Washington, DC transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season, with its streets and neighborhoods twinkling with festive lights and decorations. At the heart of this seasonal charm are the enchanting holiday markets, each offering a unique experience for visitors and residents alike.
Running from November 17th to December 23rd, the Downtown Holiday Market is a highlight of the DC holiday market scene. Located along two blocks of F Street, from 7th to 9th streets Northwest, this outdoor shopping village is a festive destination for all. More than 70 exhibitors showcase their seasonal goods, offering an array of items perfect for holiday giving.
This year, the market is enhancing its charm with a stage for live entertainment and performances, all free of charge. The market’s 19th edition will light up the Penn Quarter and Chinatown neighborhoods, adding a holiday spark to these vibrant areas. Open daily from 12-8 p.m., except on Thanksgiving Day and December 4th, the market is an ideal place to enjoy holiday shopping in a spacious, open-air setting.
Mark your calendars for the Heurich Christmas Markt, a key event for local artisans and craftspeople in DC. From December 1-3, 2023, immerse yourself in a festive holiday craft market at the Heurich House Museum’s Castle Garden. Located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue NW, the market is easily accessible and promises an array of activities, including ornament-making for children and a mini exhibit of the historic revival of Chr. Heurich Brewing Co.’s Senate Beer.
With over 50 local small-scale makers, this market is not just a shopping destination but a celebration of local craftsmanship and creativity. The market’s hours vary, with tickets available for early bird presale, online presale, and at the door.
For a larger-than-life holiday experience, Enchant at Nationals Park is a must-visit. This massive holiday takeover turns the park into a supersized Christmas village, complete with mega-watt light displays, an ice skating trail, a kids’ zone, and a lively marketplace. Here, you can wander through a village of tiny storefronts, meeting artisan vendors and boutique owners, perfect for holiday gift-gathering. Indulge in seasonal treats and beverages as you shop and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
Living in a Keener Management apartment in Washington, DC places you at the center of all the holiday action. Whether it’s strolling through the Downtown Holiday Market in Penn Quarter, sipping Glühwein at the Heurich Christmas Markt, or enjoying the dazzling displays at Enchant, you’re never far from the heart of the city’s festive celebrations.
Our apartments offer the perfect blend of comfort and convenience, making it easy to soak in the holiday spirit and create unforgettable memories right in the heart of DC. Celebrate the holidays in style and experience the best of Washington, DC’s holiday markets, all within reach from the comfort of a Keener Management property.