After Christmas, click here to find how
how and where to easily recycle or dispose of your Christmas tree!
And to recycle used, broken or old Christmas lights and electronics
See this page for local options to easily recycle your Christmas holiday lights
Whether you want to cut your own tree, pick a live tree and have it cut for you, buy a tree already cut or buy a living tree you can plant, this page provides detailed listings of Eastern Connecticut (Windham and New London Counties)'s
choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms, places to buy pre-cut (also called pre-harvested and fresh-cut) trees, stands, sleigh rides,
hay rides and related winter events and fun. Some listings are for tree farms, others are tree lots, and some only offer hay rides, sleigh rides or other winter events. READ EACH LISTING to know what each facility offers. The farms are listed further down this page, so scroll down the page!
Since this service is free and open to ALL Christmas tree farms, not just those who belong to an association or pay for an ad, like almost all other websites
do, this is the most complete and current listing available! Help me keep this page complete and up to date, by
reporting any corrections needed or suggesting farms
My Christmas Tree guide has photos and descriptions of
more than 2 dozen varieties of Christmas trees, along with a simple comparison chart!
And beware the copycat websites - from Mommy-bloggers to out-and-out plagiarists, they simply copy my work and rarely update; they are just out to make a
quick buck. Since 2004, I've made updates and corrections every day!
If it has just snowed; see
this page about how to make snocones from real snow!
Your kids will love it!
- Keep in mind that state government COVID dictates may force many farms to cancel Santa visits, hayrides, etc. this year. If the name of the farm is blue with an underline; that's a link to their website. Click on it for the most current hours and information.
- ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO
- many farms and lots are selling out of trees early this year or have COVID-19 requirements - Call to confirm their supply, their hours
and whether they have trees, are allowing choose-and-cut or just precut trees; and which attractions or winter activities are available.
All three can change during the short Christmas season, due to weather, demand and the farmer's business conditions! Farms get sold, shut down or run out of trees, and they don't all update me every day, let alone every year. For
more tips to make your trip fun and successful, click here
DON'T DRIVE OUT THERE IF YOU CAN'T REACH THEM (by phone, email or find current information on their website or Facebook page!
- And please tell the farmer you visit in Eastern Connecticut (Windham and New London Counties) that you found their farm
here! I need the farmers to realize that you found them here so that they will keep their information up to date!
And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the
information, please let me know! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.
Updates for August 2022
August 2022: In a normal year, most Christmas tree farms are open up to Christmas Eve; but this year many farms are selling out
of trees and closing early for the season, and some decided not to open at all, due to all the COVID19 restrictions. Some are only open on weekends, or
only have hayrides, Santa visits (if they can get a Santa) and events on weekends. Demand will be high since people have been locked down and not allowed to do much
- but you CAN go to farms. And a farm may be the only place you can take your kids to see Santa. Of course, check with the farm BEFORE YOU GO; hours, tree
supplies, prices, everything is changing daily!
And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt
see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt - (www.EasterEggHuntsAndEasterEvents.org)
. It's the ONLY website that is updated every Easter for all Easter Egg hunts in
Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
Allen Hill Farm
Choose and cut Christmas Trees, pretagging allowed, Santa visits
, gift shop
542 Allen Hill Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234. Phone: 860-774-7064.
Open: M-F: 10a-5p, Weekends: 8a-5p. Come and join us for fresh cut trees,
wreaths, local crafts, hot mulled cider, and a free cookie. Looking for
specifics? With over 100 acres planted, trees up to 14', ample parking and
tractor rides to and from the Christmas tree fields, we're sure to have what
you're looking for. Santa Claus is coming to town! In 2019, Santa Claus is here on Nov. 29th, 30th, and Dec. 1st, 7th,
8th from (1-3pm)..
Click here for a link to our Facebook page
- Alliod's Christmas Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas Trees,
105 Water Street, Canterbury, CT 06331. Phone: 860-546-9162.
- Crooke Orchards - Choose and cut Christmas Trees
317 Bebbington Road, Ashford, CT 06278. Phone: 860-429-5336.
- Gray Ledge Tree
- Choose and cut Christmas Trees
210 Lathrop Road, Plainfield, CT 06374. Phone: 860-564-8769.
Email: [email protected]. Open: After Thanksgiving, Weekdays 1 PM to 4 PM, Weekends 8:30 AM to 4:30
PM. Directions : From Route 395 take Exit 87, 1/4 mile past "BigY" and the old
Plainfield Greyhound Park on right. "You pick, We cut!" Antique tractors and
farm equipment on display. Natural Holiday Decorations, Tree Care Supplies,and
Hand made Wooden Toys,
in the new Gift Shop!! Trees drilled on request.
Christmas tree varieties:
You-Choose and We-Cut varieties: White Spruce, Blue Spruce, Norway
Spruce, Black Hill Spruce; Serbian Spruce
Harmony Farm -
Saws are Provided, and tree carts, Tree wrapping, free twine for tying
to car, Gift Shop, wreaths, Restrooms
294 Bedlam Road, Chaplin, CT
06235. Phone : 860-445-0200. Email : [email protected]. Open: : Friday after Thanksgiving, Friday
afternoons, Saturdays, and Sundays until Christmas from 1 pm to 4 pm on
Fridays; 9 AM to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Directions : Follow signs
from Route 6, Route 198, Route 195, or Route 89 to Bedlam 4 corners in
Chaplin. Assistance with cutting available. Heated barn - with Free
candy canes, and coloring books for the kid
Christmas tree varieties:
You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, White Spruce, Meyers
Spruce; White Pine, Fraser Fir; Concolor Fir
Hansen Family Tree Farm
- Choose & Cut Christmas trees, saws provided, trees wrapped
424 Route 198, Woodstock Valley, CT 06282. Phone: 860-974-1572. Email:
from the Friday after Thanksgiving, on Saturday's and Sunday's until sold out; 9 am to 4 pm. Directions : See Hansen's web site for directions. We will be selling from our 424 Route
198 location this year; weekdays by appointment, please call.
Saws provided - No Tagging - Free Netting. Payment: Cash or Check. .
A full service tree farm. You choose and we will do the
rest (cut, wrap, and tie), if you want us to. No tagging. Free
Netting - Cash or Check accepted. New this year: Kid Christmas
trees. When the family buys a full size tree the kid(s) can pick a
small tree for (Prices may have changed!) $10.00 for their room from a designated area.
Christmas tree varieties:
You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir; White Spruce, Blue
Spruce, a few
Scotch Pine, White Pine.
- Laurel View Farm LLC
- UPDATE for 2019, Their website and Facebook page are both gone, so I assume
they have closed. If you have any information to the contrary,
please write me.
150 Brown Rd, Brooklyn, CT 06234. Phone: