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2012 Guide To Bay Area's Christmas Tree Farms And Lots

Christmas is right around the corner! To make your life a little easier during this hectic season, here's our list of Christmas tree lots and farms throughout the Bay Area, updated with hours and times for the 2012 Season. Whether you're looking to chop down your own Douglas Fir, or prefer the pre-chopped, wrapped and ready variety, you'll be sure to find something to tie to the roof of your car.
Happy Holidays!

San Francisco

Delancey Street Christmas Tree Lots
Many locations throughout the Bay Area
Delancey Street Christmas Tree Lots

Give something back this holiday season buy supporting Delancey Street's Christmas Tree lots in several locations throughout San Francisco. Conducted each year only between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this brief holiday promotion is an important training school in the basics of sales, particularly for new residents going through Delancey's recovery programs. Holiday buyers can also find at our tree lots mistletoe, indoor tree lights, decorated wreaths, living potted pines, tree removal bags and water bowls for trees. Flame retardant is also available. Locations also in Oakland, Berkeley and El Cerrito.

Related: Our Complete Bay Area Guide To The Holiday Season

Guardsmen Tree Lot

The Guardsmen Christmas Tree Lot
Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA
(415) 484-6568

Don't miss the Guardsmen's Annual Christmas Tree Lot, a hallmark of San Francisco's holiday season for more than 60 years. The Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center is transformed into a winter wonderland with trees (as tall as 15 feet), ornaments, wreaths, and jumpies for the children. Tree delivery and online ordering are also available. All proceeds benefit SF Bay Area programs for at-risk youth. Open Nov. 24-Dec. 16th,  7 days a week, 9am-9pm.

Kid's Day - Friday Nov 30th, 4pm
Wine Tasting – Wednesday Dec 5th
Crab Feed – Thursday Dec. 6th

Christmas Tree Jamboree
531 Bayshore Blvd.
San Francisco, CA

Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, garlands, mistletoe, trees tied, free tree trimmings and more. Open 7 days a week from Nov. 24-Dec. 24, 9 am to 9 pm.

clancy's trees

Clancy's Christmas Trees
1620 7th Avenue
San Francisco, CA

Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, Christmas decorations, trees tied, trees baled, prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties and school tours. Open Nov. 22-Dec. 24,  7 days a week, 9am-10pm.

The Educated Tree
3500 Fillmore St. (between Bay and Chestnut)
San Francisco, CA

Conveniently located in San Francisco's Fillmore District, pick up pre-cut trees only, including tree heights from 3ft to 15ft. You'll also find wreaths, garland, stands, delivery, restrooms and cutting service.Open everyday until Christmas from 9am-9pm.

The Peninsula

Christmas Tree Farm
(Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Santa's Tree Farm and Village
78 Pilarcitos Creek Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Head down to Half Moon Bay for Christmas trees you choose and you cut yourself, Christmas wreaths and boughs, mistletoe, a family-friendly Christmas-themed park, Santa appearances, saws provided, trees bagged, trees tied and winter train rides. Open 9am-5pm weekends, and 8am-5pm on the weekdays. Nov. 23-Dec. 24. Cash, check, Visa and MC accepted.

Webb Ranch Inc.
2720 Alpine Rd.
Portola Valley, CA
(650) 854-5417

You'll find pre-cut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, Santa appearances, Christmas decorations, trees bagged, trees tied, tree shaking provided, prepicked produce, restrooms and a picnic area at this Portola Valley organic tree lot. Want to avoid the hassle? You can also get a tree delivered from Webb Ranch! Open 7 days a week from 10am-6pm, Nov. 23-Dec. 24.

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Skyline tree farm

South Bay

Skyline Tree Farm
Skyline Blvd/Hwy 35, 1 mile south of Page Mill Rd on Skyline Blvd., or 9 miles north of Highway 9 on Skyline Blvd.
Los Gatos, CA 95033

Open weekdays 9 am to 4:30 pm and weekends 8 am to 4:30 pm, this organic tree farm provides provide the saw, some twine, and years of experience for your traditional Christmas tree farm day in the mountains. Skyline Tree Farm has locally grown Heritage Chestnuts available while supplies last. Opens Nov. 23rd.

Four Winds Tree Farm

Four Winds Christmas Trees
19679 Skyline Blvd.
Los Gatos, CA
(408) 399-9020

One of several farms on the winding mountain roads west of Los Gatos, this cut-your-own operations offers spectacular views on a clear day. The drive is not ideal for those prone to car sickness, but families hunting a huge tree will find plenty to pick from. Any tree, no matter how tall, is $50. Open weekends 8:30-4:30 and weekdays 11 am to 4pm, Thanksgiving till Christmas. Cash or check only.

East Bay

Castro Valley Christmas Tree Farm
Castro Valley Christmas Tree Farm

Castro Valley Christmas Tree Farm
Redwood Rd. at Miller Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

Located in the beautiful East Bay Hills just north of Castro Valley, Castro Valley Christmas Tree Farm offers a unique outdoor experience where you can not only cut down a fresh "Choose & Cut" Christmas tree, but also enjoy nature at its finest! Closed Monday and Tuesday, open weekends from 9am-5pm, Wednesday-Friday, noon-5pm. Opens November 23rd.

Piedmont Boy Scouts Tree Lot
890 Moraga Road (At Redrock)
Piedmont, CA

Get your holiday badge and support the Piedmont Boy Scouts and pick up a tree at their annual lot! Opening November 24th, they're open weekends from 9am-7pm, weekdays from 4pm-7pm.

North Bay

Little Hills Christmas Tree Farm
Little Hills Christmas Tree Farm

Little Hills Christmas Tree Farm
961 Chapman Lane
Petaluma, CA

Chop down your own tree at this charming, family-run farm that's been growing Christmas trees since 1985. Meet Santa, buy gifts and decorations, greet farm animals and chop down your own tree. Open weekdays from 10am-6pm, weekends from 9am-5pm, from Nov. 23rd.

Larsen's Christmas Tree Farm
391 Marshall Avenue" address
Petaluma, CA
(707) 762-6317

This family-run farm is a popular holiday spot for North Bay families. Larsen's is relatively close to downtown Petaluma, where you can chop your own Monterey pines, redwoods, cypress, and Douglas firs to cut down, along with pre-cut Noble and Douglas firs. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9am-5pm, Nov. 23rd -Dec. 16. (depending on inventory.) Coffee, hot cider, and baked goods for sale. (Your author is partial to Larsen's. It's where we got trees when I was a kid, a million years ago.)

Related: North Bay's Best Spots For Holiday Decorations

Pochini Christmas Tree Farm
(credit: Pochini Christmas Tree Farm Facebook)

Pochini Family Christmas Tree Farm
18880 Highway 128
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-4611

Now in its seventh season, visitors to Pochini Family Christmas Tree Farm choose their own tree to cut from Douglas, white and grand fir, as well as cypress, cedar and redwood. They also have fun with wreath decorating, taking tractor rides and sampling complimentary hot spiced cider, coffee and candy canes. Even better, buy a s'mores kit to enjoy around the campfire as twilight falls. Twinkling white fairy lights are everywhere and a sprinkling of fake snow may fall as well.

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