For many, the holidays are a time for rituals and making memories that are passed down to the next generation. If you haven’t already picked out your Christmas tree, consider making a day of it and visiting the farm where it was grown. I’ve rounded up some of the best Christmas tree shops locations in New Jersey that let you “cut your own” tree. Don’t worry – many of these farms will cut the tree for you or provide you with a saw to do it yourself. Round out the day with hot chocolate, a beautiful story and lots of love!
- If you need a primer on what the different trees are and their characteristics, check out this article: Top Ten Christmas Trees Sold in North America.
- This article on how to care for your tree is also great: How to Keep a Cut Christmas Tree Fresh.
Christmas Tree Shops Locations – New Jersey “Cut Your Own” Tree Farms
Dixiedale Farm. 9am to 3:30pm (Fri, Sat, & Sun only; Nov. 22nd to Dec. 22nd). Wander the ten acres at your leisure and pick from Douglas fir and Norway Spruce. Located in the charming town of Chatham, you can visit their Main Street for some great eats. Family owned and operated since 1911. 347 Hillside Ave., Chatham, NJ. 973-635-2097.
Brookhollow Farm. 9am to 4pm (Sat & Sun only starting Thanksgiving Weekend) They also do alpaca farming in addition to Christmas tree farming. They supply saws, netting and twine. Spruce and Douglas Firs are $10/foot. 425 Powerville Road, Boonton, NJ. 973-335-3393.
Country Heritage Farm. Nov 23 to 25th: 9am to 4pm; after that: Fri: 12pm to 4pm; Sat/Sun: 9am to 4pm until Dec. 16th. You will have to travel a bit for this farm. But, they have some amenities to make your trip worthwhile. Free hayrides to and from the trees, tree baled and tied to your car; you can pick from Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce, and Blue Spruce. They have a playhouse for kids, sandbox, cutouts and sleighs for pictures, picnic tables and and outdoor stone fireplace to keep warm by. 129 Plains Road, Augusta, NJ. 973-875-5590.
Hidden Pond Tree Farm. Fri, Nov 29th: 9am to 5pm, afterwards, open daily except Mondays 9am to 5pm. You’ll find free hayrides, hot chocolate and coffee, picnic area, and toasted marshmallows on a bonfire. Trees: $50 to 75; over 8 ft. sold out: Norway Spruce, Blue Spruce, Douglas and Fraser Fir. 4 West Field Road, Mendham, NJ. 973-865-6362.
Always call before you visit a farm. Due to weather, demand or other factors the supply can change. Check out this site for a comprehensive listing of Christmas tree farms: www.pickyourownchristmastree.org (not just ones you pick yourselves)
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