Christkindlmarkt In Lehigh Valley

Holiday Market in Bethlehem

November 18–20, 25–27, December 1–4, 8–11, 15–18, 2022


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Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem returns featuring 60 artisans and craftspeople, performances, delicious food, St. Nicholas, and the return of popular German ornament manufacturer Käthe Wohlfahrt. Named one of the top holiday markets in the world by Travel + Leisure and one of the top holiday markets in North America by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice competition, the Bethlehem Christmas market is known for its unique holiday shopping experience featuring thousands of unique handmade gifts—right here in the Christmas City, Bethlehem, PA


Woman looking at glass ornaments at Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem, PA
 
Artisans & Craftspeople

From stunning fine art photos of the Christmas City to handmade Moravian glass stars, Christkindlmarkt offers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience that focuses on handmade gifts crafted by local and regional artisans, as well as holiday décor and collectibles offered by some of the region’s top Christmas vendors. Local favorites like Christmas Shoppe by Domaci, Donegal Square & McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, Stroopies, and Eight Oaks Farm Distillery will be on hand selling their wares. 

View the full list of merchants here.


Performers & Experiences

Experience more than just shopping at Christkindlmarkt; There's a full schedule of performers everyday of the market. See the performance schedule here

Meet St. Nicholas Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Fridays & Saturdays 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sundays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Need more time with the man in red? Join Old St. Nick for breakfast in the Tannenbaum Cafe Saturdays Dec. 4, 11, & 18 at 8 a.m. Can't make it to SteelStacks this year? Book a virtual Meet & Greet with St. Nicholas!


Käthe Wohlfahrt Nutcrackers on display at Christkindlmarkt, Bethlehem, PA
 
Käthe Wohlfahrt

Germany’s Käthe Wohlfahrt will be on hand for all eight weeks, marking its 21st straight year at the event. Renowned for its exquisite, handmade nutcrackers, incense smokers, pyramids, schwibbogens and wood, glass and pewter ornaments, the company offers more than 2,000 products, making it a popular destination for patrons. 


The Food

As with past years, Christkindlmarkt will feature a variety of delicacies, including holiday fare like strudel, German bratwurst and Christmas cookies. Guests will find a variety of food options throughout the grounds—including a diverse array of beers, hot toddies, and other beverages.


Free Parking

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem presented by Univest Financial®, takes place at PNC Plaza SteelStacks at 645 E. First St., Bethlehem. Patrons can park for free in the adjacent lots on First Street. 


Christkindlmarkt Dates

Fridays & Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.. December's Thursday hours will be announced in the coming weeks.

  • November 19 – 21
  • November 26 – 28
  • December 2 – 5
  • December 9 – 12
  • December 16 – 19

Tickets 

Tickets for November dates are on sale now! December dates will go on sale shortly. Fees are higher at the door, so purchase your tickets ahead of time to save a few bucks. Organizing a group of 20 or more? You'll need to purchase discounted rate tickets in advance, allowing you to skip the admissions line.

Admission prices: Fridays: $10; Saturdays: $12; Sundays: $10; Children under 5 are free. 
Group pricing: Fridays: $8; Saturdays $10, Sundays $8.