According to Denise Castro, her two boys, Andrew and Brandon, were excited about the day-after Thanksgiving.
That’s when they were getting their Christmas tree.
On Friday, she and her husband, Marcos, took their children to Beck's Holiday Specialties now celebrating 21 years in Manteca.
“They were thrilled to finally get their tree,” Denise Castro said. “It brought them happiness and some normalcy to this chaos.”
She was referring to the COVID-19 pandemic along with the safety precautions including having the family stay at home.
Going to the seasonal business at 1156 N. Union Road – the longest operating Christmas tree lot in town – meant a day out for Castro family of Lathrop.
“We came here last year, too,” Denise added.
Tom Beck, who along with his brother Jeff and father Rick, were overwhelmed on Black Friday otherwise known as the first day of their seasonal business.
“We have lots of trees,” he said. “We have about 1,500 (trees) right now, with two more truck loads on the way.”
Face masks, social distancing and other safety protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic are in place for those shopping at Beck’s.
The current stock consists of freshly-cut trees delivered from the Williamette Valley in Oregon. Included are Noble fir, Douglas fir, Grand fir and Nordmann fir.
Beck’s Holiday Specialties is again offering other items such as floor protectors, decorative wreaths, mistletoes, pre-made bows, tree stands, cedar garlands, and take-and-bake pies from The Pie Company in Ripon.
Business hours are daily, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information, click on to Beck’s Holiday Specialties on Facebook.