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Half Moon Bay Christmas Tree Farms

Half Moon Bay Christmas Tree Farms

 

Nothing ushers in the holiday season like choosing and cutting your own farm fresh Christmas tree. Those with younger children can create cherished family memories that will last a lifetime.

Half Moon Bay is home to many wonderful Christmas tree farms that are just a short drive away. Please be advise, though, the drought has impacted local growers, so we encourage you to call the farms before traveling to them. Ask them about the conditions of the trees and their selections.

Not feeling so adventurous? Try a Half Moon Bay Christmas tree lot. It can be a great alternative and just as much fun for your kids, since many of the Christmas tree farms and lots offer extras such as hot cider, hay rides and more. Visit the links below and see which one will best meet your specific needs. Again, be sure to call before you go!

For even more Half Moon Bay Christmas and Winter Holiday inspired events and activities, click here

Half Moon Bay Christmas Tree Farms

 

Lemos Family Farm – Choose and Cut ???

12320 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA   (650) 726-2342

Explorer1.com Review – They have a very limited selection of choose and cut trees, so you may want to call and ask them about the quality and selection of their trees before you make the trip.

The family farm does specialize in year round activities for children such as pony rides, tractor/train rides, petting zoo, seasonal themed activities, etc.  Adults may find the seasonal decorations and crowds a little much, but children seem to love it!

Rancho Siempre Verde Christmas Tree Farm  — Choose and Cut

2250 Cabrillo Highway, Pescadero, CA   (650) 326-9103
Open: Nov. 23 thru Dec 22  Hours: Weekends 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Directions: From Half Moon Bay, travel 25 miles south on Highway 1 (five miles south of Pigeon Point Lighthouse).
Varieties: Douglas Fir, Monterey Pine,  Arizona Cypress, Sequoia, Incense Cedar.
Additional Features: rope swing, picnic area, tractor rides, marshmallows roasting, romp in the hay, and wreath making.

Santa's Tree Farm — Choose and Cut

78 Pilarcitos Creek Rd., Half Moon Bay   (650) 726- 2246

Open: Nov. 25 thru Dec. 24
Hours: Weekends 9 am to 5 pm, Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm.
Directions: From 280, travel west on Highway 92 to Pilarcitos Creek Rd. From Highway 1, travel Highway 92 east to Pilarcitos Creek Rd.
Varieties: Monterey Pine, Noble Fir, Douglas Fir, Redwood, Grand Fir, White Fir
Additional Features: Village, candy canes, hot apple cider, and visits from Santa on weekends. Train rides are available on weekends.

Skyline Tree Farm  — Choose and Cut

20514 Gist Rd, Los Gatos, CA  (408) 395-0337

Open: Day after Thanksgiving
Hours: Weekdays 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Weekends 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Directions: The farm is located on Skyline Blvd/Hwy 35, 1 mile south of Page Mill Rd., or 6 miles north of Highway 9.
Varieties: Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine, Monterey Pine and Sequoia
   

For even more Half Moon Bay Christmas and Winter Holiday inspired events and activities, click here

Do you want to expand your Half Moon Bay Christmas tree farms search to other areas? Click here to search Santa Cruz (45 miles south) or you can also select an area from our Destination Explorer!

Half Moon Bay Christmas Tree Lots

4-C's Christmas Trees (Pumpkin Patch in October) – Pre-cut trees

12371 San Mateo Rd., (Hwy 92), Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone: (650) 726-9614 

Pastorino Gifts & Plants – Pre-cut trees

12391 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone: (650) 726-6440

We transform our gift barn to meet the magic of Christmas. We have holiday trim, ornaments, trees, gifts, garland, poinsettias, and fresh wreaths for sale. All of our displays truly bring Christmas to the coastside.                                     

Repetto Florist and Nursery – Pre-cut trees

12331 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA  Phone: (650) 726-6414.

Explorer1 review: They have a nice variety of precut Christmas trees. The staff is very helpful and friendly.

Tom and Pete's – Pre-cut trees

270 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019  (650) 726-7500

Explorer1.com Review – If you are looking for a pre-cut noble fir, in our opinion, there is no better place to buy than Tom and Pete's.  They have a great selection of trees and the staff is very helpful. 
   

For even more Half Moon Bay Christmas and Winter Holiday inspired events and activities, click here

Do you want to expand your Half Moon Bay Christmas tree farms search to other areas? Click here to search Santa Cruz (45 miles south) or you can also select an area from our Destination Explorer!

What’s on Tap
this Winter

Events

Half Moon Bay Fall Festivals & Events:

 

Pacific Coast Dream Machines April 24, 2016 – 10am to 4pm

Half Moon Bay Airport – Rare and custom cars, motorcycles, military aircraft, antique engines and tractors at Pacific Coast Dream Machines.

Whale Watching – Dec. through May. Half Moon Bay (415) 474-3385.

Elephant Seal Watching – December is breeding season. Año Nuevo State Reserve has a large colony of northern elephant seals that assemble there each winter.

 

For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Half Moon Bay.

Attractions

Top Fall Attractions in Half Moon Bay:

Fall is a Great Time to Visit the Coast!

Early Fall is generally some of the best weather on the coast. Plan a visit with your family or an escape for a romantic weekend.

Half Moon Bay Fishing 

Fishing is a big draw. Check out our fishing page for more info.

Open Spaces

Open space, and beaches are Half Moon Bay’s true claim to fame.

Whale Watching – Whale Watching December through May

Half Moon Bay 415 474-3385

 

For more information on local attractions, click on the Half Moon Bay Attractions or Recreational Activities.

 

Advisories

The Region’s Fall Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. During the pumpkin season, traffic in to and out of Half Moon Bay can be extremely challenging – especially during the Art & Pumpkin Festival weekend. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to www.caltrans.com to learn about road conditions.

Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.

EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.