If your family prefers to deck the halls with a freshly cut Christmas tree, there are several farms in Central Jersey to choose from.
Here is a list of farms in Middlesex and Mercer counties:
Barclay's Tree Farm, 35 Orchardside Drive, Cranbury
Open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 23.
Barclay's boasts more than 1,000 trees, as well as decorations, wreaths and garland for sale.
For more information, visit www.barclaystreefarm.com or call (609) 799-1855.
Simonson Farms, 118 Dey Road, Cranbury
Open from noon to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends through Dec. 23. Customers are advised to call ahead on weekdays during inclement weather.
Simonson Farms offers a Christmas shop and 2,500 trees to choose from, including some over 10 feet tall.
For more information, visit www.simonsonfarms.com or call (609) 799-0140.
Lantier Tree Farm, 163 Dey Grove Road, Monroe Township
Open from 9 a.m. to dusk daily through Dec. 23.
More than 3,000 trees are available at this location, as well as decorations, a Christmas shop, refreshments and hayrides.
For more information, visit www.lantiertreefarm.com or call (732) 792-7451.
McLaughlin Tree Farm, 1312 Old York Road, Robbinsville
Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday, closed Tuesday and Wednesday through Dec. 23.
McLaughlin Tree Farm offers more than 3,500 trees to choose from, as well as decorations, wreaths and garland for sale. The farm has trees more than 10 feet tall available, as well as a wide variety of tree species, including Concolor Fir, Canaan Fir, Korean Fir, Turkey Fir, Nordmann Fir, Serbian Spruce, Meyer Spruce, and Engelman Spruce. McLaughlin Tree Farm also won the State Grand Champion Christmas Tree Award twice, as well as several other awards over the years.
For more information, visit www.intrees.net or call 609-259-8122.
Habiak Farms, 315 Deans Rhode Hall Road, South Brunswick
Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 23.
This farm offers a selection of pine and green decorations, in addition to the trees, such as wreaths and garland, grave blankets and holly.
For more information, call (732) 297-2737.
Griffin Nurseries, 190 Fresh Ponds Road, South Brunswick
Open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily through Dec. 22.
Griffin Nurseries offers precut trees and live trees, refreshments, and visits from Santa on the weekends.
For more information, visit www.griffinschristmastrees.com or call (732) 257-2484.
Bear Swamp Tree Farm, 300 Basin Road, Trenton
Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday through Dec. 24.
Bear Swamp Tree Farm boasts more than 1,000 trees, including Norway Spruces, White Pines, Douglas-firs, pre-cut Fraser Firs, and pre-cut Balsam Firs. Balled trees that have been dug up and wrapped in burlap ready to plant are also available.
For more information, visit www.bearswampnj.com or call 1-866-994-9950.
Giamarese Farm, 155 Fresh Ponds Road, East Brunswick
Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, closed Monday through Dec. 23.
A Christmas shop, holly and garland decorations, hayrides and refreshments are available at this farm. For more information, visit www.giamaresefarm.com or call (732) 599-3988.
For a full list of Christmas tree farms in New Jersey, visit the New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers’ Association website.