Festivities and Firs: 8 Long Island Christmas Tree Farms

As the holiday season approaches, local Christmas tree farms open their fields with Douglas and Fraser firs. The fresh scent of pine, crisp air and seasonal activities provide nothing but a memorable outing. Bring the whole family, as these eight Long Island Christmas tree farms are all about getting into the holiday spirit.

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London Landscape, Massapequa

Handpick your Christmas tree without lifting a finger. Each tree is freshly cut, wrapped and tied to your car by the staff at London Landscape. And while the tree is being cut, visitors can warm up by the outdoor fireplace or visit the Christmas gift shop. London Landscape also carries a wide selection of wreaths, pine roping, grave blankets, centerpieces and poinsettias for all holiday gatherings. Address: 5596 Old Sunrise Highway | Phone: 516-795-7111 Click to go

Mike’s Christmas Tree Farm, Manorville

Open from Black Friday to Christmas Eve, this family-owned farm has hundreds of trees to choose from including Norway Spruce, White Spruce and Colorado Blue Spruce. A sea of green, Mike’s Christmas Tree Farm is the perfect backdrop for a family Christmas card photo. Tractor rides, traditional music and fresh wreaths add to the experience. Address: 323 Weeks Avenue | Phone: 631-874-3551 Click to go

Elwood Christmas Tree Farm, Huntington 

Elwood’s does the dirty work for tree hunters (if they choose). Come with a saw and chop down a tree, or pick one out and an employee will chop the tree and tie it to your car. The farm also offers a selection of pre-cut trees. Address: 1500 E Jericho Turnpike | Phone: 631-368-8626 Click to go 

Matt’s Christmas Tree Farm, Manorville

This farm offers a huge selection of trees ranging from 2-foot table toppers to 10-foot ceiling scrapers. Come with family or friends, have some laughs and don’t worry about leaving the dog at home—leashed pooches are welcome. Address: 305 Weeks Avenue | Phone: 631-875-1465 Click to go

Paul’s Christmas Tree Farm, Center Moriches 

Paul’s Christmas Tree Farm has nine different trees, including Fraser and Douglas fir, pre-cut trees with tree wrapping, decorated and undecorated wreaths, holly and a gift shop. Address: 240 Frowein Road | Phone: 631-878-8645 or 631-236-6716 Click to go

Lewin Farms, Calverton

Ride a tractor through the field and search through rows of firs, spruces and pines for the perfect Christmas centerpiece. From one to 15 feet, the trees can accommodate any household. Address: 812 Sound Avenue | Phone: 631-929-4327 Click to go

Dart’s Christmas Tree Farm, Southold

This third generation historic family farm is the ideal setting for an afternoon of holiday fun. Although the farm will not be offering cut-your-own trees in their fields this year, they are offering hayrides on the weekends and homemade wreaths and sprays. Address: 2355 Main Bayview Road | Phone: 631-765-4148 Click to go 

Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm, Mattituck 

Since opening in 1987, the family-owned and operated farm has been growing some of the most beautiful Christmas trees on the North Fork. Choose from Douglas first, pre-cut Fraser firs, potted spruce trees, balled trees and Charlie Brown trees. The farm also features homemade wreaths, carolers, wine tastings and great shopping in the gift shop and snack shed. Address: 20685 Main Road | Phone: 631-298-4619 or 631-298-4118 Click to go