Friday, December 08, 2006

Downtown Holiday Market @ Penn Quarter . 11 - 22 December

For the second year in a roll, Diverse Markets Management will produce the Downtown Holiday Market, from 11 - 22 December 2006. While the 2005 DHM event was held at the old Convention Center site, this year it will be held on historic F Street between 7th and 8th Streets in the Penn Quarter area. Grand opening takes place on Monday, 11 December at 4 PM.

Visit more than 40 local artisans offering diverse and hand-made gifts such as jewelry, pottery, paintings, photographs, textiles and more. Plus, prepared food offerings of preserved smoked seafood; The Tender Rib's sandwiches, chili, and soups; baked goods, hot cocoa and cider to sip. There will be even be seasonal decorations of wreaths, garland and potted trees for sale.

It will be a festive occasion on opening day with live music, celebrities, and both Mayor Williams and Mayor-elect Fenty! But all 12 delightful days will offer special activities and treasures. With over 100 different exhibitors participating in the event overall, the selection of goods will vary daily.

A jam-packed entertainment schedule (pdf) is sure to spread cheer with festive tunes for the holiday shoppers. And, each day we'll give away a prize from a market exhibitor or Downtown business. Visit the market and drop your business card at the Downtown SAM info kiosk for your chance to win!

Have a musical talent or handy craft of your own to share? Exhibitor and entertainment spaces are full for this year. Please e-mail with your full contact information and craft or musical offering if you would like to receive notice when applications are available for next year's market.

Michael Berman is Executive Director at Diverse Markets Management. Email, telephone 202-543-3370 or visit contact.

Or visit Located in the Penn Quarter area of NW WDC on F between 7th and 8th Streets in NW WDC, Downtown Holiday Market 2006 will operate from 12 noon until 7 pm from 11 - 22 December 2006.

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