The Best Holiday Pop-Ups in D.C.

by Editorial

Shop local this season at some of D.C.’s newest holiday pop-ups. From high-end designs to household brands and homemade treats, gift shopping has never been so easy.


The luxury fashion brand has opened up a pop-up shop at Café Milano, giving shoppers a chance to browse high-end pieces designed by founder Albeer Al Otaiba. The pop-up will benefit Children’s National Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Guests celebrated the start of the pop-up with a launch party and cocktail celebration on November 15.

The pop-up is open to the public and will continue to run through November 24 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Indigo Octopus

The boho-chic brand Indigo Octopus has opened up a pop-up shop at 1810 14th St. NW, just in time for locals to get a head start on holiday shopping. Be on the look-out for extra special sales and events, which will run through 2020.

The pop-up is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Unique Markets

Unique Markets is coming back to D.C. with over 75 local sellers, the perfect one-stop-shop for holiday buying. From clothing to jewelry to home goods, this Union Market pop-up has something for everyone.

The Event will take place Sunday December 1 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Dock 5. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.

DC AF Meet Your Makers

Sip on some free cocktails and meet some of the most innovative brands that D.C. has to offer. This curated Union Market shopping experience will have over 60 vendors, from emerging brands to household names like New Balance or L.L. Bean.

This pop-up will take place on December 14-15 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 1309 5th Street NE. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.

Holidays At The Tavern

The Tavern by Sweetgreen will be hosting a different holiday pop-up experience every Saturday through December 21 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can chat with featured makers and enjoy 10 percent off their products all month long.

It is open to the public at the 3333 M St NW location.

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