The Holly Days

The Holly Days returns for the 5th year of celebrating our community and supporting the businesses at the heart of Capitol Hill. Enjoy holiday shopping, dining, lighting and window displays, music and more along Eastern Market Main Street.

With continuing concerns about COVID19 and global supply chain issues, we are encouraging everyone to shop early, shop often and shop online. So every Monday (and every day) between now and New Years Day is Cyber Monday! Check out these EMMS businesses with online shopping options and gift card sales.

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Welcome to Eastern Market, Washington DC’s original and premier food & arts market! You can find unique gifts from around the world sold by local small businesses.


The indoor market is open 8:00am - 6:00pm Tuesday – Saturday & 8:00am -5:00pm Sunday (Closed Monday). The Tuesday outdoor market operates Noon - 4:00pm. The weekend outdoor markets operate both Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm (farmer's market open 8:00am-3pm); and the Flea Market at Eastern Market operates Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm on 7th and C St SE.


We look forward to seeing you around the market!

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The Flea Maret at Eastern Make

Whether you want to prepare it yourself, or leave the cooking to the pros, our businesses have #EverythingYouNeed for holiday dining.

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Small Business Saturday (November 27, 2021) is an opportunity for shoppers to support small businesses and boost their local economy. Now entering its 11th year, Small Business Saturday has seen over $120 billion in spending in the decade since it started. Click here to learn more about Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Owners: Be sure to visit the Shop Small Studio so you can create customized materials to promote your business throughout the holiday season. Customize everything from social media post to in-store signs – and then download them for free!


Unfortunately, due to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Pennsylvania Avenue Streetlight Upgrade Project, the Capitol Hill BID is unable to install holiday wreathes along Pennsylvania Avenue SE this year. But make sure to visit the other locations around the BID including 7th St and 8th St SE to enjoy the holiday wreathes and banners!


DC Holiday Lights 2021: DC’s Main Streets and commercial corridors have joined together to bring you a spectacular holiday experience. Between November 19, 2021 and January 6, 2022, take a stroll down each of the participating corridors to experience a dazzling array of lights and decor. Then, cast your vote for the best decorated corridor!

Christmas Trees return to Eastern Market on Friday, November 26th: Details Coming Soon!

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