There’s nothing like the crisp scent of an evergreen tree to remind us that the holiday season is right around the corner. For those of us who go the route of the real tree, there are many options nearby with near-perfect specimens. While Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree had its charms, these tree farms offer choices to fill the coziest studio to the largest living room with holiday cheer, and that one-of-a-kind experience. Read on to source this year’s tree, from DIY options to contactless delivery services.
Disclaimer: We recommend confirming with each vendor before setting out as operating plans may change based on supply, weather, or other reasons.
Anne Ellen Christmas Tree Farm | 114 Daum Road, Manalapan
This is the Christmas tree farm from a Hallmark movie. It’s been run by the same family for over 80 years, has pre-cut and DIY tree options, and a crazy-cute Christmas Shop that sells all kinds of decor. There’s even a holiday village nearby with an oversized igloo and other attractions. The Tree Farm is open seven days a week from 9AM – 8PM. The Village is open Wednesday-Sunday from 5PM-9PM.
Casola Farms | 178 Highway 34 + Schanck Road, Holmdel
The family who owns and operates this farm traces its history on the property back 200 years. This year, Christmas trees will arrive on November 24th. In addition to the trees, there is a Christmas Shoppe on-site with all the indoor and outdoor decorations needed to trim the tree.
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Conover’s Farm | 3105 Hurley Pond Road, Wall Township
Conover’s Farm has over 3,000 trees to choose from, so the tree of all visitors’ sugar-plummed dreams is bound to be here. This specialty farm grows only Christmas trees and has been in business for over 40 years so the team knows a thing or two about trees. Customers can reserve a tree with a two-part tag. Remove the bottom of the tag, place it on the tree, and bring the top section to an attendant who will then process the tree. Trees range from 4 feet tall to over 12 feet tall in various shapes, including traditional, fat, skinny, dense, and open.
Hidden Pond Tree Farm | 4 West Field Road, Mendham
A visit to Hidden Pond Tree Farm is a fun outing for the whole family; even Fido can come. This dog-friendly farm welcomes well-behaved, leashed pups to join their families on the quest for the perfect tree. This year, the trees are pre-cut but the other seasonal activities on the Farm are a go: bonfires, marshmallow roasting, and hayrides are all in the mix. In addition to an incredible selection of pre-cut Fir trees of all sizes up to 20 feet tall, the farm sells wreaths, garlands, and other greenery made by hand from a material grown on the farm. A heads up – the farm does not accept credit card payments, so bring cash or a checkbook.
Picea Acres | 50 S New Prospect Road, Jackson Township
This farm is all about variety. It sells Norway Spruce, White Spruce, Douglas Fir, White Pine, and Serbian Spruce. . There are balled trees and mini trees in addition to freshly-made wreaths and garlands. This farm is cash-only. Customers can cut their own tree or the staff will help out.
Shale Hills Farm | 98 Pond School Road, Sussex
Shale Hills Farm may be as close to the North Pole as most of us will ever get. Visitors to Shale Hills can cut their own pine, spruce, or fir trees or get help from staff. The staff will also help visitors tie the tree to the car. There are plenty of other activities to make a full day of it: get a snack at the Candy Cane Cottage to enjoy while watching a movie in the Santa-approved Christmas Movie Theater. There are farm animals and other attractions as well. The farm is cash-only and all trees are $95 regardless of size.
Westhaven Farm | 725 Route 524, Allentown
This year’s trees include Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce. While visitors wait for their trees to be wrapped, they can take a look at their wreaths, selection of holiday kissing balls, grave blankets, and pillows. Free hot chocolate and cookies will be given out to each guest, and wagon rides will be available, weather permitting.
Wintergreen Christmas Tree Farm | 14 Gorney Road, Lafayette
Wintergreen Tree Farm is one of NJ’s largest Christmas tree farms. The trees here grow more than 15,000 trees on 60 acres, with firs and spruces that are up to eight feet tall. Visitors can borrow a saw and a wheeled tree cart to transport their tree.
Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm | 246 County Road 519, Belvidere
This tree farm has six types of trees available including blue spruce, Canaan fir, Concolor fir, Douglas fir, Fraser fir, and Norway Spruce. The Christmas barn features Christmas decorations as well. The farm charges $10 per foot including tax.