Christmas Tree Farms Around the Bay Area
Here's where to get your greenery for the 2019 holiday season.
Whether your family loves to spend the day hunting for and cutting down your Christmas tree or you prefer a quick stop at a local tree lot, these Bay Area spots offer plenty of variety to find the perfect tree to decorate your home for the holidays.
Alpine Christmas Trees – With more than 300 trees from Washington and Oregon, ranging in size from 2 to 14 feet, they are guaranteed to be fresh. Check website for dates and times. $19.99 and up. 4441 Tassajara Road, Pleasanton.
Brent's Christmas Trees – Since 1958, a variety of fresh trees is available, as well as wreaths, mistletoe and garlands. Nov. 22-Dec. 24. 9am-9pm. Costs vary. 503 Lake Park Way, across from Grand Lake Theatre, Oakland, and corner of Doolittle Drive and Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda. 510-635-2773.
Castro Valley Christmas Tree Farm – Choose from a wide variety of species and sizes and cut your own tree. Open from Nov. 29. Wed.-Thu., 11am-5pm; Fri.-Sun., 9am-5pm. $54.95 Monterey Pine, $69.95 Douglas Fir, $79.95-84.95 Noble and Nordmann Fir. Redwood and Miller roads, Castro Valley. 510-889-1992.
Delancey Street Christmas Trees – Find a variety of trees along with mistletoe, wreaths, living potted pines and more. Nov. 29-Dec. 24. Open times and costs vary. 3600 Park Blvd., Oakland; 5601 Telegraph Ave., Oakland; and 10496 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. 415-957-9800.
Wonderland Trees – Pick out the perfect tree from a range of fresh-cut choices at this family business owned and operated by East Bay natives. Opens Nov. 21. 10am-9pm. Cost varies by tree type and size. Bay Street Shopping Center, 5600 Shellmound St., Emeryville; Alameda Point, 2453 Hancock St., Alameda. 510-705-2352.
Contra Costa County
Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm – This historic, local, family-run farm has precut and you-cut trees, as well as garlands and wreaths. Check website for dates and times.. 2647 Reliez Valley Road, Martinez. 925-372-7274.
ABC Tree Farms – With locations in Antioch, Oakland, San Leandro and Concord, this Christmas tree farm sells trees from 2 feet on up. Wreaths, garlands, mistletoe, tree stands, water bowls and other Christmas retail items are also available. Nov. 22-Dec. 23. Sun.-Thu., 10am-9pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-10pm. Cost varies by tree type and size. 4650 Delta Fair Blvd., Antioch. 408-393-6303.
Clayton Valley Trees – Washington-grown Noble, Douglas, Fraser and Nordmann firs receive extra fresh cuts and a shake to remove loose pine noodles before they go home with wet pieces of burlap on their ends. Nov. 29-Dec. 17. Weekends, 9am-8:30pm; weekdays, 1-8:30pm. Cost varies by tree type and size. 1060 Pine Lane, Clayton. 925-672-5198.
Smith Family Farm – Santa Claus visits the holiday-themed barn for photos on weekends, while the country store and trees in a wide range of sizes make the visit complete. Nov. 23-Dec. 20. Weekdays, 10am-7pm; weekends, 9am-7pm. Cost varies by tree type and size. 4350 Sellers Ave., Brentwood. 925-625-3544.
Silveyville Christmas Tree Farm – In addition to cut-your-own and precut trees, the farm offers refreshments, a warm fire, a children’s snow castle and Santa on the weekends. Nov. 29-Dec. 22. 9am-5pm. Cost varies by tree type and size. 6248 Silveyville Road, Dixon. 707-678-1823.
Larsen’s Christmas Tree Farm – Monterey Pine, Leland Cypress, Sierra Redwood and Scotch Pine are available to choose and cut. Saws, carts and lumberjacks available. Opens Nov. 29. Fri.-Sun., 9am-5pm. 391 Marshall Ave., Petaluma. 707-762-6317.
Little Hills Christmas Tree Farm – Trees include Monterey Pine, Leland Cypress and Sierra Redwood. This farm includes Santa visits, an animal corral and a gift shop. Opens Nov. 29 from 10am-6pm. Weekends, 9am-5pm; weekdays, 10am-6pm. 961 Chapman Lane, Petaluma. 707-763-4678. .
