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Here’s the Most Instagram-Worthy Christmas Tree Stand in DC

Photos by Marisa M. Kashino.

Ditto Residential eventually plans to build a seven-unit condo building on its lot near 9th and U streets, NW. But for now, the developer has transformed the site into a Christmas tree farm, with a hot cocoa and espresso stand run by Vigilante Coffee. Proceeds from the sale of all trees, garlands, and wreaths will benefit Changing Perceptions, a Washington non-profit that helps formerly incarcerated individuals rebuild their lives and careers.

The tree farm—which includes Instagram opportunities aplenty—was created by local designer Leigh-Ann Friedel. She sourced vintage sleds, furniture, and a Santa’s sleigh from antique stores. She used to work as a display designer for Anthropologie, and it shows.

The Ditto Tree Farm, at 1923 9th St., NW, opens Saturday at 11 a.m. We took these Instagrams during a sneak peek inside.

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Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She was previously a reporter for Legal Times and the National Law Journal. She has recently written about the Marriott family’s civil war and the 50-year rebirth of 14th Street, and reported the definitive oral history of the Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt case. She lives in Northeast DC with her husband, two dogs, and two cats.