The Downtown Holiday Market returns to Penn Quarter today at noon. This year --the 6th-- over 180 vendors will rotate in and out of booths on F Street over four weeks. The last day is December 23.
The Market location is the regular spot, F Street NW between 7th and 9th Sts. This is right on the front door of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and across the street from the International Spy Museum.
Each day from 12:00pm-8:00pm mostly local vendors will sell everything from soaps and scarves to pottery, pies and portraits. Here's the full list.
Musical performers will entertain visitors on a small stage throughout each day and if last year is an indicator, there should be a few overhead heat lamps scattered around in order to keep us warm while browsing. Cool new feature this year: gift certificates for the Market itself. That's cool.
Looking forward to it! Another chance to skip that trip to the mall... or at least put it off until you really, really have to.