It’s Timber Time! 11 U-Cut Christmas Tree Farms near NYC

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You’ll find so much cheer and excitement at these U-cut Christmas tree farms near NYC

And just like that, the holiday season is upon us. For many, that means it’s time to get a Christmas tree. Visit a cut your own Christmas tree farm near NYC to chop your own, or pick out a pre-cut one. At many, you can also do some holiday shopping or even have a visit with Santa Claus himself! Your family will have a blast cutting down their own tree and also experiencing all of the other wonderful things these farms offer. But don’t forget to see what else there is to do this holiday season in NYC!


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U-Cut Christmas Tree Farms in Connecticut

Sabia Tree Farm

Head to this charming and quaint farm nestled in Fairfield County for neatly lined rows of trees. A handsaw is available to borrow and staff will assist you with baling and securely tying the tree to your car. You can also buy a pin stand that is customized for your tree here. Bonus: Professional photographers are available for a photo session you can book. Visit the farm stand for fresh farmed eggs and handmade gifts from local vendors. Check back for their opening date.

772 Morehouse Rd.
Easton, CT
Online: sabiatreefarm.com

Jones Family Farms

Weekend visits for both harvest-your-own trees and fresh-cut trees require a reservation. Come on a weekday when it’s less busy and reservations are not required. Guests that plan to harvest their own tree should arrive no later than 4 p.m. Trees are sustainably grown and pruned every year during the eight-to-10-year period it takes to grow to full size, and every buyer of a cut-your-own tree gets a free commemorative Woodbury pewter ornament. The farm’s Barnyard Shop sells holiday treats and decor including wreaths, handmade crafts and tree stands, and an outdoor Holiday Courtyard Market offers open-air shopping. Payment is by cash or check only. U-cut trees are $92 on weekdays and $97 on weekends.

Opening Day: Sat., Nov. 19

555 Walnut Tree Rd.
Shelton, CT
Online: jonesfamilyfarms.com

Maple Row Farms

This farm has practiced sustainable farming for well over 200 years. Choose between spruce or fir by using their nifty online map. Did you know that fir and pine trees will hold their needles the longest over a spruce tree? Trees at Maple Farm are guaranteed so if you bring home one that loses a large amount of needles, return it to the Farm before Christmas for a replacement or a certificate for the following year. All trees are discounted $10 on weekdays. It’s generally less busy too. Cut your own trees on weekends are $118 and pre-cut trees start at $118. You will be provided with twine but will need to ask them to help you tie it to your car. You can also purchase wreaths and other holiday items. The weekend offers hayrides, refreshments and tailgating is allowed. Your whole family will have a great time!

Opening Day: Sat., Nov. 19

229 Stepney Road
Easton, CT
Online: mrfarm.com

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U-Cut Christmas Tree Farms in New Jersey

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Wykoff’s Christmas Tree Farm

Spend a fun day at this family-owned farm nestled in Warren County near the Delaware Water Gap. Not only do they grow award-winning trees, they’ve also provided trees to the White House. This is also the spot to get colorful Christmas trees, in hues like red, pink, purple, and blue. They have over 5,000 trees and several varieties to choose from. You can cut your own tree or pick a fresh-cut tree. Fresh-cut trees vary by type and size. Stop by the Christmas Barn for all your holiday decor needs. 

Opening Day: Sat., Nov. 19

249 Country Rd. 519 (Mile marker 39)
Belvidere, NJ
Online: wyckoffs.com

Barclay’s Tree Farm

This family-owned and operated farm in Middlesex County promises one of the most affordable cut your own Christmas tree options in the area. Staff is on hand to help you pick the right tree, providing saws, squaring off and shaping branches as well as netting and securing the tree to your car. Douglas and Fraser firs are the farm’s bestsellers. Also on offer are the Blue Spruce which has a dusty blue look, the distinctive White Firs which have a fragrant lemon-pine scent and the classic Norway Spruce. Your kiddos will love looking around at the different colored trees! Stay tuned for their open date.

