Washington, DC’s Christmas Market

There are some delightful Christmas Markets in the US, but they’ve never become A Thing here, the way they are in Europe.

In Germany and Eastern Europe, which have some of the best Christmas Markets, the party sometimes runs from mid-November through early January, and attracts serious crowds. For the past few years, I’ve arranged my schedule so that I can sample them.

But not this year. Post-flood uncertainties and other after-effects of the Memorial Day Flood* have kept me stuck in Washington since June.

DC does have a tiny Christmas Market at Gallery place, though, and I decided to check it out.

Washington, DC’s Christmas Market is only two blocks long. It runs from 7th Street to 9th Street, in front of the American Art Museum.


Some of the Vendors



The Sentry


Nothing says "Christmas" like a nice filled churro.

Nothing says “Christmas” like a nice filled churro.

All in all, it was a pleasant way to spend 20 minutes on a cool winter afternoon.


* Which I may have mentioned earlier here, and here, and here, and…oh, never mind.  I mentioned them a lot. For me, The Flood was the defining event of 2019.

And it looks like post-flood restoration will be the defining event of 2020.

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