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Holiday shopping season is almost upon us and, with it, the frenzied race to the gift-giving finish line. But fear not, we’ve rounded up five fun pop-up shops and markets guaranteed to make your December more merry and bright.

Downtown Holiday Market

Cady’s Alley Pop-up Holiday Bazaar
Fashionable finds abound in Cady’s Alley with offerings from retailers including Tuckernuck, Chubbies, Zestt, Read Wall and Victoria Road during this season-long show. Through Jan. 5. 3330 Cady’s Alley NW, 202.688.3994,

Herman Miller Holiday Sale
Give the gift of mid-century modern with furniture from Herman Miller. Vastu is offering the mod line in an end-of-year sale at its 14th Street showroom. Nov. 25-Dec. 12. 1829 14th St. NW, 202.234.8344,

Downtown Holiday Market
Penn Quarter transforms into a holiday shopping destination with its ninth annual Downtown Holiday Market, featuring two blocks of handcrafted art, jewelry and clothing from more than 180 artisans. Nov. 29-Dec. 23. 8th and F streets NW, 202.215.6993,

Thread at Union Market
The three-day pop-up shop at DC’s hippest warehouse will feature wares from leather luminaries Moore & Giles, menswear from up-and-coming designer Ernest Alexander, baubles from Saint Clair Jewelry and the independent labels you loves from Anthom. Nov. 29-Dec. 1. 1309 15th St. NE, 202.543.5459,

Trunk Show at National Museum of Women in the Arts
Five female artisans will feature their museum-worthy pieces at this annual holiday market. Snap up everything from Keithley Pierce’s “Bad Girl Art” to Melanie Ferrara’s handcrafted jewels. Dec. 18-20. 1250 New York Ave. NW, 202.783.5000,