Tis the season of pumpkin spice lattes and holiday cheer is upon us, and it’s full speed ahead until Christmas. To ensure that you have a proper tree (rather than one of those scraggly Charlie Brown ones), now is the time to check out where to get Christmas trees in NYC. Once you’ve got your tree hunting sorted, then you can explore all the amazing holiday light shows, holiday markets, sledding options and other events that make up the holiday season.
These Christmas tree farms offer more than just fabulous firs and spectacular spruces, they also offer Christmas activities, pictures with Santa, train rides, hot chocolate and more. So bundle up and make a day of it. All farms are within a manageable drive from NYC, and you can incorporate other activities to make it a fun day trip with the kids. Adults will love visiting these farms too — who doesn’t love the smell of pine on a crisp winter day? Especially if you get to chop your own tree.
Many of these farms open for tree-picking around Thanksgiving, so check hours before you go. Then ho, ho, hop to it and start planning your Christmas tree finding outing. There’s a box of ornaments and holiday lights (likely tangled) eagerly waiting to be placed on a beautiful tree.
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