DC’s Downtown Holiday Market Returns Nov. 22!

Need to do a bit of holiday shopping? Want to enjoy a festive holiday atmosphere? Looking for a family-friendly afternoon activity? The annual DC Downtown Holiday Market can be a good destination for any and all of these purposes. Now in its 15th year, the market offers a unique open-air shopping experience between November 22 and December 23, from noon to 8 pm daily. 

The street is lined with festive holiday tents selling everything from hand-knitted sweaters and local artwork to imported chocolates and delicate holiday ornaments. The market also hosts several live musical performances throughout the season, ranging from kid-friendly storybook performers to jazz bands and Broadway singers (check the website for a full entertainment schedule). Thanks to a variety of food and drink vendors, you can also sit back and enjoy a tasty meal while you’re at the market, along with a mug of mulled wine or hot chocolate.