Photos & Story by: Kimberly Kanuck

Christkindlmarkt’s 25th season started this past Friday, November 17th, and runs weekends through December 23rd. If you haven’t attended Christkindlmarkt, it’s truly a unique event that puts you in the Christmas spirit! You’ll be able to walk through aisles of more than 150 artisans, get your photo taken with St. Nick, see live glassblowing and ice carving demonstrations, grab a bite to eat, and even listen to live music. I enjoyed having the opportunity to speak with photographer Michael Sandy about his beautiful pictures of Bethlehem (Michael Sandy Photography). And I loved watching Rich Connolly hand paint his Santa figurines (Rich Connolly Folk Art).  

You can purchase an additional ticket to attend breakfast with St. Nicholas on December 2nd, 9th, and 16th at 9 AM. For the full schedule of events and ticket information, please visit: