Check out local Christmas tree sales in the Fox Valley
• The Algonquin Lions Club is hosting its annual Christmas tree sale in the parking lot of Algonquin State Bank, 2400 N. Huntington Drive, off Randall Road. The sale features trees ranging from $50-$120, as well as wreaths. Sale hours are 6 to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. Visit lionsclubofalgonquin.org. All proceeds from the sales go toward the hearing and visually impaired, diabetes education and prevention, local children's charities, and food pantries.
• The Dundee Township Lions Club members and Cub Scouts recently unloaded more than 300 Christmas trees at Grafelman Park in West Dundee for the annual Christmas tree sale. The selling of Christmas trees is the largest fundraiser for the Lions Club. All profits from the sales go to support many community charities. Sale hours continue from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays until all the trees are sold. In addition to trees, there will be wreaths and garland for sale. To learn more, visit www.dundeelions.org or follow the club on Facebook.
• Celebrate the Christmas season through Dec. 23 at Abbey Farms, 2855 Hart Road in Aurora, run by the monks of Marmion Abbey. Hunt for your perfect Christmas trees on the farm or choose a precut tree. Open daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tree shaking, netting and assistance with tree tying are always complimentary. While you wait, step inside the Nagel Emporium for apple cider doughnuts and hot chocolate. If there is snow on the ground, they will provide sleds to enjoy around the farm.
After you check tree shopping off your list, take time to shop the seasonal store! You'll find gifts for all ages, décor and bakery goods.
Santa visits the farm from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7-8 and 14-15. There is a $10 fee for a brief time with Santa and take your own photo, or $20 get a digital photo by a photographer.
As Christmas draws near, the jolly guy heads back to the North Pole to make certain the elves are doing their jobs.