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Make It Mount Pleasant for the Holidays

Media Alert
Nov. 25, 2013

Mount Pleasant Business Association

Make it Mount Pleasant for the holidays DECEMBER 8

Handmade Craft and Vintage Market, A visit from Santa, Art projects, Puppet shows


Phil Lepanto, MPBA

On Sunday, December 8 from 11am to 5pm, Mount Pleasant businesses and neighborhood groups will come together to host an authentic, vibrant holiday shopping and community event; a pop-up vintage and craft market and a uniquely Mount Pleasant neighborhood tradition, a visit from Santa and the Three Kings.

Organized by the Mount Pleasant Business Association (MPBA) and Mount Pleasant Main Street, “Make it Mount Pleasant” brings together some of DC’s favorite local businesses, artists, and performers for a day of special events in one of DC’s most eclectic neighborhoods.

Also on Sunday, December 8, Santa and the Three Kings will be at Lamont Park, (Mt Pleasant Street and Lamont Street) at 1PM and be on hand to meet with children and discuss their behavior and/or Christmas wishes until 3PM. There will be also be a Hanukah themed puppet show and crafts activities.

“Our Lamont Park Holiday Party, with Santa and the Three Kings, is such a wonderful event that celebrates both Hispanic and American traditions. I’ve been proud play the role of one of the Three Kings Men for the last 15 – 20 years,” said Dr. Oswald Cameron, a dentist and prominent member of the Mt. Pleasant community

The pop-up craft market, located in the parking lot of McCormick Paints at Mount Pleasant Street and Kenyon Street, will feature handmade and vintage goods from local crafters such as Handmade Habitat, Yoyo Woo Paper Arts, Rachael Pfeffer Designs, and Cherry Blossom Creative. Details about all vendors are can be found on the neighborhood’s newest web portal: (

“This is the third pop-up, craft market Mount. Pleasant has hosted. We started with the Mount Pleasant Temporium, MPBA did Make It Mt. Pleasant in Spring of 2012, and now we’re jointly organizing the Holiday Craft Market for Holiday 2013. It’s really special. You’ll find vendors at this event that you won’t see in other places. And it’s a way of celebrating Mt Pleasant’s eclectic mix of shops and restaurants,” said Adam Hoey, President of Mt. Pleasant Main Street and ANC Commissioner. “When folks think about shopping small/local, it doesn’t get any better than this. It’s truly grassroots.” Local businesses will be offering specials, samples, and other promotions in conjunction with the Holiday Event.

“As the newest business on the block, we’re very excited to participate in the Make It Mt Pleasant Holiday event. It’s a way to bring the community together for the holidays and celebrate small business in the best neighborhood in the city!” says Emily Friedberg, co-owner of Each Peach Market.

Premier Sponsors for Make It Mt. Pleasant are the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Old School Hardware, Haydee’s Restaurant, Each Peach Market, McCormick Paints, Historic Mt. Pleasant and the Mandy and David Team, a Coldwell Banker Real Estate firm. Gold Sponsors for 2013 are Tonic Mt. Pleasant, Fit 360 DC, and Dos Gringos Café and Ice Cream Parlor.

Keep up to date on information about both Make It Mt. Pleasant Craft Market and the Lamont Park Holiday Party by visiting the Make It Mt Pleasant Facebook Page ( and the Mount Pleasant DC Neighborhood Portal (

About the Mount Pleasant Business Association The Mount Pleasant Business Association promotes economic development of the Mount Pleasant Street commercial corridor and its members while helping to preserve diversity and neighborhood serving retail.

About Mount Pleasant Main Street Main Street brings local residents together to support engagement with local businesses and to promote the amenities and improvements of the Mt. Pleasant business District.

Mount Pleasant Street is just two blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro and easily accessed from the Yellow and Green Lines, as well as the 16th Street bus lines (S2, S4, S9), the Cleveland and Woodley Park bus lines (H3 and H4), and Downtown bus lines (42 and 43).