The annual Downtown Holiday Market, which fills F Street in front of the National Portrait Gallery, features dozens of merchants selling jewelry, art and clothing. (Courtesy of Diverse Markets Management)

This Saturday, for example, you can browse Swedish Christmas ornaments or linens at the Drott

Lodge Swedish Bazaar in Potomac — and tuck into meatballs at the tasty smorgasbord while you’re at it. Next week, there’s a rare chance to check out the Embassy of the Czech Republic while shopping for holiday ornaments, crystal and other Czech-made gifts at the Czech Christmas Market. (They’ll even throw in samples of pastries and mulled wine for the full experience.) The only caveat is that, for security reasons, you need to sign up in advance for admission.

Coming weeks will bring the annual Museum Shop Around at Strathmore, which brings together the best of the area’s museum gift shops, a Christmas market run by the German armed forces and, for the art-lover in your life, the Cheap Art Sale.