Christmas Tree Farms on Long Island

Dart's Christmas Tree Farm in Southold has a Magic Color Forest to frolic through.
Dart's Christmas Tree Farm in Southold has a Magic Color Forest to frolic through.
11/20/23 - By Jaime Sumersille

Finding the perfect Long Island Christmas tree is the next logical holiday ritual after you've finished Thanksgiving turkey and completed your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping.

From Huntington to Riverhead and points farther east, Long Island has many great tree farms where enthusiastic families can cut a gorgeous tree for a modest cost. These farms range from simple roadside acreage to full-fledged holiday destinations. 

These farms are all located in Suffolk County, where farmland is more abundant, and are listed by town. If you want to get away, consider a day trip to a Christmas tree farm in New Jersey or the Hudson Valley. And, as always, find more ways to celebrate in our Holiday Fun Guide.


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Christmas Tree Farm Guide Long Island
Use this handy guide to find the perfect Christmas tree farm for your family. 

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree on Long Island

1. Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm – Elwood

There's no need to travel far to visit a Christmas Tree farm on Long Island when this spot in Western Suffolk County has more than 20 acres to explore. Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm offers Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir, Frasier Fir, Blue Spruce, and Turkish Firs. Bring your own saw to cut a tree.

2. Matt’s Christmas Tree Farm – Manorville

There are trees galore at this Manorville farm– more than 10,000. Hop on the tractor for a ride after selecting a Balsam Fir, a Norway, or a blue, white, or Serbian spruce. You can also greet the resident farm animals. Leashed dogs are welcome. Matt's Christmas Tree Farm is open daily from November 24-December 24, 2023; closed Tuesdays.

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Christmas Tree Farm Tilden Lane Farm
Enjoy the festive decorations and photo ops at Tilden Lane Farm in Greenlawn.

3. Tilden Lane Farm – Greenlawn

This popular farm is open weekends from November 24-December 10, 2023 from 9am-3pm. Owners recommend visiting on November 25, 2023, to ensure the best selection. After you sort through the farm's blue, Norway, and white spruces, stop to take a few Instagram-worthy pics with the festive decorations. Note: The farm only accepts cash and checks.

4. Carter Christmas Tree Farm – Miller Place

Trees range from 3 to 10 feet at Carter Christmas Tree Farm in Miller Place. This cut-your-own tree farm is open Saturdays and Sundays only, 9am-4:30pm November 18 until December 17, 2023, and it offers Scotch Pine, White Fir, White Spruce, Blue Spruce, and Norway Spruce. Bring your own hand saw, or borrow one from the farm. Tree wrapping is provided for most of our trees, but bring a sturdy rope to fasten your tree to a vehicle.

5. Lewin Farms – Calverton

If you are looking for a tall tree, Lewin Farms may be the Christmas tree farm for you. This Calverton spot is popular for apple picking and also boasts a hearty selection of blue and Norway spruces as well as Douglas fir, some as tall as 15 feet. Bonus: the "live" balled trees are ideal for replanting. Bring your own saw or rent one from the farm. After you've made your selection, hop on the tractor back to your car. Lewin Farms Series limited-release beers, which are brewed by North Fork Brewing Company, are made with the farm's own fruit. Lewin Farms is open daily from November 24-December 24, 2023 and closed on Tuesdays. 

6. Paul’s Christmas Tree Farm — Center Moriches

Paul's Christmas Tree Farm is open daily from November 24-December 24, 2023 from 10am-8pm. You can choose between Norway, blue, or white spruces, or White Pine, Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir or Canaan Fir. The farm offers tree wrapping and carry-out bags. After selecting, spend the rest of the afternoon taking a sleigh ride, snapping some family pics, and visiting the animals. If these activities work up your appetite, there's food onsite to purchase. 

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Christmas tree farms on Long Island: Santa's Christmas Tree Farm
Santa makes a special appearance on the weekends at Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm in Cutchogue.

7. Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm – Cutchogue

You can easily spend a day at Santa's Christmas Tree Farm in Cutchogue. Besides boasting over 8,000 Douglas firs to cut, there are train rides, pony rides, photo ops, ice skating, and face painting. Food options include s'mores kits, apple cider, hot cocoa, local wines, and more. The big man himself makes an appearance on weekends starting November 18, 2023. The farm is open through the end of the holiday season. Note: dogs are not allowed on site.

8. Mike’s Christmas Tree Farm – Manorville

A visit to Mike's Christmas tree farm gets everyone in the holiday spirit. The Manorville location has seasonal music playing as you search through thousands of Norway Spruce, White Spruce, and Colorado Blue Spruces for the perfect selection. Kids can ride with your tree on the tractor back to the parking lot. The farm is open daily 8am-430pm from November 24-December 24, 2023. Note: It's cash-only. Leashed dogs are OK.

9. Zuhoski Farms – Cutchogue

This Cutchogue farm is open daily beginning November 24, 2023 and has Douglas firs to cut and pre-cut Fraser firs to purchase up to 12 feet tall. All trees are the same price no matter the height. Santa visits the farm on November 24, 25, and 26, and December 2 and 3 from 11am- 2pm. 

10. Dart’s Christmas Tree Farm – Southold

Specializing in natural-shaped Christmas trees, Dart's has a farm full of Fraser Fir trees in a wide array of sizes. The farm also provides hand saws and "elves" to assist you in tree cutting and hauling if needed. Be sure to frolic through the Magic Color Forest, where you can purchase a tree that's a vibrant shade of Bubble Gum Pink, Snowfall White, or Sugar Plum Purple. Open November 24, 2023 through Christmas Eve from 9am-5pm.

1q. Waterdrinker Farm – Manorville

This U-pick Christmas tree farm is brimming with family-friendly fun. Offerings include: holiday light displays, an Airstream village for photo ops, farm animals, s'mores, jump pads, mini golf, an obstacle course, ice skating, pedal cars, and playgrounds. Open November 17, 2023, through Christmas Eve. Santa and The Grinch also visit every Wednesday through Sunday.

Know Before You Go to a Long Island Christmas Tree Farm

  • Experienced tree-cutters recognize that rarer species like blue spruce and white pine sell out early in the season.
  • While some places provide handsaws and rope, it’s not a bad idea to pack both, just in case.
  • Dress appropriately. These farms are all in the open air, and the wind does tend to howl on Long Island in late autumn.
  • Not all places take credit or debit cards. Bring cash or a check just in case.

This post was updated for 2023.

Photos courtesy of the farms

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