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If you are facing the dilemma of figuring out where to buy a Christmas tree in Encino, Sherman Oaks or anywhere around Los Angeles for that matter, here I have few lists for you based on your needs: Real trees, Fake trees, Cut your own tree, Living trees. So, if you’ve already scoped out your Christmas lights and decorations, and have bought some new ornaments, it’s time to start decorating with a tree from one of these places.

 

PLACES SELLING REAL TREES:

Tina’s Trees

This friendly locale packs its fresh-looking inventory underneath a vast tent. You’ll find the usual assortment of firs in addition to the tall and skinny silvertip. Stock up on wreaths and decorations while you’re there; if you can’t carry anything out, Tina’s Trees delivers within the San Fernando Valley.

Location 1: 4827 Sepulveda Blvd, Sherman Oaks
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am– 9 pm; open day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve
Phone: 818-990-2571

Location 2: 23611 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas
Hours: Mon–Fri 10 am– 9 pm; Sat-Sun 9 am– 9 pm
Phone: 818-224-4665

Mr. Greentrees

From the same family behind the beloved Mr. Bone’s Pumpkin Patch, this holiday boutique has been selling Christmas trees since 1986. You’ll find firs between 2 and 20 feet at Mr. Greentrees, as well as handmade garlands and wreaths at this celebrity-frequented lot.

Location 1: 1030 S La Cienega Blvd, Pico-Robertson
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am– 9 pm; open day after Thanksgiving to Christmas
Phone: 310-276-9827

Location 2: 9079 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am– 9 pm; open day after Thanksgiving to Christmas
Phone: 310-276-9827

Frosty’s Christmas Trees

The most eye-catching part of this East Hollywood lot is the variety of colors; in addition to traditional firs, you’ll find trees flocked with pinks, purples, and mixtures of anything in-between. Frosty’s Christmas Trees will tie the tree onto the roof of your car—there may be a Metro stop around the corner, but don’t even think about dragging a 20-foot tree onto the Red Line.

Location: 4250 W Sunset Blvd, East Hollywood
Hours: Mon-Sun 10 am– 9 pm; open day after Thanksgiving
Phone: 310-933-7022

Shawn’s Christmas Trees

Shortly after Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch ends, these two tree lots sprout up. You’ll find more trees (and parking spots) at the La Cienega location, but both the Palms and Westchester Shawn’s Christmas Trees lots carry (and deliver) trees between 2 feet to 14 feet, as well as live trees up to 4 feet.

Location 1: 3443 S Sepulveda Blvd, Palms
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am– 9 pm; open day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve
Phone: 310-315-2800

Location 2: 6815 La Cienega Blvd, Westchester
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am– 9 pm; open day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve
Phone: 323-325-6314

Tanaka Farms

This idyllic Irvine hillside carries an assortment of sizes, from 3-foot tabletop trees to 14-footers. Tanaka Farms offers add-on services like tree stand installation, flocking and fire-retardant services. But of special note this year: A Hello Kitty Christmas village that runs weekend tours and photo ops through December 17.

Location: 5380 3/4 University Dr, Irvine
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am– 5 pm; opens day after Thanksgiving
Phone: 949-653-2100

PLACES SELLING FAKE TREES:

Aldik Home

Aldik Home specializes in all things silk: silk ornaments, silk flowers, silk wreaths and, yes, silk trees. From spruce to pine and fir to flocked, there’s a gorgeous silk tree for everyone in this Van Nuys warehouse. Some tower at 12 feet while others barely hit 3, but all of them are Neuman Trees that are equipped with a “Brilliant Lighting System”—strands of twinkling lights that are so entwined with the tree you can barely see the wires. Prices range from $45 to $2,000.

Location: 7651 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys
Hours: Mon-Sat 9 am– 9 pm, Sun 10 am– 6 pm
Phone: 818-988-5970

Michaels

Available both in store and online, artificial trees come in a swath of colors (white, green and even purple) and sizes at Michaels. Slim Vermont firs, pre-lit Eastern pines, and unlit Jack pines are among the myriad of convincing Christmas trees that’ll turn your home into a winter wonderland. It doesn’t hurt that the rest of the store is filled with ornaments, wreaths, tinsel and another holiday decor to personalize your tree.

