Your Holiday Guide to the Best NJ Christmas Tree Farms

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Make family memories at a nNJ Christmas tree farm like Wyckoff’s Tree Farm in Belvidere. Img src:

When you support an NJ Christmas tree farm, you aren’t just getting a beautiful tree to decorate for the holidays. You’re taking an active role in preserving local business — and improving New Jersey’s environment in the process.

Christmas tree farms in New Jersey grow over 5,000 acres of trees each year. These trees prevent soil erosion, protect our water supply, and absorb carbon dioxide while emitting fresh oxygen into the air around us.

And when they’re done protecting our planet, these Christmas trees become beautiful celebrations of holiday joy within your homes!

We selected 14 of the best Christmas tree farms in the Garden State for our article. Here’s what you’ll learn along the way:

  • What Should I Know Before I Visit a Christmas Tree Farm?
  • What is a Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree Farm?
  • 14 NJ Christmas Tree Farms to Visit and Support
  • What to Bring to a Christmas Tree Farm

What to Know Before You Visit a Christmas Tree Farm

Get your checklist in order before you go shopping for a live Christmas tree at your local farm! Here are 7 tips to find the best trees:

  • Start early! Whatever day feels right to get your Christmas tree — go a few days earlier than that! There are plenty of trees to go around, but if you want your choice of the best, get there ahead of the rush.
  • The season starts on Thanksgiving. Many NJ families shop for their live Christmas trees on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
  • Know your NJ Christmas tree types. The most popular species of live Christmas trees in New Jersey include Douglas fir, Blue spruce, Balsam fir and Canaan fir.
  • There isn’t a “best type of tree”. If your heart is set on a Douglas fir, don’t despair if you can’t find a great one. There are over 20 types of Christmas trees and each is beautiful in its own way.
  • Choose a tree with a great leader. A leader is the top growing branch of your tree. Choose one that’s at least 4-6 inches long for your star, angel, or other “tree topper” decorations.
  • Avoid trees with bare spots. Bare spots and missing branches are warning signs that your Christmas tree may already be drying out. Look for full trees with plenty of needles so your tree doesn’t die off before the holidays.
  • Water your live tree consistently. Once your Christmas tree is cut and placed in its stand, fill the stand with water every day. This keeps your tree fresh and alive longer, and helps avoid a potential fire hazard.

What is a Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree Farm?

Cut-your-own Christmas tree farms are a hands-on, interactive way for families to select their tree for the holidays. You will cut your own trees on these farms — sometimes on your own, and sometimes with the help of a farm employee.

If you’re worried about cutting your own Christmas tree down, don’t worry. Many of these farms offer pre-cut trees as well.

14 NJ Christmas Tree Farms to Visit This Year

Anne Ellen Christmas Tree Farm

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Choose from over 50,000 Christmas trees on the 50-acre Anne Ellen Farm in Manalapan. Img src:

Anne Ellen Christmas Tree Farm brings 80 years of tradition to its 50 acre farm. They grow over 50,000 Christmas trees each year in 5 varieties.

Bring the kids to Anne Ellen and enjoy their walkthrough Christmas Village, visit the gift shop for custom Christmas wreaths, and feed the farm animals.

You do not need a reservation to visit Anne Ellen Farm — with the exception of the Christmas Village. The cut your own tree farm closes daily at 4 pm, with all other amenities open from 9 am – 8 pm through January 1st.

114 Daum Rd, Manalapan Township, NJ

Belly Acres Christmas Tree Farm

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Buying a Christmas tree at Belly Acres Farm is simple — every tree is $60, with tax included in that price. Every tree on the farm is available for purchase via cash or personal check.

Customers are asked to cut and carry their own tree out of the field, and secure it safely to their vehicle. Chainsaws are not permitted on premises — if you do have your own ax, a Belly Acres employee will provide a saw and assist in cutting down your tree upon request.

Belly Acres will bale your tree for free upon request as well. Belly Acres is open every weekend from Thanksgiving through December 17th, from 10 am to 4 pm.

665 Royal Ave, Franklinville, NJ

Cherryville Farms

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A gorgeous view of Cherryville Farms in Pittstown. Img src: IG@herryville_farms/

5 types of Christmas trees grow at Cherryville farms — Blue spruce, Canaan fir, Norway spruce, Concolor fir, and Douglas fir. Customers are invited to cut their own trees, or ask a member of the Cherryville Farms staff to cut one for you.

Cherryville Farms offers several great options for customers. Have your tree drilled for pin stands, purchase a tree stand on site, and make sure of the mechanical and netting tree balers.

The farm is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 4:30 pm, until all trees are sold out. Bring your kids — if they find the Cherryville elves, they get a candy cane!

352 Quakertown Rd, Pittstown, NJ

Evergreen Valley Christmas Tree Farm

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Evergreen Valley is a 3rd generation Christmas tree farm in Warren County. Img src:

Evergreen Valley Christmas Tree Farm is a 145-acre “choose and cut” farm in Warren County. This third generation farm loves taking photos and videos of happy customers — visit, and you may end up on their Farm Tour web page!

