A combination of issues made it difficult for many suppliers to get holiday treees this year. There was the 2012 drought, augmented by less rain than usual over the last two years. Pile pandemic-related supply chain and labor shortages on that, and you’ll see why you won’t want to wait to get your trees this year.
Fortunately, there’s a whole host of places where you can inhale the fresh scent of the holiday season. Don’t wait: preorder has already started for many school fundraisers.
Brent Elementary (301 N. Carolina Ave. SE) | Thursday Dec. 2 thru Sunday, Dec. 5
The Brent Elementary School Parent Teacher Association will hold its 11th Holiday Sale from Thursday, December 2rd – Sunday, December 5th and its online sale from November 10th – 30th. Proceeds will be used to provide critical resources to students. Again this year, local organizations are invited to sponsor the Donate a Tree Program which purchases and delivers trees and holiday cheer to families facing hardship.
Beautiful fragrant Fraser fir trees and Hanukkah items will be available for presale starting November 15th at www.brentholidaysale.org (Hanukkah items will be delivered on November 24th in time for the holiday this year.) The outdoor on-lot sale will run from Thursday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 5th and, in addition to trees, include greenery, poinsettias, winterberry, and Hanukkah items. All customers will also have the popular option to have their trees delivered on the day of purchase and the option for in-home setup.
Thursday, December 2nd – 4pm – 7pm | Friday, December 3rd – 4pm – 7pm | Saturday, December 4th – 9am – 5pm | Sunday, December 5th – 9am – 5pm brentholidaysale.com
Miner Elementary (601 15th St. NE) | Friday Dec. 3 + Sat Dec. 4
A holiday tradition continues Dec. 3-4 with the 6th annual Miner Elementary School greenery sale! With trees, wreaths, garland and poinsettias, it is your one-stop shop to get your holiday cheer on. As always, we are partnering with Eliot-Hine Middle School on poinsettia sales, so you can support two schools at one time.
Place your preorder today to secure your holiday goods! Some stocks are already getting low, so place your order soon. Supplies are very tight this year and we cannot guarantee that trees will still be available for day-of sales.
Orders will be available for pick up at Miner Elementary (601 15th Street NE) Friday, December 3, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. miner-elementary-greenery
Capitol Hill Scouts Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Tabletop Trees | 212 East Capitol St Lutheran Church of the Reformation | Fri Dec 3 through Sun Dec 5
Every year Boy Scout Troop 500 and Pack 230 host a tree sale at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation (212 E. Capitol St. NE). Except: it almost didn’t happen this year. Their usual supplier just couldn’t come through with the green. But troop leader Del Voss wouldn’t ‘bough’ to tree pressures. He and a friend drove out to Union County, PA to bring home holiday supplies from what is billed as the larges holiday tree auction in the world. The result, Voss said, is a wider variety of trees as large as ten feet. Find trees, Wreaths & Tabletop trees.
Support the Boys Scouts with your tree purchase: Fri Dec. 3: 5-7pm Sat Dec. 4: 9a.m. -8 p.m. Sun Dec. 5: 9a.m. until they are gone. Boy Scout Troop 500 on Facebook
The Salt Line Tree Lot (79 Potomac Ave. SE) | Friday, Nov. 26 until trees are gone
The Salt Line is offering their 10th Annual Christmas Tree Lot just in time for the holidays, which means you can get your Christmas tree and other decor items early, with an added treat. Stands, wreaths, garlands and collectible items will all be on sale. All sale benefit The Burn Foundation, plus a tree purchase will earn you a complimentary hot cocktail. The tree lot will open Friday, Nov. 26 at noon and will run weekly, Monday to Friday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wundergarten Giving Tree Lot (100-198 L St. NE) | Sat Nov. 27
The Giving Tree Lot is back at Wunder Garten this year. You can choose from Frasier Firs, Balsam Firs, Douglas Firs, White Pine, Scotch Pine and Blue Spruce. Tree sizes are all the way from table toppers to more than ten feet.
A percentage of sales support Pathways to Housing DC, a non profit working to end homelessness and support recovery for people with complex health challenges. Last year, the Giving Tree Lot partnership raised $2,500 which was presented to Pathways to Housing DC on Valentine’s Day. Starting noon Nov. 27: M to F, 4p to 8 p; F 4p to 9p; Sat & Sun Noon to 9p. Learn more at givingtree.business.site
Eastern Market (225 Seventh St. SE) | Nov. 26 through Christmas Eve
Every year, regular suppliers from stalwarts like Dunham Farms and Noah Ashton create a winter forest at Eastern Market, lining trees against the east side of the building and in rows under the green farmer’s hood. Sizes range from a few feet as high as 15 feet. Trees come in fresh daily. Each vendors is on-site at different hours, but you’ll be sure to find trees Mon-Fri from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sat and Sun from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. easternmarket-dc.org
Foliage by Frager’s (1123 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) | Nov. 22 through January
Frager’s already has a wide variety trees to choose from, as well as garland, wreathes, lights, wrap, decorations and more. It’s fun to explore all the greenery and decorations throughout the store. Look for holiday promotions throughout the season! M to Sat 8 a. to 8 p * Sun 8 a to 6 p. Foliage-by-fragers
Ginkgo Gardens (911 11th St SE) | Nov. 22 through January
Ginkgo Gardens has a great selection of trees to put all those locally-purchased gifts underneath. Trees are already available at Ginkgo Gardens (911 11th St SE), 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. Tree delivery is available, too.
There’s a huge holiday sale on a Ginkgo’s from Nov. 26 to Christmas Eve, with discounts on everything besides the holiday greens, including houseplants, garden tools, trees, shrubs, perennials, windchimes and pottery with deals of up to 50 percent off. M – F: 8 a to 7 p * Sat: 9a to 6p * Sun: 10a to 5p www.ginkgogardens.com
Nalls Winter Market @Union Market (1309 Fifth St. NE) | Nov. 26
Nalls Winter Market is back again! Come shop Christmas trees, garland and more on Neal Place at Union Market. Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Christmas.