Join us for our holiday open house, outdoor Christmas market, live musical performances, glad tidings and good cheer!
The Heurich House Museum welcomes the public to celebrate the winter season during its annual Holiday Open House and Christkindlmarkt on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 from 12-6 pm. The museum will honor 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 local artisans, including jewelers, ceramicists, chocolatiers, coffee roasters, and makers of housewares, baby clothes, and more. Visitors who enter the Open House may stroll through the festively decorated historic mansion on a self-guided tour, enjoy the sounds of live holiday musical performances in the Conservatory, and bid on traditional Nutcrackers during a silent auction. The museum will be collecting new and gently used children’s books for a local children’s charity book drive, and guests will have the opportunity to create ornaments to adorn the museum’s holiday tree. Café Berlin will sell Glühwein, sausages, and other authentic German treats.
Advance and At-The-Door tickets for the Open House are $15 for adults, $5 for children, and include access to the Christkindlmarkt. Tickets for the Christkindlmarkt are $5 and will only be available at the door.
Charity Book Drive:
The recipient of this year’s children’s charity book drive is Inner City – Inner Child. Inner City – Inner Child provides innovative literacy programs and backpacks full of books to Washington DC’s low-income preschool students, often these are first books they own.Their professional development trainings for early childhood educators and family literacy workshops for parents work to create an environment that supports school readiness for the neediest children in our Nation’s Capital. A six-time recipient of the Mayors Award for Early Education, Inner City – Inner Child has a 20 year history of improving the quality of early childhood education for Washington DC’s low-income communities.