Head to the ‘market’ and get ‘cooking’ in DC this weekend

Weekend Round-Up: December 3 and 4

Photo Credit: Tom Bridge

Don’t wait for the last minute to get your holiday shopping completed. The Downtown Holiday Market is back and open daily from 12 noon until 8 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 23.

There are more than 160 participants selling a diverse array of quality, handmade art and wares. The market is a one-stop winter wonderland with eclectic gifts for everyone on your shopping list. In addition to the vendors, every day you will find a variety of lively entertainment.


Returning to the District just in time for the busy holiday shopping season, the 11th annual MetroCooking DC show – the region’s largest two-day culinary showcase taking place this Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center – is ready to serve as one of the hottest holiday shopping destinations for folks looking to purchase gifts for their favorite gourmands.

Show-goers will have the opportunity explore aisles of specialty food products – many featuring some of the DC areas top gourmet purveyors – including a wide variety of holiday gift options, while experiencing live demos from James Beard honored celebrity chefs, partake in interactive and informative workshops, and enjoy book signings from some of the most celebrated culinary authors in our country.

MetroCooking DC general admission tickets are priced at $21.50 for adults and $10 for children ages for to 12.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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