Christmas 2018

Chop Your Own Tree

That time of year is upon us – frosty window panes, twinkling lights everywhere you look, and holiday cheer all around.  This year, why not start a new tradition and take your family to one of Long Island’s tree farm’s to cutdown your very own tree? No better way to kick off your holiday than spending a day with your family finding that perfect tree.

A few things you should know before heading out East:

  1. Not every place provides handsaws and rope. Perhaps pack them, along with a blanket for the roof of your car, just in case.
  2. Some of the most sought after tree species sell out early. As the old saying goes, “The early bird catches the worm.”
  3. Dress warm – you may need to walk far to find the perfect tree. Pack comfortable sneakers, hats, gloves, warm socks and an extra scarf or two. Being freezing is no fun for anyone.
  4. Not every farm has a restroom. Check to see if there are facilities prior to drinking that third cup of hot chocolate.
  5. Pets are allowed at some farms and not at others. If you want to bring Fido, check to see if the farm allows dogs.
  6. Don’t forget the green (and I don’t mean holly). Most places accept all methods of payment, but some still only accept cash. Check to see if the farm you’ve decided to travel to accepts credit cards or if they’re cash only.

Cut Your Own Tree Farms:

Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm 
1500 E. Jericho Tpke.  Huntington, NY
Tel: 631.368.8626
Hours: 10am – dark
Dates: November 23 – Christmas Eve
Species: Douglas and Fraser firs, Norway and blue spruces, white pine
Cost: $13-20 per foot
Notes: Bring a handsaw to cut your tree (no power saws):Netting and ropes provided to tie
down tree

Tilden Lane Farm 
48 Wyckoff St. Greenlawn, NY
Tel:
Hours: 9am – 3pm
Dates: Open weekends through Dec.10
Species: Colorado Blue spruce, Norway spruce, White Spruce, Concolor, and Fraser firs
Cost: $70-$80 per tree all cut-your-own trees; cash or check only
Note: Pre-cut trees, wreaths, grave blankets, sprays for sale
Handsaws provided or bring your own (no power saws)
Free netting and helpers available to tie your tree
No restroom

 

Carter Tree Farm
123 North Country Road, Miller Place
Tel: 631.331.4699
Hours 9am – 4:30pm
Dates: Weekends beginning November 17
Species: Scotch Pine, blue, white and Norway spruces
Cost: Prices vary
Notes: Bring a handsaw or borrow one
No power saws
Bring sturdy rope
Wreaths and roping available

Matt’s Christmas Tree Farm 
305 Weeks Ave. Manorville, NY
Tel: 631.875.1465
Hours 8am – 4:30pm
Dates: November 23- Christmas Eve; Closed Tuesdays
Species: Norway, blue. white and Serbian spruces, balsam and concolor firs
Cost: $13-$17 per foot
Notes: Trees from 2 to 14 feet
Bow saws provided
Trailer rides back
Netting available
Loading and tying assistance
Wreaths and tree stands available for purchase
Candy canes for the kids
Santa visits most weekends (noon – 4pm)
Dogs allowed on leash
Restroom available
Cash only

 

Mike’s Christmas Tree Farm 
323 Weeks Ave, Manorville, NY
Tel: (631) 874-3551
Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Dates: Open daily through Christmas Eve
Species: White Spruce, Norway Spruce and Colorado Blue Spruce, plus others
Cost: $13-$76 per foot
Notes: Tractor rides
Leashed dogs welcomed
Saws provided
Tree Wrapping
Balled and burlapped trees available
Staff will help cut, wrap and tie your tree to your car
Fresh wreaths made on premises

Muller’s Christmas Tree Farm 
338 Woodland Ave., Manorville, NY
Tel: (631) 878-1060
Dates:  Open first two weekends of December
Species: White pine, blue, or Norway spruces

Paul’s Christmas Tree Farm 
240 Frowein Rd. Center Moriches, NY
Tel: 631.236.6716 or 631.78.645
Dates: Open through Christmas Eve
Species: Norway, blue or white spruces, Eastern Red Cedar, white/concolor fir,
white pine
Cost:$10 a foot; Blue Spruce and Concolor Fir $12 a foot
Notes: Cash, checks and credit cards accepted
Handsaws provided, no power saws allowed
Tree wrapping (Baling) and haulers available
Gift shop – wreaths, kissing balls, swag, garland, fresh greens

