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Downtown Holiday Market

Everything You Need to Know About DC's Downtown Holiday Market 2024

This magical holiday marketplace in Washington, DC is worth multiple trips, thanks to a rotating cast of local vendors and performers.

Where is the Downtown Holiday Market? What’s nearby?

This year's edition of the Downtown Holiday Market will be on the street, centered on 8th and F Streets, NW. Now in its 20th year, its bright lights bring Penn Quarter and Chinatown to life, providing a holiday spark to the neighborhood. The spacious, open-air village is free and open to the public, typically opening just ahead of Thanksgiving (closed on Thanksgiving Day) and closing on December 23.

After you peruse the market, you can check out the free-to-enter Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, both housed in the same building nearby. Dinner and cocktails can be enjoyed at nearby restaurants like Jaleo, Zaytinya, Clyde’s of Gallery Place and Carmine’s, or you can get your food to-go.

What will I find at the Downtown Holiday Market?

The Downtown Holiday Market's roster has featured over 70 exhibitors in a given year. Visitors can expect a range of family-friendly offerings including emerging artisan makers, returning favorite vendors, festive decor and lights. For a full lineup of featured artists, visit Downtown Holiday Market’s exhibitor list.

Downtown Holiday Market

What else will I find there?

Anticipate a fresh lineup of rock, jazz, soul, country, world and contemporary artists, and of course you’ll be able to hear your favorite holiday songs this season. For a full lineup of featured musicians, visit the Downtown Holiday Market’s website as opening day draws closer.

ARTECHOUSE partners with the market on an immersive extended reality experience for guests while Kimpton Hotel Monaco DC and Dirty Habit are the official hotel and restaurant partners. Right next door, the property features fun and festive holiday décor, outdoor fire pits, blankets and specialty cocktails.

What’s there to eat and drink at the Downtown Holiday Market?

Food and drink vendors have included The Taste of Germany, Old Blue BBQ, The Capital Candy Jar and Migue’s Mini Donuts. For a more comprehensive list of vendors and local discounts, visit the market's website in the coming months.

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