The Capitol Riverfront will host its third annual Holiday Market from Tuesday through Dec. 18. More than a dozen vendors will set up shop along the 1100 block of New Jersey Avenue Southeast, across from the Navy Yard Metro stop.
The local artisans will sell crafts including jewelry, pottery and photographs. Live music, from blues bands to a capella groups, will play during lunchtime each day. The Red Hook Lobster DC, DC Slices and the Takorean food trucks will also be there during lunch for shoppers to grab a bite to eat.
Capitol Hill store Metro Mutts will have free pastries for shoppers and treats for their dogs on Dec. 18.
The hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Dec. 17 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 18.
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society has released its 2010 ornament. The ornament, which is a photo of the Capitol Dome framed by marble, is made of original marble from the East Front of the Capitol that was crushed into a powder and then molded into the frame shape. One of these ornaments is hanging on the Capitol Christmas tree. The ornament is $24 and is on sale at the historical society’s online gift shop, uschscatalog.org.
Other ornaments for sale include Statue of Freedom replicas, also made from marble from the East Front, and the oval Capitol Dome tree ornament, which features a picture of the Capitol Dome and Christmas tree surrounded by brass.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.