A pandemic Christmas calls for making new traditions, so why not make cutting down your own tree at some of these Christmas tree farms in NJ one of them? Luckily, there are plenty in NJ where you can find that perfect Noble Fir (or Blue Spruce) to call your own. Besides the ‘gram-worthy moments, cutting down your own tree ensures it’s fresh, which means it will last longer and won’t dry out before the 25th. And with social distancing measures in place, cutting your own Christmas tree is the perfect way to spend family time while feeling safe. Before you go, get a good idea of the height and width you need and keep those measurements in mind when searching for your tree (some places will guide you to ones that are within your height range). Ready to get chopping? Read on to find one of the cut your own Christmas tree farms in NJ near you.
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Here are 17 cut your own Christmas tree farms in NJ
Northern NJ Farms
Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm
November 27, weekdays — 10AM-4:30PM, weekends (and Black Friday) — 8AM-4:30PM
Soft opening (with a limited selection of cut-your-own trees) — November 21 and 22
This farm has six varieties of trees—blue spruce, Canaan fir, Concolor fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, and Norway Spruce—and gives up-to-date info on availability. Need decor? Stop by the Christmas barn that features festive decorations, signs, and ornaments.
246 County Rd 519
Belvidere, NJ 07823
Cost: $10 per foot, includes sales tax.
Shale Hills Farm
November 27, weekends and Black Friday 9:30AM-4PM
They have pine, spruce, and fir trees, and you can borrow or bring your saw (no power saws, though). They also have a fun winter wonderland, including kid-friendly activities like a life-size Santa sleigh, holiday cutouts for selfies, and a tire swing.
98 Pond School Rd
Sussex, NJ 07461
Cost: $75 per tree, plus sales tax. Cash and checks only.
Fairview Farm Christmas Trees
November 27, weekends and Black Friday 9AM-4PM
Choose from four types of trees—all are insecticide- and pesticide-free—with some up to 12 feet tall. This farm also has a gift shop where you can buy Christmas decorations and wreaths—and Mrs. Claus sometimes stops by with hot chocolate and fresh cookies.
91 East Mill Rd
Long Valley, NJ 07853
Cost: $80, includes tax. Cash and checks only.
Wintergreen Christmas Tree Farm
November 27-December 13, weekends and Black Friday 10AM-4PM
May be open on December 19 and December 20, but check the website to confirm
One of the largest Christmas tree farms in NJ, this farm solely sells Christmas trees—they grow more than 15,000 trees on 60 acres, and they have firs and spruces that are up to eight feet tall. You can borrow a saw, as well as a wheeled tree cart that you can use to transport your tree.
14 Gorney Rd
Lafayette, NJ 07848
Country Heritage Farm
November 27-December 13, weekends and Black Friday 9AM-4PM
November 28 — Newfoundland dogs bring in your trees from the field (rain date November 29. Call ahead for other dates)
Take the free hayride to and from the field, choose and cut your tree from the more than 20 acres of land, and don’t miss the Newfoundland dogs who work hard to haul in the trees on a vintage wagon cart (imagine the photos). Make sure to stop by the standing cut-outs and sleighs to take pictures of your kids before you leave one of the best Christmas tree farms in NJ.
129 Plains Rd
Augusta, NJ 07822
Bear Swamp Farm
November 27-December 13, weekends and Black Friday 9AM-3PM
Choose your tree from a variety of pines, spruces, and firs, and after you cut it down, the farm staff will bale your tree and help you tie it to your car. Afterward, head to the Christmas shop where you and your family can warm up by the stove, get a cup of hot cocoa (a favorite treat among kids!) and shop for ornaments, gifts, and more.
83 Otterhole Rd
West Milford, NJ 07480
Cost: $50 per tree. Cash and checks only.
Central NJ Farms
November 27, weekdays — 12PM-4:30PM (only Cranbury Neck Road location), Black Friday and weekends — 9AM-4:30PM
There are two locations for these Christmas tree farms in NJ, and both offer fir, spruce, and pine trees with a combined total of over 50 acres of land. And their Christmas Shoppe, which is by the Dey Road location, has a selection of wreaths, lights, ornaments, and more.
Dey Road location (mostly spruce trees):
260 Dey Rd
Cranbury, NJ 08512
Cranbury Neck Road location (wide variety of tree types):
120 Cranbury Neck Rd
Cranbury, NJ 08512
Cost: Up to 4 feet $50; 4-7 feet $60; 7-10 feet $70; over 10 feet $90. Dey Road: Cash or pre-pay with a credit card at Christmas Shoppe; Cranbury Neck Road.
Anne Ellen Christmas Tree Farm
October 2-December 23, 9AM-4:30PM
With over 50,000 trees to choose from (in fir, spruce, and pine varieties), you’ll be able to find the perfect one for your home. Check out the Christmas shop where you can sip on a cup of hot chocolate, buy things like ornaments, stockings, and nutcrackers, let your kiddos visit with the animals, and take pictures with Santa.
