Time for tinsel

Several local farms cater to the season

FRESH PINE “Choose and cut” or retail tree farms add the perfect addition to the holidays.
The season of giving is upon us and that’s not complete without smells of pumpkin spice and pine. The time-honored tradition of taking loved ones by the hand and meandering through tree lots in search of that perfect douglas fir or blue spruce is now. You know the location—and the tree is just the right size—that box of pristine ornaments and family heirlooms has been dusted off.

Whether they’re glass, intricate globes, handmade trinkets or cute little elves, there’s no denying this is something you’ve looked forward to all year long. Grab the mulled wine, get out the tinsel and garlands, test those twinkling lights and prepare to trim your best tree yet.

With the turkey behind us, why put it off any longer? Find a tree farm nearby:

San Martin

Battaglia Ranch

13580 Murphy Ave. 408.683.4730

Open: Nov. 24 – Dec 23

Hours: 9am-7pm

Tree Varieties: Monterey Pine, Leyland Cypress, Monterey Cypress, Noble Fir, Douglas Fir, Nordmann, Grand Fir, Fraser Fir.

Ten-foot trees available, wreaths, garlands, flocking available, tractor rides, Santa Claus, gift shop and more.

Visit: BattagliaRanch.com

Morgan Hill

Paradise Christmas

Tree Farm

15220 Yvonne Dr. 408.779.2946

Open: Nov. 24 – Dec 23

Hours: 9am-sundown

Douglas Fir, Monterey Pine, Coastal Redwood, Incense Cedar. Tree stands, tree netting, flocking, free candy canes, hot and cold drinks, antiques, collectibles and other gifts.


Bourdet’s Farm and Christmas Tree Lot

1271 Los Viboras Road 831.636.1971

Open: Nov. 24 – Dec 23


Monterey and Leyland Cypress, Cut trees: Oregon cut trees, Noble, Douglas fir, Grand firs, Monterey Cypress, Silvertips.

Wreaths, flocking, netting and delivery available.

Visit: bourdetschristmastrees.com


Thompson’s Christmas Tree Ranch

207 Aromas Road 831.726.9126

Open: Nov. 24 – Dec 24

Hours: Weekends: 10am to sundown, Weekdays: 3pm to sundown

Tree Varieties: Scotch, Monterey, Douglas, Colorado Blue Spruce, Nobles.

Hot drinks, candy canes, gift shop, wreaths and walking sticks.

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Please contact vendors to verify hours and information.

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