Shop Unique Holiday Gifts at the Downtown Holiday Market
The Downtown Holiday Market is a charming shopping village and one of the best holiday markets in the D.C. area. With more than 150 artists and local businesses, the market offers unique gift items such as jewelry, pottery, glass art, frames, paintings, bags, ornaments, and more. Shoppers can also enjoy live holiday music, such as jazz soloists, a blues ensemble, and country artists. There’s also food available — locals’ favorites include cinnamon sugar churros, empanadas, and hot cocoa with toasted marshmallows.
The market is open every day from noon until 8 p.m. through Dec. 23, although it does get crowded on the weekends. Vendors rotate throughout the holiday season. You’ll find the market on F street in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, near the Metro and parking.