The farm is open Wednesday-Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm. They offer 8 species of Christmas trees, ranging from $45 to $89 in price (plus tax). Trees are priced by species, not size.

Looking for evergreen trees to replace damaged trees in your yard? Evergreen Valley provides balled and burlapped trees for homeowners in larger quantities.

77 Jackson Valley Rd, Washington, NJ

Exley’s Christmas Tree Farms

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Kids take an outdoor train ride at Exley’s Christmas Tree Farms in NJ. Img src: exleyschristmastreefarms.comchristmas

Exley’s Christmas Tree Farms offer 2 locations in Monroeville and Sewell, New Jersey. The farm is owned and operated by a landscaping company, which offers an extra layer of expertise in planting, growing and maintaining quality trees.

Each location has special family activities to enjoy. In Monroeville, take a ride on tractor-pulled family sleighs, enjoy a holiday indoor train display, play family games, take a scavenger hunt, and visit Jack and Jill (the Exley’s donkeys).

In Sewell, guests enjoy a hay ride to the Christmas tree fields — and Santa Land, a village filled with animated houses that features Santa himself. Kids can take an outdoor train ride and enjoy a large indoor train display.

1512 Monroeville Rd, Monroeville, NJ
1535 Tanyard Rd. Sewell, NJ

Foster’s Holly Ridge Tree Farm

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Foster’s Holly Ridge Tree Farm in Hammonton is a highly popular NJ Christmas tree destination. Img src: Facebook

Foster’s Holly Ridge Tree Farm is one of the most popular tree farms in the state — their inventory is already sold out for 2023, but make plans to get there early next year!

Trees are tagged and ready for sale during the regular Foster’s picking season. Pull the tag off your desired tree, and a member of the farm’s staff will happily cut it for you.

Foster’s Holly Ridge Farm offers five varieties of tree — Blue spruce, Canaan fir, Douglas fir, Norway spruce, and White pine. Their inventory for 2024 promises to be huge, so check their website frequently.

116 S Chew Rd, Hammonton, NJ

Hidden Pond Tree Farm

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Buy trees up to 12′ tall and meet Santa at Hidden Pond Tree Farm in Mendham. Img src:

Hidden Pond Tree Farm is located in beautiful Mendham, NJ. It offers cut your own trees up to 6’ in height, and pre-cut trees up to 12’ tall. They offer 3 types of fir — Canaan, Concolor, and Fraser firs.

There’s plenty to do at Hidden Pond once you pick a Christmas tree. Take a ride on the Christmas train, enjoy a hayride, roast marshmallows and enjoy a warm bonfire.

The farm is open 7 days a week from 8 am to 5 pm starting November 18th, 2023 Tickets for the Santa Experience at Hidden Pond are $23 plus tax — take a ride on the Christmas train to a secret outpost to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.

4 Westfield Rd, Mendham Borough, NJ

Martin Family Tree Farm

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Martin Family Tree Farm is a gem of a Christmas tree farm in Hunterdon County. Img src:

This 50-acre tree farm in Hunterdon County offers thousands of Blue spruce, Norway spruce and Canaan fir Christmas trees. As a subset of Martin Nursery, this tree farm is grown and maintained by an expert staff and produces high-quality Christmas trees.

The tree farm opened to the public in 2013 after 14 years of growing nursery stock. Guests are invited to cut their own trees. Enjoy a tractor ride on the premises and stop by the outdoor fire pit after your tree is cut.

Martin Family Tree Farm is open Saturdays and Sundays from Black Friday through December 16th. Call ahead for daily operating hours at 973-796-4899.

68 Manners Rd, Ringoes, NJ

Mt. Bethel Christmas Tree Farm

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Enjoy the family owned charm of Mt. Bethel Christmas Tree Farm in Port Murray. Img src:

Mt. Bethel Christmas Tree Farm is a family-operated business with a real sense of personal charm. Opened in the 1980s, Mt. Bethel offers fun personal touches like free hot cider and marshmallows to its customers.

Trees are fixed price at $85, and handmade wreaths sell for $40. Tree species include Concolor firs, Canaan firs and Blue spruces. Customers are asked to pay by cash or personal check.

Mt. Bethel Christmas Tree Farm is open weekends (weather permitting), and occasionally adds weekday hours to make up for inclement weekend weather. Check their Facebook page frequently for hours of operation and updates.

33 Mt Bethel Rd, Port Murray, NJ

Murray Christmas Tree Farm

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A family enjoys the snow while picking a Christmas tree at Murray Christmas Tree Farm. Img src:

Murray Christmas Tree Farm is a picturesque farm in the Tewksbury area. They offer tree cutting services as well as pre-selection and tagging — sign up before the season on their website, and receive a postcard via email or mail for advance scheduling access.

