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Activities with St. Nick Bring the Holiday Cheer to Christkindlmarkt

Intimate Storytimes, Socially-Distanced Photos, Cooking Lessons, Zoom Calls, Free Craft Kits and Gifts

October 19, 2020 | Written by Gabriela Laracca

BETHLEHEM, PA – Starting the first weekend in November, St. Nick will be bringing the Christmas spirit to Christkindlmarkt, thanks to Just Born Quality Confections, through a variety of events and attractions, such as storytimes and socially distanced photos, cooking lessons, and personalized Zoom calls, all presented by NJM Insurance! All children under the age of 12 will also receive a free craft kit presented by Crayola and a special holiday present filled with goodies from St. Nick himself, presented by NJM Insurance, Crayola and Just Born.

On Saturday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m., and Saturday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., St Nick will take up residence on the Levitt Pavilion stage for Storytimes and Socially Distanced Photos. He will spend the first part of each session reading one of his holiday favorites. After storytime, every child in attendance is welcome to come up on stage, maintaining social distancing, to tell St. Nick what gifts he should pass onto Santa for his list! To stay on the nice list, everyone, including good old St. Nick, is required to wear masks while on stage.

Sat., Nov. 7 | 11 a.m. – Buy Tickets

Sat., Nov. 14 | 10 a.m. – Buy Tickets

Sat., Nov. 14 | 2 p.m. – Buy Tickets

Reservations must be made for a socially-distanced square, which can accommodate up to four people (not including children 2 and under) in the same party, for $20 a square and $18 for ArtsQuest Members. Patrons should bring any chairs or blankets they’d like for seating on the Levitt Lawn. Visit ChristmasCity.org for details.

Families can also have fun with St. Nick virtually! “Cooking with St. Nick” via Zoom will give children the opportunity to watch and learn as jolly old St. Nick cooks up some easy and delicious treats you can make at home! Families can also sign up for personal “Zoom Calls with St. Nick” where children can tell him what they want for Christmas this year. Stay tuned at ChristmasCity.org for dates, times and prices.

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem presented by Univest Financial®, takes place at SteelStacks, located at 645 E. First St., Bethlehem. Campus attendance is being limited to ensure proper safe social distancing and to enable us follow all CDC, state and city health & safety guidelines.

Event dates, hours and advanced 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/.

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