114 Daum Rd
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Cost: Up to 8 feet $70; 8-10 feet $80; over 10 feet $15 per foot.
November 27-December 20, weekdays — 11AM-5PM, weekends and Black Friday 9AM-5PM
This farm offers spruce, fir, and pine trees—and you can have the staff assist you in cutting your tree down if you want. They also replace every tree cut down and send you home with a baby tree you can plant at home (and someday use as a Christmas tree).
50 South New Prospect Rd
Jackson Township, NJ 08752
Cost: $70, cash only
November 27-December 20, weekends and Black Friday 9AM-4:30PM
They have spruce and fir trees up to nine feet tall, and you can borrow a saw or bring one to cut it down (if you’re looking for help, they are happy to take over). Kids will love trying to spot the elves during a self-guided scavenger hunt on the farm, earning them a free candy cane for their efforts.
352 Quakertown Rd
Pittstown, NJ 08867
Cost: $10 per foot approximately, depending on certain qualities and tree type. Cash and checks only.
November 27-December 20, weekends and Black Friday 9AM-4PM
This farm has over 10 acres of spruce and fir trees—you can bring a saw, borrow one of theirs, or have them cut down your tree for you. After all that work, treat the fam to goodies from the on-site bakery Cinderellie’s Sweets on the way out.
125 Cole Rd
Flemington NJ 08822
Cost: $55 per tree.
Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree Farm
November 27-December 20, Fridays to Sundays 10AM-4PM (arrive by 3:30PM, so you have enough time to find and cut down your tree)
You’ll find Douglas fir trees ranging from 4 to 9 feet tall that you can cut down with your own saw or a borrowed (and regularly disinfected) one from the farm. Afterward, stop by the store to buy a wreath and new ornaments to decorate your freshly-cut tree.
231 Adamic Hill Rd
Milford, NJ 08848
Cost: $45 per tree.
South NJ Farms
Edwards Christmas Tree Farm
November 27-December 24, Fridays to Sundays 9AM-5PM
Choose from six varieties of spruce, pine, and fir trees, with some options that are over 15 feet tall—staff can cut your tree down, or you can borrow one of their saws to cut it down on your own; either way, they’ll shake and bale your tree for free. They also have a wide assortment of handmade wreaths that go from the classic round to unique shapes like a candy cane, including a bow.
338 Jacobstown-Cookstown Rd
Wrightstown, NJ 08562
Cost: Up to 3 feet $40; 3-5 feet $45; 5-7 feet $55; 7-9 feet $65; 9-12 feet $85; 12-15 feet $95; over 15 feet $105.
Belly Acres Christmas Tree Farm
November 28-December 20, weekends 10AM-4PM
This farm has fir and pine trees ranging from one foot (great for kids who want a mini-tree in their rooms) to 12 feet. They’ll have saws for you to borrow. Additionally, they’ll wrap your tree for you, but you’ll have to BYO twine or rope to tie your tree to your car.
665 Royal Avenue
Franklinville, NJ 08322
Cost: $60. Cash and checks only.
Spruce Goose Christmas Tree Farm
November 21-December 21, Fridays to Mondays 9AM-5PM
Socially-distant tree field photos with Santa — November 29, 1PM-3PM (free)
Borrow a tree wagon and sharpened saw, then head out for a spruce, fir, or pine tree—staff is available to shake and bale the tree (and they can even cut the tree down for you). You can also check out the shop, where you can watch staff members make handmade Christmas wreaths.
194 Bordentown Rd
Chesterfield, NJ 08515
Cost: $55-$95 per tree, but the Fraser firs are $80 and up.
Airport Tree Plantation
November 21-December 25, 9AM-5PM
This farm has 40 acres with over 20,000 trees and offers two specific varieties—the Douglas Fir and Blue Spruce trees. You can bring a chainsaw or borrow one of their saws and wagons.
2340 Cedar St
Millville, NJ 08332
Cost: $50 per tree.
Exley’s Christmas Tree Farms
Starts November 27
These Christmas tree farms in NJ have a selection of fir, spruce, and pine trees—and while you can cut your own, it needs to be tagged (in other words, saved) by an employee and paid for before cutting. There are plenty of kid-friendly activities at both locations, including socially-distant photos with Santa and hayrides. The Sewell location also has a holiday-themed treehouse, and Monroeville has a fire pit and game area, which includes a fun scavenger hunt for your kiddos.
1535 Tanyard Rd
Sewell, NJ 08080
1512 Monroeville Rd
Monroeville, NJ 08343
Cost: $8-$10.00 per foot, depending on tree type. $7 per person for the activities.