Thursday, December 03, 2009

December in DC: Downtown Holiday Market

5th Anniversary of Downtown Holiday Market

WHAT: Fifth annual Downtown Holiday Market produced by the Downtown DC Business Improvement District in partnership with Diverse Markets Management

WHEN: Daily from Noon – 8:00pm

Friday, December 4 – Wednesday, December 23

WHERE: The sidewalk of F Street, NW between 7th & 9th streets in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery

WHO: An eclectic group of over 180 exhibitors and artisans rotating on a weekly basis; selling a diverse array of high-quality gift items including fine art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, photography, clothing, tasty treats and hot beverages.

ENTERTAINMENT: A wide range of live, local musicians and bands will entertain shoppers. Jazz, swing, blues, reggae, bluegrass, klezmer, a cappella, brass and more create a fun, energetic atmosphere for shoppers.

GET THERE: The market is easily accessible by Metro at Gallery Place on the red, yellow, and green lines; as well as by Circulator at 9th and F streets. SmartBikes are located onsite. City Sightseeing will provide a free shuttle from Union Station to the Holiday Market. Additionally, parking is located nearby at the City Center lot at 9th and New York Ave.

MISC: Gift certificates are available to the Downtown Holiday Market in the form of Market Dollars. Purchase online here, or at the information tent on site.


About the Downtown DC Business Improvement District

The Downtown DC Business Improvement District (BID) is a private, non-profit organization that provides safety, hospitality, maintenance and beautification, 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 from Massachusetts Avenue on the north to the National Mall on the south, from Louisiana Avenue on the east to the White House on the west. For more information, visit

About Diverse Markets Management

Diverse Markets Management (DMM), LLC is a DC-based firm specializing in the development and management of outdoor public exhibitor markets. Principals in the firm are experienced leaders in specialty vending and in managing relations with this unique group of small business entrepreneurs. Members of the DMM team have an experienced and successful history of working together on markets, especially at historic Eastern Market. Because DMM has actual investments and livelihoods based on vending and deep roots in the city, there is a particularly personal commitment to a market's success. DMM is strongly dedicated to developing and maintaining a financially sustainable market while enhancing the ongoing integration of a market into the community.



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