AdvertisementTis the season to be jolly! The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to its annual Czech Christmas Market on November 6, 2021, from 9:30 am to 6 pm. This year, we look forward to bringing you the magic of the season in person once again. Browse stands filled with beautiful handcrafted ornaments, Bohemian crystal, exquisite bead and glass jewelry, fine art, Moravian wines and traditional liquors.
Enjoy the taste and smell of mulled wine as well as an assortment of delicious Czech pastries and gingerbread, and savory cuisine.
Adore the array of live animals from the Nativity scene for selfies. Listen to children of American Sokol Washington DC and Slavic American Sokol performing Czech Christmas carols and live music by the folk band Orchester Praževica.
Date/Time: November 6, 2021, 9:30 am – 6 pm
Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Reservations are required
Admission is free.
Some of the vendors cannot accept credit cards, so please bring cash as well.
Embassy Policy: By registering, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists by attending this event on the premises of the Embassy of the Czech Republic. You and any family members and guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Czech Republic or any of their diplomats, staff, contractors, affiliates, employees, agents, or volunteers liable for any illness, injury, or death. The Embassy of the Czech Republic disclaims and excludes any and all liability for any loss, injury, or damage, alleged to have been suffered by or as a result of or otherwise on its premises.
To enter, you must wear a mask and be vaccinated or present a negative covid test, unless you are younger than 16. At its discretion, the Embassy may take your temperature upon arrival. No large bags are allowed. Small purses may be checked as you pass through security for entrance. RSVP confirmation and photo ID required.
American Sokol Washington DC http://www.sokolwashington.org/
American Sokol Washington DC provides fitness and community for individuals and families of Czech, Slovak and Moravian heritage, as well as for any other interested persons. The non-profit organization offers an array of sports and outdoor-appreciation activities, and a variety of social, cultural and educational opportunities.
The folk band Orchester Praževica will perform traditional European Czardas and Gypsy swing, influenced by jazz and blues.
European Trading Company
The European Trading Company imports hundreds of handmade Christmas glass ornaments from the Czech Republic. It hand selects its collections from designers and artisans with centuries old skills and traditions of fine glass blowing and decorating, yet following the latest trends. Since 1994, the family business has imported over half a million ornaments to the United States.
Topix Crystal Art
Topix Crystal Art is a distributer of fine Bohemian crystal imported from the Czech Republic. Each piece is mouth-blown, handcrafted, cut and painted by the most skilled crystal makers, following traditions dating back to the eleventh century. The pieces reflect both classical glass-making techniques and the latest sophisticated processes. Topix has a wide selection of exquisite pieces, ranging from traditional tableware to chandeliers and other works of art.
Preciosa | https://www.berkana-usa.com/
Preciosa's crystal jewelry and décor delight those who love beauty all around the world. Luxurious jewelry and sought-after fashion accessories are created in the cradle of the world’s glass jewelry industry. From the centuries-old tradition of Bohemian cut crystal, Preciosa enriches each creation with craftsmanship, skills and the latest technologies. Preciosa represents the essence of fine and elegant beauty. Preciosa is distributed in the US through the official representative Berkana.
Shelalee is a small, women-owned business handcrafting unique jewelry using Czech glass beads. Founded in 2012 by two moms, Shelalee has been focusing on inspiring the virtue of beauty as the reflection of uniqueness, compassion, kindness, and strength hidden in every single woman. All Shelalee products are designed and hand-crafted in quantities limited to one or just a few pieces.
Lillis Photography is a fine art, portrait, and event photography business in Washington, DC. Lillis has served as the official photographer for the American Friends of the Czech Republic for over ten years. She has photographed Czech leaders on many occasions and has traveled to the Czech Republic, capturing architectural and landscape images. She also provides her artwork to hospitality and healthcare industries. She is represented by Grand Image, an art consultant in Seattle.
OM Design & Photography
OM Design & Photography designs calendars, invitations, brochures, custom logos, stationary and branding for business or personal needs. With an architectural and design background and over 20 years of photography experience, OM Design and Photography believes in capturing life through photographs using natural light and environment and creating simple and clean graphic designs and logos. Its custom high-end calendars focus on the beauty of the Czech Republic and Prague.
Sharka Studio is a newly established private art studio in the heart of New England. The studio specializes in teaching Plein Air (Plenér) painting that combines the healing property of creativity and the great outdoors. The do commission work as well as sell paintings, prints and greeting cards that can be tailored to a specific desire. Eventually, they would like to take small groups between the USA and Czechia to share and experience the beauty of each country through painting – drawing – plein-air adventures – artistic eyes.
SunnyDayArt is a family art studio and woodcraft shop founded in sunshine state in 2006. Their European background and growing up surrounded by endless art venues and craftsmanship only enriches their passion for woodcraft, sawing and handmade projects. Their authentic “walnut babies” ornaments are traditional Christmas décor in Czechia, Moravia and Silesia for many centuries.
Nové is a Czech-owned health and wellness company offering yoga, mindfulness and nutrition. Jitka Borowick, an avid biker and entrepreneur, opened Nové in 2020 with the goal of helping her community feel new every day. From a Czech native to all Czechs in America, Nové is connecting the Czech community in the US through a virtual platform at www.noveyoga.com. Nové offers yoga, mindfulness and nutrition as live classes, workshops or a library of videos. Jitka will be offering gift certificates for online classes, "Nové" merchandise, including limited edition holiday apparel, jewelry and accessories.
Plamen Press is an independent press focused on the publication and promotion of Central, Eastern and Southeastern European literature translated into English. As publishers, Plamen Press believes that its role is to use every means available to reanimate literary works for readers.
La Bohemia Bakery
La Bohemia Bakery is a European artisan bakery located in Rockville, Maryland. Its priority is bringing authentic quality European baked goods to customers at an affordable price. The bakery’s menu includes pastries, tarts and cakes, savory baked goods, breads, and mouthwatering sandwiches.
A small family-owned winery, founded by Frantisek Spevak, based on his philosophy that a good quality wine is born in the vineyard, not the winery. All the grapes used for wine production are sustainably-grown and hand-picked on Spevak Estate located within the Slovacko sub-region of Moravia where Frantisek pioneers farming of new resistant crossings. Thirty-five grape varieties allow him to produce an impressive portfolio. Choose from a selection of seven wines, curated by Moravian Wine Series and imported into the US by Wills International (www.willsinternational.com).
R. Jelínek is a producer of Jelinek Slivovitz, a national brand and plum brandy from the Plum Valley in the Czech Republic. Established by the Jelínek family in 1894, the privately owned company continues to adhere to its tradition of kosher distillery production. Exporting the popular brandy to the United States since 1934, it currently distributes in over 30 states.
Frederick County Sheep Breeders & Blue Rock Farm
Whispering Meadows Alpaca Breeders
The Frederick County Sheep Breeders is a Maryland-based sheep and goat producers association. Its purpose is to promote as well as to educate the public regarding sheep, goat and lamb activities in Maryland. The association as well as the Blue Rock Farm and Whispering Meadows Alpaca Breeders will be selling wool and alpaca stockings, hats, figurines, and other items. Lambs, goats, and alpacas will be on hand for selfies and cuddles.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC, 3900 Spring of Freedom Ln NW, Washington D.C., United States