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 East Central California: Placer, Nevada and Siera Counties'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 East Central California: Placer, Nevada and Siera Counties 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 February 2017

February: 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

Nevada County

  • Log Cabin Tree Farm -  picnic area, tall trees are also available,
    13640 Clancy Wy., Grass Valley, CA. Phone: ???. (I'm trying to find out their correct number - if you know, please write me!) Email: TreeFarmRick@yahoo.com. Directions: From Grass Valley or Colfax, take Scenic Hwy 174 to You Bet Road, drive up You Bet Road, appx. 1.4 mi., turn left on Side Bet Dr., then right at the Fernandez residence and follow signs to farm. Open from the Friday, the day after Thanksgiving through Sunday December 12, 10:30 am to 5 pm Open Weekends only.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Red Fir, White Fir.
  • McBurney Tree Farm - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Christmas wreaths, trees tied, trees baled, free tree trimmings, restrooms, picnic area
    11197 Cedar Ridge Drive P.O.Box 15, Cedar Ridge, CA 95924. Phone: (530) 273-2779. Email: bobnkati@theunion.net. Open: 9am to 5 pm, daily, starting October 1 for reserving trees; Cutting starts Thanksgiving day to December 24. Directions: Map and Directions. And for a Mapquest map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October, November, December. Open: 9am to dark daily. Payment: Cash, Check. McBurney Tree Farm where you can choose and cut your own Christmas tree, in fact we'll even cut it for you! We are located in a beautiful Sierra foothill setting (elevation 3000') between Grass Valley and Colfax in the small community of Cedar Ridge. We have Douglas Fir, an excellent selection, as well as White Fir up to 6 feet tall. We also have freshly cut holly for sale. Come up and enjoy a crackling outdoor campfire (fire is only lit on weekends), a hot cup of coffee and our friendly staff. Free netting and loading (full service). Reserve your tree starting the last weekend in September! Pyament: cash, checks, only. No credit cards please, we do accept checks, ATM services nearby.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You Choose and We cut varieties: White Fir (Concolor Fir), Douglas Fir, and other varieties (call!).
    (UPDATED: December 05, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: October 29, 2008)
  • Sunshine Valley Tree Farm - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut,
    13124 Sunshine Valley Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Phone: 530-272-5630. Open: starting Black Friday, the day after Thanksgivin; daily from 9AM to 4:30 PM, last cut at 5PM.9AM to 4:30PM, Everyday! Last cut at 5PM ; Season ends December 22, 12:00 PM. Directions: We suggest you use the map from our website. GPS directions from iPhone and other mapping services are not correct in this area. Watch for our signs on Hwy 174 and Lower Colfax Hwy. From downtown Grass Valley: Take CA-174 (8 miles), turn right at Powerline Road. Continue 1/2 mile. From Colfax and CA-80: Take CA-174 (1.5 miles), turn left at Powerline Road. Continue 1/2 mile. Turn right at Lower Colfax Highway. Continue 1 Mile. Turn left at Sunshine Valley Rd. Continue 1/2 mile. Turn right at second Maia Lane with sign: Sunshine Valley Tree Farm. Wander our farm and find your tree. We will cut it for you, as fresh as it can be. We use a hand saw to cut most trees for a more traditional and peaceful experience provided the trunk is not too large. If you would like to cut your own tree, please let us know and we can help make that possible. We are more than happy to haul and wrap your tree for easy handling, free of charge. We can only wrap trees that fit in our wrappers! Sorry, we do not deliver trees and can not tie trees onto cars. Please be prepared to tie your own tree if necessary. We can provide twine, but suggest you bring a more substantial means of fastening your tree safely and easily, such as rope or ratchet straps. We have hot coffee and hot chocolate available on the weekends. If its cold out, we will start a fire to help warm you up. Tagging Trees - You can tag a tree to be picked up at a later date. We ask that you pay for the tree when you pick it up. Please do not tag a tree unless you are sure you will return to pick up the tree. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
    (ADDED: December 05, 2016, JBS)

