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“Beautiful event, and worth the admission fee”
Review of Christkindlmarkt

Christkindlmarkt
Ranked #9 of 42 things to do in Bethlehem
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful event, and worth the admission fee”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

This is a lovely place to spend a few hours of the day around Christmas time. Many unique items and crafts from a variety of vendors. A great place to shop if you believe in 'buying local', and supporting small businesses and crafters.
To get the most of your trip, spend a little time in town on Main Street, and enjoy the Christmas spirit!

Visited December 2011
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Doylestown, PA
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Not a great German or Christmas event”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

This is one of those events you really want to love, to look forward to. Sadly, it has become just another craft fair you experience on sidewalks all over America in the Autumn and at Christmas.

If Bethlehem wants to be special, it really needs to get back to the board room.

The one "special attraction" is the Kathe Wohlfart "German" Christmas. These very expensive "German Christmas" items were made in China (or other non-German countries).

Tourists beware. This is one of those "traps" you've heard about.

On the other hand, if you delight in tourist traps and extremely expensive phony "Made in Germany" items, pay your entrance fee and and be underwhelmed or conversely very excited about your very expensive "German" Items.

There are, however, some extremely fine local artisans at this Markt. Go for them, and forget the German Christmas.

Visited December 2011
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Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“A spirited place to visit around the Christmas Holiday..”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

I love Bethlehem area around Christmas time...there is something to say about the people moving about in the Christmas Spirit. I visited this market last year and I have to say,,it was fun...but please bring extra spending money as you will definitely find quite a few gift items.
For those of you who don't know..the Entertainment.com book offers 2 coupons for a bogo ticket..one is in the book while the second you can print from their site after activating your book.(the books have been selling for 10.00-15.00 free ship recently).
A wonderful place to put your entire family in the spirit of giving. Holiday ornaments, wine tasting, home made soaps, food, knitware, tshirts,etc..
And, if you walk around the surrounding area there is so much to see and do. I say, try it.

Visited November 2011
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Bath, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Maybe not worth two visits”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

Same old...same old....now it harder to get to and not fun anymore!

Visited December 2011
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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Really cool place”
Reviewed March 10, 2012

If you are looking for something "different" you will find it here. It should be open all year.

Visited December 2011
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