Marin & Sonoma Christmas Tree Farms & Lots 2015
November 20, 2015Posted by andrew |
For many families, the day after Thanksgiving is the day to get or to start thinking about getting their Christmas tree. For many, there's no better way to get a tree than to take the trip to one of the many North Bay Christmas tree farms and cut one down themselves! If playing lumberjack isn't your thing, there are plenty of local lots in Marin that offer quality trees for your holiday.
We've linked to our Christmas tree farm reviews where appropriate. Keep in mind that many of our Christmas tree farm reviews were written last year or earlier and some information may be out of date. We'll be hitting the road to check out this year's Christmas tree farms in person, so make sure you check back for updates.
Although we make every effort to make sure our information is up to date, please keep in mind that Christmas tree farms and lots do go out of business (there used to be many more in Petaluma and Sebastopol, and even one in Olema), and may be closed due to weather or other conditions. Make sure you call, email, or check their website before you go.
Marin County Christmas Tree Lots
There aren't any cut-it-down-yourself Christmas tree farms in Marin, although there are a number of well known Christmas tree lots where you can pick out that perfect tree and immerse yourself in that holiday spirit. Here are some of our favorite Christmas tree lots (if you have your own favorite you'd like to share with us, let us know).
Cousins' Christmas Trees
7416B Redwood Boulevard, Novato 94945
Daily, 9 am–8 pm
This family-run Christmas tree lot in Novato offers quality Noble, Douglas, and Grand firs, as well as wreaths, garlands, and other holiday products. Cousins' also offers a goat petting zoo; arts and crafts; bake sales; free hot cider, cookies, candy canes; visits with Santa on select weekends; and more. Cousins' Christmas Trees is partnering with Novato School Fuel, the foundation that supports Novato public schools. Open daily starting November 28 from 9 am to 8 pm. They're at 7416B Redwood Boulevard in Novato (next to Chianti restaurant). More info at www.cousinschristmastrees.com or (415) 250-6117.
Sausalito Farms Christmas Trees
Dunphy Park, Bridgeway and Napa Street, Sausalito 94965
Daily, 9 am–9 pm
Offering noble firs and wreaths, this Christmas tree lot helps raise funds for local schools. You can pre-order trees on their website. www.sausalitofarms.com
Pronzini Christmas Trees
3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael 94903
50 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae 94904
This local family-run company owns its own Christmas tree farms in Oregon and trucks them down to its retail operations in Marin and Sonoma counties starting. We've bought our trees from their large lot on Civic Center Drive, across from Marin Center (3501 Civic Center Drive), several times. They always have a great selection of fresh Noble, Douglas, and Grand firs, as well as ornaments, wreaths, tree accessories, and holiday decor. Santa Claus often makes an appearance, too. Make sure you pick up one of their commemorative coffee mugs when you buy your tree. In Marin you can find their lots at 3501 Civic Center Drive (across from Marin Center) in San Rafael, 50 Bon Air Center (off Sir Francis Drake Boulevard) in Greenbrae, and at the Sonoma–Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma. www.pronzinitrees.com or (707) 778-3871.
Rotary Club of Novato Sunrise Christmas Tree Lot
St. Vincent Drive, San Rafael 94903
Weekdays 4–6 pm, weekends 9 am–6 pm
The Rotary Club Christmas tree lot at St. Vincent's in Marinwood is a holiday tradition in Marin. They offer freshly cut fir trees, wreaths, and garlands. Sales benefit the St. Vincent's School for Boys, local Boy Scouts, the North Bay Children's Center, local schools, and more worthy causes! For more info, call (415) 883-0800 or visit their website.
San Rafael High School Christmas Tree Lot
185 Mission Avenue
Monday–Thursday, 11 am–7 pm & Friday–Sunday, 9 am–9 pm
Help support academic, sports, and safe graduation programs at San Rafael High School! A tradition since 1990, the lot is student and parent operated, and offers trees, garlands, misteltoe, tree stands, wreaths, and more. It's located at the school's football field and is open starting November 27 Monday through Thursday 11 am to 7 pm and Friday through Sunday 9 am to 9 pm (closes at 6 pm Thanksgiving weekend). San Rafael High School is located at 185 Mission Avenue in San Rafael. (415) 460-5268 or sanrafael.srcs.org/treelot
Sonoma County Christmas Tree Farms
To get that real Christmas tree farm experience, you're going to have to get in the car and head north on Highway 101 to Sonoma County. Petaluma and Sebastopol are both convenient to Marin families, and have many Christmas tree farms to choose from. At many you'll also find holiday boutiques and gift shops, as well as farm animals, crafts, and maybe even Santa himself!
Larsen's Christmas Tree Farm
Marshall Avenue, Petaluma 94952
Friday–Sunday, 9 am–5 pm
Larsen's is close to downtown Petaluma, and offers Monterey pines, redwoods, cypress, and Douglas firs to cut down, along with pre-cut Noble and Douglas firs. . Free coffee and hot cider; baked goods for sale. Located on Marshall Avenue between Skillman Land and Magnolia Avenue. You can also print out a coupon for $3 off any tree. For more info, call (707) 762-6317. Read about our visit to Larsen's.
