Eat and Shop at These 3 Holiday Pop-up Markets Around DC

Pop-up holiday markets may be more of a European thing, but DC has its fair share on the calendar this December. To start, strategy and design collective Streetsense–the design brains behind the design of G by Mike Isabella, The Riggsby, and Ted’s Bulletin— is opening their Bethesda office on Thursday night to host a pop-up retail market that will bring together local stores and restaurants for an evening of shopping and snacking.

The curated market will include retail selections from Salt & Sundry, Shinola, Appointed Co., Maketto, and Sill Life, among others, while beverages and bites will be supplied by Bluejacket, &pizza, All Set, Rare Sweets, Red Apron, and Cava Grill. The pop-up kicks off on December 10 at 6 PM and will run until 9 PM at Streetsense in Bethesda at 3 Bethesda Metro, Suite 140.

For more holiday market fun, head to the Downtown Holiday Market at 8th and F Streets, which is open daily from noon to 8 PM through December 23. The market includes over 150 regional artisans and small businesses, from Cherry Blossom Creative’s colorful prints to The Capital Candy Jar’s chocolate-covered treats.

Finally, if you have it on your list to support more local craftsmen this year, Alexandria’s Holiday Market will offer a good opportunity. The European-style market will run every Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM to 7 PM through December 23, at 300 John Carlyle Street in Alexandria. The market will serve up traditional European market foods and beverages, including hot Gluhwein wine and cocoa, while shopping warm knits from The Alpaca Girl and vintage accessories from Maruxi Vintage.

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.