Marin & Sonoma Christmas Tree Farms & Lots
For many Marin and Bay Area families, the day after Thanksgiving (AKA "Black Friday") isn't the day to shop 'til you drop, but the day to visit a local tree farm or lot to pick out the perfect Christmas tree! For many, there's nothing better than visiting a North Bay Christmas tree farm to cut down your own tree. If playing lumberjack isn't your thing, there are plenty of Christmas tree lots in Marin that offer quality trees for your holiday. We've included links to our Christmas tree farm reviews where possible.
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 for Marin families and have many Christmas tree farms to choose from. At many Christmas tree farms you'll also find holiday boutiques and gift shops, farm animals to visit, crafts, and maybe even Santa himself!
Larsen's Christmas Tree Farm, Petaluma
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, candy canes, and hot cider; baked goods for sale. Read about our visit here. 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 or visit www.petalumachristmas.com.
Little Hills Christmas Tree Farm, Petaluma
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. Read about our visit here. You can also print out a coupon for $3 off any tree. More info: (707) 763-4678 or www.littlehillschristmastree.com.
Pronizini Ranch U-Cut Christmas Trees, Petaluma
3795 Adobe Road, Petaluma 94954
Saturday & Sunday, 10 am–5 pm
Pronzini's Christmas Trees, who operate tree lots in Marin and Sonoma counties, also offer u-cut trees on their ranch east of Petaluma. Open weekends only. www.pronzinitrees.com.
Frosty Mountain Tree Farm, Sebastopol
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. Read about our visit here. You can print out this coupon for $5 off any tree. For more info, call (707) 829-2351 or visit www.frostymountaintreefarm.com.
Garlock Tree Farm, Sebastopol
2275 Bloomfield Road, Sebastopol 95472
Friday, noon–5 pm & Saturday–Sunday (and the Friday after Thanksgiving) 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 tractor-drawn wagon rides through their 10-acre farm, as well as free coffee, candy canes, and a gift shop. Read about our visit here. You can also print out a coupon for $3 off any tree. For more info, call (707) 823-4307 or visit www.garlocktreefarm.com.
Grandma Buddy's Christmas Trees, Sebastopol
8575 Graton Road, off Highway 116, Sebastopol 95472
Daily, 9 am–5:30 pm
Growing trees since 1982, Grandma Buddy's offers 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, Sebastopol
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 read about our visit here. You can print out a coupon for $5 off any tree. For more info, call (707) 829-1569 or www.reindeerridge.com
Graton Fire Christmas Tree Farm, Sebastopol
3750 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol 95472
Thursday–Sunday, 9 am–5 pm.
Nine acres of trees on the old Del Davis Christmas Tree Farm are 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. www.gratonfire.com or (707) 332-2091
Celesta Farms, Sebastopol
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. Open through December 18. Well-behaved pets welcome. www.celestafarms.com; (707) 829-9352
Fisher Farm, Sebastopol
2870 Canfield Road, Sebastopol 95472
Spirit of Christmas Tree Farm, Sebastopol
3660 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol 95472
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, Novato
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 29 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.
Pronzini Christmas Tree Lots, San Rafael & Greenbrae
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, and 50 Bon Air Center (off Sir Francis Drake Boulevard) in Greenbrae. www.pronzinitrees.com or (707) 778-3871.
San Rafael High School Christmas Tree Lot
185 Mission Avenue, San Rafael 94901
Friday, 3–8:30 pm, Saturday–Sunday (and November 29), 9 am–8:30 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 29 until trees are sold out. San Rafael High School is located at 185 Mission Avenue in San Rafael. (415) 460-5268 or sanrafael.srcs.org
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