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WHAT IS HOPTIMIST?


Like much of 2020, the holidays will be a little different this year. But we’re optimistic that people will find new and inventive ways to keep festive traditions alive and create a few new ones along the way.


In fact, you could say we’re even HOP-timistic!

In an abundance of caution for our creative partners, staff, and all of you who have supported us through the years, Heurich House and DC Brau have decided to move our respective holiday events, Christkindlmarkt and Brau Market, online this year.


We are teaming up to present a HOPTIMIST HOLIDAY MARKET featuring hundreds of creations from some of the region’s best artisans.


While we won’t be shopping under the lights in the Castle Garden or strolling through the brewhouse with beer in hand, Hoptimist Holiday Market goers will still have the chance to shop for a curated selection of goods from local craft makers based in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland, including jewelers, ceramicists, bakers, makers of housewares, and more. The virtual market will be “open” from noon on Black Friday, November 27th through Friday, December 11th.