Knock Out Your Holiday Shopping at These DC-Area Holiday Markets

Skip the big box store lines and find unique gifts at these holiday markets in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

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Downtown Holiday Market
Downtown Holiday Market
When: Through Dec. 23, noon to 8 p.m. daily
Where: Downtown D.C., 8th and F Streets NWn
What: The Downtown Holiday Market continues a 14-year wintertime tradition outside the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery. Over 150 exhibitors will help you fufill everyone's wishlist while you enjoy entertainment, snacks and treats.
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When: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8 to 9n
Where: 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DCn
What: Van Ness Holiday Pop-Up Shop and Olde City Christmas Tree Farm is a one-stop shop for handmade gifts and your Christmas tree! Activities include gingerbread making, Santa photo ops and carolers.
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When: Dec. 7 to 9, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.n
Where: The National Zoon
What: GRUMP Holiday Market brings a slew of locally made goods to Zoolights. This is the only time a year when you can see a yeti at the zoo!
Courtesy Christmas in St. Michaels
When: Dec. 7 to 9n
Where: St. Michaels, MDn
What: Christmas in St. Michaels is a festive affair, with parties, parades and, of course, chances to buy locally made gifts. The market is at Granite Lodge on St. Mary's Square on Friday, noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Courtesy Unique Markets
When: Dec. 9, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.n
Where: 1309 5th St NE, Washington, DCn
What: Unique Markets Holiday Pop-Up aims to give holiday shopping a festival-like atmosphere. Tickets start at $5 and include free drinks, DIY projects, photo booths, music and a tote bag."
Courtesy Adams Morgan Holiday Market
nWhen: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8 to 9n
Where: 18th Street at Columbia Road NW, Washington, DCn
What: The Adams Morgan Day 2018 Holiday Market features more than 50 loval vendors. You can enjoy live carolers and entertainment, help decorate the Festivus kiosk or watch a 20-minute holiday program by the District Music Project on the steps on The Line hotel at 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4 p.m.
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