Looking for a charitable, fun place to find your special Christmas tree and holiday greens? One that provides free assistance loading your tree on your vehicle, free candy canes for the kids, sounds of Christmas music as you shop, and friendly service? Come to the Manchester United Methodist Church Christmas Tree Lot, now open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week through Dec. 23 (or whenever supplies are sold).
Operated entirely by more than 100 volunteers, the Manchester UMC Tree Lot has been a West County tradition since 1964. The lot is located about ½ mile west of Highway 141 on Manchester Road, in the parking lot of the Manchester Athletic Association, next to Enterprise Leasing.
Each year men, women, teens and children enjoy working together to raise funds to support charitable causes. They also make the Christmas season more joyful and meaningful for tree shoppers. Among ministries and community programs that receive proceeds from the annual tree sales are church seminary scholarships, church facilities, Scouting, Epworth Children and Family Services, Kingdom House, Shalom House, The Bridge, Circle of Concern, Manchester Center, Lafayette Work Center, Pony Bird Inc., Willows Way, United Methodist Church-sponsored food acquisition and distribution events, and more!
This year's trees are Balsam, Douglas, Fraser, Noble and Scotch Pine. Depending on variety, trees range in height from 6 feet to 13 feet. Also available for purchase are pine wreaths, pine roping and tree stands. We accept cash, personal checks and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa). Tree prices start at $36.
Looking forward to seeing you on the tree lot. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!