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12 Best Christmas Tree Farms in San Francisco Bay Area
November 24, 2021

As winter solstice heralds the beginning of the Christmas season, it’s now the perfect time for you to head on to the best Christmas tree farms in San Francisco with your kids! 

Now that Christmas is near, the whole family is in a quest for a Christmas tree, a must-have seasonal staple in every home. This year, break out the holly-decked face mask and continue a holiday season tradition of choosing or cutting your family’s tree from a bunch of the best Christmas tree farms in San Francisco. From intimate family-owned farms to the ones that offer fun activities for kids this Christmas, there’s always one near you, no matter where you are. 

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The San Francisco Bay Area has the best Christmas tree lots and farms where the whole family can pick, cut down, and bring home their own fir tree during the peak season. The idea of going to Christmas tree farms alone can bring so much excitement to your kids as they look forward to decorating the freshly cut evergreen fir trees with colorful ornaments and garlands. More so, the Christmas tree farms offer you more than just the evergreen fir trees. Some tree farms in San Francisco have a mini-amusement park experience where your kids can have lots of activities and enjoy hayrides, pony rides, train rides, zip lines, petting zoo, Santa visits, and more treats this Christmas season. 

Wondering where you can find those real trees? Well, we can help you with that! We have compiled below the best Christmas tree farms in San Francisco Bay Area. But before taking a trip to any of these tree farms on our list, check their website first to make sure they aren’t sold out and remain open with trees available!

Brent's Christmas Trees
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Brent’s Christmas Trees

503 Lake Park Ave., Oakland, CA 94610
Phone number: (510) 272-9627

Opens on November 19 through December 24, 2021.

Schedule: 9 AM – 9 PM | Daily

The East Bay’s premier family-owned and continuously operated Christmas Tree business since 1958, Brent’s grows and cut their own trees from its Norcal farm and deliver fresh to the consumer. They cut Oregon trees fresh every 7 to 8 days beginning the week of Thanksgiving, and their last cut is around December 12th.  

Brent’s Christmas Trees provides the most extensive variety and freshest, high-quality trees. Their types include Noble Fir, Silver Tip, Nordman, Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Cedar, Sequoyah, Grand Fir. They also have wreaths, mistletoe, and garland. For more information, please visit their website.  

Activities for kids this Christmas season in San Francisco - Castro Valley Christmas Tree Farm
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Castro Valley Christmas Tree Farm

7001 Miller Rd Castro Valley, CA 94546
Phone number: (510) 634-2186

Opens on November 26 through December 24, 2021.

Schedule: 8 AM – 4:45 PM | Friday – Saturday

Nestled in the beautiful East Bay Hills just north of Castro Valley, this 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! Bring the family and enjoy a day in the great outdoors with so many activities for kids this Christmas season in San Francisco Bay Area. They offer many kinds of trees that you can choose and cut yourself. 

Choose from various tree species and sizes, then cut your own tree. Enjoy an old-fashioned walk in the woods in the East Bay hills. When planning your trip to the farm, they encourage you to come early in the day and plan for possibly longer wait times. They sold out by early December last year, so go early! For more information, please visit their website.  

Christmas Tree Jamboree
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Christmas Tree Jamboree

531 Bayshore Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94124
Phone number: (415) 902-3410

Opens on November 20 through December 24, 2021.

Schedule: 10 AM – 9 PM | Daily

Christmas Tree Jampore is your friendly neighborhood holiday stand, offering a wide array of high-quality pre-cut trees. Aside from helping tie your purchase to your car, the staff also provides flogging and fireproofing services. And, with prices starting at just under $40 for a fully-fledged Christmas tree, your evergreen won’t break the bank. 

Come and bring your kids to enjoy fun activities this Christmas season! They’ve got a massive selection with helpful staff and prices impossible to beat. For more information, please visit their website.  

Activities for kids this Christmas season in San Francisco - Cozzolino's
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Cozzolino’s Christmas Trees

501 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay CA 94019
Phone number: (650) 504-8206

Opens on November 19, 2021, Friday.

Schedule: 10 AM – 7 PM | Daily

Come on out and find the perfect tree for your family. Cozzolino Christmas Trees is a pre-cut tree lot in Half Moon Bay owned by local farmer Tony Cozzolino. They sell freshly cut Christmas Trees of many varieties in all shapes and sizes. Cozzolino’s Christmas Trees only sell #1 trees, meaning they get the first pick of all the trees on the farm, so they are proud to say they are the loveliest trees you can buy. 

