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!
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Lemos Family Farm – Choose and Cut ???
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!
Major rating websites rate Lemos Family Farm 4 to 4.7 stars out of 5.
Address: 12320 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 726-2342
Rancho Siempre Verde Christmas Tree Farm — Choose and Cut
Open: Weekends between Nov. 21 thru Dec 20 Hours: Staurday and Sunday 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.
Major rating websites rate Rancho Siempre Verde 4 to 5 stars out of 5.
Address: 2250 CA-1, Pescadero, CA 94060
Phone: (650) 224-9103
Santa’s Tree Farm — Choose and Cut
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.
Major rating websites rate Santa’s Tree Farm 3 to 4.5 stars out of 5. We rate it 3.9 stars.
Address: 78 Pilarcitos Creek Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 726-2246
Ski Lane Tree Farm — Choose and Cut
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
Major rating websites rate Ski Lane Tree Farm mostly 3 to a few 5 stars out of 5.
Address: 2710 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 823-0101
4-C’s Christmas Trees – Pre-cut trees and Choose and Cut
Cut down your own Christmas tree from their farm or you can select one of their pre-cut trees. They provide saws, and netting and tree tying are available. Their farm features Monterey pine, Douglas Fir and Spruce. Their pre-cut selections are Noble fir and Nordman fir from Washington. Cut your own starting at $60 Pre-cut starting at $65
Major rating websites rate 4-C’s Christmas Trees 4 to 4.9 stars out of 5.
Located next to La Nebbia Winery.
Address: 678-698 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 726-9614
Cozzolino’s Christmas Trees – Pre-cut trees
Open the day after Thanksgiving, they have great quality trees of all sizes and most varieties including Noble firs, Grand firs, and Nordmann firs. They also have wreaths, garland, and mistletoe available.
Major rating websites rate Cozzolino’s Christmas Trees a solid 5 stars out of 5 (from 67 reviewers).
Located next to the shops at Spanishtown.
Address: 501 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 504-8206
Half Moon Bay Nursery
Best known for plants, flowers and sage advice—during the Christmas season they offer a variety of precut and living Christmas trees.
Major rating websites rate Half Moon Bay Nursery 4.5 to 4.7 stars out of 5.
Address: 11691 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 726-5392
Pastorino’s Flowers – Pre-cut trees
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.
Major rating websites rate Pastorino’s Flowers 4.5 stars out of 5.
12391 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone: (650) 726-6440
Repetto’s Florist and Nursery – Pre-cut trees
Explorer1 review: They have a nice variety of precut Christmas trees. The staff is very helpful and friendly.
Major rating websites rate Repetto Florist and Nursery 4 to 4.6 stars out of 5.
Address: 12331 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone: (650) 726-6414.
Tom and Pete’s – Pre-cut trees
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.
Major rating websites rate Tom and Pete’s 3.5 to 4.6 stars out of 5. Based on their selection and very helpful staff, we rate them 4.5 stars.
Address: 270 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 726-7500