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    Check out what holiday activities there are in your area this year, bundle up, and enjoy! Be sure to plan your trip with Moovit!


    Downtown Holiday MarketΒ 

    πŸ“… Through Dec. 23
    πŸ“ Centered at 8th and F streets NW
    πŸ’² Free to enter

    The Downtown Holiday Market is back, a sure sign of the holiday season. The outdoor market has taken over two blocks outside the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum, featuring feature over 70 vendors, six food or drink stalls and a stage for live music.

    Open 12-8PM daily.

    The Markt at MLK & Metro’s First Shop Pop-Up Shop

    πŸ“… Through Dec. 18
    πŸ“ Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (901 G St. NW)
    πŸ’² Free entry

    Curated by the Heurich House Museum, this holiday market specializes in locally made and library-themed goods.

    For the Metro fan in your life, make sure to stop by Metro’s First Shop Pop-Up Shop, where you can pick up select gifts from a collection that includes T-shirts, models and more.

    Columbia Heights Tree Lighting & Market

    πŸ“…Β Dec. 8, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    πŸ“ Columbia Heights Civic Plaza (1400 Park Road NW)
    πŸ’² Free

    Located in the heart of Columbia Heights, this market offers shopping from small business vendors, plus a tree lighting ceremony, live music and family-friendly programming from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Mt. Pleasant Holiday Market

    πŸ“… Sun., Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    πŸ“ Lamont Plaza
    πŸ’² Free

    Peruse dozens of vendors on Mount Pleasant Street and Lamont Plaza, bring kids to visit Santa and make cards for hospitalized kids at the Mt. Pleasant Artists Collective’s event.

    Holly Jolly Sidewalk Market

    πŸ“… Sat., Dec. 16, 1-6 p.m.
    πŸ“ 14th Street (between U & T Streets NW)
    πŸ’² Free entry

    Thirty local retailers will create a special shopping experience in the Logan Circle and U Street area.


    πŸ“… Through Dec. 31
    πŸ“ Nationals Park
    πŸ’² From $32 for adults and $27 for kids ages 3 to 17

    Nationals Park’s Enchant is a dazzling spot for holiday lights, featuring a light maze and ice skating trail for the whole family. There’s also a holiday market in The Village.


    10thΒ Annual Kris Kringle Christmas Market

    πŸ“… Dec. 8-10
    πŸ“ Charles County Fairgrounds (8440 Fairgrounds Road, La Plata, Maryland)
    πŸ’² $5 (free forΒ  children 10 and under)

    This German-style Christmas market is a fan favorite every year because of its light displays, tasty Christmas treats, music and fireworks.

    Fresh holiday decorations will be sold, too.

    If you’re there on Friday at 5 p.m., you can take in the splendor of Santa and the official tree lighting.

    Hours are Friday, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Takoma Park Gift Market

    πŸ“…Β Dec. 8, 5-9 p.m.
    πŸ“ 201 Ethan Allen Ave.
    πŸ’² Free

    Enjoy the evening by shopping small businesses, grabbing dinner from food trucks by a fire or getting a personalized tarot card reading.

    Holiday Craft Fair at the Brentwood Arts Exchange

    πŸ“… Sat., Dec. 9
    πŸ“ 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, Maryland
    πŸ’² Free entry

    Live music, a Maryland Meadworks Tasting Lounge and crafts to entertain kids add some extra cheer to this holiday craft fair within Brentwood Arts Exchange.

    It’s the perfect chance to explore the Gateway Arts District. Many businesses are rolling out the holiday red carpet. Stop by open artists’ studios at the Washington Glass School and Portico Gallery and Studios and shop more markets at spots including miXt Food Hall and Material Things.

    Empowered Women International Holiday Market

    πŸ“…Β Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    πŸ“ Silver Spring Civic Building (1 Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, Maryland)
    πŸ’² Free

    Support local female entrepreneurs at the Empowered Women International Holiday Market. Many participating businesses are owned by Black, Latina and/or immigrant women.


    Fairfax City Holiday Market

    πŸ“… Dec. 8-10
    πŸ“ Old Town Square
    πŸ’² Free

    Enjoy live music and dance while shopping from local vendors. The list of vendors will vary between the two weekends, so you can make a return trip if you don’t complete your gift shopping at first.

    The market is set to be open 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays, noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

    Old Town Christmas Market and Holiday Craft Show

    πŸ“…Β Dec. 9, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
    πŸ“ John Carlyle Square (300 John Carlyle St., Alexandria, Virginia)
    πŸ’² Free

    Grab a gift for your loved ones from one of more than 110 local small businesses selling giftable items, ranging from baked goods to jewelry.