***information updated 11/16/2017***
Featured Image By: Craig Roberts
Holiday Marketplace Kicks Off 6-weekend Run Nov. 17-19
BETHLEHEM, PA—As part of Christkindlmarkt’s special 25th Anniversary celebration, ArtsQuest is offering free admission for children during the event’s opening weekend Nov. 17-19. The offer is good for all kids ages 6-12 who are accompanied by a paying adult. Regular admission price for ages 6-12 is $5; ages 5 and under are always admitted free.
Established in 1993, Christkindlmarkt is a one-of-a-kind holiday experience that brings the spirit of Bethlehem, the Christmas City, alive with the season. Twice recognized as one of the top holiday markets in the nation by Travel + Leisure, this heart-warming holiday event features aisles of handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans, as well as live Christmas music; an authentic German St. Nicholas; renowned German ornament designer Käthe Wohlfarht, and European favorites like wursts and strudel.
This year’s Christkindlmarkt features its largest array of Christmas items and collectibles ever, with up to 165 artisans and vendors each weekend. New highlights for families include an expanded Children’s Crafts Area, where kids are invited to work with the professional artists of the Banana Factory arts center to make crafts like pop-up holiday cards, paper snowflake “quilts,” ornaments and snowmen. Artists will be on hand Saturdays-Sundays, noon-4 p.m., but select craft activities will be available during all Christkindlmarkt hours.
Christkindlmarkt Dates, Hours, Location & Admission Prices are:
Nov. 17-19 & 24-26
Nov. 30-Dec. 3
Dec. 7-10, 14-17 & 21-23
Thursday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Dec. 23, closes at 6 p.m.)
PNC Plaza at SteelStacks, 645 E. First St.
$9 – ages 13 and older
$5 – children ages 6-12
Free – ages 5 and under
Information and image provided to TVL by:
Mark Demko, ArtsQuest