Head to Dupont Circle for a German Christmas Market at the historic Heurich House Museum.

This unique D.C. market is the perfect way to get in a festive mood this holiday season. Grab some friends, book some tickets, and prepare to spend the day shopping 'til you drop. Admission also gets you entry into the museum for a tour, so make sure you plan on spending plenty of time there.

Christmas market

Event Details

If big crowds aren't your thing, consider buying a $20 ticket to the Friday Preview Event for VIPs. This includes a silent auction, giveaways, and specialty cocktails not available on regular market days. You will also get to browse and shop in a more intimate environment, and the artisans will be on hand to answer your questions.

vendor, market, crafts

The arts and crafts vendors are all local, with regionally-inspired goods and handmade creations. You'll find everything from jewelry to artwork, ceramics and food products in an extensive network of tented stalls.

Don't worry about going hungry—local restaurants will be serving authentic German food like sausages and pretzels. Make sure you get a cup of the mulled wine! Vendors will also be selling traditional baked goods for your holiday table, so load up and spend a little less time in the kitchen this year.

pretzels, sausages, grill

**All of the photos in this article are courtesy of the Heurich House Museum.

For more information, or to stay on top of event updates, check out the official event page on Facebook.

Is the Christkindlmarkt a D.C. tradition for your family? What is your favorite part of the day: the museum tour or the Christmas Market? Let us know in the comments!