For those who prefer real Christmas trees, check out these local farms and fields where you can bring your family and friends to chop down a tree down yourself this holiday season.
Dart’s Christmas Tree Farm
Although they are not offering cut-your-own trees in their fields this year, Dart’s Christmas Tree Farm will have premium pre-cut Fraser Fir and Concolor Fir in their Magic Forest Area. Stop by anytime between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. starting the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve and if you come on a weekend, you may get a special visit from Santa Claus himself. 2355 Main Bayview Rd., Southold. 631-765-4148. dartschristmastreefarm.com 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Nov. 25-Dec. 24.
Elwood Christmas Tree Farm
Starting on Friday, Nov. 24, you can cut your own tree at this farm, which is only open during the day and asks you to bring your own hand saw to cut your tree. 1500 East Jericho Tpke., Huntington. 631-368-8626. elwoodpumpkinfarm.com 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Nov. 24-26, by appointment Nov. 27-30, 3 p.m.-7p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.- 7p.m. weekends Dec. 1- 24. Additional times available by appointment.
Bring the family after Thanksgiving to cut your own tree, pick up a pre-cut or get a “live” balled tree. Trees range in size from one to 15 feet and are on sale for a flat rate of $40, whether they be pre-cut or you-cut. You can rent saws for a fee or bring your own. Tractor rides are provided. Lewin Farms stresses to arrive as early as possible to allow yourself ample time before dark to cut your tree. Tree varieties available include Douglas Fir, Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce and White Pine. Lewin Farms’ Baiting Hollow Nursery, Fresh Pond Ave., Calverton. 631-929-4327. lewinfarm.com 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. daily Nov. 25-Dec. 8
Matt’s Christmas Tree Farm
Every day except Tuesday, choose between a selection of 10,000 trees ranging from two to 10 feet in height. You can find Norway Spruces, Blue Spruces, White Spruces, Serbian Spruces, Balsam Firs, and Concolor Firs and the staff will provide you with everything you need to bring the perfect tree home like bow saws, trailer rides back to your car, netting, loading and tying assistance and candy canes for the kids. Pre-cut trees are also available and leashed-dogs are welcome. 323 Weeks Ave., Manorville. 631-874-3551 alsonetworks.com 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m daily except Tuesdays. Nov. 25-Dec. 24.
Muller’s Tree Farm
Stop in for you-cut trees of the White Pine, Norway Spruce, Blue Spruce and White Spruce varieties. 338 Woodland Ave., Manorville. 631-878-1060 tinyurl.com/y7ju4757 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11.
Paul’s Christmas Tree Farm
This farm has nine different tree varieties to choose from. Not only that but they also sell wreaths and novelties in their gift shop and provide tree wrapping, tree stands, pre-cut trees, potted trees, saws for cutting and decorations at your convenience. 40 Frowein Rd., Center Moriches. 631-878-8645. ctfany.org 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 25-Dec. 24.
Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm
Choose from over 23 acres of Christmas trees at Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm where tailgating, picnics and football toss are encouraged. You won’t have trouble finding the perfect tree to bring home here, with an estimated 45,000 trees growing on the farm at a given time. 30105 Main St., Cutchogue. 631-734-8641. santaschristmastreefarm.com 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm
Since 1987, this farm has been selling Christmas trees, holiday decorations, treats and gifts as well as hosting carolers and wine tastings for the holiday season. Bring the kids for train rides around the farm and even a visit from Santa Claus who stops by the farm on the weekends. 20685 Main Rd., Mattituck. 631-298-4619. shamrockchristmastreefarm.com 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 25-Dec.24.
Tilden Lane Farm
Bring the family, your leashed dog and Santa hat this winter to pick your own Christmas tree or buy holly and wreaths. Note that they only take cash or checks here and you should wear sturdy and warm footwear. 48 Wyckoff St., Greenlawn. 631-261-6392 tildenlanefarm.com 9 a.m.- 3p.m. Nov. 25-26 and Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10.
Cut your own tree at the farm during Christmas season and enjoy free hot cocoa, cider and popcorn. The brothers also sell wreaths and other holiday decorations.11825 Oregon Rd., Cutchogue. 631-734-5036. zuhoskifarms.com 9 a.m.-dusk. Saturdays and Sundays.