Best time to visit Washington, D.C.

Downtown Holiday Market

The real Christmas magic starts here


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Christmas season in Washington wouldn't be complete without a visit to a holiday market near the National Museum of American History. With over 160 participants selling various crafts and handmade art in the 26 days from the end of November till Christmas, this fair is a good place for holiday shopping. Besides it features exhibits, movies, festive food, and great performers that play in various genres—from rock to salsa.

Downtown Holiday Market in Washington, D.C. - Best Season 2020

Stop by the Christmas Market to hear oldies, classic rock and pop favorites by bands like 49 Cent Dress, All New Genetically Altered Jug Band, Alpha Dog Acoustic Blues, and more. Listen to ethnic tunes by bands like Afro Nuevo that plays Latin Jazz, cha-cha, guajira, and son..

Best time for Downtown Holiday Market in Washington, D.C. 2020

Dozens of artists from the Washington D.C. area put their works, which include collages, illustrations paintings, photography, on display. There are also ceramics, pottery, jewelry, glass, woodworking, apparel, and wonderful textiles. Every item on display could be a perfect gift for your friends and family.

Don't forget to warm up with the cup of hot cocoa and try delicious Christmas foods, like delicious hot mini donuts, coming out fresh out of the machine, while you observe. Also, there are German sausages, pretzels, hot mulled cider and such seasonal favorites as stollen and German gingerbreads.

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