Thank you to Speer Family Farms for sponsoring our 510families round-up of terrific Christmas tree lots and farms in the East Bay. Wonderland Trees by Speer offers a fun, exciting atmosphere for children at their three Bay Area locations.
Looking for fun family-friendly Christmas tree lots in the East Bay? Look no further. Here are a few noteworthy Christmas tree spots, lots, and farms.
Find your Christmas tree at Wonderland Trees
Speer Family Farms Wonderland Trees: Speer Family Farms Wonderland Trees: With three locations, your kid is bound to have loads of extra fun while you choose the perfect Christmas tree. They specialize in Nobles and silver tips but also cary rare varieties. The Alameda Point location has a 4 story tall mega ship slide, Human Hamster Balls and a petting zoo for the kids (with tree purchase). Emeryville has a carousel bounce house. You will find all types and sizes of trees as well as flocking services. Delivery available. Opens 11/18 for the 2018 season. Locations are open from 10am to 9pm daily.
Emeryville Wonderland Trees: Bay Street Shopping Center 5600 Shellmound St.
Alameda Wonderland Trees: 2453 Hancock Street
Tracy Wonderland Trees: West Valley Mall at 3200 Naglee Rd.
Christmas tree lots in Berkeley and North
Berkeley Christmas tree spots
East Bay Nursery offers your pick of evergreens: living and cut trees, garlands, wreaths, and that natural piney smell.
PRE-ORDER from Cal Forestry Club, they sell sustainably harvested trees from the Sierras as a fundraiser. You can pre-order using the link and pick up on campus for a reasonable price and support the Forestry Club. (Exact dates not yet available)
Not a Christmas tree lot per se, Berkeley Bowl sells trees. Pick up a tree with your groceries and be done.
Albany & El Cerrito Christmas tree favorites
Flowerland Nursery & Store in Albany has a more relaxing vibe. They sell Christmas trees, wreaths, cuttings and ornaments while Highwire Coffee serves up at the vintage airstream trailer on the grounds.
Delancey Street Trees El Cerrito supports the community in a positive way. Find mistletoe, indoor tree lights, decorated wreaths, living potted pines, tree removal bags and water bowls. No frills. 10496 San Pablo Blvd.
Richmond Christmas tree spot
Richmond ABC Tree Farms is part of a large chain of Christmas tree lots including at the Hilltop Mall.
Martinez Christmas tree farm
Alhambra Tree Farm in Martinez is off the beaten path, but not too far away, and is a small family-owned operation that sounds very sweet. Opens November 23 with both pre-cut and u-cut trees.
Christmas tree lots in Oakland and South
Oakland Christmas tree spots
Delancey Street Tree in Temescal & Trestle Glen 5601 Telegraph Ave. & 3600 Park Blvd
Emeryville: Visit Bay Street to pick up a Wonderland Trees Christmas Tree and day of fun along with your holiday shopping. See Wonderland Trees website.
Castro Valley Christmas Tree Farm is open Friday November 23. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, offering many kinds of trees that you can choose and cut yourself. Enjoy an old-fashioned walk in the woods in the East Bay hills. Cash or check only.
ABC Tree Farms in Fremont at 4020 Fremont Hub.
Christmas tree lots in Alameda
Alameda Wonderland Trees
Visit Alameda Point and Wonderland Trees Christmas Tree for a super fun outing along with your Christmas tree. Includes bouncy slides and more. See Wonderland Trees website.
Christmas tree lots further East
Walnut Creek: Clayton Valley Farm offers fresh-cut Christmas trees and lots of holiday fun from Friday, November 25th through Sunday, December 18th, 2016. Open until 9pm. Cookie decorating and kids activities in The Greenhouse; train operates weekends 9 am to dusk weather permitting. Get a photo with Santa Sunday, November 27th.
ABC Tree Farms has two additional locations at 1550 Solano Way, Concord and 4650 Delta Fair Blvd, Antioch
Best Bay Area Christmas tree farms (Worth the drive)
Sebastapol's Reindeer Ridge includes train rides and tools for cutting your own tree. Pre-cut trees also available if you can't handle the saw. Open from Thanksgiving to Christmas every day but Wednesdays. [Read about Sally's family's trip to Reindeer Ridge for Christmas trees!]
Santa Cruz' Patchen Tree farm promises a mountain adventure complete with free wifi, cider, Santa Claus and rugged good times. Open November 17 through December 23. See hours and prices in this handy grid printable.
What's your MO when choosing a tree with your family? Fun and games? Price? Tradition? Something to do with an ax? Did we miss your favorite? Share in the comments. Find more to do in our East Bay Holiday Guide.
Thank you to Speer Family Farms, Wonderland Trees for sponsoring our guide to finding Christmas trees.
[Photos used with permission; top photo provided by Speer Family Farms; bottom photo via deposit photos]