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 northern 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 !

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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 - many farms and lots are selling out of trees early this year - Call 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, email or find current information on their website or Facebook page!
  • And please tell the farmer you visit in northern 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

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Updates for August 2019

August: 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.

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Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

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Listings:

Butte County

  • Karen Muellers Christmas Farm - UPDATE: December 16, 2018: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    11452 Nelson Bar Road, Oroville, CA 95965. The fire destroyed the farm.
  • Max's Miracle Ranch - Santa visits -check their website for dates and hoursFollows organic practices, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas-themed park, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, Santa appearances, Christmas decorations, trees bagged, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, sleigh rides, winter hay rides, winter wagon rides, winter train rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, events at your location (call for info)
    3476 Smith Avenue, Biggs, CA 95917. Phone: 530 354-7168. Alternate Phone: 530 868-1026. Fax: 530 868-1026. Email: stevewilliamsb@aol.com. Open: re - opens November 14,2010 to December 31,2010 every day 1 pm to 9 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Highway 99, From Yuba City, 20 minutes north on Highway 99, turn left onto West Rio Bonito, Right onto Smith Avenue 1/3 mile to parking. From Chico, 20 minutes south turn right onto West Rio Bonito turn right onto Smith Avenue 1/3 mile to Parking -. Click here for a map and directions. Cherries and Apricots June-July, Peaches and Nectarines July-August, Plums, squash, Tomatoes, Corn, Melons and Berries July-August Pumpkins and Apples, Nuts September-October. We follow organic practices, but are not seeking certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Max's Miracle Ranch is a very special place with a family atmosphere, where you can spend the day riding on our vintage logging train, playing with farm animals, picking your own fruit and vegetables, enjoying story time or having a picnic. Our new attraction this year is "Gold Panning" where you might just strike it rich with a nugget or two. School/Group field trips are available. Our old#8 train has been completely restored. and this spring we are expecting 2 of our miniature horses to give birth.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir.
  • Mountain View Christmas Tree Farm - UPDATE for 2018: They are permanently closed
    , Paradise, CA 95969. They retired
  • Sierra Cascade Christmas Trees LLC - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, trees bagged, trees tied, tree shaking provided, free tree trimmings, free hot coffee, porta-potties
    801 E. Ave, Chico, CA 95926. Phone: 503-580-1702. Email: scctrees@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days a week, from 9 am to 9 pm, from the day after Thanksgiving until December 24th. Directions: Convenient location, next to the old Mervyn's. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Custom Flocking, Licensed Flame Retardant Applicator, Delivery, Fresh Cut Oregon Grown. All trees are displayed in water. Tree stands for sale.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Nordmann Fir, and other varieties (call!).

Del Norte County

Humboldt County

  • Loving Earth Gardens - follows organic methods, Christmas wreaths and boughs, winter hay rides, winter wagon rides, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    2950 Janes Road across from mad river hospital-school, Arcata, CA 95521. Phone: 707-825-9298. Email: drawsmurd@excite.com. Directions: take 101north to janes/giuntoli exit in Arcata, turn west and follow road to farm, (large eastbound curve, driveway 1st on right) And for a map to our farm, click here. Open: 7days 8-6. We follow organic methods, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, only. lCSA available!
  • Misty Mt. Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, trees tied, free tree trimmings, saws provided, porta-potties
    2103 Table Bluff Road, Loleta, CA 95551. Phone: (707) 733-5476. Email: info@mistymttreefarm.com. Open: Starts on Friday after Thanksgiving until we sell - out; Likely second weekend in December (Note: closed by the first weekend in December 2018). Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Use Google Maps, not GPS. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Scotch Pine, and other varieties (call!).
    (UPDATED: November 01, 2018)

