Deck the Halls: Where To Get Your Christmas Trees

For many, Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a tree! If you prefer the real deal, an artificial tree just won’t do. We’ve got great local spots to find a real tree as well as New Jersey tree farms that offer a family-friendly Christmas experience.

Anne Ellen Christmas Tree Farm
114 Daum Road, Manalapan, NJ
732.786.9277

The first tree was planted more than 80 years ago, and the farm has been a Christmas tradition for many families since then. With over 50 acres growing more than 50,000 trees, visitors can cut their or choose a pre-cut tree. The cut your own fields are open daily from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Be sure to visit the Village at Anne Ellen, a walkthrough Christmas experience including thousands of lights, a post office where you can write a letter to Santa, and an amazing life-sized gingerbread house and igloo. The Village will be open from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM Wednesday through Sunday.

Hall Tree Farm
93 Red Mill Road, Glen Gardner, NJ
908.537.2056

40+ acres are planted with thousands of trees to choose from. Saws are provided and there are helpers available to cut and tie on. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome. There are larger trees available this year than in the past, with many 10-20 feet tall. The farm will be open Saturday and Sundays through December 11th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. They may be open on December 17th and 18th depending on weather and stock availability. Check Facebook for details. Cash only.

Hidden Pond Tree Farm
4 West Field Avenue, Mendham, NJ
973.865.6362

Open every day from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM for the 2022 season. Pre-cut trees up to 20 feet tall are available. You can also take a hayride, enjoy a hayride stroll the fields, roast marshmallows, and enjoy hot chocolate while you’re there. New this year is The Santa Expedition, open on weekends. Families can enjoy a “wintry night time train ride” to Santa’s Secret Outpost for a special visit! Children interact with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Families take a journey on our “Christmas Train”. Tickets for this exclusive 30 to 40-minute experience must be purchased online in advance.

Shale Hills Farm
98 Pond School Road, Sussex, NJ
973.875.4231

For over 50 years, Shale Hills Farm has been making family memories. Cut-your-own trees are available in various varieties and sizes. Open on weekends from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. There are plenty of activities available on the farm as well, many of which are free. Credit cards cannot be accepted.

Stonerow Tree Farm
242 Wykertown Road, Route 629, Branchville, NJ
973.875.7968

Choose and cut your own tree from this 16-acre farm. Trees up to 10 feet are $65, and those over 10 feet are $75. The farm is open on weekends through Christmas from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Saws and twine are available. Leashed pets are welcome. The Merry Moose Gift Shoppe, picnic area, marshmallow roasting, and snack shack with many home baked goodies are also available.

Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm
246 County Road 519, Belvidere, NJ
908.475.4508

Wyckoff’s will be open Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM and on weekends from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Choose to cut your own tree from a selection of over 7,000 trees. Pre-cut trees, wreaths, grave blankets, greenery décor, and more are also available. You can also stop by the Christmas Barn for decorations and gifts.

Prefer a pre-cut tree? We’ve got you covered!

Brookside Garden Center
551 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
973.748.0655
Open daily from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

Caldwell Nursery
246 Passaic Avenue, West Caldwell, NJ
973.226.1480
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Cedar Grove Christmas Trees
54 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ
800.781.1745
Open Monday through Friday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Sunday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Home delivery is also available.

Chuck’s Trees
151 Commerce Road, Cedar Grove, NJ
973.202.0197
Open 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM (7:30 PM on Sunday)

The Cub Scouts of Montclair Pack 12
63 Park Street, Montclair, NJ

New location this year! Open Fridays 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and Sundays 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Find your perfect tree. Wreaths, garlands, and stands are also available.

Pleasantdale Nurseries
240 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ
973.731.0830
Open 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (5:00 PM on Friday and 4:00 PM on Sunday)

Richfield Farms
1139 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton, NJ
973.777.7535

Open Monday through Saturday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Greenway Landscaping at Lackawanna Plaza
1 Lackawanna Plaza (big parking lot), Montclair
973-262-0652

Open Monday-Friday, 11:00 AM to 9 PM; Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 AM to 9 PM.

Fred’s Christmas Trees
875 Grove Street, Montclair
973.783.7588

Open daily until 9:30 PM.

No matter who cuts down your tree, you’ll need to care for it once you get it home. Learn how here. The New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers Association also has this handy tree guide.

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