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 San Diego and Imperial Counties, Southern 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 San Diego and Imperial Counties, Southern 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

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

Updates for May 2019

May: 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

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Imperial County

San Diego County

  • Family Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, trees bagged, tree shaking provided, saws provided, winter hay rides, porta-potties, farm animals, school tours
    300 Pepper Drive, El Cajon, CA 92021. Phone: 619-448-5331. Fax: 619-448-5367. Email: fctf@sbcglobal.net. Open: The day after Thanksgiving to December 23, 9 am to 8:30 pm, seven days a week. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From San Diego to El Cajon: I-8 east 15 miles inland to Highway 67 North, to Prospect off ramp. Two right turns puts you on Graves Avenue Go south 3/4 mile. Farm is at the intersection of Pepper Drive and Graves Avenue. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Others not listed in Living Family Christmas Tree Farms photo 2Christmas Trees: Aleppo Pine, Italian Stone Pine, Green Spruce, Rosemary. Other Christmas or winter-related not listed: Tall trees are also available, Flocking, Christmas Scents, Straw Bale Playpen, Tree Stands, Flame Retardant spraying available.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Monterey Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Nordmann Fir.
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Blue Spruce, Deodara Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Monterey Pine, and other varieties (call!).
  • Farmer Brown's Christmas Trees - new ownership
    see Rancho Noel, below.
  • House Evergreen Forest - UPDATE for 2018: They are permanently closed
    3036 N. Victoria Dr., Alpine, CA 91901. Owner Alan House has passed and properties sold. Tree farm sold 2 years ago and is no longer in business
  • Mission Hills Nursery - Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, Christmas decorations, trees bagged, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    1525 Ft. Stockton Dr, San Diego, CA 92103. Phone: 619-295-2808. Email: customerservice@missionhillsnursery.com. Open: 7 days a week from 8 am to 5 pm; they have extended hours during December Monday to Friday 8 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm during Christmas season. Directions: for a map to our farm, Click here. Our products are usually available in November, December. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Full service garden center since 1910 open year round. Mission Hills Nursery offers the finest and freshest trees available. We also offer a large selection of hand-crafted fresh holiday wreaths, garlands and poinsettias. . . and WE DELIVER to the the San Diego area! Plan early! We do not accept orders through our Online store, however you can pre-order anytime with our special order form.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, and other varieties (call!).
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Deodara Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Monterey Pine, Sequoia Redwood.

