2010 Downtown Holiday Market.
Friday, August 20, midnight
Celebrating its sixth year, this event boasts one of the most spectacular outdoor shopping environments in the region. This year the Downtown Holiday Market (DHM) will operate for 21 consecutive days. It will open Friday, December 3rd, and will run continuously through Thursday, December 23rd. Hours will be from Noon-8pm each day.
Held in the vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood with the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture as its backdrop, the festival will again be located on the wide sidewalk of F Street, stretching from 7th to 9th Streets NW. Both ends of the market are within view of entrances to the Gallery Place Metro. Also across the street are the Verizon Center and the bustling 7th Street Gallery Place corridor. Opposite the Market are Hotel Monaco, the Spy Museum, and many upscale restaurants.
The event continues to be a juried, high-quality crafts and gift market featuring a diverse display from exhibitors of many types of merchandise, as well as prepared food and beverage vendors. The Market will accommodate 49 exhibitors each day. As it has done previously, the market will continue to rotate exhibitors through the event in segmented schedules, thus allowing for a rich variety of products and businesses to participate. New this year, the market will accommodate a select number of professional retail-oriented exhibitors to be set up for the entirety of the event, for an added fee. Creation of an exceptional booth design to enhance appeal as a “storefront” business will be required.
All exhibitors wishing to participate must complete an application and pay a $40 application fee. A jury will review applications, images of products and booth display.
The Downtown Holiday Market is produced by Diverse Markets Management and the Downtown DC Business Improvement District.
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