Convinced that the holiday season isn't complete without a real Christmas tree? Once the Thanksgiving leftovers have been put away (or gobbled up) and Christmas music and movies fill nearly every station, it's time to begin your holiday decorating. What better way to get ready than by picking out the perfect Christmas tree.

For many people, finding the perfect tree is an important part of the celebration. Below is a list of Christmas tree farms and stands across New Jersey, where you can find live trees for sale, by county.

Atlantic and Cape May & Cumberland counties

665 Royal Ave, Franklinville. Phone: 609-694-0350. Open Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Choose and cut Christmas trees of all sizes on 16 acres. No tagging, no dogs, no footballs.

403 Old River Road, May Landing. Phone: 609-625-2307. Open Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Choose and cut your own Christmas trees, up to 8.5 feet in height.

Holly Ridge Tree Farm

116 S Chew Rd, Hammonton. Phone: 609-561-8575. Open Nov. 27 to Dec. 23, Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Select a tree from more than eight acres of trees from tabletop to 12+ feet. Tagging is permitted. They have Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce and White Pine varieties.

Littleworth Tree Farm

1957 Tuckahoe Rd, Woodbine, 609-628-3346. Open for the season Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open every weekend through Dec. 21. Friday, noon to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tag early. Once your tree is tagged, you can return when you wish to have your tree cut, bailed and tied to your vehicle by one of our workers.

Triple Dog Dare You Christmas Tree Farm

101 Idle Lake Rd, Franklinville. Phone: 609-685-6234. Open weekends, 10 a.m. to dusk.

Wide selection of trees. Also enjoy sleigh rides and Winter Wonderland.

Burlington County

Edwards Christmas Tree Farm

338 Jacobstown Cookstown Road, Wrightstown. Phone: 609-758-7729. During the 2015 Christmas season from Nov. 27 through Dec. 24, the tree farm and the at-farm gift shop are open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Choose and cut your own tree or have them assist you with cutting or a pre-cut tree.

Spruce Goose Christmas Tree Farm

194 Bordentown Rd, Chesterfield. Phone: 609-298-2498. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Starting Nov. 21.

Variety of trees available in all sizes. Customer hand saws allowed. Saws and tree carts provided. Staff to help cut, carry, shake, net and load your tree.

Cowperthwait Treet Farm

269 New Freedom Rd, Southampton Township. Phone: 609-876-1816. Open Nov. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., then weekends, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last day, Dec. 20.

Choose and Cut or Tag and select a later weekend to pick up your tree. Douglas Fir & Norway Spruce are our main varieties. 

Bergen County

DePiero's Farm

156 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645. Phone: 201 391-4576. Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, trees tied, trees baled.

Rohsler's Allendale Nursery & Florist

100 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, NJ 07401. Phone: 201-327-3156. Alternate Phone: 201-327-3172. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, Santa appearances, Christmas decorations, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled.

Camden County

Indian Acres Tree Farm

111 Tuckerton Rd, Medford. Phone: 609-953-0087. Opening weekend Dec. 27-29. Then open aily 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Dec. 20. Open Late Thursday-Saturday evenings until 7 p.m. during the first two weeks of December (until Dec. 12).
A variety of trees. Balsam Fir trees from Canada and the Frasier trees from North Carolina will also be available for opening weekend.

Essex County

Cedar Grove Christmas Trees

Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove. Phone: 908-955-3276. Open Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Trees are sourced and delivered weekly throughout the season.

Crete Plantations Christmas Tree Lot

140 NJ-23, Pompton Plains. Phone: 800-663-7733. Open daily, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. A selection of balsam and fraser fir trees is available.

Mercer County

Mansfield Farms

3204 US-206, Columbus. Phone: 609-610-1480. Open Thursday and Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A variety of trees are available. Tag your tree starting on Nov. 28.

Giamarese Frams and Orchards

155 Fresh Ponds Rd, East Brunswick. Phone: 732-821-9494. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Choose and cut Christmas trees, various sizes and varieties.

Morris County

Alstede Farms

84 Route 513 (Old Route 24), Chester, New Jersey, 908-879-7189. The farm is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Alstede Farms carries a variety of trees ranging in size from 3 to 16 feet. They also offer delivery and set up services.

