Van Ness Main Street's 7th Annual Holiday Pop-Up!

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Van Ness Main Street's 7th Annual Holiday Pop-Up!

We're back for our 7th pop-up year, outside at 4340 Connecticut Ave, NW in Van Ness!

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4340 Connecticut Ave NW 4340 Connecticut Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20008

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  • 5 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Everyone's favorite pop-up shopping event is back for its seventh year on Saturday, December 10th from 11 AM - 4 PM at 4340 Connecticut Ave in Van Ness. This year's event, hosted by Go Puff and sponsored by Freedom Church DC, includes over 40 local artisans, a Holiday Hunt for prizes, the Vienna Singing Princesses, Photo Time with the Ice Queen and Snow Man and a Feed the Family Cleaning and Hygiene Product Drive.

Holiday Hunt & Selfie Contest for Kids and Adults.

KID'S VERSION: Pick up a Holiday Hunt map at the VNMS Welcome table at 4340 Connecticut Avenue. Find little stuffed penguins inside of, or in the windows at participating Holiday Hunt businesses and mark them on your map. Return your map to the VNMS Welcome Table to collect your prize! Prizes range from:

  • Candy Canes
  • 100 Hershey’s filled holiday candy canes
  • Rick Riordan/Politics & Prose T-Shirts and bookmarks (while supplies last)
  • Flavor Garden coupon for Holiday Funnel Cake and Ice Cream Scoop

ADULT VERSION: Pick up a Holiday Hunt map at the VNMS Welcome table at 4340 Connecticut Avenue. Take a selfie with a penguin in a participating Holiday Hunt business and post it to Instagram. Tag both @VanNessMainSt and @DSLBD. Winners will be notified by direct message. Prizes range from:

  • $100 gift certificate from Rosemary Bistro
  • $50 gift certificate from E.M. Spa and Lashes
  • $25 gift card and a tote from Politics & Prose
  • $25 gift certificate from Italian Bar
  • Two-night gift certificate including parking from Days Inn.

Participating businesses (so far): Italian Bar, Rosemary Bistro, Politics and Prose, Bread Furst, Flavor Garden, Italian Pizza Kitchen, Calvert Woodley and The UPS Store.

Vienna Singing Princesses

Perfect for the whole family, the Vienna Singing Princesses join the Van Ness Holiday Pop-Up from 11 AM - 1 PM outside at 4340 Connecticut Avenue. Don't miss the Ice Crew Meet and Greet and Photo Time with the Ice Queen, Ice Princess, Ice Prince, and Snow Man!

Feed the Family

This year we're collecting cleaning products and personal hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, sanitizer) for Feed the Family. Bring items with you and drop off at our donation table. Thank you!

Holiday Pop-Up Participating Artisans:

All Very Goods



Best Life Organics

Blue Moon Aquarius


Cafe Medrano

Candor All Natural

Color Without Borders

DC is my City

District Harvests

Down2Earth Pottery, LLC

Em & Em Pottery

Fast Snail Creative Greetings & Design

Funky Junk by Vintage Glam!

Handcrafts by Ruby

Indiblossom by Anuradha Mehra

JenHud Studios

La Boite à Chaussettes

Lita+Ro Soy Candles

Lola Earnestine

Misty Morning Knits

Nairobi's Candle Co.

Naked Decor

Nurture Designs

Palo Borracho


Pink House Pottery

Rasevic Landscape Company


Rose Glow Tea Room. LLC

Saber Woodworking

Sheree Brand Art Co

Silverglow Studio

Soak & Relax

Starland by Hand Jewelry

Taeri ceramics

To Bead Or Not To Be

TrishtanFoods Handmade

Victory Dance Creative

Viera Naturals & Wellness

Wild Places Prints

Yinibini Baby

*We are no longer accepting vendor applications for this event.

The 7th Annual Van Ness Main Street Holiday Pop-Up location is a short walk from the UDC red line metro exit. Make a plan to spend the day shopping, eating and drinking for a festive time up and down Connecticut Avenue!

Rain Date: Sunday, December 11th, 11am - 4pm.

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