your tree and another machine that will wrap your tree for easy transport to your home.

The Christmas Tree farm located right outside of the shop provides photo opportunities too. You can take your picture inside a giant wreath or next to the giant hay bale snowman.

There are also several wooden displays with holes cut out to put your face through and take a fun photo. The setting and trees alone make for a beautiful background for any photos.

Jake’s Greenhouse Inc. is the perfect holiday destination for you and your family! You can contact Jake’s Greenhouse Inc. at (716) 592-4084.