Thank you to Speer Family Farms for sponsoring our 510families round-up of terrific Christmas tree lots and farms.
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:
For a carnival atmosphere:
Speer Family Farms Wonderland Trees: With two East Bay locations, your kid is bound to have loads of extra fun while you choose the perfect Christmas tree. The Emeryville Bay Street location has a 4 story tall mega ship slide and a petting zoo for the kids. Alameda Ferry Point location has a mega rainbow slide and jumpy houses. You will find all types and sizes of trees as well as flocking services. Opens 11/20 for the 2017 season.
Emeryville Wonderland Trees: Bay Street Shopping Center 5600 Shellmound St.
Alameda Wonderland Trees: 2171 Monarch St
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For a quick stop:
Delancey Street tree lots support the community in a positive way. Locations in Berkeley, Oakland, and El Cerrito. Find mistletoe, indoor tree lights, decorated wreaths, living potted pines, tree removal bags and water bowls. No bouncy house. No frills.
Even quicker, OSH sells trees. So does Berkeley Bowl. Pick up a tree with your groceries or holiday lights and be done.
Reader Lesly loves to wander through Flowerland in Albany where they name the trees. Or stop by East Bay Nursery and have your pick of evergreens. Living and cut trees, garlands, wreaths, and that natural piney smell.
Cal Forestry Club sells sustainably harvested trees from the Sierras as a fundraiser Dec. 4-10th. You can pre-order using the link and pick up on campus for a reasonable price and support the Forestry Club. Thanks to reader Audrey for the tip.
ABC Tree Farms is a large chain of Tree Lots that has four East Bay locations and will provide a fresh cut on your tree's trunk, load and tie the tree on your car. (Bring cash to tip the workers.)
4020 Fremont Hub, Fremont, CA 94538
4000 San Pablo Ave, Hercules, CA 94547
1550 Solano Way, Concord, CA 94520
4650 Delta Fair Blvd, Antioch, CA 94509
For a whole day of Christmas cheer:
The Castro Valley Christmas Tree Farm is open Friday through Sunday from November 26 to December 18 from 9 to 5, 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.
Clayton Valley Farm in Walnut Creek 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.
Head out to Sebastapol for Reindeer Ridge like Ava and Lola did. They loved the experience, which includes train rides and cutting your own tree. Open from Thanksgiving to Christmas every day but Wednesdays.
Reader Kristen likes to head out for a mountain outing to Santa Cruz Patchen Tree farm where they offer free wifi, cider, Santa Claus and rugged good times. Open November 19 through Christmas Eve. See hours and prices in this handy printable.
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. Last year, kids could pet baby calves. We are awaiting confirmation on animals for this year.
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.
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