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Best Places To Buy Christmas Trees

Load the kids in the car and head to the hills this Christmas to choose and cut your own tree. Or stay
closer to home and check out Poppy Lane Christmas Farm in Auburn or Foothills Christmas Trees in town. Regardless of the type of tree you buy, Christmas and Company in Sacramento has every adornment you could imagine. Another great source for holiday decorating ideas is the Holiday Home Tour in East Sac, a tradition for 37 years. Here's our top list of places to buy your tree this year.

Little Bear Creek Tree Farm
960 Meadow Rd.
Alta, CA 95701
(530) 389-8989
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: Choose and cut White Fir - $7 per foot; Silvertip - $8 per foot; netting - $4 per tree
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Staff will drive your family through the forest of Christmas trees in one of the farm's 1950s-era jeeps. Enjoy picnicking along the creek, baked treats and perusing the gift shop. Fresh wreaths, swags, and garlands are for sale. Trees from 5 feet to 35 feet are available.

Snowy Peaks Christmas Tree Farm
30100 Foresthill Rd.
Foresthill, CA 95631
(530) 367-3766
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to dusk
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Choose and cut red and white firs. This farm consistently produces prize-winning trees. (Hopefully an early snow won't wipe out this year's tree sales like it did in 2010.) Enjoy the horse-drawn wagon rides and free hot chocolate and candy canes around the bon fire. Wreaths for sale are made daily.

Poppy Lane Christmas Farm
12110 Poppy Lane
Auburn, CA 95602
(530) 906-6988
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: Pre-cut Noble Fir $7-8/ft., Douglas Fir $5-6/per ft., and Silvertip $7/ft.
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This family-friendly farm is great for entertaining the kids. The trees are pre-cut and brought down from the mountains for sale at the farm. Flocking is available. Enjoy free hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes, Christmas music and cartoons. Homemade wreaths and Christmas crafts are for sale.

Foothills Christmas Trees
Two locations:
5230 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95819
1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 454-5492
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Price: Pre-cut Noble, Douglas, and Grand firs, most for $15-$85
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This is the 23rd year at Folsom Blvd. and second year at Cal Expo. At Cal Expo, use the Main Gate entrance for Lot B. The crew will load up and tie down your tree. Flocking is available. Two sizes of wreaths are for sale as well as garlands and tree stands.

Christmas & Company
116 K St.
Sacramento CA 95814
Hours: Mon – Sun, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(916) 737-5616
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This Christmas marks the second for Christmas and Company. The managers are children of décor store William Glen's founder, William Snyder. Come here to jump start your Christmas spirit with theme decorated trees. Specialties include Christmas ornaments, Christmas village houses, and Christmas and everyday lighting. Artificial Christmas trees are for sale. Come back throughout the year (such as Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day) for other holiday decorations.

Laura O'Brien is a freelance writer and mother (swap that) living in Roseville. She blogs occasionally at

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