The fesitive season is in full swing and what better way to celebrate it than with a beloved winter tradition – the 19th Annual Downtown Holiday Market! Running through December 23,  this enchanting outdoor shopping village isn’t just a market; it’s a vibrant celebration of the community, local entrepreneurship, and the joyous spirit of the holidays.

A Shopping Experience Like No Other

Nestled in the bustling heart of the District, from 7th to 9th Streets NW on F Street, and with a grand entrance in front of the iconic National Portrait Gallery, the market offers a unique and enhanced shopping experience. Imagine strolling down wide aisles, wrapped in the glow of festive lights, with the backdrop of some of D.C.’s most renowned cultural landmarks. 

Supporting Local Businesses and Artisans

This year, the market is proud to host over 70 exhibitors, showcasing a diverse array of talents. Notably, the inclusion of Black-owned and minority-owned businesses from the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development’s (DSLBD) Made in DC program highlights the market’s commitment to supporting and elevating local entrepreneurs. From unique crafts to bespoke gifts, these artisans bring the heart and soul of D.C. to your holiday shopping.

Taste the Season’s Flavors

No holiday market is complete without the tantalizing aromas and flavors of seasonal treats. With six food vendors dotting the landscape, you’re invited to indulge in delicious eats and heartwarming beverages – the perfect complement to your market adventure.

Entertainment Galore!

The market isn’t just about shopping; it’s also a hub of entertainment. This year, a live stage featuring exceptional regional performers will add an extra sparkle to your visit. Imagine shopping to the rhythm of live music and performances – a perfect symphony to elevate your holiday spirits.

Mark Your Calendars!

When: November 17 to December 23, 2023

Hours: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: F Street NW between 7th and 9th Streets NW. The main entrance is outside the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Site Map

A Safe and Joyous Experience

Safety and enjoyment are at the heart of the Downtown Holiday Market. With an expansive layout ensuring easy movement and browsing, you can enjoy the market’s offerings with peace of mind.

Join the Festivities!

The Downtown Holiday Market is more than just a market; it’s a celebration of the community, creativity, and the holiday spirit. Whether you’re ticking off your holiday shopping list, savoring delicious treats, or enjoying live entertainment, this market promises to be a highlight of your holiday season in Washington D.C.

See You There!

So, wrap up warm, gather your friends and family, and head down to the heart of Washington D.C. for an unforgettable holiday experience. We can’t wait to see you at the 19th Annual Downtown Holiday Market!

Looking for more outdoor activities? Check out last week’s blog here!