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Where to Get Your Christmas Tree in San Diego (Nov. 20222)

Where to get Christmas trees in San Diego

If you're longing for a real Christmas tree or if you're just looking for a new spot, here's your list of tree farms and lots.

Some of these are u-cut and some are pre-cut, but either way you'll get the fresh invigorating pine scent, some new family memories and you may even find more than just trees; like Santa, wine or hot cocoa... 😉

(Local nurseries and stores like Home Depot, Lowes & Wal-Mart also carry Christmas Trees.)

Before you read on, here are some tips that you should know first.

Christmas Tree tips you might want to know before you go:

  • FIRST, MEASURE THE SPACE for the tree to fit; or you could risk getting a tree that won't even fit

  • Bring your truck or SUV if you have one; but most of these places will actually deliver!

  • Bring a tarp or blanket to protect your car, and something to tie the tree down, but most of these places will net, load and tie your tree down for you

  • The U-cut places will have saws available, but you can also ask them to cut down your chosen tree for you

  • Opt for the shaking & netting even if it cost a few bucks more; ask if they don't mention it

  • Some of these places will flock your tree with "snow" if you want to get some "real" winter vibes

How to care for your fresh-cut Christmas Tree when you get it home:

  • DO NOT put your Christmas tree near a fireplace, heater vents, direct sun or any other heat sources

  • Always keep your Christmas tree water full and check it 2-3 times a day (you'll be surprises how fast your tree will drink the water!)

  • Have a broom or vacuum handy because you'll find lots of tree nettles all over the place

What should you do with your tree once Christmas is over?

  • Recycle or dispose of it properly; a couple of these places will actually remove the tree that you bought from them and even clean up your space!

  • The City of San Diego has a list of 17 drop-off locations (flyer)

  • Waste Management, your local recycling or green waste services and some local nurseries will have tree removal or recycling programs available so check their websites, newsletters or emails that should have the info you need.

  • Most of these programs are only available for a limited time, so make sure you take advantage of them before they close or you'll be stuck with a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree for an entire year. ;)




Mission Hills Nursery: delivery available, pre-order

Walter Anderson Nursery: not sure if they have Christmas Trees?

Armstrong Garden Centers: delivery and in-store pick up available



🎄 Pre-cut tree lot. 🚗 Delivery avail.

🎄 Pre-cut tree lot. 🚗 Delivery avail.

🎄 Pre-cut tree lot. 🚗 Delivery avail. 💻 Order online, in-house stand set-up, removal & clean up! (Perfect for grandparents 👵🏻 or those with mobility impairments.)

🎄 Pre-cut tree lot. 🚗 Delivery avail, in-house stand set-up and trimming to fit inside your house.

🎄 Pre-cut tree lot. 🚗 Delivery avail. Flocking & fireproofing avail. $5 off coupon linked.

🎄 Pre-cut tree lot. 🚗 Delivery avail.

🎄 Pre-cut tree lot

🎄⚔️ U-CUT Tree Farm! and pre-cut trees. 🚗 Delivery avail. 🐶 Dogs welcome.

🎄 Pre-cut tree lot. 🎅🏼 Santa photos, kids activities, wagon rides.

🎄 Pre-cut tree lot

🎄⚔️ U-CUT Tree Farm! and pre-cut trees. 🍷 Wine/cocoa, live music, kids activities 🐐 🚂 . 10% discount for teachers, firefighters, military and seniors.

🎄⚔️ U-CUT Tree Farm! and pre-cut trees. Kids Fun: Pony rides 🐴 , petting zoo 🐐 , DIY ornament making.

🎄 Pre-cut tree lot

🎄 Pre-cut tree lot. 🎅🏼 Santa photos, 🎨 family paint night, 🍷 sangria/dranks, live music.

🎄⚔️ U-CUT & THEY-CUT Tree Farm! and pre-cut trees. 🎅🏼 Santa photos, free popcorn, free jumpy, snacks, shopping, tree flocking available. $5 off coupon linked.



🎄 Pre-cut tree lot

📆 2022: Nov. 19 - Dec. 25

🕰 Mon-Fri 10-10; Sat & Sun 8-10

🚗 Delivery

If you live near the beach, this is a good place to come. Their trees come straight from tree farms in the Oregon Cascade Mountains. They've been running this tree lot since 1992. They'll do it all for you and will even deliver!

PERKS: They'll load it AND tie it down for you. They even deliver!

📍 870 Garnet Ave. (at Bayard), Pacific Beach




🎄 Pre-cut tree lot

📆 2022: Nov. 26 - Dec. 24

🕰 Daily 9-8:30

🚗 Delivery

Fresh cut Oregon Christmas trees. Some of them are flocked. They also have wreaths and other tree trimming decor.

