Prepared to shop ‘til you drop? The Downtown Holiday Market returns December 4 and runs through December 23 on F Street, between 7th and 9th, in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery.
The 20-day shopping extravaganza will feature more than 150 local artisans and exhibitors, live musical entertainment and mouth-watering comfort foods. Wear your walking shoes. There will be plenty to see and purchase, including a potpourri of high-quality gift items ranging from clothing and jewelry to crafts and fine art.
New this year: an information booth where visitors can get assistance, special Downtown Holiday Market gift certificates and Market Guides. The festive shopping “village” is expected to draw Downtown workers and residents and tons of tourists. City Sightseeing, the double-decker, open top tour bus, will run a dedicated shuttle between Union Station and the Market.
The Downtown BID produces the Holiday Market in partnership with Diverse Market Management. This year’s media sponsors are The Washington Examiner, WAMU and WASH-FM. For more information, including volunteer opportunities, visit www.downtowndc.org/holiday or call 202.638.3232.