Cozzolino’s grows some of the trees in Half Moon Bay, but mostly they come from Oregon. They have beautiful Noble for and Nordman Fir trees in a variety of sizes. For more information, please visit their website.  

Best Christmas tree farms in San Francisco - Delancey Street
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Delancey Street Christmas Trees

Locations:

Market Street
Safeway at 2020 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone number: (415) 542-8431

Pier 32
Pier 32, 599 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone number: (415) 629-1359

Oakland – Temescal
5601 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94609
Phone number: (415) 930-0722

El Cerrito
10496 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530
Phone number: (415) 606-0862

Opens on November 26 through December 24, 2021.

Schedule: Time varies by location.

For more than 30 years, Delancey Street Christmas Trees has been your best source for beautiful holiday trees and breathtaking seasonal decoration services, and for a great cause, too! 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.

Holiday buyers can also find mistletoe, indoor tree lights, decorated wreaths, living potted pines, tree removal bags, water bowls for trees with fun activities for kids this Christmas season. Flame retardant is also available. In addition to tree lots, our commercial decorating division sells large trees and decorates banks and large corporate headquarters for the holidays. For more information, please visit their website.

Activities for kids this Christmas season in San Francisco - Rancho Siempre Verde
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Rancho Siempre Verde

2250 Cabrillo Hwy (Highway 1), Pescadero, CA 94060
Phone number: (650) 224-9103

Opens on November 20 through December 19, 2021.

Schedule:
Friday – Sunday | 9 AM – 5 PM
(Closed on December 17th)

Come and bring your kids and the whole family, friends, dogs, good cheer at Rancho Siempre Verde. Enjoy lots of fun activities for kids this Christmas in the San Francisco Bay Area and make a beautiful wreath, swing to your heart’s delight, find the perfect tree, take a tractor ride and drink deep of the fresh coastal air and take the time to enjoy this holiday season! They promise no plastic Santas, no parking lot style Christmas trees. Just a relaxed, beautiful, rural farm with very friendly people.

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While you hunt for the best tree to take home in San Francisco at this quirky family-owned U-cut Christmas Tree Farms, be on the lookout for their swings, including big swings, small swings, tire swings, rope swings, double swings, triple swings, and more hidden all over the farm. Plus, they offer free tractor rides, fresh greens and boughs to take home, haystacks for the kids to climb, and all the free marshmallows you can roast over the warm fire that’s always going. For more information, please visit their website.  

Santa’s Tree Farm and Village
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Santa’s Tree Farm and Village

78 Pilarcitos Creek Road (Hwy 92), Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone number: (650) 726-2246

Opens on November 20 through December 23, 2021.

Schedule:
Monday – Friday | 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday & Sunday | 8 AM – 5 PM

Come and cut a real Christmas tree at Santa’s Tree Farm & Village in Half Moon Bay for those who genuinely believe. Located just thirty minutes south of San Francisco, sitting on a 450-acre farm, they offer 22 different fields of Christmas Trees for the holiday season. Santa’s Tree Farm and Village is one of the largest choose-and-cut live Christmas Tree Farms in the San Francisco Bay Area. They give you the saw and send you off to choose and cut the perfect Christmas tree!

It’s going to be a fun-filled visit the day after Thanksgiving in San Francisco and all weekends through December 19th as Santa will come and visit the farm from noon to 3 PM (except December 4th, 1 – 3 PM only) plus more fun activities for kids this Christmas with train rides, gift shop, Mrs. Claus Kitchen! You will get candy canes with every tree purchase while supplies last. For more information, please visit their website.  

Best Christmas tree farms in San Francisco - Sausalito Farms
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Sausalito Farms

300 Locust St., Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone number: (650) 224-9103

Opens on November 26, 2021, Friday.

Schedule:
Monday – Thursday | 12 PM – 7 PM
Friday & Saturday | 9 AM – 9 PM|
Sunday | 9 AM – 7 PM

Sausalito Farms is a locally owned Christmas tree lot in the San Francisco Bay Area offering the best trees and wreaths organically grown in Oregon. There will be 100’s of fresh-cut trees to choose ranging from Noble, Nordman, and Silver Tip trees of different sizes from tabletops to 12 feet. Christmas trees are cut fresh within two weeks of delivery. 

