The Best Places to Buy a Live Christmas Tree in L.A.

Make your home a little extra festive this year

We could all use a little cheer as we wrap up 2020, and many are turning to holiday decorations to provide a little light and fun in these dark times. And you it doesn’t get better than a great big Christmas tree all decked out in twinkling lights. There are plenty of artificial options on the market that look great and can be used year after year, but if you’re more interested in bringing a living plant straight from the farm to your living room, these local tree farms, shops, and pop-ups are our top picks for where to buy a Christmas tree in L.A.

Mr. Jingles Christmas Trees

Now entering its twentieth season selling trees in L.A., Mr. Jingles has the details all worked out. Trees sold at the brand’s five local outposts are cut only one to two days before going on sale. This year, Mr. Jingles is instituting a number of distancing and cleaning protocols for in-person shopping, as well as providing online ordering and delivery service. 1841 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood; 11852 Santa Monica Blvd., West L.A.; 6333 W. 3rd St., Beverly Grove; 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills; 17520 Prairie Ave., Torrance. 

Santa & Sons Christmas Trees

For those who crave the nostalgic experience of going to the tree lot in person but are wary of the potential exposure, Santa & Sons has developed an ideal compromise: a drive-thru tree stand. Roll up to the same location where they’ve been setting up for decades, and pick from the comfort of your car. Alternately, you can stay home and hop on a Zoom or FaceTime call with workers at the lot who will hand-pick your specific tree for you by video chat. Standard online ordering and home delivery are also available. 12901 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 

Tanaka Farms Holiday Market Stand & Tree Lot

This year-round family farm founded in 1940 goes all-out for the holidays. Pick up a tree, stop by a holiday market, and shop a produce stand for grown-on-site seasonal veggies. Tanaka offers several tree types, and any of them can be flocked or treated with fire-retardant for extra safety. Delivery drop-off is available. 5380 3/4 University Dr., Irvine.

Mr. Greentrees

From the family behind popular Halloween pumpkin patch Mr. Bones comes holiday destination Mr. Greentrees, a high-end tree provider focused on sustainability. All the trees offered are sourced from small growers in the Pacific Northwest. Other holiday decor needs are met, too, with an assortment of ornaments, decorations, wreaths, and more. Home delivery is available; online ordering is coming soon. 8950 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.

Mount Eagle Christmas Tree Lot

Mount Eagle is adjusting to the pandemic by offering online ordering for delivery or contactless pick-up. Every tree comes prepped with a water bowl and stand for no additional charge. 4160 Eagle Rock Blvd, Eagle Rock.

Shawn’s Christmas Tree Lots 

Shawn’s trucks six different varietals of firs down from Oregon to stock its L.A. lot. The stand offers trees as small as two feet, so you’re likely to find something for any size home. They offer delivery, setup, and removal services, as well as California fire marshal-licensed flame retardant treatments. While Shawn’s doesn’t have online ordering, they’ll happily take orders over the phone so you can stay safely at home. 3443 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Palms.

Christmas Ranch Tree Farms

Christmas Tree Ranch is one of the few farms left in Los Angeles County where you can chop down your own tree. The “U-Cut” options include Monterey Pine, Aleppo Pine, Coast Redwood, Arizona Cypress, and Leyland Cypress. A number of fir options are also stocked as precut trees and can be ordered online. 1586 Pederson Rd., Thousand Oaks; 3800 Cochran St., Simi Valley.

Tina’s Trees

Serving the San Fernando Valley since 1977, Tina’s Trees has three classic pop-up stands, selling a wide array of varietals and sizes. You’ll also find wreaths and garlands, and spots for those classic tree lot photo ops. Local delivery is available; call to place an order.  4725 Woodman Ave., Sherman Oaks; 23611 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas; 24201 Valencia Blvd, Valencia.

Santa & Mikey’s

Popping up in Pasadena since 2007, Santa & Mikey’s is a classic, farm-direct tree seller. All the firs on display are selected from a farm in Washington by Mikey himself. Santa’s role in the operation is unclear. 259 Sierra Madre Villa Ave., Pasadena.

RELATED:  The Best Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in L.A. in 2020

Stay up to date with everything you need to know about L.A. by following us on Facebook and Instagram.