The Downtown DC Holiday Market returns to the nation’s capital for a 17th year, filling two entire blocks of F Street NW, from 7th to 9th Streets NW, until Thursday, December 23, 2021.
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Admission to the Downtown DC Holiday Market is free and open to the public with hours from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, though the Downtown Holiday Market is closed on Thanksgiving Day, and Monday, December 6th.
As always, visitors can expect a range of family-friendly offerings including emerging artisan makers & crafters, returning favorite vendors, festive decor and lights, authentic German treats and local bites, and live entertainment on the mainstage for over five weeks. Visitors can purchase gift certificates online in advance, redeemable at the market.
“We are excited to be back in the heart of Washington, D.C. and continue our holiday tradition that brings so much joy, support and community for our 70+ small businesses and local entrepreneurs. This year, we have a huge shopping advantage for those who might possibly be waiting for their gifts in the mail,” said Michael Berman, president of Diverse Markets Management. “Our in-person shopping experience is more than just a curated selection of gifts. From live performances to interactive virtual programming, we have a little bit of everything for everyone to enjoy.”
Highlights of this year’s market include:
Shop Black and POC-Owned – The market proudly represents a diverse community of makers and celebrates Black culture and minority-owned businesses and their work. To view the full directory of Black and POC-owned businesses, visit Downtown Holiday Market’s exhibitor list.
Book & Stay – Those looking to visit and explore the city, take advantage of Downtown Holiday Market’s official hotel and restaurant partner’s hotel package in collaboration with Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington, D.C. and Dirty Habit. The package includes overnight accommodations, $30 in dining credit, two refillable holiday mugs to enjoy hot toddies and one Downtown Holiday Market voucher.
Foodie Galore – Raved about cinnamon-dusted churros and hot donuts return, alongside new food and drink vendors include the Taste of Germany, Alexa’s Empanadas, Old Blue BBQ, The Capital Candy Jar,and Migue’s Magnificent Mini Donuts. New to this year’s market at the corner of 8th and F Street, guests can also visit Dirty Habit’s bodega and pick from a warm selection of hot toddies, mulled wine and hot cocoa to cozy up to. Need a break? Take the jolly red carpet to the luxe restaurant’s “Winter Wonderland” at the open-air patio, and enjoy light bites by the heated fire pits.
ARTECHOUSE’s all-new immersive extended reality (XR) adventure throughout the market is back for its second year. Guests can utilize their smartphone using the ARTECHOUSE XR app to discover Instagrammable, holiday-themed surprises at various market locations.