Placer County

  • Bambi's Christmas Tree LandBambi's Christmas Tree Land (aka, Sleepy Hollow Pumpkin Patch) - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, Christmas decorations, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, prepicked produce, gift shop,  snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    210 S. Harding Blvd., Roseville, CA 95678. Phone: (877) 672-2624. Alternate Phone: 916-786-7979. Fax: (877) 672-2624. Email: info@bambisnursery.com. Directions: From I-80 East take the Douglas Blvd West exit. Turn left on South Harding Blvd. Pass Burger King and Roseville Athletic Club. South Harding Blvd dead-ends at Sleepy Hollow. And for a map to our farm, Click here.Sleepy Hollow Pumpkin Patch is open October 1st - October 31st. Bambi's Christmas Land is open starting the day after Thanksgiving thru Christmas eve. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Shasta Fir.
    (UPDATED: December 05, 2016, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on August 14, 2009: "The farm is not closed. Last year they had copper thieves steal. The owner had it fixed for $15,000 by Christmas. Apparently thieves stole all the light fixtures. There is an article about it with statement from the owner in the local newspaper.  It should be open this year as it was for Christmas. I will be calling to find out in September, but chances are their website is up and they have an announcement for ride ticket costs that will be posted for this year. (UPDATED: August 14, 2009)
  • Coles' Christmas Tree Farm - precut trees
    6550 Hwy 193, Newcastle, CA. Phone: 916-663-2768. FAX: 916-663-4915. Directions: From Hwy. 80, take Sierra College Blvd north to Hwy. 193 then right to farm at 6550 Lincoln-Newcastle Hwy. 193 at Gold Hill Road intersection
    Open: after Thanksgiving, each Friday, Saturday, Sunday until December 10th from 10 am to 5 pm;
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine, Sierra Redwood
  • Cynthia's Christmas Trees - Click here for their listing
    (just across the border in Eldorado County).
  • Flower Farm - follows organic methods, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Christmas decorations, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    9280 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis, CA 95650. Phone: (866) 819-4899 And for a map to our farm, click here. Our products are usually available in All year. Open: Daily, 8 am-6 pm except Mondays Sunday, 10 am-4 pm We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. UPDATE November 29, 2007: I'm told by a visitor that they are still in business (although their website is sometimes down).
  • Little Bear Creek Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, Santa appearances, Christmas decorations, trees baled, saws provided, winter wagon rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    960 Meadow Road, Alta, CA 95701. Phone: 530-389-8989. Email: info@littlebearcreektreefarm.com. Open: November 20th to December 24th from 9 am to 4 pm, daily. Directions: Please access the website for exact direction to the farm. Do NOT trust google or mapquest. They are WRONG. Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkin Patch - Creek side picnic ar Saturday, gift shop, refreshments, Willy jeep rides, campfire, feed the trout! October 16 to 31, 2010 Christmas Trees - Willy Jeep Rides - campfire, Gift Shop, refreshments. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Preschool and School ages K-4th field trips provided by appointment only - see website for more information. Home to 50 acres of Christmas Trees in the scenic town of Alta. We predominately grow Silver Tip (Red Fir) and White Fir along with a choice selection of pre-cut Noble and Nordmamn fir. We welcome you to make the Farm part of your annual holiday tradition. Perched along the scenic Little Bear Creek, you know the moment you step out of you car that you're not at a big box store to buy a tree. Breathe in the fresh air, warm your belly with some hot chocolate and explore the Farm by taking a ride up the hill our vintage Willy's Jeeps. Memories await! Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: White Fir (Concolor Fir), Douglas Fir, Incense Cedar, Red Pine, White Fir (Concolor Fir).
    PreCut varieties: White Fir (Concolor Fir), Noble Fir, Red Pine.
    (UPDATED: December 05, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: December 14, 2013) (ADDED: September 12, 2010)
  • Meadow Vista Tree Farm & Nursery - wreaths, picnic area, tall trees are also available, free tree trimmings, Precut trees Christmas trees,