Various locations and hours. Use Store Finder to locate the Michaels closest to you.

Moskatels

Located in Downtown’s Flower District, Moskatels is actually a division of Michaels, carrying some of the arts and crafts store’s products while also selling items from other distributors. Ranging from $100 to $1,000, the selection of Christmas trees here includes undecorated pines and flocked trees, as well as a range of colors—white, green and even black. Most are pre-lit, but if you need to buy some Christmas lights, well, Moskatels has that, too.

Location: 733 San Julian St, Downtown Los Angeles
Hours: Mon–Sat 6am-5pm; Sun 9am–5pm
Phone: 213-689-4590

Home Depot

We know you usually reserve trips to Home Depot for emergency plungers and patio furniture, but there are plenty of artificial trees in various sizes and shapes for additional perusing. Pre-lit or bare, the trees range from $15 (desk decorations) to almost-$500 beauties decked in holiday lights galore. They also vary precut trees if that’s more your thing. Available for pick-up or delivery.

Various locations and hours. Use Store Finder to locate the Home Depot closest to you.

Stats Floral Supply

Throughout most of the year, Stats Floral Supply is a decorative floral and craft store, selling things you’d most likely find at camp during macrame hour. But come holiday time, wreaths, trees, and ornaments fill the space. Stats briefly closed their doors in early 2016 after decades in business, but they’ve since reopened a slightly downscaled shop. They still offer an interesting selection of pre-lit Christmas trees, from pink pencil pines (seriously, it’s a pink tree) to upside-down pine trees. The best part: they’re already strung up with lights, so there’s no need to curse at home as you untangle your own string of bulbs.

Location: 120 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena
Hours: Daily 10 am– 6 pm
Phone: 626-795-9308

PLACES YOU CAN CUT YOUR OWN TREE:

Chamberlain Choose and Cut

This longstanding Christmas tree farm is going into its 25th year of business—in fact, the owner says they are the last remaining Christmas tree farm in the Los Angeles basin. Here you can pick your perfect tree (they have mostly Monterey Pines with a few Leylandia Cypress) and cut it down yourself with the saws provided or with the help of some young workers on site who work for tips. Chamberlain Choose and Cut also has tree stands, netting, tree food and a drill machine to help ensure a straight tree—or just grab a hot cider and a candy cane and sit back and relax. And in the honor of holiday giving, the workers will help you load your tree onto your car.

Location: 3436 Padua Ave, Claremont
Hours: Mon, Fri 3–5pm; Sat, Sun 10am–5pm; Nov 25, 26, Dec 2–17
Phone: 909-626-0243

Christmas Ranch Tree Farms

This place is all about options, starting with choosing which location you visit (one farm is in Thousand Oaks, the other in Simi Valley). The farms have 10 species of Christmas trees available, including a large selection of Monterey Pines, Aleppo Pines, and Leyland Cypress that you can cut down, as well as five types of precut firs. The Christmas Ranch Tree Farms have everything you’ll need for your tree, plus handmade Christmas wreaths and garland for sale, and free candy canes, coffee, and hot chocolate. But the fun doesn’t stop there: According to their website, if you go to the Thousand Oaks location, you can get the full experience of cutting down your own Christmas tree and ride in an old Army Jeep to search for your tree.

Location 1: 1586 Pederson Rd, Thousand Oaks
Hours: Mon–Fri 2– 7 pm; Sat, Sun 9 am– 7 pm; open day after Thanksgiving
Phone: 805-501-0874, 805-527-6412

Location 2: 3800 Cochran St, Simi Valley
Hours: Sat, Sun 9 am– 5 pm; open day after Thanksgiving
Phone: 805-501-0874, 805-527-6412

The Wickerd Farm

Wickerd Farm offers the whole Christmas experience. Not only do they have Monterey Pines to cut down yourself, they also have pre-cut trees from Oregon if that’s more your style. Keep warm with hot cocoa or cider and take a stroll through their gift shop stocked with Christmas tree supplies, vintage jewelry, and collectible items for sale. But the Christmas miracle is that Santa will be making a visit on an undisclosed date as well, so we’d check the farm’s website for updates if you want to catch a glimpse or get a photo with good ol’ Kris Kringle.

