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Christkindlmarkt to Host Nearly 80 Artisans & Vendors Oct. 8-Nov. 29

Holiday-themed gifts, delectable seasonal treats and more available at holiday market during its 8-week run

October 1, 2020 | Written by Mark Demko

BETHLEHEM, PA—Christkindlmarkt presented by Univest Financial® will host a diverse array of nearly 80 artisans, both annual favorites and exciting new vendors alike, during its eight-weekend run Oct. 8-Nov. 29. Whether you want to get your holiday shop on, eat some delectable holiday foods or taste handcrafted wines and liquors, the event will offer something for all tastes.

BG Silversmiths, owned by the Gebhart family, offers handmade argentium sterling silver, 14K gold filled and gemstone jewelry. While Sandi Gebhart operates the company now after her husband Barry’s passing, BG Silversmiths has a true passion for metal in its roots. Barry was a former Bethlehem Steel worker, like his father and grandfather before him, but expressed his creative side through jewelry design and music. The Gebhart family has been in the handmade silver business since 1969.

Drakesflakes will be at Christkindlmarkt for one weekend only, Oct. 15-18, to offer their contemporary designer snowflake ornaments and jewelry named after cold, snowy places all over the world. Based in the peaceful Pocono Mountains, this craftsman strives to create distinctive and eye-catching products.

Stroopie’s, a Lancaster-based company, will offer your own little piece of Christmas to take home and eat. Their specialty is the stroopwaffle, a thin, flakey waffle with a delicately sweet, caramel layer between. It wouldn’t be Christkindlmarkt without this authentic, seasonal treat enjoyed by all ages.

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem will feature 60 artisans and vendors each weekend, with some on-site for all eight weekends and others appearing for only a week or two. New artisans will join the list regularly, making for a different shopping experience each weekend. The list of vendors by section is:


Arose from the Ashes Designs**
Walnutport, PA
Custom cutting boards, wood turned bowls, engraved wood pictures and coasters; wood turned snowmen
Weekends: 1-4

Bacon Jams
Fun, fine foods from bacon jams to rubs
Weekends: All

Bath Bombs Baby**
Port Monmouth, NJ
Bath bombs and shower steamers
Weekends: All

Bdazzle Jewelry**
East Petersburg, PA
Handmade jewelry and accessories/scarf curl
Weekend: 3

Donegal Square/McCarthy’s RedStag Pub
Bethlehem, PA
Knitwear and accessories from Ireland and Scotland, as well as Celtic jewelry including the locally inspired Star of Bethlehem with a Celtic twist; also offering carryout products from the bakery at McCarthy’s Pub and Whisky Bar
Weekends: All

Dragon Studios**
Fallston, MD
Pen & ink watercolor drawings
Weekends: 4-7

Finneran Jewelry**
Baltimore, MD
Upcycled jewelry handmade from vintage tea & cookie tins
Weekends: 5-8

Hellertown, PA
Fractal-burned wood home décor and jewelry
Weekends: All

Georgie LeHoop Drum Artist**
Saint Clair, PA
Paintings created playing drums; utilizing drum set equipment. Made on old records, symbols and classic canvases.
Weekends: 5-8

Goldnik Inc.
Gemstone jewelry set in sterling silver
Weekends: All

Groff’s Candies LLC**
Lancaster, PA
Homemade chocolates
Weekends: 5-8

Groundhog Blues Pottery**
Reeders, PA
Hand-thrown and sculpted stoneware, functional pottery and animal sculptures
Weekends: 1

High Strung Guitar String Jewelry**
Hamilton, NJ
Guitar string jewelry and gifts that rock
Weekends: 7 & 8

Hunterdon Wood Stools**
Asbury, NJ
Personalized engraved wood stools and children’s furniture
Weekends: 3-8

Keystone Farms Cheese
Handcrafted artisan cheese
Weekends: All

Lisa McGraw**
Whitehall, PA
Original designs, hand screen printed on apparel
Weekends: 1-4

Nazareth Ceramic Center**
Nazareth, PA
Vintage-style ceramic Christmas trees & ceramic Christmas décor; needlework butterflies.
Weekends: All

Richard Kelly Screen Printing**
Morgantown, PA
Screen printed artwork
Weekends: All

Wickless candles & scented fragrance waxes
Weekends: All

Spinnerstown, PA
Handmade fleece, wool, denim, canvas dog coats
Weekends: All

Stroopies, Inc.
Lancaster, PA
Stroopies-cinnamon waffle with homemade caramel inside
Weekends: All

The Ornament Guy**
Allentown, PA
Unique, hand-painted Christmas ornaments
Weekends: All

West Wind Jewelry**
Dickson City, PA
Handmade semi-precious gemstone jewelry
Weekends: 1-4

Woosch Soaps and Lotions**
Kunkletown, PA
Aloe Vera and vegetable glycerin skin care products
Weekends: 3-6

** All Handmade


Baltic Amber
Russian Nesting Dolls
Weekends: All

BG Silversmiths**
Bethlehem, PA
Handmade argentium sterling silver, 14K gold filled and gemstone jewelry
Weekends: All

Breezy Meadows Farm**
Perkasie, PA
Handcrafted wool items using wool from our pampered sheep flock
Weekends: 4 & 5

Canadensis, PA
Metal snowflake ornaments and jewelry
Weekend: 2

Bethlehem, PA
A curated collection of sustainably sourced gifts, homegoods, essential sand furniture, featuring the Christmas City Shoppe collection of seasonal décor. Weekends: All

