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December 19, 2008

my d.c.: holiday market
posted by soe 4:16 pm

This is the annual holiday market that D.C. holds downtown. They invite local artisans, musicians, and food vendors to set up shop in little booths outside the National Portrait Gallery during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Some vendors sign up for the whole time, but others filter in and out, so each time you go you find different things.

Holiday Market

Tea SellersCoffee Sellers








They're Nuts!

Pretty Wares

Cutting Boards


Category: dc life. There is/are 6 Comments.

This is wonderful! I don’t remember hearing about it. Is it new since we left?

Comment by Mum 12.19.08 @ 5:34 pm

Since you guys don’t have access to my phone conversations with Mum, I’ll answer here as well. The market started four or five years ago. The first year was in the parking lot where the old convention center used to be. Then it moved to its current location either last year or the year before.

Comment by soe 12.20.08 @ 1:18 am

That’s very cool! I’d like a market like that here.

Comment by Sarah 12.20.08 @ 10:14 am

Looks great! Love finding unique little items at markets like that.

Comment by Ari (Baking and Books) 12.20.08 @ 12:23 pm

Sarah, it is cool. A lot of the vendors are regulars at other local arts markets, but it’s nice to see them exposed to a larger crowd.

Ari, yeah, you definitely find some beautiful stuff when you get out to the markets.

Comment by soe 12.20.08 @ 12:55 pm

What a fun place to shop! Lots of special, personal things.

I hope you have a safe ride up to CT and a very Merry Christmas!!!!

Comment by Debby 12.24.08 @ 3:37 pm