Consult our annual guide to find farms in New Jersey that offer cut-your-own Christmas trees in December.
Distract your children-turned-detectives from Operation: Find Where Mom Hid the Presents This Year by declaring an outdoor adventure-Mission: Find the Perfect Christmas Tree. First, consult our guide below for farms near you that offer the opportunity to cut down your own evergreen beauty. Next, bundle up and enjoy the great outdoors for a morning, afternoon, or the whole day, and make sure to take advantage of any perks, like free hot chocolate or other goodies. Finally, haul your new piney friend home for a decoration celebration.
All dates are projected and availability is subject to change. We recommend calling ahead before visiting any of these locations.
Barclay's Christmas Tree Farm
35 Orchardside Drive, Cranbury
Open weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas; 9am-5pm. Tools and assistance provided. Fresh plain or decorated wreaths and tree stands for sale.
352 Quakertown Road, Pittstown
Open weekends November 27 through December 19, 9am-dark. Tools and assistance provided. Wreaths, crafts, and refreshments available.
Edward's Trees, Wreaths and Crafts
338 Jacobstown-Cookstown Road, Wrightstown
609-758-7729 or 609-234-2628
Open daily November 26 through December 24, 9am-4:30pm. Tools and assistance provided. Pre-cut trees available. Wreaths, crafts, and other holiday accessories available.
55 Kings Highway, Long Valley
Open December 4-5, 11-12, 18-19; 9am-4pm Saturdays; 10am-4pm Sundays. Free netting available. Tree stands for sale. Free coloring book for kids. Hot chocolate available.
Hidden Pond Tree Farm
End of West Field Road, Mendham
Open November 26 through December 24, 8am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday. Pre-cut trees also available. All trees grown at the farm are pesticide free. Refreshments available; free hay rides. Christmas shop with wreaths, greenery, centerpieces, and other decorations.
Holiday Tree Farm
44 Augusta Hill Road, Augusta
Open November 27 through December 20, 9am-5pm Friday- Sunday. Saws provided. Christmas shop on premises with wreaths for sale.
Shale Hills Farm
98 Pond School Road, Sussex
Open weekends after Thanksgiving, 9:30am-dark. Pre-cut trees also available. Santa appearances throughout the day.
Two locations: 118 Dey Road and 59 George Davison Road, Cranbury
Open daily November 26 through December 24; 12-7pm weekdays, 9am-6pm weekends (fields close at dark). Saws available. Trees can be netted at the farm for $1.
Wyckoff's Christmas Tree Farm
249 County Road 519, Belvidere
Open November 26 through December 24; 8am-4:30pm daily. Country gift shop with holiday decorations open weekends only.
Also see: Our full guide to Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Trees in the New York Metro Area