What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “Bethlehem?” If it’s Christmas, you’re in for a treat! Bethlehem, also known as Christmas City, is about 20 minutes from The Lafayette Inn. One event you need to add to your holiday bucket list is Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem, PA. If you’re making a stop here for your next holiday vacation, make sure to take a look at our free Vacation Guide. It includes the best restaurants, attractions, and events in Easton to make your trip merry!
Christkindlmarkt, Bethlehem, PA – The Best of the Best
Make a stop at Christkindlmarkt during your vacation this holiday season. Travel and Leisure Magazine ranks this jolly festival as one of the best holiday markets in the country! Find out what makes Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem, PA, the best of the best.
What is Christkindlmarkt?
Christkindlmarkt is a German tradition that shines light and happiness during the dreary days of winter. The month-long Christmas market began during the Middle Ages. German villages would have markets for their locally grown foods, and unique, handmade crafts to reflect their specific region.
Today, the nation’s finest artisans work their magic to produce the beautiful, German ornaments and authentic German gifts sold at the Christkindlmarkt. The market runs Fridays through Sundays and eventually Thursdays once December starts.
Where is Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem, PA?
You can enjoy the Christkindlmarkt festivities at PNC Plaza at SteelStacks. The cultural center hosts concerts, festivals, and other events in downtown Bethlehem. Make sure to check out their other events throughout the year!
What You Can Find at Christkindlmarkt
Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem features four tents full of unique holiday gifts from more than 150 talented artisans from around the country. Find everything from glass-blown art to tasty treats, warm drinks, gorgeous home decor, holiday decorations, and more! You can even find Käthe Wohlfarht creations like nutcrackers, ornaments and other unique collectibles from Germany for the perfect Christmas gift!
Ice Sculptures and Glassblowing
As you stroll through the intricate designs and handmade works, stunning ice carving and glass blowing demonstrations will blow your mind! You can even create your very own ornament with the Hot Glass Experience: Glass Ornaments session with Banana Factory Arts Center. Anyone older than six years old can participate, and beginners are welcome, too!
Entertainment at Christkindlmarkt
Nothing gets you in the Christmas spirit more than some holly, jolly Christmas music. Listen to joyful Christmas tunes and meet old Saint Nick himself at breakfast with Saint Nicholas. You and the kids can indulge in a hot breakfast and then take a picture with Santa, so that you can have the cutest Christmas card this year! You have to buy an extra ticket for breakfast with Santa, but it comes with a crafty goody bag from Crayola!
Celebrate Your Holiday Vacation With the Lafayette Inn
After finishing up your holiday shopping, return to a luxury suite at the Lafayette Inn. Our accommodations in Easton are near the best attractions, shopping, and dining in Lehigh Valley. Cozy up in one of our uniquely styled rooms, and enjoy a hot breakfast in our dining area.
Stay in Room #11, a stunning, two-room suite on the main floor. Rest on a king-size bed by the toasty fireplace. This elegant suite is also spacious enough to accommodate two additional children. Your holiday getaway awaits in Easton. Check our availability and book your holiday vacation today!