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 Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Kern 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 Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Kern 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!

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

Updates for December 2016

December: 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

Kern County (Bakersfield area)

  • Lawrence's Brite Valley Tree Farm UPDATE: November 30, 2016: A visitor tells me they are now permanently closed
    19669 Banducci, Tehachapi, CA. Phone: 661-822-0214. Open: The Hinkles are sorry to announce that the Lawrence Christmas tree farm and apple orchard on Banducci Road, is now closed due to new ownership and insurance purposes. We apologize for any inconvenience. Sincerely Glenn and Julie Hinkle.
  • Santa's Forest - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, Christmas decorations, trees bagged, tree shaking provided, trees baled, free tree trimmings, saws provided, winter train rides, free hot coffee, free hot cider, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    19040 S. Shafter Ave, Shafter, CA 93263. Phone: 661-746-3714. Fax: 661-746-3848. Email: GaryJudyNew@hotmail.com. Open: from the day after Thanksgiving; Open Seven Days A Week; Monday to Friday from 10 am until 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 9 am until 5 pm. Directions: From Deland, CA: Take 99 highway South to Lerdo highway - Turn right onto Lerdo highway Go approx 6 miles to Shafter Avenue - - Turn Left, go 3 miles to the farm. From Bakersfield: Take 99 highway north from Bakersfield to 7th Standard Road, West on Seventh Standard Avenue to Shafter Avenue, Turn Right onto Shafter Avenue Go approximately 1 1/8 mile to tree farm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Note...The choose and cut trees and the train are available during daylight hours only, so come early; New for 2012....Pumpkins Are Coming...Pumpkins Are Coming! Pumpkin sales will start on October 1st, 2012. Come have some fun.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Monterey Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Nordmann Fir.
    (UPDATED: November 30, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: December 05, 2011)

San Luis Obispo County

(Also see this page for farms in nearby Monterey County)