    P. O. Box 405, 1291 Meadow Vista Road, Meadow Vista, CA 95722. Phone: 530-878-1047, or 530-878-7210. Email: MVTree@jps.net. Directions: Turn off Hwy 80, 4 miles east of Auburn at Clipper Gap, Meadow Vista Exit, then go 2 miles north on Placer Hills Road. Turn left onto Meadow Vista Road and left again 1/4 mile to farm; click here for a map. Open: from the day after Thanksgiving to December 16, (November 23 - open 9 am to 5 pm) Monday to Friday 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5:00 pm.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Norway Spruce, Colorado Spruce, Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine, Sierra Redwood
    Pre-cut: Noble Fir
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Colorado Spruce.
    We are also a tree recycling site.
  • Pine Valley Ranch - Christmas trees (you choose, they cut)
    10680 Kemper Road, Auburn, CA 95603. Phone: 530-885-3005. Open: from the day after Thanksgiving.
    Comments from a visitor on July 24, 2008:
    "Loved it! Can't wait to go back and take my children to pick their first fresh tree! This is a really fun farm! They have acres and acres of trees that are cut fresh after the customer selects them. There are beautiful ponds to enjoy. They have a little gift shop with country crafts, cookies, and hot chocolate. There are fun props for picture taking. The owners are a really sweet retired couple. It is right in the city of Auburn, making it very convenient to go pick a tree any day of the week. I haven't been there in a few years, since we've been in New Mexico with a fake tree, but we're going home to Auburn this year, and I'm looking forward to a fresh cut tree!" (ADDED: July 24, 2008)
  • Poppy LanePoppy Lane Christmas Farm - Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, Santa appearances, Christmas decorations, trees bagged, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, free tree trimmings, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    12110 Poppy Lane, Auburn, CA 95602. Phone: 530-389-2382. Email: PLCF49@Yahoo.com. Directions: From Sacramento, take I 80 east approximately 30 miles to Grass Valley Highway (Hwy 49) in Auburn. Continue north on highway 49, 5 miles to Poppy Lane on right. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in October, November, December. Open: October 1st to October 31st; 9 am to 7 pm, 7 days a week; Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve 9 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We also sell lemons, mandarins and kiwi. We are a tree recycling site.Click here for our Facebook page.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, White Fir (Concolor Fir), and other varieties (call!).
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Blue Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Norway Spruce, Turkish Fir.
    (UPDATED: December 05, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: March 14, 2012) (ADDED: November 02, 2008)
  • Red Feather Farms - Hay rides, wreaths, flocking, cut-your-own trees, Precut trees Christmas trees, picnic area, tall trees are also available, Santa visits on weekends, free tree trimmings,
    P. O. Box 724, Applegate, CA 95703. Phone: 530-878-1397. FAX: 503-878-8989. Email: suthrlnd@vfr.net. Open: starting the day after Thanksgiving, open weekdays 11 am until dusk, Saturdays and Sundays 9 am until dusk. Open through December 19. Directions: East on I -80 to Applegate exit. Right on Crother Rd to Applegate Road. Left on Applegate to Boole Road. Right on Boole for approximately 1 1/4 miles to cattle-guard. Cross to Red Feather Circle.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Douglas Fir, White Fir, Scotch Pine, Monterey Pine, Redwood, Sugar Pine, Cedar
    (UPDATED: December 14, 2013)
  • Sleepy Hollow Pumpkin Patch - See Bambi's, above
  • Snowy Peaks Christmas Tree & Berry Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, trees tied, saws provided, winter wagon rides,
    30100 Foresthill Road, Foresthill, CA 95631. Phone: 530-367-3766. Email: jima@foothill.net. Open for Christmas trees 9am to 4:30 pm from the day after Thanksgiving through Sunday before Christmas. .Directions: From Interstate highway 80 eastbound take the "Foresthill, Auburn Ravine Road" exit; Turn right off of the exit ramp; Go straight through the stop light. Continue 21 miles through the town of Foresthill. We are on the right side of Foresthill Road. And for a map to our farm, click here. Our products are usually available in July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: for strawberries Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8am to 5pm July 1 to October 31;  Payment: Cash, Check
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: White Fir (Concolor Fir), Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine, White Fir (Concolor Fir), and other varieties (call!). 
    (UPDATED: December 05, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: November 14, 2008)

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