Each December, the Heurich House Museum celebrates the winter season and honors the Heurich family’s German heritage with a holiday artisan market in our garden.
This holiday shopping event features goods from over 40 local artisans from DC, Maryland, and Virginia and a tour of our seasonally decorated historic house.
The Heurich mansion was built by local artisans in 1894: August Grass, a German immigrant and local craftsman, carved the ornate fireplace mantels; local artists painted our ceiling canvases; Baltimore sculptor Hans Schuler made fixtures in the Conservatory. The home is not only a masterpiece of craftsmanship, but the legacy of a small business owner who came to this country with $200 and rose to be the largest non-governmental employer in Washington, DC.
Because of the story of craftsmanship and entrepreneurship associated with our property, the Heurich House Museum works with local makers throughout the year. The program's annual culmination, Christkindlmarkt, shows off the best of local DC craft entrepreneurship.
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Big Bear Cafe is back with some amazing local vendors for our annual holiday market! 2019 vendors include:
Penny and Paul
Take Care Shop
Mom & I by EK
For the seventh year, Dupont Circle holiday shoppers can experience a festive German-style market, the Heurich House Museum’s Christkindlmarkt, on Friday, December 6th through Sunday, December 8th, 2019. Craft makers based in DC, Maryland, and Virginia will sell their goods during this celebratory holiday event held in the museum’s Castle Garden. Visitors can also tour the historic home of the Heurich family that will be decorated for Christmas.
Dupont Circle’s only holiday market features goods from local artisans, including jewelers, ceramicists, bakers, makers of housewares, and more. The historic home of DC’s most successful brewmaster, Christian Heurich, will be decorated for the holidays. Purchase tickets here to shop this festive market.