Ring in the season with shopping and craft demos at the District's hip waterfront enclave.

District Wharf has become a popular destination for live music and socializing in D.C. And they're shaping up to become a holiday destination as well! From December 14 to 15, they're hosting their Shop the Square Holiday Market where, along the brightly-lit waterfront, guests can peruse artisanal boutiques and enjoy craft demos, drinks, and music.

WHEN: Saturday, December 14–Sunday, December 15 | 12–6 p.m.
WHERE: The Wharf | 760 Maine Avenue SW | Washington, D.C.
ADMISSION: FREE

shop made in dc

Shop Made in DC

This event has everything we love about the holidays—shopping and booze! Enjoy libations from the hot drinks bar while browsing area boutiques and their handcrafted, locally-made goods. Many of the vendors already have storefronts at The Wharf, so take a look at Array Floral Design Studio, Shop Made In D.C., A Beautiful Closet, and others for the perfect gift. Some real gems are available right at your fingertips!

Guests can also interact with artisans through hands-on tutorials. Learn how to plant terrariums with Jungle & Loom, step up your cookie-decorating game with Praline Bakery, or create a pair of earrings with Diament Jewelry. Let your imagination run wild (and take something home with you!). The cocktail demo with the critically-acclaimed Thrasher's Rum sounds especially tantalizing. We're happy to inform you these amazing demos are also free. You'll just need to sign up and reserve your spot!

diament jewelry

Diament Jewelry

How to Get There

The Wharf is accessible by a variety of methods, including car, bike, and water taxi. Due to The Wharf's layout, we recommend using public transportation. Guests can take the Metro's Green Line to reach the Waterfront Metro and L'Enfant Plaza Metro, which will take you straight to The Wharf.

The Wharf offers a free shuttle service that stops at the National Mall, L'Enfant Plaza Metro, and the International Spy Museum, and on quick 10-minute intervals, it is a convenient option compared to driving. For those who would rather drive, there is also a parking garage located under Maine Avenue SW.

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For more information, check out The Wharf's Facebook page or official website.

**All photos courtesy of Facebook

Will you be shopping the market at The Wharf? What's on your checklist? We would love to hear from you in the comments!