Monday, December 2, 2013

Make it Mount Pleasant: Holiday Edition

The third iteration of the popular Make it Mount Pleasant series is happening this weekend! This neighborhood-organized event is billed as a 'handcraft and vintage market' but really delivers much more, in my opinion.

The location is the same as last summer's event: the parking lot net to McCormick Paints, 3124 Mt Pleasant St NW. The hours are 11 AM - 5 PM, Sunday December 8th. (In addition to the market there will be a mini-holiday fest at Lamont Park, just blocks away. See below.)

The 20 vendors are really stellar this year and speak to the objective of offering visitors something local, high quality, and one of a kind, which is a difficult trifecta to achieve. But, they pulled it off last time, so I'm really excited to be a part of it this weekend. See you there!

From the organizers:

On Sunday, December 8 from 11am to 5pm, Mount Pleasant businesses and neighborhood groups will come together to host an authentic, vibrant holiday shopping and community event; a pop-up vintage and craft market and a uniquely Mount Pleasant neighborhood tradition, a visit from Santa and the Three Kings.

Organized by the Mount Pleasant Business Association (MPBA) and Mount Pleasant Main Street, “Make it Mount Pleasant” brings together some of DC’s favorite local businesses, artists, and performers for a day of special events in one of DC’s most eclectic neighborhoods. 

The pop-up craft market, located in the parking lot of McCormick Paints at Mount Pleasant Street and Kenyon Street, will feature handmade and vintage goods from local crafters such as Handmade Habitat, Yoyo Woo Paper Arts, Rachael Pfeffer Designs, and Cherry Blossom Creative. Details about all vendors are can be found on the neighborhood’s newest web portal:

Also on Sunday, Santa and the Three Kings will be at Lamont Park, (Mt Pleasant Street and Lamont Street) at 1PM to meet with children and discuss their behavior and Christmas wishes until 3PM. There will also be fun arts projects including Hanukkah themed puppet show and craft activities.