The beauty. The scent. The memories made when your family heads out to choose and cut a Christmas tree to decorate your home.
This year, head to Warren County in New Jersey’s “Christmas Tree Belt” to select the perfect tree!
The rolling hills and valleys of Warren County, in northwestern New Jersey’s Skylands region, offer the perfect climate and soils for growing Christmas trees. In fact, in 10 of the past 12 years, the Grand Champion tree in the New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers annual competition has come from Warren County, and trees grown in the county have graced the White House in Washington, DC as well.
Plus, the journey is part of the thrill. Enjoy a drive on scenic country roads to the tree farm, and be sure to dress for the weather and have good footwear, a hat and gloves for your stroll among the evergreens.
Many of the farms also offer holiday decorations, including wreaths, roping, centerpieces, grave blankets and additional items made from evergreen boughs, and some have shops where you can find holiday gifts, tree stands, ornaments and other goodies.
Warren County’s Christmas tree farms often offer hot chocolate or cider and cookies to warm you up after you tramp between the rows of trees to find the finest fir, a superior spruce or the perfect pine.
Make a day of it! When planning your tree-hunting trip to Warren County, check out the ExploreWarren events calendar to see what’s happening that day. Holiday events include craft and gift shows, theater events for the whole family, historic sites decorated for the season, holiday concerts, and even an old-fashioned carol sing held in an historic church in a restored 19th Century village in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
Here are some of the choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms you’ll find in the Christmas Tree Belt, Warren County, NJ. Click on the name of each for more information including location, hours, and types of trees available, as well as special offerings and activities.
Choose and cut Douglas Fir and Norway Spruce; Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, Black Friday through December 24.
Choose and cut that perfect tree from 500 available on six acres, then shop for honey, beeswax soap, ornaments, wooden crafts, wreaths and more in the Christmas Barn. Tree drill and pin-type stands for a perfectly straight tree available. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Black Friday through December 24, or call for weekdays. Member of New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers’ Association.
Winner of the National Christmas Tree Association’s Grand Champion Award (2013), 10-time NJ Grand Champion grower and official Christmas tree supplier to the White House. Select from 5,000 choose-and-cut trees; fresh cut and balled trees, wreaths, white pine roping, and grave blankets also available. Gift shop; Hayrides on weekends (weather permitting); Open daily Black Friday through December 24. Wyckoff’s is a stop on Christmas in the Country Trail, along with Four Sisters Winery and Mackey's Orchard. Member of New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers’ Association.
A "Mom and Pop" choose-and-cut operation; Open daily Black Friday through December 19. Cash only.
Choose and cut a Christmas tree or select one that is balled and burlapped for replanting. Custom wreaths and roping are available. Free cookies and hot chocolate, and dog-friendly too (on leashes, please). NJ Grand Champion 1997-1998. Open Black Friday through December 24. Member of New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers’ Association.
Six varieties, with choose-and-cut as well as pre-cut trees; hot refreshments available. Open weekends 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Black Friday until December 24, or call for weekday hours. Member of New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers’ Association.
Choose from hundreds of trees, five varieties; Open Black Friday through December 24, but call first on weekdays to be sure someone will be here to help you. Legion Volunteers will shake, bale, and tie your tree to the care for tips. Member of New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers’ Association.
Choose from 500 trees, four varieities; Open Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 25 through December 24. Member of New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers’ Association.
Choose-and-cut and pre-cut trees available, eight varieties, up to 11 feet tall; pin driller and stands available; Christmas shop with gifts, jams and jellies and more; Open Thursday through Sunday, Black Friday through December 23, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Member of New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers’ Association.
The 40-acre farm includes a 1780s stone farmhouse decorated for the season serving as a gift shop and museum; hayrides; see Mrs. Claus for stories, treats, and a photo op. Open Black Friday through December 23; hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Member of New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers’ Association.
Choose from 150 trees, five varieties, all sizes; Open Black Friday and then Saturdays and Sundays through December 24, 10 a.m. to sundown. Member of New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers’ Association.
The 1924 barn, which is available for private events, sits on 42 acres of Christmas trees, and a florist also is located at the tree farm. Trees, wreaths, grave blankets, floral arrangements, and white pine roping available. Open daily Black Friday through December 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
One of the largest selections in the Tri-State area, with more than 10,000 trees on 145 acres ready for choose-and-cut. Some pre-cut trees available. This third generation family farm is open every day except Monday, Black Friday through December 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Member of New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers' Association.
Choose from 500 trees; Open Friday through Sunday, Black Friday through December 24, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Member of New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers’ Association.
Pre-cut or cut your own with free tree drilling, plus gift shop, Stand Strait® Tree Stands, hand-made wreaths, grave blankets, and more. Open Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Member of New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers’ Association.
To learn about the varieties of Christmas trees available, see this page from the NJ Christmas Tree Growers' Association.