The farm cuts and bales your selected tree for you, and removes any loose needles, leaves and other debris along the way. They also support cut-your-own customers as requested.

Choose from Balsam fir, Vanderwolf pine, Douglas fir, Fraser fir, Balsam fir, Concolor fir and White pine varieties. Contact the farm in advance for scheduling dates and hours.

37 Philhower Rd, Lebanon, NJ

Plut’s Christmas Tree Farm

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A row of fresh Christmas trees at Plut’s Farm in Long Valley, NJ. Img src:

No need to bring equipment to Plut’s Christmas Tree Farm — browse their field of fir, pine and spruce trees to find your favorite. A member of the Plut’s staff will cut, drag, bale and tie your Christmas tree to your vehicle for safe transport home.

There’s a quaint gift shop at Plut’s Farm that features crafts, canes and homemade wreaths. Stop by after you pick up your tree for hot cocoa and cider.

Plut’s Christmas Tree Farm is open for tagging and cutting Christmas trees from Thursday through Sunday, 8 am to 4 pm. There is a secondary farm location in Washington, NJ that’s open 12 pm – 6 pm through Christmas Eve.

220 Flocktown Rd, Long Valley, N

Spruce Goose Christmas Tree Farm

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A beautiful winter day at Spruce Goose Christmas Tree Farm in Chesterfield, NJ. Img src:

Spruce Goose Farm has offered Christmas trees to the central New Jersey community for over 30 years. They offer 7 different types of Christmas tree, including premium pre-cut Fraser firs.

The farm has won numerous awards for its trees, including the 2017 NJ Grand Champion award from the NJ Christmas Tree Growers’ Association. They also support the NJ Agricultural Society’s Farmers Against Hunger campaign — support their farm and support a good cause.

Spruce Goose Christmas Tree Farm is open Fridays through Sundays. They are open 9 am – 5 pm on November 24-26, December 1-3, December 8-10, and December 15-17, 2023.

194 Bordentown Rd, Chesterfield, NJ

Wolgast Tree Farm

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Wolgast Tree Farm is committed to watershed-friendly, wildlife-safe farming methods in Somerset. Img src:

Wolgast Tree Farm is more than a Christmas tree farm — it’s a watershed-friendly farm and apiary in Somerset, NJ. They help you select and cut your tree, then carry and properly secure it to your vehicle for safe transport back to your house.

Wolgast Farm was established in 1977 and is run by a former Rutgers Wildlife Management professor and his wife, who also holds a wildlife management degree. Their farm is dedicated to a watershed-friendly approach and protects the natural wildlife with a healthy habitat.

Purchase 5 varieties of Christmas tree, then stop by the farm store for some fresh honey and beeswax products. Wolgast Tree Farm is open on weekends from 9 am to 4 pm.

176 Bennetts Ln, Somerset, NJ

Wyckoff’s Tree Farm

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Buy dazzling colored Christmas trees at the award-winning Wyckoff’s Tree Farm in Belvidere, NJ. Img src:

Wyckoff’s Tree Farm boasts a fine tradition of quality Christmas trees. They’ve provided Christmas trees to the White House, are a 2-time national champion grower and a 12-time New Jersey champion grower.

Wyckoff’s offers over 7,000 Christmas trees a year, including Fraser, Canaan and Douglas fir and Blue and Norway spruce. They also offer special colored trees — see their website for details and pre-order for next year’s Christmas season. They’re in exceptionally high demand.

Visit Wyckoff’s Christmas Barn after picking your tree and purchase wreaths, grave blankets, greenery decor, and wine from Little Ridge Vineyards.

Wyckoff’s Tree Farm is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4:30 pm. Starting Black Friday, the farm is open weekends from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Peak hours are 10 am – 3 pm on weekends, so plan around those hours to avoid the rush.

246 County Road 519, Belvidere, NJ

What to Bring to a New Jersey Christmas Farm

Make sure you dress as warmly as possible when visiting a New Jersey Christmas tree farm. You’ll be out and about for a few hours, and the temperature may drop as the day goes on.

Wear a heavy sweater and a sturdy jacket, a warm hat, gloves and boots. Add a layer of long johns or leggings under your pants. Pack an extra layer or two for the kids in the trunk.

If you’re visiting a true cut-your-own farm, bring a cordless chainsaw. Axes are okay but require much more time to chop down your desired tree. Some farms don’t allow chainsaws — check individual requirements ahead of time.

Make sure you bring enough ropes, cables and chains to fully secure your tree to your car or truck.

Finally, have a thermos full of coffee, hot cocoa or hot tea ready for everyone in your car to enjoy on the ride home!

Whichever NJ farm you choose, make sure to bring plenty of holiday cheer with you!

And if you’re looking for more New Jersey holiday guides, check out our articles on charming NJ Christmas towns and the best NJ Christmas light shows.

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