Entertaining during the holidays doesn’t have to be super stressful! Sharing your home is one of the most rewarding gestures you can make toward the ones you love. But, if you turn into a screeching maniac when guests are arriving it won’t be much fun for anyone. I do know a recipe that works during the holidays when you have guests visiting! It requires a pinch organization, a large dash of preparation and a huge open heart that’s not focused on perfection, but on the intention of being hospitable.
This PDF on Creating a Haven for Your Guests will help you to get organized and get ready for a memorable visit! Feel free to share it and start sending out those invites!
I live for a good street market and all the better if it is a holiday market! Check out these holiday markets for unique gifts, music, treats and a good time!
When: December 1-4
Where: White Cloud Gallery (1843 14th St. NW, second floor)
Admission: Free, workshops are $65
MISS PIXIE’S HOLIDAY MARKET
When: December 2, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Miss Pixie’s (1626 14th St NW)
When: December 2-4, from 4-9 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
Where: Heurich House Museum (1307 New Hampshire Ave NW)
Admission: $10, includes admission to the museum
HOLIDAY CERAMICS SALE
When: December 2-4,
Where: The Art League’s Madison Annex (305 Madison St., Alexandria)
NATIVE ART MARKET
When: December 3-4, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Atrium at the National Museum of the American Indian
ROSSLYN HOLIDAY MARKET FESTIVAL
When: December 9-10, from 3-11 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday
Where: Gateway Park
When: December 11, 12 – 5 p.m.
Where: East City Bookshop (645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)
When: December 17, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Shops at Crystal City (1750 Crystal Dr. Arlington)
GARDEN DISTRICT HOLIDAY MARKET
When: November 26 – December 18
Where: Garden District (801 14th St. NW)
DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY MARKET
When: November 25 – December 23, 12 – 8 p.m.
Where: F Street NW between 7th and 9th streets
When: November 10 – December 31, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily
Where: 116 King (116 King Street, Alexandria)