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11 Holiday Markets Around the DC Area to Find the Perfect Gift

Shopping for gifts? Meet the hundreds of makers at these markets.

Photograph courtesy of Lucketts Holiday House.
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Lucketts Holiday House

42350 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg | November 10–December 11

The countrycore house looks straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Each room has a different aesthetic, with shoppable decor. Timed-entry tickets are required ($25 in November, $20 in December).

 

Maryland Christmas Show

797 E. Patrick St., Frederick | November 18–27

At this massive fair, explore seven buildings filled with garlands, toys, ornaments, and pottery, and take a photo with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. $10 adults, $4 children ages ten and under.

 

Downtown Holiday Market

F St. between Seventh and Ninth sts., NW. | November 18–December 23

The Downtown Holiday Market spans two DC blocks. Photograph courtesy of Downtown Holiday Market.

The 18th annual DC market spans two blocks with more than 75 vendors selling textiles, jewelry, soy candles, and more. Live music and churros add to the ambiance.

 

Takoma Park Gifting Market

201 Ethan Allen Ave., Takoma Park | December 9

Peruse wares from 24 makers under the glowing lights and warm up by the fire pits with seasonal drinks from neighborhood restaurants.

 

Heurich Christmas Markt

1307 New Hampshire Ave., NW. | December 2–4

Photograph courtesy of Heurich House Museum.

The yard at the brewmaster’s castle converts to a German­inspired shopping market with products from local businesses. Warm up with hot mulled wine. $14 adults, $2 ages 15 and under.

 

Old Town Alexandria Market and Holiday Craft Show

300 John Carlyle St., Alexandria | December 10

Stuff stockings with local products from this market at John Carlyle Square, offering ornaments, jewelry, beauty products, and other gifts from more than 110 makers.

 

Del Ray Artisans Fine Art and Craft Holiday Market

2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria | December 2–18

Photograph courtesy of Del Ray Artisans Fine Art and Craft Holiday Market.

A rotating roster of artisans set up shop at the Del Ray Artisans gallery. Pick out handmade gifts such as woodwork, pottery, leather crafts, and jewelry.

 

Procrastinator’s Holiday Market

514 Rhode Island Ave., NE. | December 17

Kids can send letters to Santa and ride a holiday train while adults shop the Bryant Street development’s market.

 

FONA’s Winter Festival

3501 New York Ave., NE. | December 10

Photo courtesy of Friends of the National Arboretum's winter festival.
Photo courtesy of Friends of the National Arboretum.

The market at the National Arboretum features—what else?—Christmas trees, among other holiday items. Leashed dogs welcome.

 

Victura Park Holiday Market

2700 F St., NW. | December 10-11 and 17-18

Victura Park at the Reach is hosting a weekend holiday market stocked with items from DC-area vendors. Sip boozy cider and make s’mores after you shop.

 

Park View Holiday Market

3400 Georgia Ave., NW. | December 4 and 11

Machee Creates (left) at 2021 Park View Holiday Market. Photograph by Park View Market.

More than 50 local producers are setting up tables at the market in Hook Hall. Find prints, candles, and baked goods for loved ones on your gift list.

This article appears in the November 2022 issue of Washingtonian. This list has been updated to include additional markets. 

Daniella Byck
Lifestyle Editor

Daniella Byck joined Washingtonian in 2022. She was previously with Outside Magazine and lives in NoMa.