Christmas Tree Farms Near Santa Clara to Visit this Holiday Season
Now that Thanksgiving Day has just ended, it’s time to hit the road for a day trip with your kids and the whole family to find the best Christmas tree farms near Santa Clara.
Once Thanksgiving leftovers are put away, the Christmas season officially begins. One of Santa Clara winter activities that have become a family tradition is heading to a tree farm to cut down or pick their own tree for the best Christmas tree decorations that the holiday home deserves. There is nothing quite like visiting a local farm to choose the perfect Christmas tree. Lucky for you, there are so many incredible Christmas Tree Farms near Santa Clara that offer unique experiences for kids to make your visit even more memorable.
“More than 100,000 Christmas trees were harvested in California four years ago, according to the most recent figures that come from the 2012 Census of Agriculture — 109,045 trees, to be exact.”
With Christmas coming in less than a month, you will surely see some freshly cut Christmas trees tied on top of cars or peeking from trunks. And many folks who still buy live trees head to the tree farms to cut down their own tree or select a pre-cut Christmas tree. Even those who opt for an artificial Christmas tree might be tempted to try out the real thing this holiday season after checking out our list of Christmas Tree Farms near Santa Clara.
ABC Tree Farms
Phone Number: (408) 393-6303
Nov. 26 – Dec. 24, 2019
Monday – Friday 10 AM – 9 PM
Saturday – Sunday | 9 AM – 9 PM
2610 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051
3590 Benton St., Santa Clara, CA 95051
2501 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95122
444 N. Capitol Ave., San Jose, CA 95113
1830 Hillsdale Blvd., San Jose, CA 95124
605 Blossom Hill, San Jose, CA 95123
15600 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gato, CA 95032
ABC Tree Farms in Santa Clara County has been in the business of growing Christmas Trees since 1980. This is one of the easiest go-to Christmas Tree Farms near Santa Clara. Their retail locations offer quality Northwest Christmas Trees from 2′ to 12+’ in Noble, Natural Noble, Grand, and Douglas Fir. They will fresh-cut, trim and load your tree on your vehicle at no additional charge. In addition, they offer Noble Fir wreaths and Cedar garland, tree stands, water bowls and more. They also offer flocking, fire retarding, tree loading and tree delivery, as you desire. With their knowledge, skill, and experience, ABC Tree Farms have the pleasure and ability to provide a beautiful and healthy quality Christmas Tree for you and your family to enjoy.
Battaglia Ranch Christmas Tree
13580 Murphy Ave., San Martin, CA 95046
Phone Number: (408) 683-4730
Nov. 29 – Dec. 14, 2019 | 9 AM – 8 PM
Dec. 15 – 23, 2019 | 9 AM – 7 PM
Battaglia Ranch has been in the Christmas tree business for 51 years. Its Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Farm is located about 15 minutes south of San Jose, California. Look for the huge 35-foot-tall Santa Claus that greets the motorists on the west side of the freeway very near the San Martin Avenue Exit as you travel on U.S. 101 between the cities of Morgan Hill and Gilroy.
Available here at the Choose & Cut Christmas Tree Farm are Noble fir, Douglas fir, Grand fir, Fraser fir and Nordman Fir Christmas Trees that are fresh-cut and delivered from their Oregon Tree Farms. Flocked trees, wreaths, garland, greenery, flame retarding, water tree stands, tree shaking, and tree netting are some of the services that they provide. They have train and reindeer rides for the whole family to enjoy. Santa Claus will visit the ranch on November 29 to December 1 and December 7th & 8th from 11 AM until 5:30 PM and is available to take pictures at the Christmas Trees with children and families.
Black Road Christmas Tree Farms
20259 Black Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033
Phone Number: (408) 354-8472
Nov. 29 – Dec. 24, 2019 | 8 AM
One of the best things to do in Santa Clara during the holiday season is going to the Black Road Christmas Tree Farms in Los Gatos. Here, you can cut your own trees from over 40,000 large cultured Christmas trees to choose from. It is owned and operated by Robert Criswell who wanted to put his education and natural talents to work and started three of his own tree farms in 1996. In each farm, specific types of trees are carefully matched to the environment in which they will grow best. All the trees are cultured and free of chemicals.
From San Jose Hwy 17 3 mi south of Los Gatos use Bear Creek Rd exit. Straight down Frontage Road at the stop sign, left on Black Road 2 and 1/2 mi. Visitors can park at Lakeside school, next to Farm #1. Avoid midday 11-1, if you want to avoid crowds. All three locations are open during daylight hours on weekends, and only farm #3 is open during weekdays. You can have a picnic with the whole family and friends where they set up picnic tables, a sports field, and play structures for children located at Farm #3 for your enjoyment.
They also sell freshly made wreaths in three sizes and free firewood at Farm #1 while supplies last. Saws are available for cutting trees at no additional charge. Black Road Christmas Tree Farms plant up to 10,000 seedlings each year, and it takes approximately 7 years for each seedling to grow into a 6-foot tree.
JS Tabacco Ranch
19711 Skyline Blvd., Los Gatos, CA 95033
Phone Number: (408) 247-5135
Nov. 29, 2019 thru TBD
Wednesday – Friday | 10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday – Sunday | 8 AM – 5 PM
Bring your whole family up to the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains to start a family tradition and pick out the perfect tree for your home. JS Tabacco is one of the Christmas Tree Farms near Santa Clara that has got a variety of trees and the best prices on the mountain. In addition to an abundance of trees, they have beautiful picnic spots with tables for you to relax and enjoy. They also offer free coffee, tea, hot cocoa, hot cider, and candy canes.
