Find local Christmas tree farms here!

Whether you want to cut your own tree, pick a live tree and have it cut for you, buy a tree already cut or buy a living tree you can plant, this page provides detailed listings of San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties, California's choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms, places to buy pre-cut (also called pre-harvested and fresh-cut) trees, stands, sleigh rides, hay rides and related winter events and fun. Some listings are for tree farms, others are tree lots, and some only offer hay rides, sleigh rides or other winter events. READ EACH LISTING to know what each facility offers. The farms are listed further down this page, so scroll down the page! Since this service is free and open to ALL Christmas tree farms, not just those who belong to an association or pay for an ad, like almost all other websites do, this is the most complete and current listing available! I'm always looking for more to add, and to correct any inaccuracies or errors, so if you encounter any, please email me!

Tips:

  • If the name of the farm is blue with an underline; that's a link to their website. Click on it for the most current hours and information.
  • ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO to confirm their supply, their hours and whether they have trees, are allowing choose-and-cut or just precut trees; and which attractions or winter activities are available.  All three can change during the short Christmas season, due to weather, demand and the farmer's business conditions! Farms get sold, shut down or run out of trees, and they don't all update me every day, let alone every year. For more tips to make your trip fun and successful, click here!
    DON'T DRIVE OUT THERE IF YOU CAN'T REACH THEM BY PHONE OR EMAIL!
  • The dates indicate when I last received an update, no date means it may be years old!
  • And please tell the farmer you visit in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties, California that you found their farm here! I need the farmers to realize that you found them here so that they will keep their information up to date!
  • After Christmas, click here to find how how and where to easily recycle or dispose of your Christmas tree! And to recycle used, broken or old Christmas lights and electronics See this page for local options to easily recycle your Christmas holiday lights

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!  

Updates for April 2017

April: Most Christmas tree farms open on the Friday right after Thanksgiving and are open up to Christmas Eve.Some are only open on weekends, or only have hayrides, Santa visits and events on weekends.

And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt.

Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

San Joaquin County

  • Santa's Coliseum, French Camp - precut Christmas trees from their tree farms, flocking, bagging, netting, wreaths, mistletoe, garlands
    5708 S. Manthey Road, French Camp, CA 95231. Phone: 209-234-0201. Cell: 510-258-5648. Office: 360-281-3932.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    Pre-Cut Trees: Douglas fir, Frazier Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Frijsenborg Blue Fir, Nordmann Fir

Stanislaus County

  • Come and Cut Christmas Trees - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, free tree trimmings, saws provided, Honey from hives on the farm, farm animals, group reservations, Picnic Area
    5406 Milnes Road, Modesto, CA 95357. Phone: 209-613-8708. Alternate Phone: 209-578-4184. Email: iris4u@fire2wire.com. Open: Daily, from 9 am to 4:30 pm, Friday after Thanksgiving to December 23. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Hwy 99, take Briggsmore exit, go east (or left) to Claus Rd, go north (or left) on Claus Rd, go east (or right) on Milnes Rd, we are the only driveway between Church Street and Langworth Rd. Click here for a map and directions. Open for Christmas trees the day after Thanksgiving until December 23. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Many trees to choose from. Come and have a fun family time choosing just the right tree. Lots of room to run. Trees over 10 ft. available. Free Candy Canes. Free garland/boughs. School Tours available by reservation.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Incense Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Monterey Pine, Sequoia Redwood.
    (UPDATED: December 15, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: November 08, 2014) (UPDATED: December 17, 2013) (UPDATED: October 22, 2013) (UPDATED: December 02, 2011)
  • Loretelli Farms - Precut trees Christmas trees, greens, wreaths.
    1151 Claratina Avenue, Modesto, CA 95356. Phone: (209) 577-2425. Or Phone:  (209) 578-0182. Fax: (209) 578-0765. Their website is gone; and they do not respond to email or messages, Does anyone have current information, are they still open?  If so, please write me! You can purchase pre-cut trees that are priced reasonably. There are greens that you can purchase and wreaths. hey take credit cards for the trees.
    (UPDATED: December 15, 2016, JBS)

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