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Christkindlmarkt

Address: Spring and Main Streets, Bethlehem, PA
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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102 reviews 102 reviews
51 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
8 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
27 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Fitzwilliam,New Hampshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I spent several years in Germany courtesy of the United States Army so had the opportunity to attend authentic Christkindlmarkt in multiple areas. The Bethlehem Pa. market was very nice with well made merchandise and a good holiday "feel" They had nearby school groups performing holiday music both vocally and with instruments which added to the enjoyment. We were most... More 

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