Christmas Tree Farms on Long Island

Find the perfect tree on a family outing. Photo by Any Lane
Find the perfect tree on a family outing. Photo by Any Lane

Looking for Christmas tree farms on Long Island? Read on for 10 top picks in the area. 

Once the Thanksgiving turkey has been consumed and you've completed Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, it’s time for the next holiday ritual—finding the perfect Christmas tree.

From Huntington to Riverhead and points farther east, Long Island has a number of 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. So whether you prefer a quick tree-cutting errand or a day out in Santa’s wonderland, consider visiting one of these Christmas tree farms.

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.

As always, find more ways to celebrate in our Holiday Fun Guide.

Christmas Tree Farms and Cut-Your-Own Farms 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 over 20 acres to explore. Open November 25, 26, 27 & 28, and December 1-23, Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm offers Douglas, Turkish, and Fraser firs, as well as Norway, and blue spruces.

2. Matt’s Christmas Tree Farm – Manorville

There are trees galore at this Manorville farm (over 10,000 to be exact). Hop on the tractor for a ride after selecting one of their Norway, blue, white, or Serbian spruces, and say hi to the resident farm animals. Matt's Christmas Tree Farm is open daily from November 25-December 24; closed Tuesdays.

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

3. Tilden Lane Farm – Greenlawn

Open weekends from Saturday, November 26-Sunday, December 11, Tilden Lane Farm has been operating for 225 years. This location is popular, so the owners recommend visiting on November 26 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. 

4. Carter Christmas Tree Farm – Miller Place

Trees range from three to ten feet at Carter Christmas Tree Farm in Miller Place. This cut-your-own tree farm is open weekends from November 19-December 18 and offers Scotch pine, white fir, and blue and Norway spruces. Be sure to bring some rope to tie your selection to the car. 

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Christmas trees: Lewin Farms
Lewin Farms, known for its fall festivals, boasts an ample supply of Christmas trees.

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. After you've made your selection, hop on the tractor back to your car. Lewin Farms is open daily from November 25-December 24; closed on Tuesdays. 

6. Paul’s Christmas Tree Farm — Center Moriches

Paul's Christmas Tree Farm is open daily from November 25-December 24. You can choose between blue or white spruces or Norway, concolor, Canaan, and Douglas firs. After making your selection, spend the rest of the afternoon taking a sleigh ride, snapping some family pics, and visiting the animals. If all of these activities work up your appetite, there's food onsite to purchase. 

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

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, photo ops, ice skating, and face painting. Food options include s'mores, apple cider, hot cocoa, local wines, and more. The big man himself makes an appearance on weekends, too. Open through the end of the holiday season. 

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 white, Norway, and 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 from November 25 to December 24. 

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Christmas tree farms: Shamrock Christmas tree fams
Grab the family and spend the entire day at Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm.

9. Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm – Mattituck

Family-owned and operated, Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm in Mattituck first opened its doors in 1987. After you explore the field of Douglas firs, hop on the train for a 14-minute ride around the property.  End the day with photos and lunch. No trip to Shamrock would be complete without a visit to the extensive gift shop, which features wreaths and other holiday decorations. Open daily from November 25 to December 24. 

10. Zuhoski Farms – Cutchogue

This Cutchogue farm is open daily beginning November 25 and has Douglas firs to cut and pre-cut Fraser firs to purchase. Santa visits the farm on select weekends, so check out their Facebook page for the latest event updates. 

Know Before You Go to a Long Island Christmas Tree Farm

  • Experienced tree-cutters recognize that the rarer species—concolor fir, 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.

Writer Kristen Markel contributed to this post, which was updated for 2022.

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