Grand Opening Event

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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 celebrating Holiday Shops 61st year and highlighting the positive impact of JLW on the DC community.

Food & Cocktails Enjoy unlimited tastings of food from the best DC restaurants and an open bar featuring craft breweries and local distilleries. After you’ve shopped ’til you’ve dropped, enjoy sweet and savory bites from restaurants around the District! Our famous six-foot long cheese table returns for our last year and it will be bigger and better than ever. Our well-stocked bars will feature specialty cocktails for the evening as well.

End your evening with a bite to satisfy your sweet tooth and send you on your way, some of which will be from our candy and dessert merchants that you can try – and then buy!

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. Drawing will be held on Sunday, November 23. 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 70+ merchants. We have something for everyone including unique drawings of DC monuments, women’s clothing, men’s accessories, and children’s toys. You can also purchase a book to donate to a child in need. 15 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.