PERKS: They'll net it, load it AND tie it down for you. They even deliver!

📍 4439 Genesee Ave., Clairemont


IG: @valleyviewchristmastree (not current)

FB: @ValleyViewChristmasTrees (not current)


MR. JINGLES CHRISTMAS TREES (Belmont Park, Clairemont/PB, La Jolla, Bankers Hill)

🎄 Pre-cut tree lot

📆 2022: Nov. 26 - Dec. ?

🕰 Mon-Thur 11-9; Fri-Sun 9-9

🚗 Delivery & in-house set up!

This is the one-stop shop because they have it all and do it all. Order online or in buy in person, have it delivered, they'll install it for you properly in the stand and will even come back to remove it and clean it all up! Check out their Christmas tree light decorating too.

This one is perfect for older people or those with mobility limitations to have one delivered and removed after Christmas, so all they have to do is decorate it!

TRIMS: Wreaths, garland, tree stands, water bowls, lights, tree skirts, ornaments, etc.

PERKS: They'll net it, load it and tie it down for you. Order it online for delivery and proper stand set-up in your house. They'll even have a removal team come take it away AND clean it all up!! They seriously do it all. (This is a great option for grandparents 👵🏻 or those with impaired mobility.)

📍 3901 Clairemont Dr., Clairemont/PB

📍 6710 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla

📍 526 Grape St., Bankers Hill/Balboa Park




🎄 Pre-cut tree lot

📆 2022: Nov. 26 - Dec. 24

🕰 Everyday 9am-9pm

🚗 Delivery

Come out and support this great local family-owned company. Their customer service is amazing and they'll help make your tree just perfect for you. Their Noble & Douglas Firs come straight from tree farms in Salem, OR. They'll trim your tree just so, load it, tie it down or they'll deliver it instead. They'll even flock (non-toxic) it for you if you want those snowy feels.

TRIMS: Wreaths, garland, fresh foliage and even mistletoe

PERKS: They'll net it, load it and tie it down for you. Delivery, proper stand set-up in your house, and they'll trim it down to fit inside your house.

📍 1360 Discovery St., San Marcos

📍 707 West Vista Way, Vista

📍 10510 Marauder Way, Mira Mesa


IG: @tomslocation (not current)

FB: @TomsLocation (not current)


PINERY CHRISTMAS TREES (Bonita, Mission Valley, Del Mar, Rancho Bernardo, Murrieta)

🎄 Pre-cut tree lot

📆 2022: Nov. 20 - Dec. 24

🕰 Mon-Thu 10-9; Fri-Sun 9-9

🚗 Delivery

There are 5 different locations for these Christmas Tree stations that are filled with several different types of firs. They've got Natural Noble Fir, Nordman Fir, Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Fraser Fir and Balsam Fir. Flocking, fireproofing & delivery are also available.

TRIMS: Wreaths, garland, poinsettias, rosemary trees, stands, water bowls, tree disposal bags

PERKS: They'll net it, load it and tie it down for you. Delivery, flocking & fireproofing available.

TIP: Download a $5 OFF COUPON here before you go! Coupon must be presented in person or upon home delivery.

💵 2021 Pricing

Douglas Fir $100-$130

Grand Fir $120-$160

Noble Fir $60-$190

Nordman Fir $130-$190

📍 Bonita: 5354 Sweetwater Rd.; 619-475-8733

📍 Mission Valley: 1750 Camino Del Rio N.; 619-692-3929

📍 Del Mar: 14550 1/2 El Camino Real; 858-583-1815

📍 Rancho Bernardo: 13421 Highland Valley Rd.; 858-487-5128

📍 Murrieta: just off I-15 at Murrieta Hot Springs Rd.; 858-566-7466


PURDY TREE FARMS (Del Mar, Carlsbad)

🎄 Pre-cut tree lot

📆 2022: Nov. 25 - Dec. 24

🕰 *see below

🚗 Delivery

This is a family-owned and operated full-service Christmas tree lot.

TRIMS: Wreaths, garlands, tree stands, water bowls, & more.

PERKS: Delivery (Del Mar), fireproofing, tree loading & custom flocking.

TIP: Sign up for their newsletter for a 10% discount.