Location: 26852 Scott Rd, Menifee
Hours: Sun–Thu 10 am– 8 pm; Fri, Sat 10 am– 9 pm; open day after Thanksgiving
Phone: 951-672-3020

Peltzer Pines

Peltzer Pines has been around for a long time since 1963 to be exact. While the family used to have eight farms, now there are only two: Brea Peltzer Pines Christmas Tree Farm and Silverado Peltzer Pines Christmas Tree Farm. At both locations, visitors can choose from up to 10-foot-tall Christmas trees (Leylandia trees and Monterey Pines) and either cut it down themselves or have a worker cut it down for them. On Peltzer Pines’ website, they claim to be the only growers in Orange County with these varieties of trees, and they say 2015 will have the most beautiful trees they have seen in a long time.

Location
1: 3400 Rose Dr, Brea
Hours: Mon–Fri 11:30 am– 5 pm; Sat, Sun 9 am– 5 pm; open Nov 19–Dec 23 (closed Thanksgiving day)
Phone: 714-649-9251

Location 2: 7851 Blackstar Canyon Rd, Silverado
Hours: Mon–Fri 11:30 am– 5 pm; Sat, Sun 9 am– 5 pm; open Nov 19–Dec 23 (closed Thanksgiving day)
Phone: 714-649-9251

Santa Paula Christmas Tree Farm

For over 40 years, Santa Paula Christmas Tree Farm has been growing Monterey Pines for your holiday pleasure. Visitors can grab a saw to cut down their own tree or pick up pre-cut firs for sale. On select days, the farm will also feature a petting zoo with possible camel and pony rides (they are currently waiting for confirmation) and there will also be a hot dog vendor. Also on the weekends, visitors can ride the Fillmore and Western Railway tourist train to the farm for a fee. For more information on the train ride, call 805-524-2546.

Location: 18540 E Telegraph Rd, Santa Paula
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am– 6 pm
Phone: 805-933-9569

PLACES SELLING LIVING TREES:

The Living Christmas Co.

This Christmas tree rental website makes it super easy to foster a living tree for the holidays. Just enter your zip code to see a list of available tree types and prices in your area, pick a winner and request a delivery date and time. You can also buy LED lights, ornaments, and stocking stuffers, or donate a tree to a family in need. We love Living Christmas Co’s reminder: “The trees do best when they are given a name and sang to regularly.”

Armstrong Garden Centers

You can’t rent a tree here, but you’re welcome to purchase alive one for holiday use. Online orders begin the day after Thanksgiving, and if your chosen tree is over $500, delivery is free (otherwise it’ll cost you around $50). Once the holidays are over you can plant your little guy, keep him potted for next year or donate him to a local farm or garden.

Location 1: 5816 San Fernando Rd, Glendale
Hours: Mon-Sun 8:30 am– 5 pm
Phone: 818-243-4227

Location 2: 352 E Glenarm St, Pasadena
Hours: Mon-Sun 8 am– 5 pm
Phone: 626-799-7139

Location 3: 3226 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica
Hours: Mon-Sun 8 am– 5 pm
Phone: 310-829-6766

Marina del Rey Garden Center

Marina del Rey Garden Center also offers live Christmas trees for sale, though theirs are a bit smaller—anywhere from 2 to 4 feet. Their options are limited to Alberta and Colorado Spruce, and you’ll need to go in to pick up your tree—no online ordering—but that’s the fun part anyway.

Location: 13198 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey
Hours: Mon-Sun 8 am– 5 pm
Phone: 310-823-5956


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