Eight Oaks Farm Distillery
New Tripoli, PA
Handcrafted, premium spirits using select grains sustainably grown on Lehigh Valley farms
Weekends: All

Fire Light Glass & Design**
Bethlehem, PA
One of a kind, kiln formed artwork and stained glass
Weekends: 1-4

Green Kamikozees**
Bowers, PA
Unique handmade pickle products
Weekends: All

Groundhog Blues Pottery**
Reeders, PA
Hand-thrown and sculpted stoneware, functional pottery and animal sculptures
Weekends: 3 & 4

I See Spain
Ceramic food grating plates and bowls
Weekends: All

Jim Kerr**
Elmer, NJ
Handmade birdhouses and princess pine table décor
Weekends: 5-8

Kim O’Hara Designs**
Sparta, NJ
Nature-themed and rustic ornate-style ceramic jewelry
Weekends: 3, 4, 8

Me & My Dog Pet Bakery, LLC**
Jamison, PA
All natural, handmade gourmet dog treats
Weekends: All

West Chester, PA
Creating beautiful kitchenware from sustainably harvested olive trees
Weekends: 1-3

Moon Mountain
Weekends: All

On Lilac Lane**
Reading, PA
Handmade signs made from new and reclaimed wood
Weekends: 2, 5, 7

Pottery by Bachert**
Zionsville, PA
Unique and functional stoneware and horsehair pottery
Weekends: All

Primo Potpourri**
Toms River, NJ
Weekends: 5-8

Quilts by Kate**
Avondale, PA
Quilted objects for the home
Weekends: 5-8

SAW Family Creations
Hand painted and hand carved ornaments made out of Christmas tree trunks
Weekends: All

Scrolling It Out Woodworks**
Milton, DE
Personalized icicle ornaments
Weekends: All

Sue’s Favorite Things**
Bangor, PA
Gourds crafted into small, medium and large seasonal ornaments
Weekends: All

Sunflower Trading Hat Company
Hats from around the world
Weekends: 3

Tiebro Handmade Bow Ties
Maplewood, NJ
Handmade bow ties, some from repurposed silk fabrics
Weekends: 5-8

Wellington Metal and Gem**
Palm, PA
Hand forged sterling silver jewelry
Weekends: 6-8

Woodsmith of Naples, Inc.**
Yalaha, FL
Handcrafted wooden centerpiece lanterns
Weekends: 4-8

Ye Olde Toffee Shoppe
Handmade English toffee
Weekends: All

** All Handmade


Schwenksville, PA
Original custom carved vinyl records
Weekends: All

Beef Jerky Outlet
Beef jerky snacks
Weekends: All

Beth Rice**
Perkasie, PA
High-end doll clothing and accessories for 14″ dolls
Weekends: 4 & 5

Dash ‘N Drizzle**
Milford, CT
Aged balsamic vinegars, infused extra virgin olive oils, gourmet sea salts
Weekends: All

Franklin Hill Vineyard
Bethlehem, PA
Locally grown wines and gift boxes
Weekends: All

Hillbilly’s Jerky
Pre-packaged beef jerky
Weekends: All

Groundhog Blues Pottery**
Reeders, PA
Hand-thrown and sculpted stoneware, functional pottery and animal sculptures
Weekends: 6 & 8

Little House Candles
New Egypt, PA
Hand-poured, hand-crafted, custom fragranced candles
Weekends: All

Ludlow Farms Home Décor**
Perkasie, PA
Home décor from wood and textiles: bowls, cutting boards and runners
Weekends: 4 & 5

Myriad Mirage**
Nyack, NY
Handcrafted real botanical jewelry
Weekends: 5 & 7

Our Woods Maple**
Hopatcong, NJ
Pure single source maple syrup & products
Weekends: 3 & 8

PH Secrets
Herbal products designed for a healthy body and mind
Weekends: All

Sherry Goeben’s Fine Art
Middleburg, PA
Fine art drawing and painting
Weekends: All

Social Still
Bethlehem, PA
Hand-crafted local spirits
Weekends: All

Sports and More Apparel
Sports apparel
Weekends: All

Sportula & More
Sports-themed spatulas and garden metal art
Weekends: All

The Lazy Dazey**
Dingmans Ferry, PA
Handmade, original design, crochet, jewelry, dreamcatcher, art
Weekends: All

The Peanut Principle**
Albany, NY
Gourmet peanut butter
Weekends: All

Whisker Biscuits
Handmade dog treats
Weekends: All

Wicked Buy/Bottle Refab**
McClure, PA
Glassware and candles made from upcycled beer, wine & liquor bottles
Weekends: All

Your Birth Moon
Moon phase jewelry
Weekends: All

** All Handmade

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem presented by Univest Financial®, takes place at SteelStacks, located at 645 E. First St., Bethlehem. Event dates, hours and ticket prices are as follows:

Thursdays: $9
Fridays: $10
Saturdays: $10
Sundays: $10
Children ages 2 and under are free:

Dates and Hours:
Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 8-Nov. 29 (closed Thurs., Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving)
Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (last entry at 4:30 p.m.)
Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (last entry at 6:30 p.m.)
Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (last entry at 6:30 p.m.)
Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (last entry at 4:30 p.m.)

For the complete list of vendors and to purchase tickets, visit www.christmascity.org/christkindlmarkt/.