📍 Del Mar Fairgrounds: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 92014

Hrs: Sun-Thur 9-3; Fri & Sat 9-9; Thanksgiving Day 9-3

📍 The Shoppes at Carlsbad: 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 92008

Hrs: Mon-Fri 10-9; Sat/Sun 9-9; Thanksgiving Day 9-3




🎄 Pre-cut tree lot

📆 2022: Nov. 19 - Dec. 24

🕰 Mon-Fri 2-8; Sat/Sun 9-9

Out with the pumpkins and in with the trees; the name hasn't changed, but their inventory sure has. Not much info is available online or Instagram. Looks like they have some cute holiday photo ops though.

📍 1200 Laurel Tree Lane, Carlsbad




🎄⚔️ U-CUT Tree Farm! & pre-cut trees

📆 2022: Nov. 25 - Dec. 24

🕰 Daily 10-9

🚗 Delivery

This is the largest "choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm in San Diego with over 10,000 acres of farm land and 12,000 trees. With that many trees you know this has to be the freshest and cleanest air to breathe as you choose your tree to cut down. They also have living trees that you can plant after Christmas is over and watch it grow every year! You can also buy a baby tree seedling to plant too. This is such a wonderful family-run tree farm they've been in business since 1972.

TRIMS: Wreaths, garland, scented potpourri, cinnamon brooms, holiday candles, ornaments, lights, gift cards and more.

PERKS: They'll net it, load it and tie it down for you. Delivery available.

🐶 Dogs are welcome

💵 2021 Pricing

Noble Fir $40-$700

Douglas Fir $60-$280

Grand Fir $70-$300

Nordmann Fir $80-$700

Fraser Fir $100-$330

Monterrey Pine $10/ft

Snow Flocked Trees $100-$250

📍 300 Pepper Dr., El Cajon



🎄 Pre-cut tree lot

📆 2022: Nov. 25 - Dec. 17

🕰 Tue-Fri 3-8; Sat 10-7; (closed Sun & Mon)

🎅🏼📸 Santa Photos & Kids Activities!

Check off your Santa & Tree traditions here in just one day! That's right, I said Santa! So dress the kiddos up for Santa photos (schedule below) and bring a change of clothes for tree picking and playing on all of Oma's usual activities (separate ticket purchase).

Activities: cottonseed mountain, petting zoo, playgrounds, bikes, games and more. They have freshly cut Douglas, Noble & Balsam Firs and they'll net it, load it and tie it down for you too.

TIP: Sign up for the wagon ride on-site. This is a really fun 12 minute farm tour and you'll even go into the dairy barn and see the cows chewing & mooing. (I highly recommend this, it will be the highlight of your visit here.)

🎅🏼📸 SANTA PHOTOS: Nov. 26 and Dec. 3 from 10:30-3. Cost depends on your photo package. *(Make sure your Santa Photo Appointment time matches your Admission Date & Time!)

🎅🏼📚 STORIES WITH SANTA: Dec. 10 at 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. Dec. 17 at 11am, 12pm & 1pm. Included with admission.

"PAY TO PLAY" ADMISSION is REQUIRED for everyone entering the play area, including adults. All Pay to Play tickets must be purchased online prior to arrival.

COST: $9/adult ages 14+; $14/child ages 2-13; $5/wagon ride (buy at gate); Free for under 2

🐶 Service dogs only

💵 Trees start at $41.95 (no admission if you're just buying a tree)

📍 14950 El Monte Rd., Lakeside




🎄 Pre-cut tree lot (not a u-cut)

📆 2022: Nov. 25 - Dec. 24

🕰 none listed, I'll try to find out and update

This 74 year family tradition is still going strong with their Christmas Tree Ranch. Last year they sold out in a week, so make sure you get here early. They tried to plan ahead for this year so hopefully they'll be open for longer. Their trees are fresh-cut locally from the surrounding hills of Julian. The white fir trees are "only the TOPS of mature tall trees...This process is labor intensive, but we carry on the keep our forest regenerating for future generations."

TRIMS: Hand-made wreaths, garland, foliage arrangements; large sizes over 48" must be pre-ordered

📍 1464 Highway 78, Julian

📞 619-987-1330



🎄⚔️ U-CUT or THEY-CUT Tree Farm! & pre-cut trees

📆 2022: Nov. 25 - Dec. 18

🕰 Thur & Fri 12-4; Sat/Sun 9-4; Mon-Wed by appt only

🚂 Kids Activities!

This is the perfect place to spend your tree hunting day with wine, Italian food, music and lots of activities for the kids! (The owners of this tree farm also own Principe di Tricase Winery. ;) All it takes is "Nothing but water, sunshine and love" to grow these trees; they don't spray these trees for insects or pests. Walk their grounds to choose your tree and either cut it yourself or ask them to cut it for you. They also have pre-cut Noble Firs.

