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
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Downtown Holiday Market
<b>When:</b> Through Dec. 23, noon to 8 p.m. daily<br><b>Where:</b> Downtown D.C., 8th and F Streets NWn<br><b>What:</b> <a href="http://downtownholidaymarket.com/" target=blank>The Downtown Holiday Market</a> 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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Courtesy Theresa Cameron
<b>When:</b> 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8 to 9n<br> <b>Where:</b> 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DCn<br> <b>What:</b> <a href="http://vannessmainstreet.org/2018-van-ness-holiday-pop-up-shop-olde-city-tree-farm" target=blank>Van Ness Holiday Pop-Up Shop and Olde City Christmas Tree Farm</a> 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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<b>When:</b> Dec. 7 to 9, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.n<br><b>Where:</b> The National Zoon<br><b>What:</b> <a href="https://nationalzoo.si.edu/events/grump-holiday-market" target=blank>GRUMP Holiday Market</a> 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!
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Courtesy Christmas in St. Michaels
<b>When:</b> Dec. 7 to 9n<br><b>Where:</b> St. Michaels, MDn<br><b>What:</b> <a href="https://christmasinstmichaels.org/" target=blank>Christmas in St. Michaels</a> 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.
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Courtesy Unique Markets
<b>When:</b> Dec. 9, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.n<br><b>Where:</b> 1309 5th St NE, Washington, DCn<br><b>What:</b> <a href=""https://www.facebook.com/events/322723651857525/"" target=blank>Unique Markets Holiday Pop-Up</a> 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."
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Courtesy Adams Morgan Holiday Market
n<b>When:</b> 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8 to 9n<br> <b>Where:</b> 18th Street at Columbia Road NW, Washington, DCn<br> <b>What:</b> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/177787956505208/" target=blank>The Adams Morgan Day 2018 Holiday Market</a> 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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