When to Put Up and Take Down Your Christmas Tree

Written by Emily


We all have Christmas traditions, and deciding when to put up and take down your Christmas Tree is definitely one of them.

However long you’d like to have yours up for, sadly, your beautiful Christmas Tree can only look its best for so long. So we can’t celebrate Xmas 365 days a year, no matter how much we want to! Here are our top 3 tips to decorate your Christmas Tree and help make your Christmas magical.

When to Put Your Christmas Tree Up

Traditionally, Christmas Trees would be put up on Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, which falls around the 21st or 22nd of December. But, many people are unable to resist the festive spirit and put their tree up earlier and earlier each year.

Ideally, you shouldn’t put your tree up any earlier than the 1st of December to make sure it lasts the entire Christmas period.

If you do want to have your tree up for longer, a Fraser Fir is the best choice as its needles are longer lasting. If you prefer to wait a while and like to adorn your tree in heavy baubles, then the Nordmann Fir is your perfect fit. Alternatively, the Deluxe Nordmann Fir’s soft needles make it ideal for families with children.

Keep your Christmas Tree fresh (and retain its needles as much as possible) by watering it. Avoid putting it near fires, radiators, or open windows as they don’t like extreme temperatures.

When to Take Your Christmas Tree Down

Historically, Christmas Trees would be taken down on the Twelfth Night, the end of the 12 days of Christmas - which start on Christmas Day and end on the 5th of January. However, nowadays many people want to have their tree down before New Year’s Eve to ring in the start of a new year afresh.

Generally, your tree will let you know when it’s time to take it down as, after a while, it will begin to wilt and lose its needles. Dry trees are a fire hazard so it is much safer to remove them once they start to dry out.