The joy of cutting down your own Christmas tree has always fascinated me! The smell of fresh cut greens, cool winter nights and the sweet aroma of drinking hot chocolate while walking through the treefarm, is as memorable as it gets. And I loved every moment of it as a child! Now I look forward to creating these precious memories again with my own children as we search for that “perfect” Christmas tree together this holiday season.
So your convenience, I have created this list of 20+ Places to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in Southern California. From Santa Barbara to San Diego and everywhere in between, there is at least one Christmas tree farm in Southern California that is within an hour’s drive of your home.
I hope this lists helps you find that perfect festive Christmas tree for your family too!
Where To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in Los Angeles
3442 Somis Road, Somis, CA 93066
Located about an hour’s drive from LA, Haggle Tree Farm has a very popular choose-and-cut selection of Monterey Pines and Leyland Cypress trees that quickly go out of stock every season. So, the sooner you select a tree, the better. The farm has everything that you need to cut down your tree including saws, wheelbarrows, tree netting, twine and man power. Furthermore, on designated weekends, the farm offers an array of family attractions like a petting zoo and pony rides.
3800 Cochran St., Simi Valley, CA 93063
Christmas Ranch Tree Farms in Simi Valley is a full service tree farm opened weekends only that offers a large selection of Choose & Cut Monterey Pines, Aleppo Pines and Leyland Cypress in all sizes, plus a nice selection of pre-cut Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, Grand Fir, Fraser Fir and Nordman Firs — ten different species available, all offered at reasonable prices. To help cut your tree down and take it home, the farm has bow saws, wheelbarrows, mechanical shakers to clean out dry needles, tree netting, twine, stands and more. In addition to beautiful trees, they also offer firewood for sale plus free candy canes, coffee and hot chocolate!
School tours are offered any time of the year by appointment to preschool and early elementary grades. They provide information about growing trees which compliments the curriculum for teachers available through the National Christmas Tree Association.
1586 Pederson Rd., Thousand Oaks
Christmas Ranch Tree Farms in Thousand Oaks is a full service tree farm opened 7 days a week that offers a large selection of Choose & Cut Monterey Pines, Aleppo Pines and Leyland Cypress in all sizes, plus a nice selection of pre-cut Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, Grand Fir, Fraser Fir and Nordman Firs — ten different species available, all offered at reasonable prices. To help cut your tree down and take it home, the farm has bow saws, wheelbarrows, mechanical shakers to clean out dry needles, tree netting, twine, stands and more. In addition to beautiful trees, they also offer firewood for sale plus free candy canes, coffee and hot chocolate!
For the adventuresome, the Thousand Oak’s location hosts a jeep ride that takes customers over a steep hill to the far end of the farm to get their tree.
School tours are also offered any time of the year by appointment to preschool and early elementary grades. They provide information about growing trees which compliments the curriculum for teachers available through the National Christmas Tree Association.
25039 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
The Roatcap family has been in the Christmas tree business for over 45 years, growing local trees for families to choose and cut and importing beautiful firs of all types from the Pacific Northwest. Choose your favorite from Noble, Fraser, Grand, Silver, Douglas and Nordmann firs, all guaranteed fresh through Christmas.
3436 Padua Ave., Claremont, CA 91711
The historically beautiful landscape of Claremont makes it natural ground for traditional pine and cypress trees. This family run farm offers choose and cut style trees up to 11 feet tall. Tree-cutting equipment is provided, along with free candy canes and apple cider.
Where To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in Orange County
7851 Blackstar Canyon Road, Silverado, CA 92676
Over 30 acres of fresh naturally growing Christmas trees. You can choose from a traditional Monterey Pine or Leylandia tree. Size, height and overall quality determines the price of the tree. You can also choose to cut down the tree yourself or have the staff cut it down for you.
5392 Richfield Road, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Since 1977, generations of families have made Richfield Pines a part of their Christmas tradition. The farm has close to 10 acres of live, fresh, fragrant Monterrey Pines that come in all sizes. They are also the only Christmas tree farm in Orange County that has trees in the 15 feet – 26 feet size range. You can either choose a tree and have their staff cut it down on the spot, or reserve a tree and have them cut it at a later date. As a bonus, the farm gives out free boughs and other fresh green trim with the purchase any tree.
29932 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Located just off the 5 freeway between Avery and Junipero Serra, Farmakis Farms is a tree farm that is a great place for a family roam and choose the right tree for their home. The family-owned business offers trees including the Leyland Cypress and the Monterey Pine. Douglas, Fraser, Noble and Nordmann Firs are also available as pre-cut trees that come from a farm in Oregon.
Where To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in Riverside
19255 Wood Road, Perris, CA 92570
Sand Haven Pines is where trees and traditions grow. Explore their huge selection of Monterey Pine trees in both their choose-and-cut or reservation sections. For guests, they offer a warm fire on cold winter nights, free candy canes handed out by Santa Claus, a free bounce house for the kids, complimentary coffee, popcorn and balloons.
6852 Scott Rd, Menifee, CA 92584
The Wickerd farm was originally established in 1904 by the Wickerd family and has remained in the family ever since. They sell choose and cut Monterrey Pine trees, a native coniferous tree to California. They offer an early tree reservation system in November, where you can pick a tree on the farm and pick it up at a later date.
Where To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in San Bernardino
11445 Locust Ave. Bloomington, CA 92316
Christmas Conifers Christmas Tree farm has been a cornerstone of the Christmas Tree business for over 30 years throughout the Inland Empire. They have 1000’s of the best grown Christmas trees ranging in size from 5 foot up to 17 foot. Families are welcome to visit the farm’s goats and take pictures alongside the many picture stands.
Where To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in San Diego
300 Pepper Drive, El Cajon, CA 92021
For over forty years people from all around San Diego have made Family Christmas Tree Farm a part of their holiday traditions. Opening the day after Thanksgiving, homes, churches, theaters and schools become filled with the fragrance of the Northwest with our beautiful pre-cut Noble, Douglas, Grand and Fraser firs, along with potted Spruce, Cedar, Cypress and Rosemary. They also have hay wagon rides, farm animals and a straw-bale playpen. School tours are available by reservation only.
18425 Highland Valley Rd., Ramona, CA
Highland Valley Christmas Tree Farm is also home to the Principe di Tricase Winery. Families can come for the wonder of the property or for their very special Italian wishing tree. This tradition that crossed the Atlantic with the farm’s family will delight your holiday guests: the tree’s piney limbs become host to the written wishes. You’ll find Monterey Pine or Leyland Cypress, but you supply the wishes. Prices start at only $10* per foot, with 20% off for military families and 10% off for senior citizens. When you choose your own tree, the staff will cut, shake, net and even drill a hole in the trunk for your stand for no additional cost.