Tailgate Tree-Party

Like tailgating? Like Christmas trees? Grab your rainbow wig and foam finger and head to the Skyline Christmas…

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Like tailgating? Like Christmas trees? Grab your rainbow wig and foam finger and head to the Skyline Christmas Tree Farm, where tailgating is not only accepted, it’s encouraged. Skyline is a sustainable farm that takes great care using “stump culture” in their regrowth patterns; cutting the trees two branches from the bottom ensures the renewed life of the trees. For over 50 years, the farm has been growing Douglas firs, Scotch pines, Monterey pines, and Sequoias. With 63 rolling ridgetop acres, there are plenty of trees to choose from and plenty of places to roam. Pick one of the tall, full evergreens with lush green branches, or go for the Charlie Brown-style trees—scrawny little wonders that make endearing fixer-uppers (all they need is love…and lights!). Pack a picnic, park the car, pick up a tree, and tailgate. Gooo Green!

Skyline Christmas Tree Farm is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It’s on Hwy. 35 in La Honda, just 6 miles north of the Hwy. 9 intersection. All trees are $50; only cash or checks are accepted. Netting and twine for tying the tree to your car are included. BBQs are not allowed. Please tailgate responsibly.

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