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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 Riverside County, 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! Help me keep this page complete and up to date, by reporting any corrections needed or suggesting farms to add!

My Christmas Tree guide has photos and descriptions of more than 2 dozen varieties of Christmas trees, along with a simple comparison chart!

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Pandemic Tips:

  • Keep in mind that state government COVID dictates may force many farms to cancel Santa visits, hayrides, etc. this year. 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 or have COVID-19 requirements - 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!
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Updates for September 2021

September 2021: In a normal year, most Christmas tree farms are open up to Christmas Eve; but this year many farms are selling out of trees and closing early for the season, and some decided not to open at all, due to all the COVID19 restrictions. Some are only open on weekends, or only have hayrides, Santa visits and events on weekends.  Demand will be high since people have been locked down and not allowed to do much - but you CAN go to farms. And a farm may be the only place you can take your kids to see Santa. Of course, check with the farm BEFORE YOU GO!

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Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

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Riverside County

  • 123 Farm - Organic, Santa visits, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding partiesSanta visits -check their website for dates and hours
    10600 Highland Springs Avenue, Cherry Valley, CA 92223. Phone: 951 845 1151. Open: See their website for dates and hours. Join us as the Organic Galleries are decorated in festive cheer and sample some of our holiday food and drinks. Reserve a spot in the cafe for a special Christmas afternoon tea, buy unique handmade gifts from the farm, take free photos with Santa & more. It sounds like they do NOT sell any Christmas trees. Directions: Exit the I-10, Highland Springs Avenue, drive about 7 Minutes North until the Road ends in a 90-Degree left turn. You are now in Cherry Valley Avenue West. Make a right turn into Overland trail and Enter into the Highland Springs Resort after a few hundred feet. You have arrived!. Click here for a map and directions. Lavender Harvest and Distillation in June Pumpkin Festival in September Olive Harvest in October. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, only. Fine Dining Restaurant. During the olive festival, a pumpkin patch will be taking place at the organic galleries with festive desserts, drinks, decorations and games. Admission to the pumpkin patch is included in the olive festival. To learn more about the pumpkin patch please visit the PUMPKIN PATCH WEBSITE. (UPDATED: October 21, 2019, JBS)
  • Aloha Joe's Christmas Trees - UPDATE for 2018: They are permanently closed
    16151 Chicago Ave, Riverside, CA 92508.
  • Bennett's Best Christmas Trees & Pumpkins Murrieta - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, trees bagged, trees tied, trees baled,
    40727 Murrieta Hot Springs Road, Murrieta, CA 92562. Phone: 951-219-3552. Email: Open: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 9 am to 10 pm, Sunday 9 am to 8 pm, from November 25 - December 24. Directions: See this page for directions to all of their 7 locations . Crops are usually available in December. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Specialize in variety - trees and sizes - 2 ft to 20 ft. FRESH trees arrive throughout season. Flocking, fire retarding, delivery, fresh wreaths and garland available.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir.
  • Just 4 Kids Tree Farm - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, garlands, mistletoe, trees bagged, trees tied, trees baled, free tree trimmings, saws provided, winter train rides, Christmas event or festival, porta-potties, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals
    17501 Van Buren, Riverside, CA 92504. Phone: 951-367-6767. Fax: 9517768377. Email: Open: yearly day after Thanksgiving 9 am to 9 pm daily. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. we offer fundraising opportunities.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Nordmann Fir.
  • Live Oak Canyon Corona Frosty's Village - Santa visits -check their website for dates and hoursPrecut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Mistletoe, Christmas-themed park, Santa appearances, trees bagged, trees tied, train rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo
    1545 Circle City Drive, Corona, CA 92879. Phone: 805-689-4659. Email: Open: daily, Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm. Directions: Corona is off the 15 south Magnolia exit - 1 exit from the 91frwy (by Coco's) Anaheim is off the 91 Harbor/Lemon exit (in front of Lowe's) Both are freeway frontage property Click here for a map to our farm. There are 12 rides, full snack bar, ponies, costumes, face painting, petting zoo, arcade where everyone wins, contests, fieldtrips, etc.. Also another huge location at 1520 N. Lemon Street in Anaheim, CA Orange County USA - Tree lot opens day after Thanksgiving to December 23rd Payment: Cash, Check. We have huge inflatable slides and bounces. An ATV ride, We offer a variety of trees from Table Top to 14 feet. We also have wreaths, garland, and mistletoe. Pick out the perfect Christmas tree and enjoy hot cocoa & s'mores next to our fire while you wait for your tree. Flocking and Fire treatments are available as well.ake a picture with Santa every Saturday & Sunday in December from 10 am to 4 pm.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir. Sand Haven Pines
  • Sand Haven Pines - Choose N Cut, Reservation Trees and Live Container Trees. Shake tree and net tree at additional charge.
    19255 Wood Road, Perris, CA 92570. Phone: 951-789-8450. Email: Open: from the Saturday Before Thanksgiving; November Hours are Weekdays 10 am to 5 pm and Weekends 8 am to 5 pm; December Hours are Weekdays 10 am to 8 pm and Weekends 8 am to 8 pm to Christmas. Directions: located near Riverside on the Corner of Wood and Cajalco Rd. South of Van Buren Blvd.. Payment: Cash or Checks. Explore through our huge selection of Monterey Pine trees in both choose-and-cut and reservation sections. We also have a variety of types of potted trees. You will find the perfect tree for your family. You can cut and carry your own tree or our strong young men can do it for you. We can Cut and Carry Trees for You, Shake Trees Clean, Net Tree for Easy Transport, Drill Hole for Stand, Install Tree Stands, do Flocking and Bring it to Your Car and Tie it Down. Attractions and Activities include Snack Bar with Hot and Cold Beverages, Free Candy Canes, Free Hot Coffee, Free Popcorn, Free Balloons, Free Bouncy-House for the Kids.