Little Hills Christmas Tree Farm
961 Chapman Lane off Western Avenue, Petaluma 94952
Monday-Friday, 10 am–6 pm & Saturday–Sunday, 9 am–5 pm
Little Hills Christmas Tree Farm can be found in west Petaluma. This is one of our favorte u-cut locations.They grow choose-and-cut Monterey pines, redwoods, and cypresses, and offer a selection of pre-cut Noble and Douglas firs and flocked trees. They also have farm animals to visit, a gift shop, tree accessories, and more. Santa visits on weekends, including the day after Thanksgiving, from 10 am to 4 pm. You can also print out a coupon for $3 off any tree. More info:(707) 763-4678 or www.littlehillschristmastree.com. Read about our visit to Little Hills.
Little Hills Christmas Tree Farm 2
Liberty Road, Petaluma 94952
Friday–Sunday, 9 am–5 pm
Formerly known as Liberty Christmas Tree Farm, this second location of Petaluma's popular Little Hills Christmas Tree Farm has Monterey pines and pre-cut Douglas and Noble firs. Free hot apple cider in the shed, and baby farm animals to visit and pet For more info, visit www.littlehillschristmastree.com. Read about our visit to Liberty Christmas Tree Farm.
Frosty Mountain Tree Farm
3600 Mariola Road, Sebastopol 95472
Monday–Friday, noon–5 pm & Saturday–Sunday (and the Friday after Thanksgiving), 9 am–5 pm
Frosty Mountain Tree Farm grows Douglas firs, Monterey pines, and Sequioa redwoods to choose and cut. You can also go on a tractor-drawn hay ride and visit Santa's Workshop, a large Christmas boutique in an old apple-packing barn. Mrs. Klaus' Kitchen is there, too, serving up hot cider, popcorn, apple fritters, and cookies. You can print out this coupon for $5 off any tree. For more info, call (707) 829-2351 or visit www.frostymountaintreefarm.com. Read about our visit to Frosty Mountain Tree Farm.
Garlock Tree Farm
2275 Bloomfield Road, Sebastopol 95472
Friday, noon–5 pm & Saturday–Sunday 9 am–5 pm
Garlock Tree Farm has been growing trees in Sebastopol since 1966. They can be found in the southern part of Sebastopol. Garlock's grows Douglas and White firs, Monterey and Scotch pines, and redwoods, and has pre-cut Noble firs for sale, too. They also offer free horse-drawn carriage rides through their 10-acre farm, as well as free coffee, candy canes, and a gift shop. You can also print out a coupon for $3 off any tree. For more info, call (707) 823-4307 or visit www.garlocktreefarm.com. Read about our visit to Garlock Tree Farm.
Grandma Buddy's Christmas Trees
8575 Graton Road, off Highway 116, Sebastopol 95472
Daily, 9 am–5:30 pm
Growing trees since 1982, Grandma Buddy's is open daily from November 27 through December 23. They offer mostly choose-and-cut Douglas firs, but white and grand firs, Bishop pines, and blue and white spruce are also grown. They also offer pre-cut noble firs and flocked trees. There's a wreath barn with complimentary hot chocolate and candy canes, a miniature Christmas village, and tree accessories. For more info, call (707) 823-4547 or visit www.grandmastrees.com.
Reindeer Ridge Christmas Tree Farm
3500 Mariola Road, Sebastopol 95472
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday, 11 am–6 pm & Saturday–Sunday, 9 am–6 pm
Reindeer Ridge Christmas Tree Farm is located literally right around the corner from Frosty Mountain Tree Farm. Choose and cut your own Douglas, White, and Grand firs, sequoias, and Monterey pines, or buy a fresh cut Noble fir. There are also hay rides, a gift shop, a big tractor tire swing, a children's train ride, weekend Santa visits on weekends, and a snack bar serving grilled sausages, popcorn, and hot cider. Closed Wednesdays. You can also print out a coupon for $5 off any tree. For more info, call (707) 829-1569 or www.reindeerridge.com
Read about our visit to Reindeer Ridge Christmas Tree Farm
Graton Fire Christmas Tree Farm
3750 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol 95472
Thursday–Sunday, 9 am–5 pm.
Nine acres of trees on the old Del Davis Christmas Tree Farm (now owned by the Graton Fire Protection District). All proceeds support Graton firefighters. Choose-and-cut Douglas firs and pre-cut Noble and Nordman firs are available. Cash and check only. Print out their tree farm web page and get 10% off. www.gratonfire.com or (707) 332-2091
3447 Celesta Court, Sebastopol 95472
Friday–Sunday, 9 am–5 pm; weekdays by appointment
Choose-and-cut Douglas and Noble firs and Scotch pines. They also offer wreaths, garlands, and mistletoe. Complimentary home-baked cookies, hot chocolate, cider, and coffee. Well-behaved pets welcome. www.celestafarms.com; (707) 829-9352
840 Ferguson Road, Sebastopol 95472
Daily, 9 am–5 pm
Wallinfarm offers choose-and-cut Douglas firs on six acres. (707) 823-6973
2870 Canfield Road, Sebastopol 95472
Spirit of Christmas Tree Farm
3660 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol 95472
Moon Mountain Christmas Tree Farm
1550 Moon Mountain Drive, Sonoma 95476
Friday–Sunday, 9 am–4:30 pm
The historic town of Sonoma is home to one Christmas tree farm: Moon Mountain Christmas Tree Farm. They grow Douglas and Noble firs and Scotch pines, and do not offer pre-cut trees. You choose your tree, and they cut it and carry it back to your car for you. You can find them on 1550 Moon Mountain Drive, off Highway 12. Open Friday through Sunday, 9 am to 4:30 pm the day after Thanksgiving through December 20. (707) 996-6454 or www.moonmountainchristmastreefarm.com