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Christmas in Connecticut… more than just a movie, also a time of the year when the Nutmeg State fully embraces and embodies the spirit of the season! Tiny hamlets and sprawling urban centers alike dress up their main streets in the finest frippery of the season; brightly colored bows are tied to street lamps, twinkle lights are hung around shop windows, fresh Christmas greenery is used indoors, outdoors, and all around as garland, wreaths, centerpieces, and of course, Christmas trees!
Nothing quite speaks to the season the way a real, living Christmas tree can. The fresh and fragrant scent of its evergreen needles; the outside brought indoors. The reminder that despite the shorter, darker days and the colder, longer nights of the season, the world is still vibrant and alive around us, with reasons worth celebrating galore! It’s that time of year again, so head on out to one of the 5 best Christmas tree farms in Connecticut to find the perfect Christmas tree for you and yours!
Joseph’s Tree Farm in Hamden, CT
In beautiful Hamden, Joseph’s Tree Farm has been in the business of Christmas for over 25 years! This lovely little Christmas tree farm has a great variety of well-cared for spruce and fir trees, and offers cut-your-own or pre-cut trees, depending on how much of the leg work you want to do yourself for your Christmas tree.
Once you’ve picked out the perfect Christmas tree, head to the gift barn for some complimentary hot chocolate while you look through the selection of handcrafted wreaths, garland, swags, and Christmas gifts. Warm up by the wood-burning stove and relax as you breathe in that magical Christmas smell of freshly-cut Christmas greenery. For all your yule log needs, Joseph’s Tree Farm also offers seasoned firewood bundles!
Cedar Ledge Tree Farm in Mansfield, CT
Cedar Ledge Tree Farm in Mansfield is one of those quiet and quaint Christmas tree farms that cater to the family Christmas experience. Providing complimentary hot chocolate, tractor rides, and coloring books to the kiddos who come out to visit, Cedar Ledge Tree Farm serves up a warm welcome for families who come in search of their perfect Christmas tree.
With over 10,000 spruce, fir, and pine trees to choose from, you can cut your own Christmas tree or buy from their selection of pre-cut. After choosing your tree, check out the heated Christmas shop and their selection of handmade wreaths, centerpieces, ornaments, and Christmas décor. Cedar Ledge Tree Farm will have everyone in the family smiling on their way home.
Jones Family Farms in Shelton, CT
This beautiful family farm has a pretty impressive claim to fame: Two of the famous Rockefeller Center trees over the last 15 years have come from Jones Family Farms! Offering a wide variety of spruce, fir, and pine trees, you can cut your own or choose from a selection of pre-cut trees, but either way, you can count on your tree being healthy, hardy, and heavenly!
Once your tree has been selected, the Barnyard Shops has to be your next stop! You’ll find gorgeous, handmade garland, bows, and wreaths in the Wreath Barn, and the Holiday Gatherings Gift Shop will help you get a head start on your Christmas shopping with their spectacular selection of hand-made crafts, unique gifts, and intricate ornaments. When it’s refreshment you need, stop by the Harvest Kitchen for a cup of warm mulled cider and Jones Family Farms’ famous oatmeal-cranberry-chocolate chip cookies. Last, but not least, is the Jones Winery Tasting Room, where you can sample some of the delectable wine offerings of this family farm/winery before you buy a bottle (or 3!) to take home!
Maple Hollow Tree Farm in New Hartford, CT
Maple Hollow Tree Farm has been providing residents of New Hartford and communities all around the state (and beyond!) Christmas trees and other Christmas goodies since 1976. Growing a great selection of fir, spruce, and pine trees, Maple Hollow Tree Farm lets you cut your own or choose from their pre-cut Christmas tree selection.
After you’ve picked your tree, come to the Christmas Shed to warm up with a cup of complimentary hot cocoa and check out their generous offering of holiday décor. Wreaths and hanging baskets are artistically crafted with winterberry bunches and other freshly harvested ingredients to create unique arrangements, and there is a wide variety of ornaments and other decorations that range in style from classic to quirky to help you deck your tree and your halls!
Angevine Farm in Warren, CT
With over 35 acres of Christmas trees, Angevine Farm in Warren offers Christmas charm and choice. In the Angevine family since 1868, they are grateful stewards of the land and all that grows there, including their diverse selection of spruce, fir, and pine trees. Cut your own or choose one of their pre-cut options, but either way, you know you will be getting a tree that has been well-tended all of its life.
Once you’ve picked out your tree, check out the Christmas Barn Gift Shop to get a nice jump on your Christmas shopping. You’ll find local art, artisan-made soaps, candles, ornaments, and more. For all your seasonal décor needs, The Wreath Factory has beautifully handcrafted wreaths and garland that will help fill your home with that fresh fir scent. While you’re there, check out the refurbished antique pipe organ and the Sterling player piano, favorite attractions of visitors to the farm!
Connecticut Christmas tree farms offer a chance to experience some holiday magic and decorate your home with the spirit of the season. Most Christmas tree farms open around Thanksgiving, so don’t wait too long before you head out in your search for that perfect Christmas tree. Merry Christmas and Happy Tree Hunting!
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Amy is the founder of New England with love. A proud Vermonter, she hopes to share her love of New England and help you find the best adventures in the region. Amy is also blogger/founder at Two Drifters, where she blogs alongside her husband about romantic and couples travel, relationships, honeymoons, and more. When not working on websites, Amy is probably reading, cuddling with her husband and cat, & drinking a maple latte.