    Note from a visitor, December 1, 2007: "This is our second year coming to this site to look for a local tree farm and have been to this same farm for the second year in a row.  Great hospitality and wonderful trees. "
  • Mountain Valley Ranch Pumpkin Patch - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths,
    842 Hwy 78, Ramona, CA. Phone: 760-788-8703. Email: markiemarie88@gmail.com. Open: daily, from 10 am to 7 pm. Directions: Coming from San Diego; I-15 North to Scripps Poway Parkway exit. Turn right at the light onto Scripps Poway Parkway
    Go east until you reach Highway 67 (all the way up the hill). Turn left onto Highway 67 and proceed to Ramona. On entering Ramona Highway 67 becomes Highway 78/Main Street. Continue straight through Ramona on Main Street, cresting up and over the hill. Mountain Valley Ranch is just east of Magnolia on the left, look for the Barn.Come out to the ranch and enjoy a little Christmas in the country and pick out your perfect Christmas tree! We sell a variety of trees including Noble, Douglas, Fir, and Grands! We also have Cedar Wreaths. Payment: Cash or Credit Accepted. The barn is filled with the wonderfully refreshing fragrance of the deep woods.  Make your holiday special with one of our "Grade A" Christmas trees shipped to us immediately upon being harvested in Oregon. When you take one of our trees home they are still fresh, moist and naturally fragrant, scented with that pleasant "deep woods" aroma.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, and other varieties (call!)
  • Highland Valley Christmas Tree Farm - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, FREE cutting, shaking, drilling and netting
    18425 Highland Valley Road, Ramona, CA 92065. Phone: 760-789-0114. Email: pine@pineandwine.com .  Open: from the day after Thanksgiving; on Thursday and Friday 12 pm to 4 pm; Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 4 pm. Closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; THE LAST DAY OF SALES THIS YEAR WILL BE SUNDAY DECEMBER 16th. Directions: From I-15 exit Scripps Poway Pkwy - go E approximately 8 and a half miles. On CA 67 make a left (N) - follow approximately 8 miles. On Highland Valley Road make a left - follow for 1.8 miles. We'll be on your left immediately after Whirlwind Lane. And for a map to our farm, click here. Our products are usually available in November, December.Come pick your tree for this year's Christmas celebration. We'll cut it, shake it and net it for you. Payment: Cash, Check. Have a great family experience! Wander through the groves and CHOOSE and CUT any tree to take home! Prices start at only $10* per foot, with 20% Off for military families and 10% off for senior citizens, FREE cutting, shaking, drilling and netting! Your children will love the fresh pine air!
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose & Cut your own: Monterey Pine, Leyland Cypress
  • Pine Tree Acres - Santa visits -check their website for dates and hoursChristmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), Christmas wreaths, Santa appearances, Christmas decorations, trees bagged, tree shaking provided, saws provided, free hot cider, gift shop, porta-potties, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo
    620 Haverford Road, Ramona, CA 92065. Phone: 760-788-5524. Alternate Phone: 760-420-7289. Email: pinetreeacres@roadrunner.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 12 pm to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm, Friday after Thanksgiving to December 14 Opening day Saturday after Thanksgiving from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: From Ramona go north on Highway 78 and turn right on the first large curve which is Haverford Road. Farm is located about 1 mile east on the right hand side of Haverford Road. From Escondido we are 10 miles east of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Turn left on Haverford Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Santa visits weekends only from noon until 4 pm through December 14. Party jump on weekends through December 14. Come join the fun with cookie decorating and games. Pony Rides($) and face painting ($) from 9 am to 4 pm on weekends through December 13.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Monterey Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Nordmann Fir.
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Deodara Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Monterey Pine, and other varieties (call!).
  • Rancho Noel - Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Christmas decorations, trees bagged, trees tied, free tree trimmings, gift shop
    25655 Potrero Park Drive, Potrero, CA 91963. Phone: 760-583-5287. Email: ranchonoel@cox.net .  Open: CALL BEFORE YOU GO - Saturday after Thanksgiving until mid-December, plus reservations on prior weekends in November; Saturday and Sunday from  9 am to 5 pm. Weekdays from 11 am to 5 pm. Directions: The name is Rancho Noel: Potrero Valley Christmas Tree Farm, when you get closer, the signs say Potrero Farm, not rancho noel, which will be helpful to find them.from San Diego-45 minutes--- Follow highway 94 east 2 miles past the Tecate turnoff (hwy 188) Turn left (N) Potrero Valley Road for 1/2 mile Turn right on Potrero Park Drive and straight to road's end- 3/4 mile. From South Bay--- Take Otay Lakes Road to highway 94 east. And for a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Check   Note: Used to be called Farmer Brown's Christmas Trees.  Come pick a live, fresh tree and have it cut. We have 20 acres of trees. This is the only place in san diego county which has trees available before Thanksgiving!!! 
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Monterey Pine.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Monterey Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Monterey Pine.
    Living, rooted tree varieties: Monterey Pine.

    Comments from a visitor on November 17, 2012: "We had an excellent experience walking around and finding the perfect tree! He helped us cut it down, haul it, shake it, net it, and tie it to the car!! 6-7ft tree, beautiful, only 30 dollars with tax, big bargain with a great experience!! Loved it! "
  • Snow Mountain Christmas Trees - Santa visits -check their website for dates and hoursPrecut Christmas trees, Flocked Christmas trees, Santa visits
    La Mesa, CA 91944. Phone: 855-346-8733. Email: snowmountaintreefarms@yahoo.com. Open: 7 days, 10 am to 9 pm, from Day after Thanksgiving thru Christmas Eve. Directions: Located in San Diego; locations will be posted on their website. A  family owned and operations tree farm, that has been in business since 1981. We pride are selves in providing you with the highest quality premium Christmas Tree and Services available. Here at Snow Mountain Tree Farms we grow are own christmas trees in the beautiful mountains of Oregon, as growers we strive to provide you with the highest quality christmas tree. In 2018, their website says "Discounts for military families". 25,000 square feet under tent, hundreds of standing trees to choose from. We offer full service selling fresh wreaths & garland, custom flocking, flame retarding and delivery. Personal checks accepted as well as all major credit cards, Restrooms, Santa Visits, School Tours, We also have tall (15 to 30ft) trees, we do stump removal, we can setup the tree in your home.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    Pre-Cut Trees: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir. 
  • Valley View Christmas Trees - Menifee - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths,
    26973 Newport Road, Menifee, CA 92584. Phone: (541) 953-0293. Email: ValleyViewChristmasTrees@gmail.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We have Christmas Tree Lots in Arizona and California Visit our website for locations: ValleyViewChristmasTrees.org.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Nordmann Fir.
  • Valley View Christmas Trees - Genesse Ave - Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths,
    4439 Genesee Avenue, San Diego, CA 92117. Phone: (541)953-0293. Email: ValleyViewChristmasTrees@gmail.com. Open: daily from 9 am to 9 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We have Christmas Tree Lots in Arizona and California.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Nordmann Fir.
    UPDATED: November 30, 2016, JBS)