One of our favorite things about the holiday season is visiting holiday markets to support local small businesses and makers. Holiday markets in DC abound and are a fun and festive way to shop for local gifts while celebrating the Christmas season.
There are so many holiday markets out there, where do you even start? The Downtown Holiday Market is the most well-known, but there are plenty of others to explore. From German-themed markets to international gifts, we've compiled a comprehensive list to jump start your holiday shopping. Happy gifting!
'Tis the season for winter fun and festive events that celebrate the holiday season! The District is spectacular any time of the year, but it is especially magical in the winter because of all the Christmas and holiday activities.
From ice skating to igloos, holiday markets to outdoor lighted animations, sing-alongs and spectacular seasonal performances, we've gathered some of the best and most unexpected ways to experience the holiday season in DC.
Happy holidays! Felices Fiestas! Joyeuses Fêtes! Chag Sameach!
Bundle up this year to celebrate the holiday season in DC! From live music, a toasty bonfire, movie marathons, and festive performances, we've curated 50-plus ways to have the best season ever.
A guide to holiday markets, where to see holiday lights + displays, and raise a glass at holiday-themed bars
With Thanksgiving officially over, let the holiday celebrations begin!
There are so many holiday markets, tree lightings and light displays, and holiday bars in DC that it can be hard to keep track of everything.
Luckily, we've done all the hard work for you and compiled a MEGA list of local markets to support area businesses and makers, spots for boozy holiday cocktails, and where to see holiday lights to make your season merry and bright.
For even more ways to get into the holiday spirit, stay tuned for our monthly Wanderlist of curated awesome things (holiday and non-holiday alike) that will be coming out in a few days.
Tis the season to shop local and shop small
It's the holiday season
And Santa Claus is coming round
The christmas snow is white on the ground
When old Santa gets into town. . .
Nothing gets me in the holiday spirit like shopping and eating. But fighting traffic and spending hours wandering from store to store in search of the perfect gift, only to go home virtually empty-handed without anyone crossed off your list can turn anyone into a Scrooge. Sure, there’s online shopping, but scrolling through websites doesn’t exactly put you in the holiday spirit.
This year, ditch your normal shopping routine, and visit one of DC’s holiday markets with one-of-a-kind items, entertainment, and tasty goodies to help fuel your day of browsing.
Let's go shopping!
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it