Each December, the Heurich House Museum welcomes the public to celebrate the winter season during its annual Christkindlmarkt. The museum honors the Heurich family’s German heritage by recreating a traditional German public Christmas market in its garden.
This holiday shopping event, Dupont Circle’s only holiday market, will feature goods from over 40 local artisans, including jewelers, ceramicists, chocolatiers, makers of housewares, and more. Guests are invited to visit the market and tour the seasonally decorated historic house.
The Heurich House Museum was built by local artisans in 1894. August Grass, a German immigrant and local artisan, carved the ornate pieces in the Dining Room; the ceiling canvases were painted by local artists; the sculpture in the Conservatory was crafted Hans Schuler of Baltimore. This home is not only a masterpiece of craftsmanship, but a lasting example of a small business owner who came to this country with $200 and rose to be the largest non-governmental employer in Washington, DC.
In that same spirit of craftsmanship and entrepreneurship, the Heurich House Museum is pleased to welcome local makers to Christkindlmarkt.