5 Of The Best Holiday Markets In Washington D.C. And What To Buy At Them
8th & F Streets NW • Nov 24 - Dec 23
Back for the thirteenth year in a row, the downtown holiday market will be open daily from 12-8PM starting November 24th through December 23rd. Located right smack dab in the middle of Penn Quarter and Chinatown, this holiday market is literally right across the street from the Capitol One Arena for all you Caps and Wizards fans out there andddd easily METRO ACCESSIBLE. The Downtown Holiday Market is undoubtedly known as "the best" holiday market in Washington D.C. (right travel mag? THE 20 BEST CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN THE UNITED STATES). Plus, it's rotating list of vendors and live performers, and entertainment meanin it's also well worth more than just one visit this holiday season.
Buy: A Hand illustrated Map From Cherry Blossom Creative
3178 Bladensburg Rd NE • November 25
Need to trick your beer-drinking bRo-friend, who hates to go shopping, out to browse Christmas gifts with you? Take'em to DC Brau on Small Business Saturday! Brewery visitors will get the chance to knock out some holiday shopping with a beer in hand at the local brewery's 5th annual Made in DC Holiday Marketplace this Saturday, November 25, from 1-6PM. The holiday market will feature more than 30 local artists and makers selling home goods, food, clothing , candles, paper goods and more.
1101 1st Street NE • Dec 1 - Dec 17 (Thurdays-Sundays)
For three weeks in december, Wunder garten's outdoor winter village will bring its visitors good beer with a side of Christmas cheer. The popular beer garden will be decorated with christmas lights, HOST SOME OF THE BEST MID-ATLANTIC MAKERS, and may be be the place where you end up getting your christmas tree. in addition to the shopping, winterfest will have live music, pictures with santa, diy workshops, food at a holiday pop-up cafe, s'mores, hot coco, and people snuggled up in cozy blankets around the fire pit.
Buy: Ceramic Planter from Whim And Vigor
1626 14th St NW • December 1st
PUT DECEMBER 1ST ON YOUR ICAL NOW KIDDOS, MISS PIXIE'S FURNISHINGS & WHATNOT IS THROWING A ONE NIGHT ONLY HOLIDAY MARKET FROM 5-8PM ON 14TH STREET AND THE VENDOR LINEUP IS DAMN GOOD THIS YEAR. HIT UP BRANDDAVE, MARCELLA KRIEBEL ART + ILLUSTRATION, CHOCOTENANGO, TYPECASE INDUSTRIES, THE LEMON COLLECTIVE DC, PRINTED WILD, HANDMADE HABITAT, THE RICH & STRANGE, BLACK PEPPER PAPERIE CO., CORK WINE BAR, DC BRAU BREWING COMPANY, ADAM GRIFFITHS, SILL LIFE, WHIM & VIGOR CERAMICS, BARCELONA 14TH STREET, AND MORE FOR GIFTS + LOCAL BITES AND SIPS. NEED MORE CONVINCING? get 20% OFF MISS PIXIE'S GOODS...I REPEAT 20% OFF MISS PIXIE'S GOODS.
Buy: Products made by local artists like the ones shown below from The Lemon Collective
800 Block Of Upshur St NW (Petworth) • Dec 9 and Dec 16
make your way to petworth for something other than timber pizza & Himitsu for once... the 12th annual upshur street outdoor Art & Craft Fair is back for two days this year. on SAT Dec 9th & Dec 16th from 11am-4pm 40+ artisans and crafters will make their way to petworth to sell gifts & goods well worth your time and money. aside from the shopping, you’ll find a range of unique activities, such as a Gingerbread House Making contest, popcorn stringing, mini wreath making, live music, carolers, santa photo opps and more.
Buy: Soy Candle from Handmade Habitat