15 Bay Area Christmas tree farms to check out in 2023

Looking to start out your seasonal festivities with a visit to a tree farm? Here’s a sampling of local options.


Speer Family Farms: Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily beginning Nov. 18 at 2453 Hancock St. This family owned tree farm offers a wide variety of locally grown “Wonderland” trees including Noble, Nordman, Grand and Fraser firs, as well as wreaths and custom flocking. In addition to the in-person lot, online ordering and delivery is also available.


Smith Family Farms: Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends Nov. 18 through Dec. 18 at 4350 Sellers Ave. This farm features fresh Douglas, Noble and Grand firs from Oregon and Washington, with sizes ranging from tiny tabletop trees to 11-foot Goliaths. Don’t forget to check out the country store’s assortment of holiday gifts and decorations, or stop by for visits from Santa from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.


Castro Valley Christmas Tree Farm: Open from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday-Sunday, beginning Nov. 24 at 7001 Miller Road. Bring the family out for a unique outdoor experience where you can not only cut down a fresh Christmas tree, but also enjoy the natural beauty of the East Bay Hills. The farm will provide everything you need, including site maps, saws and twine. Choose from a wide variety of tree species and sizes. Trees range in price from $119.95 to $130.


Silveyville Christmas Tree Farm: Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday-Sunday beginning Nov. 24 at 6248 Silveyville Road. In business since 1979, Silveyville has more than 15,000 trees with five different species to choose from, plus fresh-cut trees from Oregon. While you shop, enjoy sleigh rides, duck rides, play areas for the kids, complimentary popcorn and apple cider, or step into the gift shop for some seasonal shopping.


Santa’s Tree Farm and Village: Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends Nov. 18 through Dec. 23 at 78 Pilarcitos Creek Road (Highway 92). Founded in 1972, Santa’s Tree Farm is a 487-acre choose-and-cut Christmas tree lot with four tree types growing on site, as well as a Santa’s Village featuring fun holiday activities and events for the whole family. Cut-your-own trees are $86.86. Pre-cut trees are individually priced.

Ski Lane Tree Farm: Open from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends beginning Nov. 18 at 2750 Cabrillo Highway. This family-owned farm has a great selection of pre-cut Noble firs, Douglas firs and silver tip trees, plus wreaths in various sizes, cedar garlands and wooden reindeers available for purchase. The farm also has a rotating service of food and drink vendors like Sam’s ChowderMobile and Mister Softee available on site for all your tasty treat needs.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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