‘Tis the season to deck the halls for and we have a round of up our favorite San Francisco Peninsula Christmas Tree Farms (and one lot). From the southern part of Hwy 35, aka Skyline, up to Fort Mason in San Francisco, we have purchased trees all over the Peninsula. Over the years we started leaning more towards cutting down a fresh tree, but there were years of condo-living in San Francisco when tree shopping in a posh lot made the most sense. Things that we look for in a holiday tree shopping experience include; feelings of holiday magic, sustainable farming, opportunity to enjoy a warm (possibly spiked!) beverage and space for merry-making with our loved ones.
Best Tree Farm Overall
Skyline Tree Farm
La Honda, CA 94020
1 Mile South of Page Mill Rd.
9 Miles North of Hwy 9 at Hwy 35
** CASH ONLY **
Opens the day after Christmas
M-F 9am – 4:30pm
Sa-Sun 8am – 4:30pm
This farm has been family owned and operated, but the same family, since 1958– when they planted the original trees!
Tree varietal offerings: Monterey Pine (Bishop), Sequoia, Scotch Pine and Douglas Fir
Best Tree Farm for Kids
Santa’s Tree Farm & Village
78 Pilarcitos Creek Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
** CASH, VISA & MASTERCARD **
November 19th – December 23rd
Weekdays 9am – 5pm
Weekends 8am – 5pm
Santa Visits all weekends; Nov. 25th – Dec. 18th
Noon – 3pm (except Dec. 3rd)
Also on the weekends; Train Rides, Gift Shop, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen
Tree varietal offerings: Monterey Pine, Douglas fir, Noble Fir and Concolor Fir
Best Ranch Experience
2250 Cabrillo Hwy (hwy 1)
Pescadero, CA 94060
** CASH, CHECK, CREDIT, DEBIT & APPLE PAY **
November 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th & 27th
December 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th
9am – 5pm
Tree varietal offerings: Douglas fir, Monterey Pine, Sequoia, Incense Cedar, Arizona Cypress, Swift Silver, Silvertip Fir, Noble Fir and Nordmann Fir
This farm offers pre-made wreaths, but you have the opportunity to make your own! They sell the metal wreath rings and have a large space with tables, tools and accents to accommodate your creative genius.
Best Pre-Cut Lot Experience
The Guardsmen Tree Lot
2 Marina Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94123
** CREDIT, DEBIT & APPLE PAY **
Nov. 26th – Dec. 16th, 9am – 9pm
(Closed Dec. 14th for a private event)
Tree variety offerings: fresh-cut Noble Fir
Don’t miss their bar for a sip and shop experience, and scheduling white-glove delivery is a breeze.
Not familiar with the Guardsmen? They are an organization who support the youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, offering enrichment and scholarship to more the 2500, annually. A fantastic cause and very good quality trees!
If you make it out to one of our pics this year, please give us a take on social, we’d love to see your decorated tree!