November 20, 2015: Prepping For the Holidays!

DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY MARKET RETURNS! 

Diverse Markets Management (DMM), the D.C. company that manages both The Flea Market at Eastern Market (FMEM), Sundays at Pennsylvania Ave. & Seventh St. SE on Capitol Hill and The Downtown Holiday Market (DHM) that begins a four-week outing on Friday, November 27; has been busy prepping for the holidays.
 
In anticipation of DHM's 11th Annual edition downtown, its tenth consecutive year on the broad sidewalk between 7th and 9th Streets NW in front of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and AmericanArt Museum, DMM recently posted the entire Exhibitor list here.  DHM is a collaborative production with The Downtown DC Business Improvement District.
           
Mike Berman, DMM president and DHM market director, noted the exhibitor list includes many Flea Market exhibitors who "will also be giving up their regular Sunday spaces, so customers will be able to find more diversity at the flea through the holiday season." 

Applications for both DHM and FMEM are no longer being accepted. "We've already confirmed a great exhibitor line up at both places," Berman said.

HOLIDAY MARKET RECOGNITION 

DC Cool, the online magazine created by our friends at Destination DC, recently posted a story: "10 Reasons to Check Out the Downtown Holiday Market."  Calling DHM "a must visit, making it worth your while for multiple visits," DC Cool cited reason #1 being "There's no cozier place to be in the city after the sun goes down." See the other nine reasons here.
 
Travel sites now rank DHM among the best in the country. "Oyster.com rated us Number four in a November 12 article," Berman said, "And USA Today's 10 Best cites us here." It writes, "Nestled near two prominent museums, this market gives visitors a chance to both sightsee and shop."
 
"Certainly DHM's success over the last decade has been enhanced by our great location in the heart of downtown with both the museums and Verizon Center among our neighbors and great Metro access for the event," enthused Berman. 

ON THE HORIZON IN 2016

Looking further ahead Berman also announced that applications for the 33rd Annual DC Antique Photo and Postcard Shows scheduled for 8:30 am to 4 pm March 13, 2016, at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 Ft. Myer Dr., Arlington, VA, are now available for download or online registration at the show web site here.