Special Events

Please click here to purchase tickets to our 60th annual Holiday Shops events.

If you are unable to attend but still wish to support Holiday Shops, we accept sponsorships and auction donations. Please email HolidayShops-Donations@jlw.org for more details.

Exciting Holiday Shops Events

Holiday Shops Grand Opening

Friday, November 16, 2018, 6-11 p.m.

Join us for our Grand Opening event, where guests will enjoy private shopping with an assortment of savory foods and an open bar featuring libations from several of DC’s distilleries and breweries. Be the first to scope out the offerings at Holiday Shops 2018! This event also features our annual online silent auction on Handbid. Through the Handbid app, guests can bid on items during the event, whether they are on site or in another state! With musical entertainment and photo opportunities, this in an event you will not want to miss. Click here to learn more about this event. Individual Ticket Price: $50 in advance or $60 at the door

Santa Paws

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 1-3 p.m.

Bring your pets to have their photos taken with Santa and have a standout Christmas card. Digital photos will be delivered via email after editing has been completed in early to mid-December. Photo Session: $25 per fur family

Please note: Pets are not allowed inside Dock5 so plan accordingly to shop our amazing merchants and support your community. Doggy daycare will be provided. There are a limited number of tickets available so please purchase early.

Family Fun Day with Santa

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Our Family Fun Day features activities such as Santa letter-writing, crafts, and a timed photo opportunity with the best Santa and Mrs. Claus in town from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Photo time slots will be sold in thirty-minute intervals during this period. Please arrive at the start of your time slot to check-in and receive a number. Then take a walk around the show floor to find great gifts for friends and family. Photo Session: $30 per family