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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 to add!

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!

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Pandemic Tips:

  • 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!

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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!

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Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

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Windham County

  • Allen Hill Farm - Santa visits -check their website for dates and hoursChoose 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: [email protected]. Open: 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: 774-280-1062. Email: [email protected].