We invested in a “permanent” tree long before I realized that San Diego has several Christmas tree farms where families can wander and search for the perfect tree to cut and take home.
We really love our tree. It’s ready for holiday decorating whenever we are, it is always beautifully shaped with reinforced branches that can hold any ornament without drooping, it never loses needles and even smells nice thanks to the scent-cicles we hang.
But it certainly would feel more “Christmas-y” each year to journey out to one of the four farms within an hour drive from San Diego. They each open the day after Thanksgiving and feature U-cut Monterey Pines as well as other varieties of freshly cut and potted/plantable trees.
House Evergreen Farm in Alpine boasts trees over 10 feet tall and complimentary candy canes.
Pine Tree Acres in Ramona hosts a party jump each weekend, ornament and cookie decorating, games, pony rides, a petting zoo and visits with Santa. Some activities require a small fee. Weekends through December 12th.
Highland Valley Christmas Tree Farm in Ramona offers military families a 20% discount and has trees starting at $8 per foot.
Family Christmas Tree Farm in El Cajon features hay rides and farm animals for the kids to enjoy.
We don’t need a real Christmas tree, but many of our readers do, so I am super excited to give one San Diego family the opportunity to visit the farm of their choice and select a U-cut tree of their own, compliments of The Mom’s Guide to San Diego.
For your chance to win, please comment here with your favorite holiday memory from your childhood or as a parent. One winner will be selected on Thanksgiving day, just in time to be first at the Christmas tree farm!
P.S. Please share with a family who is especially deserving this holiday season. 🙂