Holidays in Washington: Junior League set to hold Holiday Shops fundraiser

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The Junior League of Washington, a nonprofit focused on women’s empowerment, will host its Holiday Shops fundraiser on Saturday and Sunday in Dock 5 at Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE.

More than 70 merchants will participate in the fundraiser, which will benefit the organization’s efforts to empower women to be civic leaders, as well as its literacy programs in the city, according to a release. Vendors will include chocolateers, jewelry designers and clothing merchants.

This year marks the league’s 59th annual Holiday Shops event. The organization’s volunteers participate in collaboration with more than 23 D.C.-area nonprofits, including Calvary Women’s Services, the National Book Festival and the Washington School for Girls, the release states.

Tickets cost $50 for a grand opening on Friday evening or $5 to $10 for one-day passes on Saturday or Sunday. Special packages offering pet photos or children’s activities are available for $25 to $30. For details, visit jlw.org/holidayshops.