Brookhollow Farm

425 Powerville Road, Boonton Twp, New Jersey. 201-200-4505. The farm is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On weekends you can pick out a Christmas Tree at Brookhollow Farm. Brookhollow Farm is home to Spruce and Douglas Fir Trees. There is also a Shoppe at the farm that sells homemade doughnuts, coffee, and hot chocolate.

Dixiedale Farm

347 Hillside Ave and River Road, Chatham, NJ. Phone 973-635-2097

Christmas Trees are on sale at Dixiedale Farm! The farm is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until Dec. 22, from 9 a.m.  to 3:30 p.m.

Dixiedale Farm carries Norway Spruces and pre-cut Douglas Firs. Cut your own, let them show you how to cut it or let them cut it and secure it to your car for you.

Granata's Nursery

312 Naughright Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853. Phone: 908-850-1483.

There are pre cut christmas trees to select, as well as 8 acres of land filled with trees you can watch get cut down. Employees wrap and tie tree to your car for you.

Hamilton Farms

130 Old Denville Road, Boonton. 973-334-6528. Open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 pm. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Christmas Trees and wreaths are displayed in the greenhouse which allows you to fully inspect your special individual selection.

4 West Field Road, Mendham, NJ 07945. 973-865-6362. They only accept checks and cash.

Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, trees tied, trees baled, free tree trimmings, saws provided, winter hay rides, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms.

25 Bartley Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853. Phone: 908-876-3351.

Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Santa appearances, trees bagged, trees tied, saws provided.

Park Farms

525 State Route 24, Chester, NJ.

Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, garlands, Christmas decorations, trees tied, free tree trimmings.

Plut's Christmas Tree Farm

220 Flocktown Road, Long Valley, NJ. Phone: 908-852-6669. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cash or checks only.

You choose and cut Christmas trees, precut Christmas trees, live-plantable trees are available, you may dig a live tree, wreaths, trimmings, gift shop, refreshments. No saws required. Staff will cut and drag your tree for you as well as bail and tie your tree to your car.

Ralston Nurseries

327 Mendham Road, Mendham, NJ., 973-543-7923. Ralston Nurseries is open daily until Christmas from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

They offer a variety of trees which you can either cut down yourself, or have someone help you.

Stony Hill Farm Market & Gardens

15 North Road 8 Route 24, Chester, NJ 07930. Phone: 908-879-2908. Alternate Phone: 908-879-2696.

Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, garlands, mistletoe, Christmas decorations, trees bagged, trees tied, free tree trimmings, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours.

Passaic County

Bear Swamp Farm

81 Otterhole Road, West Milford, NJ 07480. Phone: 973-697-2541. Open Saturday and Sundays only, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the first three weekends after Thanksgiving.

Bear Swamp Farm is a small Christmas Tree Farm located in northern New Jersey. It has been owned and operated by the same family for over 50 years. The Christmas Tree plantation is about 10 acres; the Christmas Shop is in the 70-year-old log barn.

Somerset County

Dower Tree Farm

4 Todd Avenue, Peapack, New Jersey. 908- 781-5407. Open: four weekends before Christmas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekdays by appointment. Nov. 28 - 29, Dec. 5 -6, Dec.12 - 13 and Dec. 19 - 20. To make an appointment on weekdays starting at Thanksgiving, please call John Jablonski at the Dower Farm 908-781-5407.

Dower Tree Farm carries mostly Canaan Fir Trees, ranging from 5 - 8 feet in height.

Pariso Farm

404 Skillman Road, Skillman, NJ 08558. Phone: 609-466-0947. Open: Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, trees bagged, saws provided.

Suydam Farms

1803 Route 27 on the Corner of Skillman's Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873. Phone: 732-846-7139. Opens Black Friday. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, trees bagged, trees.

Wolgast Tree Farm

176 Bennetts Lane, Somerset, NJ. Phone: 732-873-3206. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

You choose and cut Christmas trees, saws are provided, wreaths, trimmings.

Union County

Parker Gardens

1325 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076. Phone: 908-322-5555. Open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to  5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, Santa appearances, Christmas decorations, trees tied, trees baled.

Williams Nursery

524 Springfield Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090. Phone: 908-232-4076.

Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Mistletoe, Santa appearances, Christmas decorations, trees tied, gift shop, restrooms.

Warren County

Wyckoff's Tree Farm

249 County Road 519, Belvidere. Phone 908-475-4508. Open daily, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cut your own Christmas tree from a selection of over 5,000 trees. Also, wreaths, grave blankets, white pine roping and more.