Time for the 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.

    Hollister

    Bourdet’s Farm and Christmas Tree Lot

    1271 Los Viboras Road 831.636.1971

    Open: Nov. 24 – Dec 23

    9am-8pm

    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

    Aromas

    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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