  • Agape Christmas Trees - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, Santa appearances, trees tied, tree shaking provided, free hot chocolate, restrooms, inflatables/bounce house
    1860 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422. Phone: 805-460-9161. Open: 9am to 9 pm the day after christmas until December 24. Directions: El Camino Real off the Del Rio exit. And The meadows at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Nordmann Fir, Scotch Pine, White Spruce.
    (ADDED: November 16, 2015)
  • Avila Valley Barn - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Mistletoe, Christmas decorations, trees tied, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, petting zoo
    560 Avila Valley Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93402. Phone: 805-595-2810. Fax: 805-595-2810. Email: customer_support@avilavalleybarn.com. Open: seasonally from May through December, 9 am to 6 pm. Click here for picking updates. Directions: Coming north or south on Hwy 101 take the Avila Valley Drive exit and go west. Avila Valley Barn is located just past Ontario Rd on the right side. Parking available on property. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. We also grow and sell the following fruit: olallieberries, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, apricots, peaches, white peaches, nectarines, white nectarines, apriums, pluots, pears, gravenstein apples, gala apples, golden delicious apples, mutsu apples, jonagold apples, braeburn apples, fuji apples, empire apples, granny smith apples, laura red apples. We also grow and sell the following vegetables: tomatoes, sweet onions, summer squash, green beans, and winter squash. Anything we don't grow on our farms, we get from neighboring farms including broccoli, cauliflower, lettuces, potatoes, peppers, garlic, green onions, eggplant, green and red cabbages, carrots, leeks, brussel sprouts, fresh herbs, cilantro, parsley, and basil.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir.
    (UPDATED: November 30, 2016, JBS)
  • Brookshire Farms San Luis Obispo - Uses natural growing practices, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, garlands, mistletoe, trees bagged, trees tied, tree shaking provided, winter hay rides, porta-potties, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    4747 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. Phone: 805-549-8733. Email: farmadventure@brookshirefarms.com. Open: Monday to Friday 10AM to 9PM, Saturday & Sunday 9AM to 9PM. Click here for current open hours, days and dates./a> Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We have been providing San Luis Obispo, Atasadero, and Paso Robles with the freshest and the best quality Christmas trees. Every year we make the trip from our home here in San Luis Obispo to our farm in Oregon. When there, we hand select which Christmas trees we want to cut and ship back to San Luis Obispo to be in your home.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, Nordmann Fir, White Spruce.
    ((UPDATED: October 04, 2014) (ADDED: August 15, 2014)
  • Brookshire Farms Atascadero - Uses natural growing practices, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, garlands, mistletoe, trees bagged, trees tied, tree shaking provided, winter hay rides, porta-potties, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    9105 Principal Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93405. Phone: 805-549-8733. Email: farmadventure@brookshirefarms.com. Open: Monday to Friday 10AM to 9PM, Saturday & Sunday 9AM to 9PM. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Across from Miner's Hardware. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We have been providing San Luis Obispo, Atasadero, and Paso Robles with the freshest and the best quality Christmas trees. Every year we make the trip from our home here in San Luis Obispo to our farm in Oregon. When there, we hand select which Christmas trees we want to cut and ship back to San Luis Obispo to be in your home.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, Nordmann Fir, White Spruce.
    (UPDATED: October 04, 2014) (ADDED: August 15, 2014)
  • Brookshire Farms Paso Robles - Uses natural growing practices, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, garlands, mistletoe, trees bagged, trees tied, tree shaking provided, winter hay rides, porta-potties, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles, CA 93405. Phone: 805-549-8733. Email: farmadventure@brookshirefarms.com. Open: Monday to Friday 10AM to 9PM, Saturday & Sunday 9AM to 9PM. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Mid State Fair Parking Lot on Riverside Avenue. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We have been providing San Luis Obispo, Atasadero, and Paso Robles with the freshest and the best quality Christmas trees. Every year we make the trip from our home here in San Luis Obispo to our farm in Oregon. When there, we hand select which Christmas trees we want to cut and ship back to San Luis Obispo to be in your home.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, Nordmann Fir, White Spruce.
    (UPDATED: October 04, 2014) (ADDED: August 15, 2014)
  • Hidden Springs Tree Farm/a> - No pesticides are used, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas wreaths, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided, snacks and refreshment stand
    3202 Monterey Road, Atascadero, CA 93422. Phone: 805-466-2220.
    Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Enjoy the great outdoors! Walk around the farm until you find your perfect tree and cut it down. We provide saws and carts. If you need help finding, cutting, or hauling it, just ask one of our friendly staff members. *Please do not bring your own saw, and no chainsaws are allowed. We also have discounted trees from $10-$40 tagged throughout the farm. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, White Fir (Concolor Fir), Douglas Fir, Incense Cedar, Monterey Pine, Scotch Pine, Sierra Redwood, White Fir (Concolor Fir).
    (UPDATED: November 30, 2016, JBS) (ADDED: December 05, 2009)
  • Holloway's Christmas Trees - Tall trees are also available, wreaths, flocking, picnic area, hay rides, Santa Clause visits (call ahead for times and dates), free tree trimmings, Precut trees Christmas trees, Christmas gift shop, refreshments, flame retardant spraying available,
    505 South Oakglen Avenue, Nipomo, CA 93444. Phone:805-929-6203, Fax: 805-929-5376. Email: holloways3@sbcglobal.net or  holloways@fix.net. Open: every weekday 12 pm to 8:00 pm, and 9 am to 8:00 pm on the weekends, November 17th to Christmas;  Closed on Thanksgiving day. Directions: 0.6 miles south of Tefft Street, on South Oak Glen Ave. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.. The Largest Choose & Cut Farm in California!
    U-Choose &  Cut: Monterey Pinebr> Living Trees: Aleppo Pine, Italian Stone Pine, Juniper, Leyland Cypress, and  Rosemary.
    PreCut Trees: Noble Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, White Fir, Red Fir (Silvertip).
    (UPDATED: November 30, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: November 21, 2015, JBS)
  • MacGregors Christmas Trees - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas decorations, trees tied, tree shaking provided, free tree trimmings,
    Teftt Street Across from Jocko's Steakhouse Restaurant, Nipomo, CA 93444. Phone: 805-202-6089. Directions: 101 N to Teftt Street Exit in Nipomo, CA Take right off of exit drive straight to corner of Teftt and Thompson Avenue (across from Jocko's Steakhouse Restaurant 101 S. to Teftt Street Exit in Nipomo, CA take left off of exit, drive straight to corner of Teftt and Thompson Avenue (across from Jocko's Steakhouse Restaurant. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in December. Open: Monday to Sunday 9 am to 9 pm. Open from 11/30-12/20. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Flame Retarding offered Nordmann Fir Tress also available. (Added: 12/10/07, F)
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Scotch Pine, and other varieties (call!).
    Comment from a visitor:
    "Keith the owner and all his staff provided Customer Service Excellence. They ensured we had a tree that would work for us, and made sure we were completely satisfied with the look and feel of the tree. They went above and beyond to ensure we were satisfied customers last year and that is why we returned to them this year. They did another great job this year to ensure we return again next year. Consistent, quality and value based service is what you receive at MacGregors Christmas Tree Farm. Right across from the famous Jocko's Steakhouse Restaurant in Nipomo, CA. Come have dinner (make reservations) and then go pick out your xmas tree with customer service as the #1 priority at MacGregors. "
  • Primrose Resource Management Company - We also have tall (15ft and up) trees, wholesale trees and mail order, too.
    18552 Highway 20, Nevada City, CA 95959. Phone: (530) 265-5605.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    Wholesale Trees: Red Fir, Silver Tip.
  • The Tiny Trotters - Pony Rides And Farm Animal Petting Zoo - No trees; but they do have winter wagon rides, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    2210 Cimarron Way, Los Osos, CA 93402. Phone: 805-748-9158. Email: thetinytrotters@hotmail.com,. Directions: Our place is off of Los Osos Valley Road in Los Osos, CA. 2210 Cimarron Way is on a dirt road bordering Los Osos Valley Road. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in All year. Open: Seven days a week call first see our website for contact information; We offer pony rides, friendly farm animal petting zoo animals We can bring the farm to you for your small or large event or you can bring a child here to enjoy the farm. Payment: Cash, Check. We have pony rides and friendly petting farm animals. We are licensed and insured. We bring pony rides and petting zoo animals to parties and special events. Or we also offer our down on the farm visit for very small groups here at our place. We offer discounts to educational programs and most weekday events. Our animals are clean and friendly and will delight both young and old! Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
    (UPDATED: November 30, 2016, JBS) (ADDED: September 24, 2008)

