Holidays in Washington: Heurich House to hold German-style market

Heurich House Museum will hold its fifth annual Christkindlmarkt on Dec. 1 through 3. (Brian Kapur/The Current/December 2016)

The Heurich House Museum will hold its fifth annual Christkindlmarkt, a German-style market offering locally made crafts, on Dec. 1 through 3.

More than 40 D.C.-area vendors will be present at this year’s artisan market just off Dupont Circle, selling items such as handmade jewelry, stationery, candles, clothes and more, according to a news release.

The market will take place in the museum’s Castle Garden and honors the German background of Christian Heurich, who owned the 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW mansion that is now a museum. Heurich founded the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. in 1873 and lived in the Dupont mansion until his death in 1956, according to the museum website.

The event will include the market as well as opportunities for guests to tour the seasonally decorated historic mansion, which was completed in 1894. Three floors of the house will be decorated by local florist and artist  Sarah King to include a Christmas tree as well as items in the home that will be available for sale at the market.

Hours for the market are 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 — with the opening day highlighting items made within D.C. — and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3. Admission costs $10 for adults and $2 for children, with weekend passes and a “VIP Shopping Hour” available at extra cost. Tickets can be bought online at or at the door.