Our Top 3 Christmas picks
Find your Tree
Our experts have compiled a list of popular Christmas trees, all with their own pro’s and con’s, making choosing your perfect tree the simplest it’s ever been.
Do you love Christmas as much as we do?
Do you love Christmas as much as we do? If the very sound of Jingle bells and driving home for Christmas fills you with an overcoming sense of excitement, then join the club. We absolutely adore Christmas time here at Monkton Elm and pride ourselves on offering you the most comprehensive, unique and impressive Christmas range in Taunton.
Marvel at our renowned Christmas Village display and get lost in all the magical lights of our Christmas light tunnel. Or, if you’d rather, browse our varied range of christmas decorations and novelty items.
Of course, no Christmas would be complete without a tree. You can browse our range of locally sourced real Christmas trees or if you’d prefer to invest in an artificial tree, you will find a wide range of these available within our Christmas section
The Best Christmas Village Display In The Southwest
When in-store, make sure to view our professionally built Lemax Christmas Village Display. Your little ones will be transfixed by all the lights, sounds and colours of Monkton Elm’s very own miniature town.
Find your perfect Artificial Christmas Tree in next to no time with a little help from our hand picked selection.
We’ve chosen the very best trees in terms of “general aesthetic” whilst also offering some budget alternatives. Making finding your ideal tree simple, regardless of budget.
Festive Events and Open Evenings
As always, we have a wide range of Festive Events planned over the course of the Christmas period.
Late Night Shopping returns to Monkton Elm! on Wednesday the 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th November Monkton Elm will be open until 8pm. Experience a magical evening with live music, mulled wine, mince pies, free tastings and new for 2022 Themed Evenings in the Elm Tree Restaurant (click here for bookings)
And once again, we’ve managed to secure a visit from the big man himself. He will be stopping by our restaurant to meet all your little ones as they enjoy an afternoon tea in our restaurant. They’ll get to meet him as he visits each table and then, when everyone’s finished eating, they can look forward to hearing a festive story read by Santa himself. (Click here for bookings)
For more specific information on these big events, sign up to our mailer or keep an eye on our social media accounts.
Your Festive questions answered.
Yes, on Wednesday the 9th,16th, 23rd and 30th November we will be opening until 8pm. With a whole host of festive goings on including live music, food tastings, mulled wine, mince pies and new for 2022 Themed Evenings in the Elm Tree Restaurant.
Customers can also enjoy a free ceramic light worth £4.99 when you spend £10 or more (while stocks last, one per customer between 5-8pm)
There are a number of reasons as to why you may be suffering from needle drop. Think of your Christmas tree in the same way you would a cut flower. You must ensure your tree has ample water.
You can do this by cutting a small section of your tree’s base off and adding water to your tree stand.Then place the newly cut stem into said water and keep an eye on the water levels over the festive period.
You also want to ensure your tree is not located near a radiator or other source of heat, as too much heat will cause the needles to drop.
With the current cost of living crisis, you might be concerned about using your Christmas lights this year. However, most modern lights use LED bulbs, which consume far less power and are very economically sound.
For example, LED bulbs are on average 5 to 10x more economical than traditional Christmas light bulbs, the reason for this is that they draw far smaller amounts of energy in order to run. Most modern lights also come with a timer function, meaning you can limit their usage even more.
If you were to use a modern set of LED Christmas lights on your tree and have them on 8 hours per day for 30 days it would cost £1*, that’s about the same price as one load of washing.
*price correct at time of writing.