If you’re at all familiar with the Junior League of Washington (JLW), you know all about their annual holiday shopping event.  The JLW’s 54th annual fundraiser, Holiday Shops, formerly known as A Capital Collection or ACC, will be held Thursday, November 15th – Sunday, November 18th at the Sphinx Club. 

Every year, the JLW ushers in the holiday season with its largest and oldest fundraiser.  All proceeds support more than 25 literacy programs in the Greater Washington metropolitan area.

In addition to the new name, Holiday Shops has a new home at the Sphinx Club, conveniently located at the intersection of 14th Street NW and K Street NW. The four-day shopping event hosts more than 40 unique specialty boutiques for women, men, and children from across the country and 5,000 shoppers throughout the weekend.

Special events begin with a Sneak Peek Preview Party on Thursday, November 15 and continue through the weekend.  I’ll be there, hope you can join me! Tickets for the Sneak Peek Party, the other special events, and general shopping can be purchased at www.jlw.org.

For a complete schedule of events, see below…

General Shopping Hours
Friday, November 16, 11:00a.m.-6:00p.m.
Saturday, November 17, 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
Sunday, November 18, 11:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Daily tickets for general shopping are $5.

Thursday, November 15
6:00p.m.-8:00p.m.      Sneak Peek Preview Party
Before Holiday Shops is open to the public, get friends and co-workers together for an exclusive night of shopping, cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres. Tickets: $35 in advance or $40 on-site.

Friday, November 16
9:00a.m.-11:00a.m.    Early Bird Breakfast
Join us for a continental breakfast and shopping before General Shopping opens. Tickets: $30 in advance or $40 on-site.

Saturday, November 17
7:00p.m.-10:00p.m.    Libations for Literacy Charity Auction
The first festive party of the holiday season features hors d’oeuvres, full bar and dancing. The evening is highlighted by the silent and live auctions with fantastic items. Valet parking is available. Tickets: $70 in advance or $80 on-site.

Sunday, November 18
12:00p.m.-3:00p.m.    Pictures with Santa

Junior League of Washington Holiday Shops
The Sphinx Club
1315 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005