Christkindlmarkt Nominated by USA TODAY as One of Nation’s Top Holiday Markets

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BETHLEHEM, PA–Christmas City fans rejoice! Bethlehem’s Christkindlmarkt has been nominated as one of the top holiday markets in North America in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice competition. Patrons can experience the Christmas event and all its holiday magic firsthand when it kicks off its 27th year Nov. 22-24 at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. Other 2019 Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem dates are Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and Dec. 5-8, 12-15 and 19-22.

Established in 1993, Christkindlmarkt is a one-of-a-kind holiday experience for the whole family that brings the spirit of Bethlehem, the Christmas City, alive with the season. The heart-warming holiday event features aisles of handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans – with thousands of unique gift ideas for family and friends – as well as live Christmas music; an authentic German St. Nicholas; and European favorites like wursts and strudel.

Earlier this summer, Musikfest had the honor of being named the number-one music festival in North America by USA TODAY’s 10Best, beating out other distinguished music festivals like Riot Fest, Austin City Limits Music Festival and Coachella.

Voting for the top holiday market is open through Dec. 2 at noon, and the winner will be announced Dec. 13. To vote for Christkindlmarkt in the poll, visit

Information provided to TVL by:
Mark Demko, ArtsQuest