Saturday marks the beginning of December with all the parties, shopping and decorating. It’s time to get your holiday tree!
Hill schools, scouts and businesses have you covered. Support a school or a cause by picking up your tree, wreath or decorative greenery at a fundraising sale this weekend. If you can’t make those, support a local business, many of whom have hundreds of trees, wreathes and decorative items to pick from.
Santa will be checking out the selection at some of these sales. Don’t miss our list of Santa’s visits to the Hill!
Trees for A Cause
Brent Elementary Christmas Tree and Holiday Sale (301 North Carolina Avenue, SE) | Fri, Nov. 30th 4p to 7p * Sat, Dec. 1 – 9a to 5p * Sun, Dec. 2 9a to 5p
Pick up a gorgeous tree, wreath, greenery, and get in the holiday spirit all while supporting Brent Elementary School. As usual, the sale will have great prices and fresh items including:
- Fraser Fir Christmas trees (delivered within 2-3 days of being cut)
- Wreaths (boxwood, Fraser fir)
- Garland (boxwood, cedar, white pine)
- Poinsettias (red, white, pink)
- A variety of beautiful Hanukkah items
Delivery is available on the Hill!
Santa will be at the sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, so bring your camera! While you’re there, enjoy holiday music from Brent dads Josh Brunstein (vocals) and Gordon Tenney (keyboard) as you browse the trees, wreaths and greenery at the Holiday Sale.
Miner Elementary School Holiday Greenery Sale (601 15th St NE) Fri, Nov. 30 5p to 8p * Sat, Dec. 1 9a to 2p
Buy your holiday trees, wreaths, and garland while supporting the Miner Parent Teacher Organization at the same time at the third annual Holiday Greenery and Bake Sale.
- Fir trees from 3’ to 8’
- Tree stands
- Delicious holiday treats
Pre-orders are accepted until November 29 via the online store. Pick up your items, or come browse the selection the day of the sale. There will be baked goodies for sale too!
DC Firefighters Burn Foundation Tree Lot at The Salt Line (79 Potomac Ave. SE) M to F 4p to 9p; Sat & Sun 10a to 9p
The 6th Annual Christmas Tree Lot benefitting the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation is open in the lot outside The Salt Line at 79 Potomac Ave SE. The Foundation is dedicated to assisting in the recovery and rehabilitation of injured firefighters and burn patients in the D.C. Metropolitan Area.
Guests can choose between fresh-cut Fraser Fir or Douglas Fir trees and pick up tree stands, wreaths, garland, and collectible ornaments. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation.
In celebration of the holiday season, all tree purchases will also receive a special gift from The Salt Line.
The lot is open Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the weekend.
Capitol Hill Scouts Troop 500 & Cub Scout Pack 230 (212 E. Capitol St. NE) | Thurs, Nov 29 7p to 8p *Fri, Nov. 30 5p to 8p * Sat, Dec. 1 9a to 7:30p * Sun, Dec. 2 9a to 8p * Mon, Dec. 3 9a until trees are gone
The Scout and Cub Scout Troops [now including both girls and boys as members] are selling trees up to eight feet tall, as well as wreaths and cute little table top trees. Funds raised will go towards the scout scholarship fund, which ensures all kids can participate in scout camps and activities and to purchase equipment such as tents.
Stop by the Church of the Reformation (212 E. Capitol St. NE) and get the green you need to make your home festive. You can park right in front of the church. For a donation, delivery is available on the Hill. The scouts will help load trees onto your car! Check out the updating info on the Scout Tree Sale Facebook page.
Trees from Locals
Frager’s Hardware Garden Center (1123 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) M to F 7 a. to 7 p * Sat 7 a to 5:55 p * Sun 8 a to 5 p.
Frager’s has more than a thousand trees to choose from, as well as garland, wreathes, lights, decorations and more. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 Santa will be visiting the green scene at Frager’s. Bring kids, a camera and (well-behaved leashed) pets to enjoy hot apple cider, holiday-themed crafts, a Letters to Santa station, and photos with the Big Man himself.
Ginkgo Gardens (911 11th St SE) M – F: 8 a to 7 p * Sat: 9 a to 6 p * Sun: 10 a to 5 p
As you exit the 295 Interstate on your way home from holiday shopping, stop at Ginkgo Gardens and get a tree to put all those gifts underneath. Ginkgo Gardens (911 11th St SE) started out with hundreds of Christmas trees, standing between 3 ft and 10 feet and starting at $39.99. They’ve also got tree stands, lights, decorations, tree ornaments, 15+ types of holiday wreaths and greenery bunches for mantels and home decorating. Delivery is available, too. Stop by the Ginkgo Holiday party and sale, happening during opening hours Dec. 8th and 9th to check that gardener off your list —all regularly-stocked items will be 25-50% off.
Eastern Market (Seventh Street at North Carolina Avenue SE) M to F 7a to 8p * Sat & Sun 6a to 6p
Three different tree sellers offer trees of all sizes from under the farmer’s shed at Eastern Market. Dunham Farms sells trees on weekdays, while Elliott Warley Jr. and Noah Ashton are available all week. Delivery is available, usually dispatching at the end of the day. Wreathes, garland and tabletop decorations are available from some of the vendors, and also from Blue Iris Florist in the North Hall inside the market building.