D.C. November 20, 2017
8 Holiday Markets In Washington DC Where You’ll Find Amazing Treasures For Everyone
It’s that wonderful time of the year where the city lights up in holiday decor, hot cocoa is available at every cafe and holiday cheer fills the air. If you are searching for unique and memorable gifts for your friends and family this holiday season, these are the 8 best holiday markets in 2017!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Downtown DC Holiday Market
The annual Downtown DC Holiday Market takes place in the Penn Quarter neighborhood on F Street between 7th and 9th. There are over 180 exhibitors, vendors and artisans who sell a wide variety of items include art, jewelry, clothing, food and more. There is also live music which creates a jolly atmosphere.
November 24- December 23
2. Holiday Sip and Shop
The Holiday Sip and Shop is part of Eastern Market Main Street’s Holly Days campaign. Taking place on December 4th, guests can shop local and enjoy a traveling wine tasting throughout the boutiques and independent stores at Capitol Hill.
Capitol Hill Retailers, December 4th
The Christkindlmarkt is held at the at the Heurich House Museum and honors the Heurich family’s German heritage by recreating a traditional German public Christmas market in its garden. There are local artisans, chocolate makers, jewelers, food and holiday drinks. Guests can also tour the beautiful Heurich House, which is decorated for the holidays.
1307 New Hampshire Avenue, December 1st-3rd
4. Alexandria’s Holiday Market
Alexandria’s Holiday Market is a lively open-air festival. Guests can shop from local artists and vendors. There are vendors selling holiday sweets and drinks and live entertainment to keep the party going. There’s even a kid’s corner where children can learn about European traditions and culture.
300 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria VA 22314 Friday, Saturdays and Sundays in December from 11am to 7pm.
5. 59th Annual Holiday Shops
Thousands of people check off their Christmas shopping lists at the Holiday Shops. The event benefits the Junior League of Washington and brings together over 40 vendors to offer a variety of gift items.
Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, November 17th-19th
6. Swedish Christmas Bazaar
The House of Sweden holds this annual holiday event. The bazaar features Swedish arts and crafts, artwork, books and decor. The Santa Lucia Procession performs Swedish Christmas Carols and the Cafe serves Swedish treats.
2900 K Street NW, December 2nd
7. DC Brau Made in DC Holiday Market
The 5th annual Brau Market will be held on Small Business Saturday at DC Brau Brewery. Here shoppers can enjoy DC Brau Beer, food trucks and live music while they shop for unique locally made items.
3178 Bladensburg Rd NE Ste B, November 25th
8. Holiday Market at Del Ray Artisans
The Holiday Market at Del Ray Artisans features gifts and crafts from some of the most talented artists and artisans in the area. It’s held the first three weekends in December and there are different artists featured every weekend.
2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia, December 1-3, 8-9 and 15-17
Will you be shopping at any of these holiday markets this season? If you prefer more traditional shopping experiences,
visit these amazing boutiques around DC.