Guardsmen Christmas Tree Lot – Every year since 1947, the Guardsmen have sold trees to benefit at-risk youth in the Bay Area. This annual tradition is run entirely by volunteers. Nov. 30-Dec. 20. 9am-9pm daily. Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco.
Lemos Farm –Take a hayride to choose between Douglas Fir, Incense Cedar, Monterey Cypress and Monterey Pine trees. There are also a choo-choo train, pony rides, a play town and a petting zoo. Opens Nov. 29. Check website for hours. 12320 San Mateo Road (Highway 92), Half Moon Bay. 650-726-2342.
Rancho Siempre Verde Christmas Tree Farm – Picnic overlooking the ocean, swing on a swing, roast marshmallows by the fire, take tractor rides through the fields and then pick out your favorite tree. No plastic Santas and no long lines. Opens Nov. 29. Check website for hours. 2250 Cabrillo Highway (Highway 1), Pescadero. 650-224-9103 or 650-326-9103.
Santa’s Tree Farm and Village – Originating in 1972, this farm has six different kinds of trees that visitors can chop down with saws. Complimentary cider, candy canes and visits with Santa come with every tree purchase. Check out train rides, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen and the gift shop. Opens Nov. 17 for Christmas tree sales only. Santa, a holiday train and other festivities begin Nov. 29. Check website to confirm dates and times. 78 Pilarcitos Creek Road, Half Moon Bay. 650-342-3774.
SILICON VALLEY AND SOUTH
ABC Tree Farms – Pick a tree from 2-feet to 12-feet tall. Nov. 24-Dec. 24. Some locations open Nov. 22. Mon.-Fri., 10am-9pm; Sat.-Sun., 8am-9pm. 605 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose. Other locations with similar amenities in Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara and San Jose. Delivery available at some locations.
Battaglia Ranch Christmas Tree Farm – Cut your own locally grown tree, or buy a pre-cut tree from the Battaglia family farm in Oregon. Offering Noble, Douglas, Grand, Fraser and Nordmann firs, along with brightly colored flocked trees. Narrated train rides around the 20-acre ranch cost $4 (ages 3 and under FREE). Nov. 23-Dec. 16, 9am-7pm; Dec. 18-23, 9am-5pm. Murphy and San Martin avenues, San Martin.
Black Road Christmas Tree Farm – Cut down your own Douglas Fir, White Fir, Sierra Redwood or Scotch Pine. This destination is comprised of three farms, all of which shun the use of chemicals. Picnic area available. Nov. 29-Dec. 24, 7am-dusk. All trees $55. Cash and checks only. Black Road, Los Gatos.
Four Winds Christmas Trees – This 60-acre choose-and-cut tree farm offers many types and sizes of trees. All trees are $60 each. Bring a meal to enjoy in the picnic area. Candy canes, hot chocolate, apple cider and firewood are free on the weekends while supplies last. Mon.-Fri., 11am-3pm; Sat.-Sun., 8:30am-4pm. 19679 Skyline Blvd., Los Gatos.
Lone Star Tree Farm – This farm features tall Douglas Firs, some beautiful White Firs, fresh wreaths and local honey. Bring a lunch to enjoy at the picnic tables. Nov. 23-Dec. 24 or until sales run out. Mon.-Fri., 9am-4:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 8am-4:30pm. 20514 Gist Road, Los Gatos.
Patchen California Christmas Tree Farms – The town of Patchen is one of five ghost towns of the Santa Cruz Mountains that flourished during the last half of the 19th century. Choose your tree from one of the two locations and enjoy free mulled cider, candy canes and visits with Santa on weekends. Nov. 23-Dec. 24. See website for hours. 17430 Old Summit Road and 22217 Old Santa Cruz Hwy., Los Gatos.
Rent a Living Christmas Tree – Go green this holiday season with a live Christmas tree delivered to your door. Delivery available in the South Bay, Santa Cruz, Monterey Peninsula and Salinas. Trees are picked up after Christmas and before the new year.
Ward Ranch Christmas Tree Farm – A dog-friendly, choose-and-cut farm with a kids craft table and complimentary tea, hot chocolate and popcorn made over the open fire as you hunt for the perfect locally grown holiday tree. Weekends Nov. 29-Dec. 22, 9am-5pm. 4820 Bonny Doon Road, Santa Cruz.