The Spirit of the Holiday Season is Merry and Bright at ArtsQuest

 St. Nick is Pleased with Record-Setting Attendance Numbers at Chriskindlmarkt and Delivers Early Christmas Present for Skaters at the Ice Rink at SteelStacks

Bethlehem, PA, Dec. 4, 2023 – ArtsQuest has just learned that St. Nick is extremely pleased with the holiday festivities taking place all throughout the SteelStacks campus, especially with the high number of attendees at Christkindlmarkt, presented by Univest Financial, over the past three weekends. St. Nick is so delighted that he is giving an early Christmas present – a $5 admission discount to all skaters at the Ice Rink at SteelStacks, presented by Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s hospital, from today through the entire 2023-2024 season.

“St. Nick reached out to me personally from his post at Christkindlmarkt and he is thrilled with what he has been seeing by ArtsQuest,” commented Kassie Hilgert, President and CEO. “He is so impressed with the turnout of shoppers and visitors coming to Christkindlmarkt, especially so far, as it’s the highest turnout in 31 years. He also noted that he loves seeing the holiday movies that are playing at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, the holiday-themed art classes for kids and families at the Banana Factory and of course, the folks enjoying a skating experience at our very own Rockefeller Center-like ice rink. He loves the Christmas spirit and we’re thrilled to be able to pass that holiday spirit on to skaters at the Ice Rink in the form of a $5 ticket discount on all dates and times throughout the entire skating season.”

The skating rink measures 30’ longer than last year, with fun theme nights, an expanded viewing deck and additional food and beverage options. For information on skating sessions, theme nights and more, check out

Thank you, St. Nick – we’re thrilled to be on your nice list!

About ArtsQuest
ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities. ArtsQuest™ supports this mission via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events. Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, of which over 50% are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region.



Information provided to TVL by:
Jennifer LoConte
Director of Communications