Lone Star Tree Farm
20514 Gist Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033
Phone Number: (408) 395-0337
Nov. 28, 2019
Thanksgiving Day | 9 AM – 1 PM
Monday – Friday | 9 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday – Sunday | 8 AM – 4:30 PM
It is time again for friends and family to join together and celebrate another fantastic year. Pre-cuts Christmas trees are priced by size. Choose and cut Christmas trees are one price no matter how tall or small. They also have fresh wreaths made weekly. Lone Star has several picnic tables at the ranch so you can bring your own lunch and enjoy the day.
From Highway 17 head to Bear Creek Rd exit. Then take Frontage Road north to Black Road- – 2 miles to Gist Road – 7/10 of a mile to farm.
19970 Skyline, Los Gatos, CA 95030
Phone Number: (408) 867-5693
Nov. 29 – Dec. 22, 2019
Monday – Thursday | 10 AM – 5 PM
Friday – Sunday | 8 AM – 5 PM
McKenzie Tree Farm is are a low-key farm, that embraces a casual atmosphere, where you can get away from all the hustle and bustle. So pack up the kiddos and coolers, leash up the dog, and call all your friends. Come enjoy the great outdoors with their scenic duck pond and great holiday tunes. Cozy up to its crackling campfire and don’t forget the marshmallows. They have plenty of picnic areas for all visitors to enjoy. They will meet and greet you on your way in, hand you a saw, and let the fun begin.
Paradise Christmas Tree Farm
15220 Yvonne Drive, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Phone Number: (408) 779-2946
Nov. 29 – Dec. 24, 2019 | 9 AM – 5 PM
(Closed on Mondays)
Paradise Christmas Tree Farm is located in scenic Paradise Valley on the outskirts of Morgan Hill. This is a choose-and-cut farm where you select and cut the freshest perfect tree for your Holiday enjoyment. You may use your own saw (Chainsaws Not Allowed) or one of their saws with three-foot handles specifically designed for tree cutting ease. The Tree Farm currently has Douglas Fir and Coastal Redwood to choose from. It is one of the Christmas Tree Farms near Santa Clara that offers tree stands, tree netting, free candy canes, and hot and cold drinks.
Patchen California “Rancho”
17430 Old Summit Rd., Los Gatos, CA 95033
Phone Number: (408) 355-5259
Nov. 23 – Dec. 24, 2019 | 9 AM – 6 PM
At Patchen California, you can find almost every kind of Christmas tree available in the West. Patchen California follows organic practices. Since not all trees mature at the same rate, the fun is searching for the hillsides for your perfect one. The selection varies from year to year and this year they have Miniature Alberta Spruce, Douglas Fir, and Incense Cedar in the one-gallon sizes. The Scotch Pine, Charlie Browns are extremely popular every year.
The trees are carefully handed cultured, each one is unique, and none is perfect. The ground is covered with wood chips to control weeds, ward off insects, and help you to not get muddy. No need to put phony tree “nutrients” or flame retardant chemicals in the tree stand because your tree is absolutely FRESH. All it needs is plenty of water.
Aside from tree cutting, they also have winter activities like having bonfire daily at 4 PM, lots Of picnic areas, gift shop, mistletoe, holly, and handmade wreaths and free Santa photos in a 200-year-old sleigh. Dogs on leashes are pretty much welcome.
Peacock Tree Farm
17950 Mountain Charlie Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033
Phone Number: (408) 353-6465
Nov. 29, 2019
Friday – Sunday | 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Monday – Thursday | 12 PM – 4:30 PM
Peacock Tree Farm Los Gatos has been in business since 1966 providing customers with the best quality products and personal service. They grow White Fir, Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Sequoia Redwood, Incense Cedar, Scotch Pine, as well as some Nobles Fir and Blue Spruce. Pre-Cut Noble Fir are available while they last. Sizes range from 4′ to 20′ and they use natural growing practices.
Other than choosing and cutting a tree, they also offer Christmas wreaths, garlands, and mistletoe. They can provide visitors saws, tree shaking, trees baled, free tree trimmings. They have Santa Clara kids events, Santa appearances, porta-potties, and picnic areas. Peacock Tree Farm is a friendly, natural environment where you, your friends and family can create great memories and traditions.
Skyline Ranch Tree Farm
22246 Skyline Blvd., Los Gatos, CA 95043
Phone Number: (408) 395-0337
Nov. 29, 2019
Monday – Friday | 9 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday – Sunday | 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Skyline Ranch was first planted in 1958 and has been continuously run by the same family going on three generations now. In 1958 when the property was privately owned, 120 acres of land were planted in Christmas Trees over the course of several years. The property was acquired by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District in the early 1980s, but the Christmas Tree Farm is still owned and run today on a lease by the same family that planted the original trees. The original 120 acres planted in Christmas Trees has been reduced to its current 63 acres by the Open Space District.
Currently, they are planting new trees in order to bring up available inventory to meet the demand. They have been planting around 1,000 trees every year since 2006 and plan on continuing to plant more every year in order to fill out the tree farm to its maximum plantable capacity.
There’s no denying that the Christmas season is the best time of the year. And for kids, one of the most awaited parts is decorating a Christmas tree in your home and putting the star on top of the tree. But before everything else, you need to figure out where to get a fresh tree. These Christmas Tree Farms near Santa Clara offer everything from cut-your-own trees to choosing a pre-cut tree. Whatever your choice is, this should make the list of your Santa Clara kids activities this holiday season. Just make sure to check the farms first or call ahead before you head out to make sure they still have trees available.
Santa Clara offers so many opportunities for kids to enjoy and have fun all year round! Check out our list of resources, or browse through our Places to Go section.
Looking for more fun happenings for kids during the holiday season? Check out our 30 Days of Winter Activities for Kids in Santa Clara County blog. If you want to get rid of the cold outdoors, there are loads of fun indoor play areas in Santa Clara your kids would love to go.
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