Santa Barbara County

  • Anthony's Christmas Trees and Wreaths - Custom hand made & decorated wreaths; Cedar garlands; tree shaking & netting; personal Christmas Tree shopper; delivery; trees to 25'; water stands; removal/disposal service, Restrooms, Wrapping Service, Shaking Service, we also have tall (15 to 30ft) trees, we do stump removal, we can setup the tree in your home.
    Earl Warren Show Grounds, Calle Real At Las Positas Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Phone: (805) 682-5848 s. Email: act25@verizon.net. Directions: Take Las Positas Road Turn off from Highway 101, go north one block and enter Earl Warren Show Grounds from either Las Positas Road entrance or Calle Real entrance. Ample FREE parking. Open: Monday to Saturday 9am to 9pm; Sunday 10 am to 8pm, from Thanksgiving week through December 22.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    Pre-Cut Trees: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir.
    (UPDATED: November 30, 2016, JBS)
  • Big Wave Dave's Christmas TreesBig Wave Dave's Christmas Tree - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, trees tied, trees baled, free hot coffee, free hot chocolate,
    3865 State St, Santa Banrbara, CA 93105. Phone: 805-218-0282. Open: 7 days a week from 10am to 9pm from the Day after Thanksgiving to December 23rd. Directions:  (newly relocated to the La Cumbre Plaza in the Macy's parking lot). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Nordmann Fir.
    (UPDATED: November 30, 2016, JBS) (UPDATED: November 07, 2013, from their website) (ADDED: November 13, 2011)
  • G. P. Ranch Christmas Trees - Choose and cut Christmas trees, Precut trees Christmas trees,
    Batchelder Road, Los Alamos, CA 93440. Phone: (805) 344-4605. Fax: (805) 344-4605. Email: doris11@yahoo.com.. . Open: Does anyone have current information, are they still open?  If so, please write me,  last reported hours were Every day 9 am to 5 pm, from November 26th. Directions: Near Vandenburg Air Force Base. From Los Alamos at Hwy 101 - 5 Miles West on Hwy 135: From Santa Maria - Broadway (Hwy 135) South - 3 Miles after road goes to two lanes, Follow the signs. (UPDATED: December 03, 2008)

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