It’s early November and Fall is in full swing. I’m sure you’re burning pumpkin scented candles and enjoying gorgeous fall themed décor items throughout your home. It’s a great time of year to see the leaves change color and to enjoy the (mostly) crisp fall air. Personally, I cannot wait for Thanksgiving!

Here at Hicks Nurseries, we have plenty of gorgeous fall mums, pumpkins, gourds and other fall accessories for you to shop and enjoy. I hope you’ll stop by.

Today, I thought it might be fun to take you behind the scenes and show you what else is happening at Hicks right now . . . can you guess what else we’re up to? We are decorating and stocking the shelves for Christmas!

Hicks Nurseries is the largest garden center on Long Island and decorating a store of this magnitude is no small task! It takes several weeks and countless elves to make the store picture perfect for our guests. Generations of families visit Hicks for the holidays and we are very proud to be part of your holiday traditions.

Let me introduce you to some of Hicks Nurseries elves that are making the holidays magical for you and your family:


Virginia is helping to decorate the birding tree today. Feel free to shop directly from all of our decorated trees – we have ornaments and accessories for every style of home.

Jeannette is one of the elves designing our animated children’s stories. She’s working very hard this week on our Christmas animated story, “Santa’s Happy Landing”. Which will open to the public on November 11th.

Margaret is helping to stock our massive selection of Department 56® villages. We have all of your favorite houses and accessories in-stock including Snow Village®, Dickens Village®, Christmas in the City® and the North Pole Village®.

Mike is unwrapping handcrafted Santa’s from Karen Didion. Hicks carries both one-of-a-kind figures as well as limited edition Santas.

Felix is helping to put the finishing touches on our Christmas trees. We have everything you need to make your Christmas merry and bright!

Need a lifelike tree? Suzie and her team of experts are here to help you choose from more than 75 different trees that you can see and touch here at the nursery. Our selection includes 4½ ft. trees perfect for a tabletop all the way up to 12 ft. tall trees for a great room or entryway. Stop in to see and feel the difference.

Speaking of lights, here’s Rich with our new European Decorator light sets. Featuring shatterproof LED bulbs and tangle-free wires, these light sets also allow for 8 different functions on each set. As Long Island’s largest Christmas lighting center we have styles you won’t find anywhere else. Wait until you see our lighting displays!

Nancy is hard at work putting together outdoor decorations that will make your house the envy of the neighborhood. We’ve got it all from whimsical inflatables, to blowmold figures, three dimensional wire art and brilliantly lit acrylic figures up to 6 feet tall!

Pam and our talented team of visual merchandisers are putting the finishing touch on the holiday silk displays. Looking for something custom? Our designers are here to work with you to create holiday pieces that match your specific style and décor. From a centerpiece to coordinating garlands, wreaths and mini trees, let us help you bring the holidays home.

AJ, Victor and the crew are finishing up the amazing lighting displays in our parking lot today. We hope our outdoor displays not only make you feel a little festive but also provide you with ideas for your own home.

We hope you enjoyed meeting some of the members of our staff. We have many elves working day and night to transform the nursery into a gorgeous holiday store for you and your family to enjoy.

For information about Santa, the reindeer and our Christmas Open House, visit our Events Page.