It’s the day after Thanksgiving – and local Christmas tree lots are open

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on November 23, 2018

The three local Christmas tree lots — Kiwanis, Nativity and Webb along with one local by extension, Cozzolino’s — are all open for business today.

Emailed Atlee Frechette, a fourth generation Webb about the ranch’s lot on Alpine Road near 280. “We offer Noble Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Nordmann Fir, Grand Fir, and Silver Tip varieties as well as fresh wreaths, garlands, and other holiday decor. Just a note that Silver Tips were extremely difficult to get this year given the dry weather so we have very limited availability.”

The Kiwanis lot is located on the Stanford Campus on the corner of Embarcadero and El Camino Real, across from Palo Alto High School. Shopping hours are Monday – Friday, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Noble Fir trees are delivered weekly from the Oregon Cascades.

“We will be open daily until there are no more trees,” said Doug Scott, the Kiwanis member in charge of the Christmas Tree Lot. “Last year we ran out of trees a week before Christmas, and because there are fewer lots in our area this year, we may be out of trees even earlier. We have three shipments of trees, one each week, but we may run out by December 15 or sooner. So those who’ve purchased their trees for years with us and new buyers need to shop early this year.”

The Nativity School Christmas Tree Lot, which is open only to December 15, has been operating since 1998 and is staffed solely by parent and community volunteers. 100% of proceeds benefit educational and extracurricular programs at Nativity School. Its hours are Saturdays from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Tuesday-Friday, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We visited with one of the long time volunteers a number of years ago.

Tony Cozzolino brings a few trees from his family’s farm in Half Moon Bay to the Menlo Park Farmers Market each Sunday. If you are looking for nice outing over to the Coast, he has a full lot of trees. The address is 501 San Mateo Road (in Spanish Town).

Top: file photo Webb Ranch; above right, family picks out tree at Kiwanis lot; file photo Tony Cozzolino at the family lot in Half Moon Bay

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