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Mayor Bowser to Kick Off A Holly Jolly Holiday Season

Thursday, November 17, 2022

(Washington, DC) – On Friday, November 18 at 12 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will be joined by Downtown BID and District officials to celebrate a #HollyJollyDC holiday season and cut the ribbon on the Downtown DC Holiday Market. In its 18th year, Downtown DC’s outdoor market will house more than 70 small and local businesses from November 18 through December 23.  
Mayor Bowser will also highlight the beginning of The Washington Ballet’s holiday season and the upcoming partnership with Enchant Christmas. From November 25 to January 1, visitors can purchase Enchant Christmas tickets and explore the holiday themed village at Nationals Park where there will be opportunities to ice-skate, watch live entertainment, dine, shop for the holidays, and meet Santa & Mrs. Claus.  
Friday, November 18 at 12 pm
Mayor Muriel Bowser 
John Falcicchio, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development 
Gerren Price, President & Chief Executive Officer, Downtown BID  
Jayson Babel, VP of Corporate Strategy, Enchant Christmas
DeMoya Watson Brown, Arts Manager, The Washington Ballet  
Rahama Wright, Owner, Shea Yeleen
Downtown BID Holiday Market 
8th and F Street NW 
*Closest Metro Station: Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station* 
 *Closest Bikeshare Station: 10th & G Street NW*   

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view the event, visit, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN), or watch on Mayor Bowser’s Facebook or Twitter.

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