New to the community this year is family owned and operated Countyline Christmas Trees and Santa Photos. Owners Chris Stark and his wife Stefanie are Yucaipa residents and Yucaipa High School alumni. The Stark family also owns Northbench RV Storage in Yucaipa and Oakridge Energy in Redlands.

“My wife loves Christmas and we own the vacant land which does not generate any income, so I thought why not sell some trees,” said Chris. “We also love to give back to the community and have adopted some less fortunate families to donate trees to,” he continued.

As soon as you park, friendly employees are ready to help you pick the perfect tree for your home. The Christmas tree lot offers Douglas Fir, Norman Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Noble and Alpine Noble (or Charlie Brown tree). The trees were purchased from a grower in Molalla, Ore. and were cut the day before they were delivered. The trees come in a variety of sizes and prices range from $45 for a 6 or 7 foot Douglas Fir to $325 for a 13 or 14 foot Grand Noble Fir. Delivery is available.

Also offered at the lot are handmade scarves, handmade wreaths, custom wreaths, and decorative reindeer and kettle corn. On Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 17, Santa will be on location for families to visit from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mrs. Stark waits ready to help customers pick a picture package, which starts at $25. Or children can just visit with Santa and receive a candy cane at no cost.

Countyline Christmas Trees is open during the week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is located at 13736 Fifth St. (corner of County Line Road and Fifth Street) in Calimesa.

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