The Downtown Holiday Market is produced by the Downtown DC Business Improvement District (Downtown BID) and Diverse Markets Management (DMM).
With more than 160 participants selling a diverse array of quality, handmade art and wares over 26 days, the Downtown Holiday Market (DHM) is a one-stop winter wonderland with eclectic gifts for everyone on your shopping list.
The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) and Diverse Markets Management (DMM) joined forces in 2005 to create a community-based holiday gathering place. The Market showcases small and local businesses and creates a festive shopping destination in Downtown DC for workers, residents and visitors.
The DHM is proud to commit to environmental sustainability, and as such is powered by generators running on bio-diesel fuel, and its publicity materials are printed on 100% post-consumer recycled materials.
Many offer fair trade imports and gifts made from recycled and sustainable resources, and shoppers making purchases will receive recyclable DHM shopping bags. In addition, the Market is accessible by Metrorail, Metrobus and Capital Bikeshare. And last, but not least, your patronage helps support many local artisans who live in the community and participate in this four-week outdoor market.
The Downtown BID is a private, nonprofit organization that provides safety, hospitality, sanitation, homeless, economic development, transportation, streetscape and marketing services to Washington’s center city. Property owners agree to tax themselves to provide services to the Downtown BID area, which covers 140 blocks. The BID promotes Downtown DC as a premier commercial, cultural, and residential destination. For more information, please visit www.downtowndc.org
DMM is a DC-based firm specializing in the development and management of outdoor public exhibitor markets. Formed by market management professionals with expertise in the fields of arts, crafts, collectibles and antiques, DMM possesses a diverse range of skills including: special event planning and programming, public space management, vendor recruitment and management, security services and arts facility development and programming. For more information, please visit www.diversemarkets.net
Sponsorship : If your company is interested in
sponsoring the Downtown Holiday Market, Contact:
Michael Berman, 202.215.6993