DC’s annual Downtown Holiday Market returns for its 19th year

This year’s Downtown Holiday Market returns for its 19th year starting Friday, Nov. 17, through Saturday, Dec. 23. Smithsonian American Art Museum. This year, visitors can enjoy a new lineup of entertainment, more than 70 exhibitors, food vendors, and festive decor and lights throughout the season. 

Admission to the Downtown Holiday Market is free and open to the public with daily hours from noon to 7 pm. It is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, and Monday, Dec. 4. Once again, the market will occupy two entire blocks of F Street NW between 7th and 9th Streets NW. The entrance will be located on the sidewalk outside the National Portrait Gallery and the

“We are thrilled to be back for our 19th year to celebrate the holiday season to shop small, shop local and support diverse entrepreneurs, artisans, and over 70+ small businesses!” said Michael Berman, president of Diverse Markets Management. “This year, we want to focus on gathering everyone together in public to make the festive season even brighter.”

The Downtown Holiday Market’s live entertainment, ranging from R&B to holiday classics, will be available daily from noon to 7 pm.

Book & Stay – Visitors from out of town, as well as locals seeking a staycation, can take advantage of Downtown Holiday Market’s official hotel and restaurant partnership package in collaboration with Kimpton Hotel Monaco DC and Dirty Habit, conveniently located right next to the market. Guests will receive a dining credit to Dirty Habit, a gift card to shop at the market, holiday travel mugs, and more.

For more information about the Downtown Holiday Market, including the most up-to-date exhibitors and live performers, visit www.downtownholidaymarket.com

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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