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Address: Spring and Main Streets, Bethlehem, PA
Activities: Shopping

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A Christmas regular

When we first moved to Bethlehem 7 years ago, Christkindlmarkt was high on our list of 'to-do' activities as we learned the customs, features and opportunities of our new... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Jerry G
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

When we first moved to Bethlehem 7 years ago, Christkindlmarkt was high on our list of 'to-do' activities as we learned the customs, features and opportunities of our new environment. Originally, the Markt was located in two huge tents just off lower main street (where several annual festivals are also held). The ambiance was good. We purchased 'season' tickets for... More 

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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115 reviews 115 reviews
60 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This authentic Christmas Market is held every Christmas season in Chicago in the Daly Plaza. Easy to get to by bus or the EL. Having been to ones in Germany - this is smaller, but just as fun. Whether it's the food or the ornaments, you won't be disappointed.

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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were really looking forward to the Christkindlmarkt, hoping it was like the Christmas markets in Europe. But, sadly, it was just a craft market with extra Christmas ornaments. There was one stall that was from Germany -- astronomically outpriced. We paid a lot to get in and ended up buying a glass of gluhwein (which was very good) and... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This was our first year to Christkindlmarkt. We loved it. Coming from a German origin it was so awesome finding treasures from all over. Luckily we had some free passes to get in as paying $9.00 each to enter to shop is a little excessive. Parking was easy and everyone was friendly. Would I go back, only if I had... More 

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Pennsylvania
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116 reviews 116 reviews
28 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is the second time we've been to the Christkindmarkt. The first time was three years ago. Since they moved to the new location I think there are a few more vendors with a slightly better selection of products. Although I guess that can be hit or miss depending on what vendors are there from week to week and year... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is ridiculous! Not only do the vendors pay an arm and a leg, but so do the patrons! It is definitely not worth the price! What are we paying for? The entertainment? NO, they do charge a fee. Just another ArtsQuest money making event.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A $9 admission fee is a little steep to just walk around and browse, but if you are in the market for gifts with anything to do with Christmas and winter, this is the place. With almost 200 vendors, there is something for everyone. If you have the time and the energy, the Sands Casino and outlet stores are close... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Simply paid an admission charge ($4.00) to view a vast number of vendor stalls. Not worth the time of expense.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I was born and raised in Germany and must say that I was very disappointed. I took my family and had high hopes for this event but my hopes were shattered pretty quickly. The parking was ok and free and that was probably the best part besides one authentic German vendor. The entrance fee is ridiculous as you still have... More 

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Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Spent the day here shopping for unusual handmade items for Christmas. Plenty of things to choose from. Really enjoyed our day. I did think it was a little pricey at $8 fee per person, but still would go again.

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