The Junior League of Washington, a female non-profit organization that works towards educating volunteers and general advocacy in the D.C. community, hosts an annual fundraising bazaar. From November 18th through the 20th, Union Market hosts thousands of shoppers perusing through the creations of local artisans and public donations; all proceeds are funneled into the D.C. community. They also host special ticketed events, such as candy cane cocktail night, mimosas and monograms brunch and Santa Paws (have your furry friend photographed with him!).
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From November 25th – December 23rd, the annual holiday market will deliver merry creativity to the District each day. The event will feature approximately 150 exhibitors, ranging from local artisans selling crafts to glass making exhibitions and fine art prints. Find unique, intimate gifts for the loved ones in your life this season. The pop-up ‘shopping village,’ as organizers refer to it, will create a cheerful wonderland outside the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
The official visitor center markets a myriad of collectible historic items. This is where to obtain the annual White House Christmas ornament; each year, the White House Historical Association designs one collectible ornament to commemorate a past president, and 2016’s is Herbert Hoover. The store also serves as a museum with model replicas of the White House; if you can’t manage to book a coveted tour, this is the consolation prize.
The District’s favorite indie music venue, Black Cat, hosts an annual Christmas time garage sale. The sale is ideal to score a unique gift for all the music lovers in your life. Vendors at the market are primarily local record shops, and The Black Cat sells rare merchandise of famed artists that have performed there — including items of the Foo Fighter’s Dave Grohl, who owns the club. The Black Cat goes commercial on December 18th.
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