12 Months of Dates – December: Christkindlmarkt

For December’s date we stayed local and went to Bethlehem, “Christmas City Village.”

As of recently the Bethlehem Steel Stacks has been holding a Christkindlmarkt. The Bethlehem Steel Stacks hold many annual events and this one has been growing larger every year. This is where they sell ornaments, foods, homemade goods, and a variety of other gifts. They have live music, gifts, food, and other little items to buy. 

There are thousands of hand painted, hand crafted Christmas ornaments to choose from. Some were glass, some were wood, and some had hand painted scenes from Germany. Goods were sold from a local artisan and retailers. 

They also have a large variety of items to sell as gifts, such as candles, clothes, wallets, purses, and vases:

Outside they had other food and souvenir displays. They had glassblowing demonstrations and ice sculpting demonstrations:

We could not resist the opportunity to get our photo opp at Christkindlmarkt:


This might have been one of the only times that I left a Christmas themed place without buying a single thing. I’m not sure if that’s an accomplishment or not! 

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