Shop locally made goods at Dupont Circle's only holiday market

Tour the seasonally decorated historic home of Christian Heurich & family


2016 Sponsors


celebrating local makers  Since 1894

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.



2016 Partners




Christkindlmarkt only succeeds because of our amazing volunteers. Please help the Heurich House Museum make our biggest annual fundraiser the best one yet. Tasks may include ticket sales, check-in and greeting guests. Volunteers should be comfortable standing for up to 3 hours and enjoy interacting with the public. Help needed for December 1, 2 & 3, 2017. Interested? Please fill out our online Volunteer Application Form or e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator, Emily Kirby, at Each volunteer will receive one free ticket to the event for a guest.