Lassen County

Mendocino County

  • Elliott's Christmas Trees - PreCut & live trees, Goody shack; FREE popcorn; hot chocolate; coffee; tea; apple cider; custom flocking; kids love our 20ft Frosty the Snowman.  Restrooms, Wrapping Service, Shaking Service, School Tours, We we can setup the tree in your home.
    320 East Perkins Street, Ukiah, CA 95482. Phone: (707) 743-1109. Or Phone:  (707) 621-2045. Fax: (707) 743-2410. Email: selliott@saber.net. Directions: 320 East Perkins St. Ukiah, CA 95482. HWY 101, 2.5 hours north of San Francisco. Open: daily 8 am to 8 pm, from November 1 - December 24.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    Pre-Cut Trees: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Silver Tip.
  • Nelson Family Vineyards - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    550 Nelson Ranch Road, Ukiah, CA 95482. Phone: (707) 462-3755. Fax: (707) 462-7924.  Email: nelsonchristmastreefarm@gmail.com. Open: 10 am to 4:30 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Grab your boots, we have the saws and enjoy roaming eight acres to find the perfect tree. You will be able to choose between many varieties. White Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Douglas Fir,and Cedar. We also have fresh bay leaf wreaths to decorate any home or office. You may want to pinch a few leafs to put it in your stew! Meanwhile the children can search high and low for an elf hiding in a tree, if found the tree of your choice is free. After you bring your tree down the hill enjoy chatting with friends and families while sipping a hot cup of cider or chocolate.The farm has evolved from plum growing and sheep ranching to growing vineyards, bartlett pears, olives, canola and Christmas trees. The majority of the farm is underdeveloped rangeland with over 200 acres planted with twelve varietals of wine grapes, including Zinfandel, Carignane, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Petite Verdot, Petite Sirah, Orange Muscat, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot.

Modoc County

Plumas County

Shasta County

  • Johnson's Family Christmas Trees - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas-themed park, Christmas wreaths, trees tied, free tree trimmings, saws provided,
    1340 Hilltop Dr, Redding, CA 96003. Phone: 530-917-5725. Email: Johnsonsbizz@yahoo.com. Open: Weekends 9 am to 9 Week days 10 am to 8 pm from the day after Thanksgiving until December 24th or when trees run out. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir.

    Comments from a visitor on November 27, 2010: "Friendly people, Great Trees, Nicest place in Redding. Fresh Cut Noble, Douglas Fir Christmas Trees ranging from 3 feet to 12 feet, All trees are grown in the high altitude mountains of Oregon. All trees are premium trees, offering stands, water stands, and delivery. Accepting, Cash, Visa,M/C,AmEx, Discover. No Big Box Store Trees here only the best that will last.
  • N Y S Christmas Tree Tarm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Christmas wreaths, garlands, Christmas decorations, saws provided, free hot coffee, free hot chocolate,
    17538 Hawthorne Ave Happy valley, Anderson, CA 96007. Phone: (530) 526-1089. Alternate Phone: (530) 526-8426. Email: NYSNET@HUGHES.NET. Open: starting Friday after Thanksgiving November 23 thru Sunday December 17, 2018, daily from 11 am to dark any other time apportionment only cal 538 am to 526 to 1089. Directions: 1/4 mile down Hawthorne Avenue from Happy Valley Road on Right Side. Click here for a map and directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Payment: Cash, only.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Incense Cedar, Scotch Pine, Turkish Fir.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Incense Cedar, Scotch Pine, Turkish Fir.
    (UPDATED: November 13, 2018)

Tehama County

  • George's Choose and Cut Christmas Mountain Christmas Tree Farm - Santa visits -check their website for dates and hoursChristmas trees-you choose and you cut, picnic area, Santa visits, tall trees are also available, free tree trimmings,
    33005 Plum Creek Road, Paynes Creek, CA 96075. Phone: 530-713-8350. Email: rent@skirenter.com. Directions: From Red Bluff travel East 20 miles on Hwy 36, 20 miles to Paynes Creek, Turn right past the store and take the paved Plum Creek Road. 8 miles to the farm. Open: from the day after Thanksgiving to December 10th from 9 am to 4 pm daily.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Silvertip, White Fir, Scotch Pine, Douglas Fir.
    Comments from a visitor on November 30, 2010: "This farm was great. We called ahead and left a message to get pricing, they called us back moments later, the farm was huge, and the different types of trees were mapped out. They had silvertips that were healthy and full at 8' tall for $43.00, (it must've grown on the trip home because it is 9 feet tall now). If you mention this site they give you a discount. Very fair and honest, we will be going back every year. It felt like childhood. The farm loaned us a sharp saw and allowed us to bring our two dogs with, we had a fun time in the snow with nobody around. Trees are close to the gates and road so dragging them to the truck on a tarp was nothing. The best, fullest silvertip we have ever had, & we know how fresh it is. They promote reforesting and tell you how to cut the trees right. If you like snowy old fashioned, rustic, wild Christmas Tree hunting close to civilization, with no frills, (they didn't have wreaths this year, but they had hot cider) George's is the place to go. Paved roads all the way. We ate at Dale's Station on the way back to town, good food, homemade. It is going to be a wonderful Christmas 2010. Thanks, George!"