The Gifts that Keep Giving

One of the Junior League of Washington’s (JLW) major fundraisers, Holiday Shops, is set to kick off again from November 18 through November 20 at Dock5 at Union Market!
Holiday Shops is one of the most anticipated events of the League year thanks to the outstanding energy of dedicated JLW volunteers and the support of our amazing local merchants. Each year, thousands of shoppers from the DMV area gather to shop for loved ones – not only because of the wide range of fun and festive gifts or because of the wonderful special events – but because they know that every dollar spent at Holiday Shops helps support women who are building a better Washington, DC, community.
Proceeds from Holiday Shops help the League continue our 104-year history of giving back – adding to our $5.8 million in direct grants to community organizations and more than five million volunteer hours working with our community partners like 826DC, N Street Village, and the National Museum for Women in the Arts.
So when you shop at Holiday Shops, you’re buying much more than a gift for your mom or a new necklace for yourself. You’re giving back to the community – putting new books in the hands of homeless and low-income children at Literacy Lab and Horton’s Kids, providing employment training to adults through A Wider Circle, and helping homeless families find permanent, stable housing.

For more information on shopping hours, merchants, and special events during the Holiday Shops weekend, check out our website: We look forward to seeing you in November at the 58th annual Holiday Shops!