As Thanksgiving weekend approaches, many are thinking of Holiday decorations. Ready to buy your tree? You can do it right here on the Hill!
Hill schools, scouts and businesses have you covered. Support a school or a cause by choosing your tree, wreath or decorative greenery from a fundraising sale –you can preorder online, and many will deliver. Or support a local business, many of whom have hundreds of trees, wreathes and decorative items to pick from.
Are your kids ready to tell Santa all the items on their list? The jolly elf will be putting in an appearance at many of these sales, so bring your camera!
Brent Elementary Christmas Tree and Holiday Sale (301 North Carolina Avenue, SE) | Friday, Dec. 6th 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. * Saturday, Dec 7th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. * Sunday, Dec. 8th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. * pre-order online
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, but those dates are yet to be confirmed, so bring your camera! You can also pre-order items online.
Miner Elementary School Holiday Greenery Sale (601 15th St NE) Fri, Dec. 6, 5p to 8p * Sat, Dec. 7, 9a to 2p; pre-order online until Dec 5.
Buy your holiday trees, wreaths, and garland while supporting the Miner Parent Teacher Organization at the same time at the fourth annual Holiday Greenery and Bake Sale.
- Fir trees from 3’ to 8’
- Tree stands
- Delicious holiday treats
- Poinsettias to benefit the Eliot-Hine PTO
- Sstudent-designed holiday cards benefiting the Amidon-Bowen PTA
Pre-orders are accepted until Dec. 5 via the online store. Pick up your items, or come browse the selection the day of the sale.
Capitol Hill Scouts Troop 500 & Cub Scout Pack 230 (212 E. Capitol St. NE) | Fri Dec 6 5 to 8 p.m.; Sat Dec 7th 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Sun Dec 8th 9 a.m. till they are gone (usually 2 p.m.)
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.
The Giving Tree at Wunder Garten (1101 First St. NE) Starting Monday, Dec 2 until trees are gone | Monday to Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Friday- 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Each Winterfest at this loves beer garden, Ben Sherman, Wunder Garten’s gardner, and the owner of Sherman Gardens installs The Giving Tree christmas tree lot at Wunder Garten beer garden (1101 First St. NE), and selects a stellar charity to support. This year, Pathways to Housing DC will be the beneficiary.
The tree sales are only one part of the festivities at Wundergarten. There’s also a Night of 1,000 Santas, art installations, a maker’s market and a sweater party. Learn more at http://www.winterfestwg.com
At Local Businesses
Eastern Market (Seventh Street at North Carolina Avenue SE) M to F 7a to 8p * Sat & Sun 6a to 6p
Four 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.
Foliage by Frager’s (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 already has more than a thousand trees to choose from, as well as garland, wreathes, lights, wrap, decorations and more. Join them for their two Holiday Open Houses events! From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 Santa will be visiting the green scene at Frager’s. Bring kids, a camera and (well-behaved leashed) pets to enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and holiday-themed fun.
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 work, 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. 7th and 8th to check that gardener off your list —all regularly-stocked items will be 25-50 percent off.