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Mayor Bowser to Open 2023 Downtown DC Holiday Market

Thursday, November 16, 2023

(Washington, DC) – On Friday, November 17 at 12:30 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will join the DowntownDC BID and District officials, performers, and community members to celebrate the holiday season and open the Downtown DC Holiday Market.
Now in its nineteenth year, Downtown DC’s outdoor market will house more than 70 small and local businesses from November 17 through December 23. As part of the opening festivities on Friday, marketgoers will be able to enjoy performances by the Washington Ballet and Washington National Opera, and from Grammy and Tony Award-winning singer Jennifer Holliday.
Starting next week, residents can also take part in DC Cocktail Week, presented by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW). Running November 28 through December 5, DC Cocktail Week will feature over 100 local establishments serving unique cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages paired with food items.
Friday, November 17, at 12:30 pm
Mayor Muriel Bowser 
Nina Albert, Acting Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development 
Rosemary Suggs Evans, Interim Director, Department of Small and Local Business Development
Gerren Price, CEO, DowntownDC BID 
Shawn Townsend, President and CEO, RAMW
DeMoya Watson Brown, Arts Manager, The Washington Ballet
Renata Philippe, Owner, Black Squirrel Company
Jennifer Holliday, Vocalist
Downtown Holiday Market 
8th and F Streets NW 
*Closest Metro Station: Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station* 
*Closest Bikeshare Station: 9th & 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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