ACTIVITIES: Check out their full lineup of activities that will keep everyone entertained for the entire day! They've got Italian food 🍝, wine tasting🍷, live music Fri-Sun at 12 🎶, petting zoo 🐐, train ride 🚂 , kid's workshops, hot cider/mulled wine, tea/coffee, hot cocoa bombs and more!

PERKS: They'll cut it, shake it and net it for free

💵 $18/ft up to 10'; $20/ft for over 10'; 10% discount for teachers, firefighters, military and seniors (2021 pricing)

📍 18425 Highland Valley Rd., Ramona




🎄⚔️ U-CUT & THEY-CUT Tree Farm! Live potted & pre-cut trees

📆 2022: Nov. 25 - "mid-Dec."

🕰 Mon-Fri 12-5; Sat/Sun 9-5

🐴. Kids Weekend Activities

Get yourself a country Christmas Tree this year. They've got all the cutting tools you'll need so just walk around the farm and find your tree. You can always ask them to cut it down for you too. Every year they plant new Christmas trees and have been doing this for over 10 years.

RESERVE YOUR TREE: If you can't get out there until later, you can pay for and reserve a tree that you can schedule for a later date to go cut it. They also have live-potted trees that you can plant after Christmas is over.

🐴 WEEKEND ACTIVITIES: If you go on the weekend the kids will have some fun! They've got a petting zoo, pony rides and DIY ornament making for kids this year. Cost: $7/petting zoo, $7/pony rides, free? ornament making

PERKS: They'll cut it, shake it and net it for you $2 extra.

TIP: Sign up for their email list for coupons and tips for how to take care of your tree.

💵 $14/ft for trees (2021 pricing)

📍 620 Haverford Rd., Ramona




🎄 Pre-cut tree lot

📆 2022: day after Thanksgiving - Dec. 23

🕰 Daily 10-7

Get a flair for that country Christmas when you head out of the city and into Ramona. Pick out a Noble, Douglas, Fir or Grand Fir for your Christmas tree this year. All trees are freshly pre-cut. Not much other info is available. Cash or credit.

📍 842 Highway 78, Ramona




🎄 Pre-cut tree lot

📆 2022: Nov. 26 - Dec. ?

🕰 (?) Tue-Sun 11-8; closed Mon

🎅🏼📸 Free Santa Photos!

🎨 Family paint night

They've got the perfect combination of trees, hot cocoa, sangria and Santa! You'll be entranced by this ambiance of live music, twinkling lights, the smell of fresh pine, artisanal gifts and drinks (hot cocoa, cider, wine 🍷) to warm you up!

Every weekend brings different activities & events, check their Instagram feed & stories for updates. Some examples include: paint & sip nights, workshops & classes with local business owners, arts & crafts.


FREE PHOTOS every Sunday from 4-6pm on Dec. 4, 11 & 18. No reservations are needed. 2022 IG Post


Dec. 15, 2022 from 6-7:30pm. $25/pp (1/2 proceeds donated to Autism & Arts Foundation). RSVP required.

📍 1924 E Mission Rd., Fallbrook




🎄⚔️ U-CUT or THEY-CUT Tree Farm! Live potted & pre-cut trees

📆 2022: Nov. 19-Dec. ? (closed Thanksgiving). Weekend activities start Dec. 1

🕰 NOV: weekdays 11-5, weekends 8-5; DEC: weekdays 11-7, weekends 8-7

🎅🏼📸 Free Santa Photos & kids fun!

Start a new family tradition by cutting down your own Christmas tree. You can cut it down yourself or you can ask them to cut it down for you. Either way you'll take home a freshly cut tree that will fill your house up with that invigorating fresh pine scent. But, Oh ho ho nooo, that's not all you'll find here...

🍿 WEEKEND ACTIVITIES! Free Santa Photos & candy canes, snack bar with hot/cold drinks, shopping, free coffee, free popcorn, free bouncy house!

🎅🏼📸 Santa can be found here waiting to take photos with you in front of your new tree! (BYO Camera and maybe a tripod. ;) He's giving out candy canes 🍭 and kids can tell him what their Christmas wishes are. Afterward, cuddle around the warm fire 🔥 with your FREE popcorn 🍿 and coffee ☕️ while the kiddos have some fun in the jumpy! 🤸🏻‍♂️ (*weekends only)

PERKS: They'll cut & carry it, shake it, net it and install a tree stand, load it on your car and tie it down for you (what service!). Tree flocking is available too.

TIP: Download a $5 OFF COUPON here before you go!

📍 19255 Wood Rd., Perris






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