Celebrate the season with Eastern Market Main Street!

November 19 - January 6

Countdown To Lights On









Eastern Market Main Street
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November 19 - January 6

About Holly Days

The Holly Days returns for the 5th year of celebrating our community and supporting the businesses at the heart of Capitol Hill. Enjoy holiday shopping, dining, lighting and window displays, music and more along Eastern Market Main Street.

From holiday markets, Cyber Mondays and Small Business Saturday to festive lighting, Holiday-themed music, Christmas tree sales and more, ’tis the season to #ShopSmall and #ShopLocal! 

The businesses within Eastern Market will be decked out with holiday lights from November 19 to January 6. Wander the corridor with neighbors and visitors to enjoy amazing holiday events, activities, and promotions throughout the season. Then cast your vote for your favorite holiday display and your favorite corridor between November 19 and December 10. 

The Holly Days is part of a broader, citywide DC Holiday Lights effort encouraging residents and visitors to shop small and explore the District this holiday season. Starting November 26, you can participate in our citywide Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win great prizes from local DC businesses! Check back for more details.

How To Participate

Visit the Corridor & Vote for the Best Business Display

Starting November 19, take a walk around Eastern Market Main Street to see the holiday lights displays. Then, cast your vote for your favorite display and vote for Eastern Market as “Best of DC.” Voting ends December 10.

Participate in the DC Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt

Starting November 26, participate in the citywide DC Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win amazing prizes from local DC businesses.

Eat, Drink & Shop Local

Eastern Market’s businesses need your support! Find great holiday deals, specials, events, and activities happening throughout the month in our holiday happenings directory below. Plus, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for daily news from Eastern Market’s businesses.

Where To See Lights

Check out the list of participating businesses below. Don’t forget to cast your vote for your favorite display after taking a walk around the corridor!


Sophisticated neighborhood bar with the largest collection of bourbons, whiskeys, and elixirs in the area

613 Pennsylvania Ave SE


Beucherts Saloon

Neighborhood restaurant and bar serving up a “Farm American” dining experience

613 Pennsylvania Ave SE


BHHS Penfed Realty

We’re all about beating the walk score!

705 N Carolina Ave SE


Boxcar Tavern

Cozy neighborhood restaurant in Capitol Hill

224 7th Street SE


Captain Cookie & The Milkman

Saving the world with cookies, local ice cream & milk!

660 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Clothes Encounters

Women’s consignment clothing and accessories

202 7th St SE


Eastern Market Pottery

Pottery – Making – Community

225 7th St. SE


Fairy Godmother Children’s Books and Toys

Locally owned independent shop for playthings, games, dolls & costumes plus kids’ fiction.

319 7th St SE

Groovy DC Cards & Gifts

Unique cards and gifts that you will not find at typical stores

321 7th St SE



Family owned boutique in Eastern Market

760 C St SE


La Casina DC

Authentic Pinsa Romana, from the heart of Rome to Capitol Hill

327 7th St SE


Labyrinth Games & Puzzles

DC’s Friendly Game & Puzzle Shop

645 Pennsylvania Ave SE


Le Pain Quotidien

Belgian bakery and restaurant serving simple, wholesome and seasonal food

660 Pennsylvania Ave SE



Ultra-premium ice cream.

720 C ST SE


Mr. Henry’s Restaurant

A place to relax, meet with friends, soak up the local atmosphere, and enjoy a classic American pub cuisine menu

601 Pennsylvania Ave SE


My Cake Theory

 DC. bakery that specializes in do-it-yourself cupcakes

325 7th Street SE


The Lil Key Shop.com

650 Pennsylvania Ave SE


Wovenhistory & silkroad

 Exceptionally rich and ever-expanding gallery of weavings, textiles, gift items, antiques, furniture and collectibles

311-315 7th St SE


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