25 places across Southern California to pick up the perfect Christmas tree
There are few holiday décor decisions you’ll be forced to confront as often and as visibly each year as choosing the Christmas tree upon which lights are strung, under which presents are stacked and around which so much merriment is made.
If you’re ill-prepared, the time-honored tradition of tackling your tannenbaum and bringing it home can be super stressful (cue “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”).
There’s no need to get your needles in a knot, though. Just get your hands on the right information — and maybe a hand saw — and your adventures in coniferous acquisition will go as smoothly as that last can of Who hash up the chimney.
To that end, we’ve revisited last year’s list of Southland Christmas tree lots. We’ve added a few new ones and updated the rest (it should come as no surprise that some have changed location, switched up hours, increased prices or some combination of the three) in hopes that you’ll find some place to pick the perfect pine.
Heavy on long-running, family-owned lots and choose-and-cut tree farms (in case your inner arborist is curious, you’ll find firs at the former and mostly Monterey pines and Leyland cypress at the latter), the 25 options below cover a lot of ground, from Ventura in the north to San Juan Capistrano in the south.
Times staff writer Lisa Boone contributed to this report.
Avalon Nursery & Ceramics
Bennett’s Best Christmas Trees & Pumpkins
As a hedge against COVID-19, arrangements can be made to purchase your tree and other items without entering the lot. Open Nov. 25 through Dec. 24 (or until all the trees are gone) 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Big Wave Dave’s Christmas Trees
Chamberlain Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Farm
Chauvet Tree Farms
Christmas Ranch Tree Farms
Christmas Tree House
Hagle Tree Farms
Lopez Ranch Pumpkins & Christmas Trees
Mount Eagle Christmas Tree Lot
Mr. Jingle’s Christmas Trees
Open starting Nov. 24, special Thanksgiving Day hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Farmers Market location and then 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Richfield Pines Christmas Tree Farm
Rye Farms Christmas Tree Farm
Sand Haven Pines
Santa & Sons Christmas Tree Lot
Santa and Mikey’s Fresh Christmas Trees
Shawn’s Christmas Trees
Tapia Bros. Farm
YMCA of the Foothills Christmas Tree Lot
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