Celebrating local makers  Since 1894

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CKM 2017 vendor applications are closed and reopen for CKM 2018 on February 1, 2018.

We are still accepting applications for 2017 Mini Markts or to work with the museum during the year in one of our many maker-focused programs.


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.


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