Now that Thanksgiving's over, we're in the thick of the Christmas season.  If you celebrate, this means more shopping than ever and decorations all throughout your home including the ever-symbolic Christmas tree.  While some choose to go the artificial route, many like the authenticity a real Christmas tree provides.  Here are a few places you can grab yourself one in Tampa.

Great Lakes Christmas Tree Farms (5107 N 22nd St., Tampa, FL 33610) - Browse a huge selection of fresh cut Christmas trees, poinsettas, and fresh cut wreaths at this retail Christmas tree outlet.  You can place an online order for pickup or delivery at their website, by calling (813) 238-8733, or giving them a visit any day of the week between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Christmas Trees in Tampa (9450 Westchase Drive, Westchase, FL 33626) - Run by some of the best Christmas tree experts in Tampa, Christmas Trees in Tampa stocks only fresh Christmas trees straight from the farm.  They'll also teach you the best methods for tending to the tree and disposing of it.  Fresh wreaths also available.  Open everyday from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.  For more information, head to their website.

Dave's Christmas Tree Lot (106 E. Lumsden Rd., Brandon, FL 33511) - This lot is the place to be for a wide variety of affordable, fresh Christmas trees in Brandon.  Choose from types including Noble Firs, Fraser Firs, Grand Firs, Douglas Firs and Scotch Pines.  They'll help you with all the information you need for properly caring for your tree as well as disposing of it.  Poinsettas and wreaths also available.  Open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., Friday-Sunday from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.  Visit their website or call (813) 843-8182 for more information.

Tampa Bay Farmers Market (1718 W Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33612) - Tampa Bay Farmers Market offers trees from the Great Lakes Christmas Tree Farms listed above.   This means you'll be getting only the freshest trees from great local farms.  In addition, you can browse their diverse selection of farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and much more.  Open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. till 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. till 7 p.m.  Visit their website or call (813) 876-7888 for more information.

Garden Center at Home Depot (5125 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33612) - If you're looking to smell the fresh pine in your living room this holiday season, stop by your local Home Depot, as they are selling all natural trees and fake trees (with the lights already on them, if you like it that way). For more info, check out the HomeDepot site where you can find all of the best prices!