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.
Nov 26-Dec 4: Tenleytown Winterfest
Nov 27: Motherhued Holiday Shop & Play at Wundergarten
Nov 27: Tanglewood Sue's Troublemaker Market
Nov 27-Dec 19: Holiday Market at Four Seasons
Nov 27: Brookland Arts Walk
Nov 27 + Dec 11: 3-Stars Brewing Holiday Market
Nov 27 + 28: H Street Holiday Market
Nov 28: Open House at Anacostia Arts Center
Dec 2, 5: Outdoor Hanukkah Bazaar
Dec 3: Brookland Arts Walk Festive Friday
Dec 3, 10 + 17: Eastern Market's Not So Silent Night Market
Dec 3-5: Heurich Chriskindlmarkt
Dec 4, 11, 18: Park View Holiday Market
Dec 4: Dupont Circle Holiday Pop-Up
Dec 4: Dupont Underground Holiday Market
Dec 4: St. Thomas' Parish One Journey Global Holiday Market
Dec 5: Pajamarama Holiday Market
Dec 10: Brookland Arts Walk Festive Friday
Dec 10: Takoma Gift(ing) Night Market
Dec 10 + 17: Victura Park Holiday Market
Dec 11: West End Holiday Market
Dec 11-12: Holiday Market at the Ven
Dec 11: Procrastinators Holiday Market at National Arboretum
Dec 14: Upshur Street Craft Fair
Dec 17: Brookland Arts Walk Festive Friday
Dec 18: Black-owned Holiday Market
Dec 18: Takoma Cocoa Crawl
Dec 18: SAMSAMA at Shopkeepers
Dec 18: Jackie Lee’s Holiday Market
Dec 19: Black Cat Rock n Shop
Holiday Lights + Displays
Curious? There's more!
Look up, down, and all around. Adventures can be found everywhere -- if you're curious enough to look. k for it