'Tis the season to fill your home with the fragrant, wafting smell of a well-decorated evergreen.
But there are only so many days left until Christmas. If you haven't gotten your tree yet, here are some of the best topiary slingers in the area. No chopping necessary!
Christmas Tree Jamboree
Christmas Tree Jamboree is a quintessential family-run holiday go-to, opting for steadfast quality over endless quantity in its selection of high-quality, pre-cut trees. They'll even flock it and fireproof if for you. // $40-$125 up to 11 feet tall; 9am to 9pm daily, 531 Bayshore Blvd. (Bayview), christmastreejamboree.com.
The Guardsmen Tree Lot
Get into the Christmas spirit while giving back to those in need. Droves of Bay Area families flock back year after year to partake in a lively, charitable tradition: picking out a tree from the Guardsmen, who donate a large portion of the proceeds to help at-risk youth in San Francisco. This is an all-volunteer organization, so feel free to lend a hand this holiday season. // $45-$950, up to 18 feet tall; 9am to 9pm daily, Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd. (Marina), sftreelot.guardsmen.org
ABC Tree Farms
Stocking nearly 20 lots with yuletide trees throughout the Bay Area, ABC Tree Farms is a convenient tree-shopping option, regardless of which side of the Bay you call home. For the most part, each lot carries four different types of firs—Nobel, Douglas, Grand, and Turkish—and they also offer onsite flocking to safeguard your Christmas tree from catching fire. Depending on the lot you visit, home delivery may (or may not) be an option. // Tree prices start around $50 for a 4-foot fir; 10am to 9am Monday through Friday, 9am to 9pm Saturday and Sunday; find a lot near you at abctreefarms.net.
Marina Christmas Trees
Swing by Marina Middle School's parking lot and have your pick of six types of firs sustainably grown and sourced from Oregon and Washington. A neighborhood holiday staple for over 25 years, tree sales benefit The Marina Middle School. // 3 feet to 16 feet tall, open daily from 9am to 9pm, 3500 Fillmore St. (Marina), marinatrees.com
Delancey Street Trees
A favorite in the Bay Area for over 30 years, Delancey Street Trees is beloved for its rock-bottom prices. Swing by one of seven locations to snag an affordable, healthy tree that will stay green well into the New Year. // Up to 13 feet tall; 8am to 10pm, multiple Bay Area locations, delanceytrees.org
Family-owned Wonderland Trees offers several varieties of sustainably harvested firs from Oregon. Have little ones? Make the trip a family affair,—the kiddos can wipe out their sugar rushes in the lot's bounce house and with other kid-friendly activities. Or, if you're too cozy in bed, binge-watching Netflix, you can order your tree online. // Starting at $33 for a table top fir; open daily from 10am to 9pm, four Bay Area locations, wonderlandtrees.com
The centrally located Clancy's wins for being one of the most convenient Christmas tree lots for San Franciscans. Go for the old fashioned country vibe complete with a hay bale maze and furry friends. Bonus points for the parking lot. They'll even custom-flock your chosen tree. // $55-$150 up to 12-feet tall; 9amto 9pm daily, 1620 7th Ave. (Inner Sunset), clancystrees.com