Christmas in Syracuse is a big deal for most residents. There are several places to go in the area to begin your Christmas decorating, you just have to know which ones have the best deals and biggest bargains. Here are the absolute best places to shop for Christmas lights and decorations in Syracuse this holiday season:
The Christmas Tree Shop: 132 Northern Lights Plaza, Syracuse, NY 315-454-9223
Without a doubt, this is the best place to go for your Christmas decorating needs. They have everything you can possibly want for Christmas, hence the name of the store. Chances are if you’re looking for it, they’ve got it here. The best part about this store is they sell Christmas decorations year round, so you’ll be able to stock up as early as June if you want. Everything from wreaths to tree decorations to Christmas lights to holiday themed knick-knacks, so this is the place to go if you really get in to the holiday season. Some of the best bargains they have right now include: Light up Reindeer Lawn Ornament ($14.99), Nativity set ($39.99), Christmas cards ($2.99 for a box of 20), Wreaths ($2.99 to $19.99), 6′ Lighted Tinsel Spiral Tree ($19.99), Lighted 12″ Musical Snowman ($6.99), Quilted Christmas Throws ($14.99), Ceramic holiday plates and mugs ($1), Embroidered Fleece Stockings ($2.99), Glass snowman jars ($1.99), Lighted Christmas Tree Topper ($3.99), Decorated Plastic Ornament Sets ($1.99) and a 6.5′ Pre-lit Christmas Tree ($39.99).
Big Lots: 2413 Brewerton Road, Mattydale NY 315-455-0179
Big Lots always has bargains, especially when they put out their Christmas lights and decorations. They are always busy and chances are if you don’t get in there right away for your decorations, you may not get them from this store, so get there as soon as they put the stuff on the shelves. Some of their current bargains include: 3 piece Animated Deer Lawn Decoration ($30), 93″ Animated Lighted Arch ($35), 7′ Inflatable Motorcycle Polar Bear ($50), 5′ Nutcracker Figurine ($40), Holiday Lights ($10) and a 6′ Pre-lit Christmas Tree ($26).
Wal-Mart: 3949 State Route 31, Clay NY 315-622-5368
Wal-Mart is probably the most popular Christmas shopping destination, at least in this area anyway. Their prices are very competitive and they usually have a wide assortment of decorations to choose from, so you’ll never have to worry about things being completely sold out. Some of their current bargains include: Snow Globe with Snowmen Carolers Lawn Decoration ($69.53), Lighted ‘Merry Christmas’ Lawn Sign ($39.84), Multi-colored 400 count Christmas Lights ($11.88) Candy Cane Light Sculpture ($9.94), Golden Doe Light Sculpture ($29.96), and Icicle Lights set ($10.93).
Family Dollar: 2202 Brewerton Road, Mattydale, NY 315-455-9576
Like Big Lots, Family Dollar always has very cheap prices on great merchandise to fit your holiday needs. Everything in the store is priced more than reasonably, and before you balk about buying “dollar store decoration”, you should know that most of what they carry is also available in big name stores like Wal-Mart, just at lower prices. Some of their current bargains include: 18′ Lighted Garland ($5), 4′ Inflatable Lawn Santa ($12.99), 200 count of Icicle Lights ($6.99), 29″ Lighted Lawn Candy Canes ($2.50 each), Angel Tree Top Ornament ($2), Decorated Wreaths ($7.99) 100 count of Multi-colored Christmas Lights ($3) and a 6′ Christmas Tree with Stand ($19.99).