With over 30 years of history, the Live Oak Canyon Christmas Tree Farm has been a draw for families in the Inland Empire for decades. Just like the Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch that happens earlier in the year, the Christmas Tree Farm is full of festivities that will make picking out your tree a whole day event for your family. The Christmas Tree Farm is open from November 25th to December 19th, everyday from 9am to 8pm.
From just the variety standpoint, Live Oak Canyon has a lot to offer. They have trees in many different sizes and types, ranging small noble firs to large trees with realistic looking snow flocking. I was amazed by some of the tree sizes as I have never seen any house with a tree that big in it before.
The snow flocking trees really looked good as well. They were about as close to a Christmas Tree full of snow as we will see in Southern California. Most of the regular size trees, without snow, were around $70 dollars, which is a little to much for me but I never really spend a lot of my Christmas Tree so I’m not a great judge. I can say that the shape of these trees looked a lot better then most you see at stores during the holiday season.
The staff also seemed very helpful and was able to answer any questions we had about the trees and the farm. They even had a sign that gave you instructions on how to care for your tree when you got it home.
Obviously the highlight of farm is the Christmas Trees, but there is a lot of other things to do with your family while hanging out here. They have all of the same attractions that they did during the fall pumpkin patch time such as the bounces houses, blow up slide, petting zoo, tractor rides and even fire places for you to relax at. I am pretty sure I saw some people go in to the corn maze as well. I mean what says Christmas more then a corn maze!
The last area that caught my eye was the large store they had set up near the exit. While I am not a huge fan of a lot of the standard Christmas decorations, they had a lot of really cool ideas on how to decorate your tree with unique ornaments. They even had a whole section in the back with just cowboy themed decorations.
Amie was also really excited that they had small live trees that you could purchase for $1.99 I believe, as well as free mistletoe that they gave us when we left.
If have yet to pick out your Christmas Tree I recommend you make the trek out to Yucaipa. Heck, even if you have already got your tree, it is still a fun day for the whole family. You can get directions below if you want to head out there, and if you do, let me know what you think in the comments!