Forests filled with fragrant choose-and-cut pines kick off the Christmas season at farms throughout the Hudson Valley. Families from all over the metro area drive to this scenic area of New York to roam the fields, looking for the perfect balsam or Scotch pine to bring home. Area tree farms create a wonderful holiday experience with hay rides, gift shops filled with gorgeous decorations, steaming cups of hot cocoa, and free coloring books for the kids. There are petting zoos, visits with Santa, and even live reindeer here in the Hudson Valley!

It’s a memory-making outing for families, and even for couples. Make it a weekend with special packages at Hudson Valley B&Bs welcoming you with their beautifully decorated rooms and extra holiday goodies if you stay with them and cut your tree at a local farm. Celebrate with them by clicking on here to see  “Boost your Christmas spirit!” and the Hudson Valley Tourism and the Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York recommendation’s  for local tree farms to help your family celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!