Welcome to the 2020 Downtown Holiday Market!

The 16th Annual Downtown Holiday Market returns :
Nov. 20 thru Dec. 23 : 12 p.m.  to 8 p.m. DAILY
Downtown Washington, DC : Centered at 8th and F Streets, NW


The Downtown Holiday Market (DHM) is celebrating its 16th year! In these times of uncertainty, anguish, and anxiety, we can still look ahead to a bright and joyous occasion. Join us and experience one of the most spectacular outdoor shopping environments in the region. Featuring more than 100 regional artisans, crafters and boutique businesses of ethically-produced goods, the market brings a unique and festive shopping “village” to the heart of downtown DC, plus great snacks and festive treats.
Hundreds of diverse gift items, such as jewelry, pottery, paintings, and textiles will be offered by 60 exhibitors each day.

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Without a doubt, this year’s market will be entirely different, but we can all look forward to the 16th annual festival returning. The biggest change and greatest news; we are moving the market to the street. It is necessary and in everyone’s interest (the City, customers, participants, staff and others) to close the entire 2 blocks of F Street from 7th to 9th for the entirety of the market. Thus, in addition to having ample space to accommodate vendors and customers, we would be able to abide by the strict guidelines and protocols to operate safely during the pandemic. All precautions and regulations will be followed, and we will be hyper vigilant concerning everyone’s safety. Other changes we intend to implement, due to pandemic operating procedures, will be a fenced in market that will have one entrance and one exit. There will be a limited number of customers who can enter the market area, only 250 or up to 500 at a time depending on what stage DC is in at the time. We will queue up customers at the entrance. Masks will be required for customers, staff and exhibitors. Preliminary, a stage or entertainment is not allowed. Advanced timed entry may occur.


DATES : Friday, November 20 – Wednesday, December 23
HOURS : from 12PM-8PM. The market will operate daily, regardless of rain or snow but will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, Monday Nov 30, Monday Dec 7, Monday Dec 14
LOCATION :  F Street in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery between 7th & 9th Streets, NW
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION :  Accessible by Metro at the Gallery Place Metro Station (green, yellow and red lines), Metrobus, and Capital Bikeshare.

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.  To reserve your parking spot, visit the DC Downtown Holiday Market SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.


Founded in 2005, the DowntownDC Holiday Market is a program of the DowntownDC Business Improvement District and is produced in partnership with Diverse Markets Management (DMM). With many small and local businesses selling a diverse array of quality, handmade art and wares over 30 days, the Downtown Holiday Market (DHM) is a one-stop winter wonderland with eclectic gifts for everyone on your shopping list. 


More Info

Email for more information or general questions. Michael Berman 202.215.6993


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Thank you for your patronage and support of the Downtown Holiday Market! Happy Holidays!