Consult our annual guide to find farms in Southeast New York (including Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties) that offer cut-your-own Christmas trees in December.
Distract your children-turned-detectives from Operation: Find Where Mom Hid the Presents This Year by declaring an outdoor adventure-Mission: Find the Perfect Christmas Tree. First, consult our guide below for farms near you that offer the opportunity to cut down your own evergreen beauty. Next, bundle up and enjoy the great outdoors for a morning, afternoon, or the whole day, and make sure to take advantage of any perks, like free hot chocolate or other goodies. Finally, haul your new piney friend home for a decoration celebration.
All dates are projected and availability is subject to change. We recommend calling ahead before visiting any of these locations.
Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm
1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights
Open daily from November 27 through December 12, 10am-4pm. Each family member gets a free cup of hot cider while you choose and cut your own Christmas tree. Farm market, bakery, and gift shop with roping, tree stands, and decorations.
Hardwick Tree Farm
213 Wood Street, Mahopac
Open weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas, 9am-dusk. Saws and bailing provided. Free hot cider and cookies.
Abel's Tree Farms
435 N. Clove Road, Verbank
Open Friday after Thanksgiving; weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas, 9am-dark. Complimentary bailing and handling assistance provided. Free hot chocolate and free wagon rides to fields. Selection of small and large trees, some over 10 feet. Also available: wreaths, tree stands, tree preservatives, and automatic tree watering devices. Variety of hot food available.
Battenfeld Christmas Tree Farm
856 Route 199, Red Hook
Open November 27 through December 19, 8am-4pm daily. Horse-drawn wagon rides. Handmade decorated wreaths available.
26 Bilmar Boulevard, Pleasant Valley
845-635-3206 or 845-629-6650
Open daily November 26 through Christmas Eve; weekends 9am-4:30pm, weekdays 10am-4:30pm. Hay wagon and fire truck rides to and from the fields on weekends. Refreshments available for purchase on weekends. Tools and bailing provided.
Fabulous Firs (a division of Bilmar Nurseries)
664-702 Van Wagner Road, Poughkeepsie
Open November 26 through December, Friday-Sunday 9am-4:30pm. Hay wagon rides to and from the fields. Tools and bailing provided.
Sonny Sky Tree Farm (a division of Bilmar Nurseries)
Rombout Road, LaGrange
Open weekends November 27 through mid-December, 9am-4:30pm. Tools and bailing provided.
407 N. Tower Hill Road, Millbrook
Open November 26 through December 19, Friday-Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm. Handsaws and free bailing available. Pre-cut trees and fresh, handmade holiday wreaths also available.
1697 Salt Point Turnpike (Route 115), Salt Point
Open November 26 through December 21; weekends 9:30am-4:30pm, weekdays 12-4:30pm. Pre-cut trees also available. Rides to and from the fields provided. Families receive a complimentary cup of hot chocolate with tree purchase (weekends only).
Primrose Hill Farm
203 Fiddler's Bridge Road, Staatsburg
Open December 3-5 and 10-12; 9am-4pm. Tools and assistance provided. Christmas shop with wreaths, gifts, ornaments, crafts, baked goods, and hot chocolate.
Saltsman Christmas Tree Farm
214 Route 308, Rhinebeck
Open November 26 through the season (until trees are sold out), 10am-dusk. Pre-cut trees are also available, as well as wreaths, kissing balls, and other holiday decorations.
Solvang Tree Farm
80 Bedell Road, Poughkeepsie
Open November 26 through December 19, Friday-Sunday 9am-4:30pm. Rope and bailing provided. Pre-cut trees also available. Small petting zoo, refreshment stand, and gift shop.
191 White Schoolhouse Road, Rhinebeck
Opens November 26, 9:30am-dusk. Open weekends, November 28 through December 24, 9:30am-dusk. Saws and binding provided. Selection includes 10-14 feet trees. Hot cider and cocoa available.
280 Angola Road, Cornwall
Open December 4-5, 10am-4pm. Cut your own Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine, and Blue Spruce. Saws provided. Free candy canes, cider, and donuts. Special tree stands available.
Graney Tree Farm
24 Lang Drive, Pine Bush
Open weekends, November 27 through Christmas Eve, 10am-dusk. Rope provided. Decorated and undecorated wreaths available.
Manza Family Farm
730 Route 211, Montgomery
Open daily November 26 through Christmas Eve, 8am-5pm. Pre-cut trees, wreaths, and roping also available. Gift shop on premises.
Pine View Farm
575 Jackson Avenue, New Windsor
Open December 11-12, 9am-4pm. Tools and assistance provided. Homemade wreaths and Christmas decorations available.
Stone Oak Farm
207 Stony Bar Road, Slate Hill
Open weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas, 10am-4pm (other times by appointment). Barn with fireplace and free hot chocolate and candy canes for children.
Sumner's Wintergreen Tree Farm
123 Brola Road, Middletown
Open December 4-5, 9am-4pm. Limited availability. Call for varieties.
Bell's Tree Farm
647 Mettacahonts Road, Accord
Open November 26 through Christmas Eve (open until noon); weekdays 9:30am-dusk, weekends 8am-dusk. Pre-cut trees also available. BBQ available on site. Tools and assistance provided. Gift shop on premises.
Hardenburgh Christmas Tree Farm
206 Hardenburgh Road, Ulster Park
Open weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas; 9am-dusk. Tractor rides to the tree fields. Tools and assistance provided. Pre-cut trees and handmade wreaths also available. Holiday and gift shop on premises.
Mountain Fresh Farms
Baileys Gap Road, Highland
845-795-2260 (weekdays); 845-795-2728 (weekends)
Open November 26-28, December 4-5 and 11-12; 10am-4pm. Tools and assistance provided. Refreshments available. Hayrides and firepit with make-your-own s'mores. Santa appearances throughout the day.
Also see: Our full guide to Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Trees in the New York Metro Area