The Downtown Holiday Market is back through Saturday, December 23rd.
Once again, the market will be taking two entire blocks of F Street NW between 7th and 9th Streets NW, with the entrance located on the sidewalk outside the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Free and open to the public with daily hours from 12:00pm to 8:00pm, visitors to the Downtown Holiday Market enjoy over 70 vendors as well as a line-up of entertainment, food, and festive lights and décor.
New this year, the Made in DC booth will feature businesses from BLACKBONE, a Black Women-owned entrepreneurship program. Other local partnerships include one with Ford’s Theater, where they will be showing A Christmas Carol all season long; José Andrés, with many restaurants located within walking distance to the market; and the upcoming holiday movie starring Eddie Murphy Candy Cane Lane.
Visitors may also want to honor the legacy of local photographer Joe Shymanski at the Joe Shymanski & Alton McDougle Photography Booth where Destination DC is introducing the ‘Joe Shymanski Memorial Scholarship Fund’ to provide high school students a chance to pursue their dreams in photography and media.
And, those visiting from out of town and needing a place to stay can take advantage of Downtown Holiday Market’s official hotel and restaurant partner’s hotel package in collaboration with Kimpton Hotel Monaco DC and Dirty Habit, conveniently located right next to the market.