If you are looking for unique holiday gift ideas, be sure to visit Bethlehem’s Christmas City Village open weekends from Friday, November 20 through Sunday, December 20.
Nestled within Bethlehem’s historic downtown district, this isn’t your ordinary shopping destination. Christmas City Village is an authentic German Weihnachtsmarkt (translated open-air Christmas market & pronounced vy-nokts-markt) and is located in the heart of Bethlehem’s historic downtown shopping district along Main Street. You’ll know you’re there when you see the wooden huts dotting the area adjacent to The Sun Inn (on the patio) and behind it, in the The Sun Inn Courtyard.
From vintage photos to painted glass nail files, from wreaths to pottery, from decorations to repurposed and recycled antiques, and plenty of choices for foodies, each hut has its own personality. Visit all of the wooden huts dressed for the Holidays and filled with Christmas gift ideas; enjoy bratwurst with sauerkraut and warm up with a hot beverage including the popular hot mulled wine from Germany called Gluhwein!
There’s plenty of parking in two large parking decks that are within walking distance of downtown Bethlehem. Weekend hours from November 20 through December 20 are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Take a break from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the quaint feel of a German Weihnachtsmarkt.
Vendors for Nov. 20 - 22 and Nov. 27 - 29: Sun Inn Courtyard: Vintage Image Shop, One Woman’s Junk, Karen Kennedy (Nov. 20-22 only), Kitchen Goddess Nina, Shane’s Forever Files, Unique Creations, Jammie Jems, Demca Demo, Kristina’s Creations, Lucinia Collection, Vince’s Catering, Bone Appetit, Blue Gecko Sun Inn Patio: Whisker Biscuits, Artists at Heart, Silver Moon Studio,s Babannona, Fused Glass by Jemima, Sato Salon, WhyNot Promotion
Vendors for Dec. 4 - 6, 11 – 13, & 18- 20: Sun Inn Courtyard: Nina’s Waffles, One Woman’s Junk, Bethlehem Star Company, Kitchen Goddess Nina, Shane’s Forever Files, Unique Creations, Wild Creek Bee Farm, Sweet & Savory, Demca Demo, Thomsa Kosa Photography, Lucinia Collection, Vince’s Catering, Ice Crystals, Bone Appetit, Blue Gecko Sun Inn Patio: Whisker Biscuits, Artists at Heart, Scott Krycia Photography, Silver Moon Studios, Babannona, Norden Arts, Sato Salon, WhyNot Promotion