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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 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! 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!
  • 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!

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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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San Joaquin County

  • Speer Wonderland Family Christmas Tree Farm Speer Wonderland Family Christmas Tree Farm West Valley Mall - Santa visits -check their website for dates and hoursPrecut Christmas trees, Christmas-themed park, Christmas wreaths, garlands, mistletoe, Santa appearances, Christmas decorations, trees bagged, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees baled, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    West Valley Mall, 3200 Naglee Rd, Tracy, CA. Phone: 209-407-7593. Email: Open: daily from 10 am to 9 pm, November 26th to December 24th. Directions: Interstate 880, exit Powell street, Right on Christie Ave. Click here for a map and directions. Open for Christmas trees from Thanksgiving until Christmas eve. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Fresh Cut Silver Tip Christmas Trees.  We also have Custom Flocking, Fire Retardant, Garland, Wreaths and a Jumpy House. Wonderland Trees is proud to announce that we have two convenient East Bay locations and one location in Redding for your Christmas Tree and holiday needs.Visit our locations page. You can also order online by clicking the button on our website !
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Nordman Fir, Silver Tip

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: Open: Call before you go, their website is gone, so it's possible they've closed down; last heard, their hours were 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: November 14, 2017, JBS)
  • 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.