Grand Opening Event

Marvelous Memories

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Don’t miss the event of the season – the Holiday Shops Grand Opening Party! Shop the market ahead of the crowds, sip and taste the best of DC, and enjoy a fabulous silent auction, all the while supporting the mission of the Junior League of Washington. We are highlighting Holiday Shops 61st year and the positive impact of JLW on the DC community. Join us as we celebrate Marvelous Memories and dress in your best 50s-themed holiday attire!

Food & Cocktails Start the evening off with a delicious Rose Spritzer by Archer Roose, a purveyor of fine wines! After you’ve shopped ’til you’ve dropped, enjoy savory and sweet bites from restaurants around the District – including Bayou Bakery and Call Your Mother Deli. Also, don’t miss our famous six-foot long cheese table sponsored by Kitchen Tour, which will be bigger and better than ever!  Our well-stocked bars will feature festive cocktails, wine, and craft beers by Lagunitas for the evening.  It’s time to shop, eat, drink, and be merry!

Silent Auction Check out all of our exciting silent auction items and bid from noon to 10 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019, anywhere using the Handbid app! Bidders are notified via text or push notification when they are outbid, so you do not have to stop shopping and mingling to rebid on your must-have auction items. Can’t make it to the Holiday Shops Grand Opening? You can bid from home on Handbid! Download the app today; available for Apple and Android devices.

Restaurant Tree Donate $15 or $25 for an instant win of a gift card to a local restaurant.

Raffle Buy a $10 raffle ticket for the chance to win one of our amazing prizes, including a $1000 Visa gift card, a staycation at the Jefferson Hotel with breakfast for two, or diamond earrings from Dominion Jewelers. Drawing will be held on Sunday, November 24. Your presence is not required to win, and winner will be notified by phone and email.

Merchant Shopping Get an early start on holiday shopping from 6 – 10 p.m. with our 65+ merchants. We have something for everyone including unique drawings of DC monuments, women’s clothing, men’s accessories, and children’s toys. Fifteen percent of all sales go to drive the mission of JLW of developing women leaders and improving the DC community. For a list of confirmed merchants, click here.