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Published November 28, 2023

12 Places to Get a Live Christmas Tree Near NYC

The best farms to pick or cut-your-own trees just outside the city. 🌲🪓

by New York Bucket List


New York City is unbeatable in celebrating the holiday season, particularly with show-stopping Christmas tree lightings the whole city can attend. Bringing home a fresh evergreen is a quintessential wintertime activity, and there are dozens of farms just outside the city to help you create a memorable holiday experience.

Whether you’re looking for one of the iconic colored trees supplied to the White House, family photos of you cutting down a Douglas fir, or the perfect little farm to find your pre-cut tree with a side of marshmallow roasting, we’ve got you covered.

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Trees Near NYC

Christmas Tree Lane | Hudson Valley

Is there a more magical place to cut your own tree than Christmas Tree Lane? In addition to nine different tree types onsite, you can also buy a custom-made wreath to support the Boy Scouts, shop local vendors in their revamped barn, and roast a marshmallow by the campfire before you go!

Where: 9 Christmas Tree Drive, Wallkill, NY
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Battenfeld Christmas Tree Farm | Hudson Valley

Head to Battenfeld to choose between 100+ acres of six tree types, plus enjoy wagon rides on the weekend, bagpipe performances, and weekend events with Santa!

Where: 856 Route 199, Red Hook, NY
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Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm | Long Island

For the tallest boys—aka large Norway spruce and Douglas Fir trees up to 30 tall—head to Elmwood! This 20-acre farm on Long Island offers pre-cut and cut-your-own tree options without the crowds. 

Where: 1500 East Jericho Turnpike Huntington, NY
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Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm | New Jersey

First, a brag: Wyckoff’s is the two-time national Champion Grower and the official Christmas tree supplier to the White House! They offer a huge selection of 7,000 fir trees and are known for their rainbow of colored tree offerings, with sizes ranging from tabletop to 15-foot options. The stunning lot also sells holiday decor and gifts, wreaths, and garlands.

Where: 246 County Rd 519 Belvidere, NJ
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Solvang Tree Farm | Hudson Valley

Solvang is an authentic, charming farm experience! Cut or pick your own tree, then visit the animals, grab a snack from the shed, and take a family photo on the prop-filled farm for the full experience. Solvang also offers handmade wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, and ornaments for sale to complete your full decor shopping list.

Where: 80 Bedell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY
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Hidden Pond Tree Farm | New Jersey

Head to the Hidden Pond farm for Christmas trees up to 20 feet! After choosing from their firs, take a break at the bonfires and snack bar to warm up and roast some marshmallows. 

Where: 4 West Field Ave Mendham, NJ
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Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm | Hudson Valley

Wilkens is a family farm in the Hudson Valley that grows pick-your-own peaches, apples, pumpkins, and Christmas trees. You’ll need to make a reservation to pick your tree from their plantation, whether you’d like to cut your own or pick a precut spruce. After you arrive and pick your tree, you'll have time to stroll their Farm Market and bakery area for a warm winter snack (looking at you, apple cider donuts, and freshly baked pies 🤤).

Bonus: Wine tastings are available from 12 PM to 4:30 PM on Saturdays and Sundays!

Where: 1335 White Hill Rd Yorktown Heights, NY
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Tilden Lane Farm | Long Island

Tilden Lane Farm is a family-owned Christmas tree farm that has been running in Greenlawn, New York, since 1793—a whopping 225 years. Come shop their cut-your-own and pre-cut trees, handcrafted wreaths, and fresh honey from the onsite beehives.

Where: 43 Wyckoff St, Greenlawn, NY
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Maple Row Farm | Connecticut

Select your hand-pruned cut-your-own or pre-cut tree from this Connecticut farm, which includes complimentary tree wrapping, then spend an afternoon enjoying hot cocoa, snacks, and hayrides. You can also pick up some firewood here to continue the Christmas-by-the-fire vibes at home.

Where: 229 Stepney Rd, Easton, CT
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Barclay’s Christmas Tree Farm | New Jersey

Barclay’s is a family-owned and operated Christmas Tree Farm in Central New Jersey, with five different tree varieties in cut-your-own or pre-cut options. They also accept donations (dog and cat canned food, toys, treats, and used beds) for local animal shelters in collaboration with the WWP Police and meet and greets with our canine protectors! Don’t miss the food truck on-site for light refreshments!

Where: 35 Orchardside Dr, Cranbury, NJ
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Saltsman Tree Farm

This family farm in Rhinebeck makes picking a tree a special memory every year for their guests. They sell cut-your-own evergreens, along with complimentary hot cider, and they have a small bonfire on the weekends. After your tree is baled, stop by the Christmas Barn Shop to browse wreaths, centerpieces, and other holiday decorations. Don’t leave without grabbing your free candy canes!

Where: 214 Route 308 Rhinebeck, NY
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Cockburn Farm

A family-owned Hudson Valley Farm has three premium Christmas tree varieties (Fraser, Douglas, and Concolor firs) for New Yorkers, all available as pre-cut or cut-your-own with provided hand saws. However, they take it a step further on the primo scale and offer professional photos with Santa throughout the farm! 

Where: 1611 Route 9 Garrison, NY
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