Lewin Farms
Fresh Pond Avenue, Calverton
Tel: 631.929.4327
Hours: 9am – 4pm daily
Dates: Open through Christmas (closed Tuesdays)
Species: Blue and Norway spruces, Douglas fir, white pine
Cost: $40 -$60 per tree, all sizes and types
Notes: Handsaws provided with $5 deposit or BYO
Power saws allowed
Arrive by 3:00pm to cut (weather permitting)
Tractor ride around farm
Netting and roping provided to tie down trees
Restroom on site
Netting and roping provided to tie down tree
Live balled trees available for replanting ($55)
Cash only

 

Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm 
30105 Main Road, at Depot Lane, Cutchugue, NY
Tel: 631.734.8641
Hours 9am – 6pm daily
Dates: Open through end of holiday season
Species: Douglas and concolor firs, blue spruce
Cost: $85 up to 8 feet; taller trees as marked
Notes: Santa visits weekends 11am – 4pm
Christmas store with Wreaths, blankets, kissing balls, roping and swags
Free Santa Express hayride around the farm
Live reindeer
Popcorn, hot chocolate with whipped cream, mulled cider, Balloon-making,
face painting and picnic tables.
Musicians and carolers throughout the season.

Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm 
20685 Main Rd. Mattituck
Tel: 631.298.4619
Hours:  9am – 5pm daily
Dates: Now through Christmas eve
Species: Douglas firs and Fraser firs
Cost: $80 per tree
Notes: Helpers help net trees and tie to car
Christmas shop with wreaths, boughs, roping and more
Train ride round farm (weather permitting)
Christmas carols and requests performed
Life-sized nutcrackers, fun signs and great photo opportunities
Wine tastings
Firepit area

Zuhoski Farms 
11825 Oregon Rd. Cutchogue, NY
Tel: 631.734.5036
Hours 9:30am – dusk
Dates: Weekends through Christmas eve
Cost: prices vary
Notes: Wreaths, roping, grave blankets, kissing balls, swags and centerpieces.
Handsaws provided
Employees will also cut for you.
Cash only (ATM available)
Dogs allowed

Satellite location: Bridge Lane and County Route 48
Open daily until Christmas (pre-cut trees)
Species: Douglas fir
Cost: Varies

Dart’s Tree Farm
2355 Main Bayview Rd, Southold, NY 11971
Tel: (631) 765-4148
Hours: 9am – 5pm daily
Dates: November 23 – Christmas Eve
Species: Fraser fir and Douglas fir, homemade wreaths, snacks and hayrides on weekends.
Cost: varies
Notes: Santa visits from noon to 4pm Saturday & Sunday
Credit Cards Accepted
Help available
Snacks and homemade wreaths available

Christmas Light Shows

Freeport’s Nautical Mile of Lights

Annual Boat Parade

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Woodcleft Esplanade, next to the Riverhouse Grille

Details: Tree lighting at 5pm at the Woodcleft Esplanade

Ice Carving, Carolers, Free Hot Chocolate & Santa

Kids under 12 eat free* at:

Rachel’s

Riverhouse Grille

EB Elliots

Otto’s Crab Shack

Hudson’s on the Mile

*one child per adult between 5pm – 7pm

 

 

6th Annual Electric Light Parade – Long Beach

Presented by: The City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018

Time: Parade begins at 6:30pm

Location: West Beech starting at Ohio Ave

Details: Antique cars, fire trucks, floats and bicycles will be wrapped in Christmas lights for this

delightful holiday event.

Restaurants will be offering specials and kids activities after the parade

Hot Chocolate will be served throughout the parade route

Antique Fire truck rides will also be offered

Parking available at Long Beach Catholic Regional School yard via West Broadway

 

 

Magic of Lights – Point Lookout

Dates: November 16 – December 30

Time: Sunday – Thursday Dusk -10pm; Friday & Saturday Dusk – 11pm

Location: Bay Pkwy, Point Lookout, NY 11569

Details: Over a mile of festive and vibrant light displays

Drive-through from the comfort of your own home

Tickets: $25 weekday; $30 weekend; $20 advance purchase

 

 

 

Boardwalk Lights – Long Beach

Dates: early December and will run through the winter

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Long Beach Blvd to Magnolia Blvd

Details: Free holiday nautical and holiday themed light show display on the boardwalk, Park

Avenue, The West End, and The East End.

Places to See Santa

Coming soon!

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