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by Prince Of Petworth November 28, 2017 at 12:55 pm 0


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“Dear PoPville,

Can you bring a Christmas Tree on the metro?

This holiday season, my boyfriend and I are trying to figure out how to get a Christmas tree to Chinatown. Saw online there are delivery services, but they are pretty expensive. We don’t have a car, so I suggested that we carry it on the metro. My boyfriend doesn’t think that’s allowed. Thoughts? We would be carrying a wrapped five-foot Christmas tree for two stops during off-peak times.”

Where will you be buying your trees this year?

by Prince Of Petworth November 28, 2016 at 1:30 pm 51 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

I’ve been getting tons of queries about where to buy a Christmas Tree this year. There were a bunch of recs given that support charities @PoPville on twitter over the weekend. But let’s just compile a list in the comments here and let’s try to give preference to ones that benefit charities. A lot of folks suggested those that benefit elementary schools: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 26, 2014 at 11:35 am 48 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

“Dear PoPville,

This will be my first Christmas in Columbia Heights and I was wondering if any of your readers knew where to purchase a live tree within a few blocks of 14th and Irving? I do not have a car so it will have to be walked to my apartment at 14th and Irving.”

Ed. Note: If you have a favorite spot and/or fundraiser sale you’d like to tell folks about in other neighborhoods please do so in the comments here. Thanks. And you can see last year’s recs here.

by Prince Of Petworth November 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm 48 Comments


Eastern Market Lot

“Dear PoPville,

Where are places to buy christmas trees in DC?”

You can see some recommendations from last year here. I also passed the lot at Eastern Market above as well as the Old City Green lot at 9th and N St, NW:

Additionally I received the following emails:

“On Thursday, November 29th at 4pm, Sixth Engine, the firehouse of contemporary cuisine and craft cocktails, is clearing out the patio for their first- ever Mt. Vernon Triangle Christmas Tree Lot. All of the proceeds will benefit the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation. Sixth Engine is also warming the spirit by offering a special gift with every tree purchase, to be redeemed at the neighborhood restaurant.

The Fir-friendly lot runs M-F 4-10 pm & weekends 10am-10pm and will feature both Fraser and Douglas trees along with all the accessories — stands, wreaths, garlands and collectible DCFD ornaments.

Sixth Engine is located on 438 Massachusetts Avenue NW”

and

“HOLIDAY TREE SALE! On December 8 and 9 from 10-4, come out to buy your holiday tree, gifts and bake goods and support Bancroft Elementary School. The Bancroft PTA is sponsoring our annual holiday tree sale on the school playground (off 18th Street, North of Newton) with trees for every budget, wreaths, roping, tree stands, and baked goods. We also deliver trees in the neighborhood for a small donation. The kids can decorate their own pine cone ornament! We hope to see you there!”

Where will you get your tree?

by Prince Of Petworth November 28, 2011 at 11:30 am 42 Comments


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Lots of folks have been writing in to ask about where to buy a Christmas Tree. We looked at some options last year. And here are some more emails I got:

Bancroft Elementary – Dec. 3rd and 4th, 10am-4pm 18th and Newton St, NW

Old City Green – Mon – Thurs. 3-8pm, Fri. 12-8pm, Sat. 10am-8pm, Sun. 10am-6pm 9th and N Street, NW

Columbia Heights Market Place – December 3, 10 and 17 9am – 2pm 14th and Park Rd, NW

Anyone else have recs?

by Prince Of Petworth December 12, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

We have a beautiful, live, 6 ft Christmas tree. We are leaving town early next week and would love to pass it along to someone in need … or just someone who hasn’t had time to buy one. I tried calling a few neighborhood churches, but they declined to take it.

Any advice on finding a new home for this tree?”

If you know of a worthy home please email me at [email protected] and I’ll connect you with OP.

by Prince Of Petworth December 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm 45 Comments

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Lots of folks have been writing/tweeting about this. A few readers also send reminders about Bancroft’s sale in Mt. Pleasant:

“HOLIDAY TREE SALE! On December 7 and 8 from 10-4, come out to buy your holiday tree, gifts and bake goods and support Bancroft Elementary School. The Bancroft PTA is sponsoring our annual holiday tree sale on the school playground (off 18th Street, North of Newton) with trees for every budget, wreaths, roping, tree stands, and baked goods. We also deliver trees in the neighborhood for a small donation. The kids can decorate their own pine cone ornament! We hope to see you there!”

Ed. Note: You can see last year’s recommendations here.

For those who get them, where will you/did you get your Christmas tree?

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by Prince Of Petworth December 3, 2010 at 5:00 pm 4 Comments

“Dear PoP,

Great Holiday Trees for a Great Cause — On December 4 and 5, 2010, from 10- 4, the Bancroft Elementary School PTA will hold its annual holiday tree sale. We have trees of every size and for every budget, as well as wreaths, roping, stands and craft activities for the kids. So come by, buy a tree (with all proceeds going to the PTA), get some hot chocolate and visit our brand new playground!! Bancroft is located at the corner of 18th Street and Newton in Mt. Pleasant”

And in case you missed it we spoke about other spots around town to buy Christmas trees right before Thanksgiving.

Continues after the jump. (more…)

by PoP Sponsor November 23, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0

This column is written by Marcus Correll, the Marketing Coordinator at RLAH Real Estate. He is not a licensed agent, nor intends to be portrayed as such, but he is entrenched in the industry helping approximately 200 agents with their marketing.

Every year I hear the friendly debates in our offices amongst the agents and sometimes with their clients on whether the holidays are a good time to list a property.

After some research, I found that there are dozens of articles conflicting with each other to best serve their own sales and brokerage interests. While we won’t try to sway you one way or the other, we thought we’d share the pros and cons along with some tips should you decide that now is the best time for you to list.

Cons of Listing Your Home During the Holidays:

  • Many people out of town or focused on holidays
  • Winter is cold and dark, meaning nighttime showings and lack of landscape appeal
  • Those “Holiday” days/weekends add on to the property’s “days on market”
  • Making time/keeping home clean for showings is difficult if you’re hosting gatherings
  • The different parties involved to facilitate a real estate transaction can be “out of office”
  • Animals growing in their winter coats are more likely to shed
  • Boxes of presents, wrapping paper and other gift items are often hard to hide
  • Contractors and condo boards could be difficult to reach for questions
  • Some buyers biases and prejudices could infringe on their decision with overly religious decorations

Pros of Listing Your Home During the Holidays (more…)

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