Small towns across America are planning to celebrate the holidays this year in pretty big ways —including Ramona. That’s because the community has a few deep roots, especially when it comes to Christmas trees.
Pine Tree Acres
For more than 28 years, local residents Fred and Vickie Christian have provided Christmas trees to families in and around the area.
Excited to be part of the community’s Christmas tree tradition, the pinery offers choose-and-cut trees, potted trees and a variety of fresh-cut fir trees, including Noble, grand, Fraser and Nordmann.
In addtion to selling trees, they offer activities for the whole family, including cookie and ornament decorating, a party jump, petting zoo and weekend pony rides. Even Santa joins in the weekend fun.
Pine Tree Acres, located at 620 Haverford Rd., opens the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, Nov. 23, and remains open until Dec. 15. Weekday hours are from noon to 5 p.m., with weekend hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mountain Valley Ranch
When you arrive at Mountain Valley Ranch, breathe deeply and enjoy the naturally fragrant selection of fresh-cut Noble, Douglas and grand firs; cedar wreaths; and locally grown poinsettias.
Visiting the ranch is a tradition enjoyed by locals as well as folks from out of town, including repeat customers and word-of-mouth clients.
Christmas tree shoppers appreciate that the ranch’s trees are not only fresh and moist, but also affordable.
Mountain Valley Ranch is open daily from Nov. 23 through Dec. 23, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by 842 Highway 78 or visit www.mountainvalleyranch.com.
Highland Valley Christmas Tree Farm
A wide choice of Monterey Pines and Leyland Cypresses can be found at the Highland Valley Christmas Tree Farm.
With both a farm and vineyard, one can come for a tree and taste the award-winning wine from Principe di Tricase Winery.
Highland Valley Christmas Tree Farm, at 18425 Highland Valley Rd., opens the Friday after Thanksgiving from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with hours on Thursday and Friday from noon to
4:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.