It's not Christmas in La Cañada until the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA parking lot is covered in pine needles.
The local Y has been selling Christmas trees during the holiday season since 1965, with this year marking the tradition's 45th year.
"We always look forward to it," said Kim Beattie, the director of communications and public relations at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA. "It's a family event and a lot people come out with their entire families to pick out a tree."
The local Y, located at 1930 Foothill Blvd., will transform its parking lot to a Christmas tree lot that will open on Friday. Carolers from La Cañada High School's choral department will be on hand Friday to serenade the customers.
"From a staff perspective, I'm excited because that's what we love to see — kids being nurtured," Beattie said. "It's just really a fun time of the year."