35 Orchardside Dr.
Cranbury, NJ
Online:
barclaystreefarm.com

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U-Cut Christmas Tree Farms in Westchester

Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm

Cut your own Douglas or Fraser Fir Christmas tree starting the weekend after Thanksgiving at Wilkens Farm. The farm also offers fresh-cut Fraser firs as well. Don’t leave without stopping by the farm’s markets for fresh baked goodies like apple cider donuts, homemade unfiltered apple cider, wreaths, gift baskets and local crafts perfect for this holiday season. Bring the family out for a wonderful time!

Opening Day: Sat., Nov. 26

1335 White Hill Rd.
Yorktown Heights, NY
Online:
wilkensfarm.com

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U-Cut Christmas Tree Farms on Long Island

Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm

Experience the spirit of the season at this one-stop shop on the North Fork of Long Island. Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm carries over 8,000 Douglas Fir trees to choose from with an average tree height between 6-7 feet tall. Field-cut trees are $90 while pre-cut Frasier firs start at $90. Santa’s helpers will be around to provide you with a handsaw, as well as trim and tie your tree to your car. The farm offers a synthetic ice skating rink, a petting zoo, make-your-own s’mores, and a photo op with Santa on weekends. The farm is also known for its Christmas shop with ultra-festive displays and decorations. Sensory-friendly visits with Santa also take place here. Come for a tree and stay for the fun!

0105 Main Rd. (Route 25)
Cutchogue, NY
Online: santaschristmastreefarmli.com

Elwood Christmas Tree Farm

This small home-run lot has more than 4,000 trees and is one of Long Island’s most westerly Christmas Tree farms. Bring your own saw and you can take home one of their many tree varieties including firs, pines and spruces. (They also sell pre-cut trees and will cut one for you with your saw.) Set on a picturesque spot on a slight hill, the farm is low frills but gets super busy. Trees are reasonably priced based on the height and species you select. Staff recommend arriving early on the weekend to cut wait times.

Opening Day: Sat., Nov. 19

1500 East Jericho Turnpike
Huntington, NY
Online: elwoodpumpkinfarm.com

Tilden Lane Farm

Tilden Lane Farm offers three types of spruce trees to cut yourself (a type good for holding the weight of lights and decorations) and two kinds of firs, which tend to last longer. Stock is extremely limited if you want to cut your own, so head there on Thanksgiving weekend for the best selection. The farm also offers fresh-cut Fraser fir trees. Hand saws are available or you can bring your own and staff can help with tree wrapping and securing to your vehicle. Trees are $80 and wreaths are $40. Don’t miss the farm-produced honey and you may be able to see some of the bees working on a warm day. Although there are no bathroom facilities on-site, you can make a lovely day of it in the nearby villages of Huntington or Northport by visiting some great restaurants and shops. They are open weekends starting Nov. 26 through Dec. 11.

Opening Day: Sat., Nov. 26

48 Wyckoff St.
Greenlawn, NY
Online: tildenlanefarm.com

Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm

This popular Long Island farm is asking for fans to visit during the week if at all possible to reduce crowding. (It needs to operate at 33 percent capacity this season.) Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm has Douglas firs (5-9 feet) for cut-your-own, pre-cut Fraser firs ranging from seven to 12-feet-tall, and potted Spruce trees, 4 to 11-feet tall. You can also get balled trees, ready for planting, or “Charlie Brown Christmas trees, measuring about four-feet high. If you’re not up for cutting down your tree, you can buy one already pre-cut, as well as wreaths, kissing balls, and more. The farm also has kids activities, so bring the whole family along! They open for the season on Nov. 25.

Opening Day: Fri., Nov. 25

20685 Main Rd.
Mattituck, NY
Online: shamrockchristmastreefarm.com

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U-Cut Christmas Tree Farms in Pennsylvania

a mom and son put an ornament on a snowy christmas tree at a nearby christmas tree farm
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Beck’s Christmas Trees

It’s a bit further afield in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania, but people love this tree farm for its selection, service and extreme affordability. Beck’s can loan you a saw, and tree bailing and drilling is free. Bonus: there’s also a train theme here, with holiday garlands, pre-order custom wreaths and train-themed gifts are available in the barn, the “Christmas Junction.” The whole family will love it!

Opening Day: Fri., Nov. 25

763 S. Delaware Dr.
Mount Bethel, PA
Online:
beckschristmastrees.com

 

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