As the days tick down until the holidays, the list for whom you need to buy presents for expands. Mom? Grandpa? Best friend? Teacher? Mailman? Sports coach? The list goes on and on.
Aiming to "warm your spirit with holiday cheer and unique gifts," the market launches in late November and runs all the way up until Christmas week.
Make your way through a number of different tents that feature vendors from across the country at the D.C. Downtown Holiday Market — Photo courtesy of Downtown Holiday Market
This year will feature more than 150 exhibitors coming to the nation's capital from all over the country to offer quality, handmade good in such areas as art, clothes and accessories, crafts, jewelry and specialty items.
Choose from antiques, ceramics, paintings, photography, soaps and candles – just to name a few of the items up for sale.
Before you go, check the exhibitors schedule on the market's website to see who will be there. Some exhibitors are not at the market every day and may rotate with others. About 60 exhibitors will be at the market each day, so there will be plenty to choose from no matter when you come.
While the event is mainly for shopping, patrons may enjoy live music while they peruse the items up for sale or sit to watch the show as performers take the Market Stage.
Whether you prefer jazz or classical, blues, rock or seasonal music, the market will have an act that will get your toes tappin' along.
D.C.'s Downtown Holiday Market offers live music to shoppers — Photo courtesy of Downtown Holiday Market
All that shopping can work up an appetite, so be sure to stop and get some refreshments with one of the many food vendors set up.
Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee before heading back out into the market for more shopping.
The 2015 Downtown Holiday Market event begins on Nov. 27 and runs daily from noon until 8 p.m. through Dec. 23.
The market is located on the F Street sidewalk in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery between 7th and 9th Streets in Northwest – a great location for sightseeing and shopping.
To get to the market by Metro, take the Gallery Place station.
This event serves as a great way to wrap up all of your holiday shopping. So grab your coat, wallet and present to-do list and head to this festive outdoor market located in the heart of downtown D.C.