    Comments from a visitor on December 14, 2008: "I love Sand Haven Farms and have bee buying my Christmas trees their for a few decades since back when they used to be in Ontario, Calif., if anyone remembers that.. If you want a REAL LIVING Christmas tree that can't become a fire hazard...actual living with roots ready to be transplanted in January.. THIS IS WHERE YOU GO!!!!!!(951)789-8450 In fact, they allow the tree (in it's pot) to remain and tap root into the soil while still in the pot, and they are well irrigated standing tall waiting for your approval until you walk through after November22. Attendants will cut the big root flush with the bottom of the pot, carry it to your car and prepare it for its ride to its new adoptive home. To use for Christmas, I just give it a good watering a day before taking into the house, then drape the pot with plastic like a diaper in case, then continue with fabric, then presents!!! It won't turn orange or drop its needles. Avoid "topping" it just for the sake of fitting a star on top. NEVER TOP A TREE. Be creative as to how to fasten one up there if it isn't a perfect fit. All you have to do is LOVE it, know its species, and pick a spot to transplant it first week of January. There are many sources online to help you with proper tree transplanting...there IS a right and wrong way. I recommend NOT choosing the tree space in front of your home because that is making a gift of your tree to your city. They will own it, and in a few years you will notice a violent explosion in yourself when you look out your window to see a City gorilla out there hacking away on it as they go down the street. (Don't ask) One of mine grew to 2 and 1/2 stories pretty quickly and I had planted it on the tree space. Consider a spot on your backyard that will shade your house or a window....a spot away from the foundation and roof edge. The back yard keeps the tree totally under YOUR control and away from front yard gas lines and plumbing. I know. I wish you could keep them indoors too, but be a good parent and do as you must and look forward to NEXT Christmas and plan for THAT tree's spot. If you don't have more room, think of a friend or nearby relative who's willing and able to have a nice well-started tree (this is no spindly thing like Cities or shopping centers plant...this is a sizeable REAL TREE). The experience alone, is a GIFT. .."
  • Seasonal AdveSeason Adventures Murrieta Christmasntures - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, garlands, mistletoe, trees tied, free tree trimmings, winter train rides, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food), inflatables/bounce house, carnival rides, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
    38244 Murrieta Hot Springs, Murrieta, CA 92563. Phone: (805) 532-2333. Email: Open: Monday through Sunday 9 am to 9 pm; Open for the season November 22 through Christmas Eve at 5 pm. Directions: Located on the corner of Murrieta Hot Springs and Winchester. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We offer Military Discounts Have many other locations Pumpkin Patch: Specials on Rides and inflatables Monday through Thursday.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Nordman Fir.
    Canyon Country - 20939 Soledad Canyon Rd., Santa Clarita, CA. 91351. (805) 532-2333
    Carlsbad - 1270 Laurel Tree Ln., Carlsbad CA. 92011. Phone:, (805) 532-2333
    Eastvale - 12400 Limonite Ave., Eastvale, CA 91752. Phone: (805) 532-2333
    Hesperia - 13445 Avenal St., Hesperia, CA 92345. Phone: (805) 532-2333
    Lancaster - 1010 Ave L. West, Lancaster, CA. 93534. Phone: (805) 532-2333
    Murrieta - 38174 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd., Murrieta, CA. 92563. Phone: (805) 532-2333
    Northridge - 18805 Devonshire Street, Northridge, CA 91324. Phone: (805) 532-2333
    Rancho Cucamonga - 11220 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, CA. 91730. Phone: (805) 532-2333
    San Marcos - 1360 Discovery Street, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Phone: (805) 532-2333
    Simi Valley - 1898 1/2 Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley, CA. 93065. Phone: (805) 532-2333
    Thousand Oaks - 450 E. Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks, CA. 91360. Phone: (805) 532-2333
    (ADDED: August 12, 2018)The Wickerd Farm Menifee
  • The Wickerd Farm - Santa visits -check their website for dates and hoursChristmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Santa appearances, trees bagged, trees tied, tree shaking provided, free tree trimmings, saws provided, winter hay rides, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    26852 Scott Road, Menifee, CA 92584. Phone: 951-672-3020. Fax: 951-672-3020. Email: Open: Tree Farm opens the Friday after Thanksgiving; Hours are 10 am to 8 pm Sunday to Thursday and 10 am to 9 pm Friday and Saturday; Early tree reservations November 17th-18th from 10am to 5 pm until Christmas Eve. Directions: From the Corona area, take the 15 or 215 freeway South. If on the 15 exit at Bundy Canyon Road and turn left. Proceed for about 6 miles. Located on the left side of road. From the 215 freeway, exit at Scott Road and turn right. We are located one mile down on right side of road. From Escondido area, take the 15 freeway north to the 215 freeway. Exit at Scott Road, turn left and proceed for one mile. We are located on the right side of Scott. And for a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Our choose and cut Monterey Pines are eleven dollars a foot in 2018. Go find a tree you like! It doesn't matter if it is a Pine or a Fir. Please make sure it does not have a Red SOLD tag or is missing the bottom portion of the Price tag. The pre-Cut Fir Trees from Oregon, are placed behind the gift shop in water bowl stands. We are a family owned and operated farm. We have a unique location with a grove of California Coastal Live Oaks. We try to be a fun family oriented place, that retains the history and charm of our area. We do rent out the farm for various activities as well as providing a fun learning environment for children of all ages. We have Seasonal Events and Holiday Activities. Please call for more information.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Monterey Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir.