D.C.’s Heurich House Museum will be hosting its annual “Christkindlmarkt,” a festive German-style market, for holiday shoppers from Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8.
The local artisan market will offer items produced by craft makers from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Visitors will get to view and purchase jewellery, ceramic pieces, pastries, housewares and other goods sold by participating vendors in the museum’s Castle Garden.
You can also take a tour of the historic building that was once home of the Heurich family to see its Christmas-themed decoration. The tours are available until 30 minutes ahead of the market closure each day.
On the seventh year of the holiday event, the museum is kicking of the Christmas market with a “VIP opening” for the first time on Friday evening, December 6 between 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. There will be specialty cocktails, a silent auction, and a swag bag featuring products from artisans at the market at the VIP opening party.
The organizers note that strollers will not be permitted inside the market throughout the three-day event. However, there will be a spot assigned to strollers.
Located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood, the museum is also called the Christian Heurich Mansion or Brewmaster’s Castle. It is known as the home of Christian Heurich, a German immigrant and prominent D.C.-based brewmaster.
The mansion was built from 1892-94 by Heurich and used as his family home until his wife’s death in 1956. Heurich’s company operated between 1873 and 1956, going down in history as the District’s longest-running brewery.
For further details about the event, you can visit the website of Heurich House Museum.