Christmas Markt

Thank you for an amazing 10th year in 2022! Stay tuned for 2023 details coming in February 2023.

Over the last decade, the museum’s annual holiday market has evolved from a small garden Christkindlmarkt to a block-wide celebration, and is a key incubator for Washington, DC’s makers and craftspeople.

In 2022, the markt featured its most diverse group of vendors - 46% self-identified as being part of an underrepresented community and 84% of vendors were women. It also featured its largest number of new vendors, including 52% in their first 5 years of business, which is the riskiest time for a small business.

Christmas Markt is the museum’s largest annual fundraiser and supports our Small Business Development Program, which throughout the ongoing pandemic grew to support hundreds of local small businesses.

Celebrating Local Makers Since 1894...

Craftsmanship and entrepreneurship are an important part of the museum’s history. The Heurich mansion was built by local artisans in 1894: August Grass, a German immigrant and local craftsman, carved the ornate fireplace mantels; local artists painted its ceiling canvases; and, Baltimore sculptor Hans Schuler made some of the fixtures in the Conservatory.