Each year, Sausalito Farms hire local kids, many of whom it’s their first job. They donate $20 per tree and $10 per wreath to local schools, sports teams, and non-profits. They are supporting the community, one tree at a time! For more information, please visit their website.  

Activities for kids this Christmas season in San Francisco - Smith Family Farms
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Smith Family Farms

4350 Sellers Ave., Brentwood, CA 94513
Phone number: (925) 625-5966

Opens on November 26 through December 20, 2021.

Schedule:
November 26th and every Friday | 11 AM – 7 PM
Monday – Thursday | 11 AM – 6 PM
Saturday & Sunday | 9 AM – 7 PM

Smith Family Farms has provided San Francisco Bay Area families with quality Christmas Trees and wholesome fun activities for kids for over 30 years. Choose one of the many fresh fir trees from the Pacific Northwest. Their Christmas tree lot features fresh Douglas, Noble, and Nordmann firs from Oregon and Washington, with sizes ranging from tiny tabletop trees to 11 feet. Low-priced hot beverages and free popcorn are available throughout the week. 

The farm’s Christmas trees are stood up on posts so that you can inspect your tree before taking it home. Trimming and netting services are available onsite. They will also load your tree onto your vehicle, and they have twine for you to tie them down. A warm fire pit is also available to keep the chill away. Check out the country store’s assortment of handmade wreaths and unique ornaments. For more information, please visit their website.  

Speer Family Farms - Wonderland Christmas Trees
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Speer Family Farms – Wonderland Christmas Trees

5600 Shellmound St., Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone number: (510) 705-2352

Opens on November 20, 2021, Saturday.

Schedule: 10 AM – 9 PM | Daily

Wonderland Trees offers a wide variety of high-quality, locally grown Christmas Trees. From hand-picked, premium, fresh-cut Noble Firs, Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, and Silver-tip Christmas trees to garland and wreaths. Live trees and pre-lit trees are also available. 

Speer Family Farms is a family-owned business that prides itself on the best hand-picked fresh-cut Christmas Trees in San Francisco and the Bay Area. For more information, please visit their website.  

The Guardsmen Christmas Tree Lot
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The Guardsmen Christmas Tree Lot

Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason
2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone number: (415) 856-0939

Opens on November 27 through December 17, 2021.

Schedule: 9 AM – 8 PM | Daily
(closed on Wednesday, December 15)

Since 1947, The Guardsmen organization has sold Christmas trees in San Francisco to benefit at-risk youth in the Bay Area. As an all-volunteer organization, members take time away from work in December to don green jumpsuits, drive delivery trucks, and get their hands dirty handling and standing Christmas trees.

The proceeds from this Christmas tradition have given tens of thousands of at-risk kids the opportunity to attend summer camps, after-school programs, and private schools. For more information, please visit their website.

Activities for kids this Christmas season in San Francisco - Toby’s Christmas Trees
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Toby’s Christmas Trees

301 North San Carlos St., Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Phone number: (925) 932-1597

Opens on November 26 through December 24, 2021.

Schedule: 9 AM – 9 PM | Daily

Enjoy freshly cut trees direct from the grower! Toby’s Trees are cut and harvested just days before shipping. They sell Christmas Trees, wreaths, garlands and are a full-service business with flocking, fire retarding, and delivery as part of the customer options. The choice of Christmas Trees is Noble Fir, Douglas Fir, Nordman, Grand Fir, and Silver Tip.

Find the perfect tree for your holiday tradition—a fantastic selection of freshest cut quality trees and holiday cheer. For more information, please visit their website.

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Visiting the best Christmas tree farms in the San Francisco Bay Area offers the whole family an enjoyable outdoor experience this holiday season. Everyone can pick between ‘choose-and-cut own trees or pre-cut trees with a variety of options. And if you choose to cut your own tree, don’t worry! All of these farms have everything you need to chop down your tree, including the saw, measuring stick, and people to help you drag it, wrap it, and tie it on top of your car. So, what are you waiting for? Get moving and pack up those little elves in your vehicle. There are only so many days left before Christmas!

San Francisco offers so many opportunities for kids to enjoy and have fun all year round! Check out our list of resources, or browse through our things to do in San Francisco with kids. Still looking for more activities for kids in San Francisco? No problem! Check out our comprehensive listing of places to go in the region and our highly recommended seasonal blog posts.

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