Arts and craft shows are wonderful places to shop for unique gifts for the holidays. Here you will find a variety of craft shows held in November and December in the Washington, DC area each year.
Holiday Craft Shows in Washington, DCWashington Craft Show at the Washington Convention Center
November 1-3, 2013. 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC (800) 368-9000 and (202) 249-3000. Hours are Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Not really a holiday craft show - but conveniently scheduled just before the holiday season. Sponsored by Crafts America, the show includes the wares of more than 180 artists including metal, leather, basketry, jewelry, ceramics, glass and more. Admission: $15 Adults, $13 Senior Citizens, Ages 12 and under free.
Holiday Shops Presented by the Junior League of Washington
November 21-24, 2013.The Sphinx Club, 1315 K Street NW. Washington, DC. Annual holiday shopping event sponsored by the Junior League of Washington. More than 40 vendors gather at one spot to offer a variety of gift items while raising money for grants and volunteer efforts for local organizations.
Downtown DC Holiday Market
November 29-December 23, 2013 Sidewalk on F Street between 7th and 9th in front of the National Portrait Gallery. Hours are noon-8 p.m. Enjoy a unique seasonal shopping marketplace in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of downtown Washington, DC. Find gift items by more than 180 exhibitors and artisans including fine art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, photography, clothing, prepared food and more. A wide range of live, local musicians and bands will entertain shoppers. Jazz, swing, blues, reggae, bluegrass, klezmer, a cappella, brass and more create a fun, energetic atmosphere.
Swedish Christmas Bazaar
December 7, 2013, 11 a.m-5 p.m. House of Sweden, 2900 K Street, NW, Washington, DC. Located at the Georgetown waterfront. The annual event is sponsored by the Swedish Women's Educational Association and supported by the Embassy of Sweden. The bazaar will feature Swedish arts & crafts; crystal, textiles, artwork, books, decorations, and much more. Enjoy Swedish Christmas carols performed by the Santa Lucia Procession. The Café will offer home baked goods and Swedish sandwiches. Free admission.
See Holiday Craft Shows in Maryland on Page 2
See Holiday Craft Shows in Northern Virginia on Page 3
See also, A Holiday Shopping Guide for the Washington DC Area