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Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem Trip Guide

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem presented by Univest Financial takes place on PNC Plaza at SteelStacks.

Free public parking for Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem and SteelStacks is available adjacent to Christkindlmarkt, located at PNC Plaza at SteelStacks, 645 East First Street.

Limited parking for persons with disabilities is also available. All parking on campus is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Christmas City trolly will not be running in 2020. Additional parking options for the Historic and SouthSide Arts Districts are listed below:

Public parking is available at:

  • North Street Parking Garage, 85 West North St.
  • Walnut St. Parking Garage, 44 West Walnut St.
  • Riverport Parking Garage, 17 West 2nd St.
  • South New Street Parking Garage, 3rd & New Streets

Shopping at Christkindlmarkt

A list of participating merchants is available here, but a list doesn’t do them justice. Make sure you give yourself enough time to stop by all the booths!

We’ve also got some delicious eats and drinks available to keep you fueled and ready to shop!

Restrooms

Restrooms are available in the Visitor Center at SteelStacks presented by St. Luke’s University Health Network, 711 E. 1st Street as well as at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way.

Zoom with St. Nick

Presented by NJM Insurance Group

Saturday, November 14 | 12-2 p.m. Buy Tickets

Sunday, November 15 | 12-2 p.m. Buy Tickets

Saturday, November 21 | 12-2 p.m. Buy Tickets

Sunday, November 22 | 12-2 p.m. Buy Tickets

If you can't get the kids out to see St. Nick this year, don't worry, we'll bring him to you digitally!

Book a Zoom with St. Nick session so your kids can let the big man know what they want for the holidays; he's got a direct line to Santa! Each session is 10 minutes long and is just for you and your children.

Patrons will be sent a personalized Zoom link in the half-hour before the session. It's that simple; just have your kids ready to go and sign on when you're ready!

Tickets: $19 ($15 ArtsQuest Members)

Want a recording of the session as a keepsake? Be sure and add it to your order!

Käthe Wohlfahrt

Daily

An annual highlight, Germany’s Käthe Wohlfahrt is back for its 21st year at Christkindlmarkt with more than 2,000 products including exquisite, handmade nutcrackers, incense smokers, pyramids, schwibbogens and wood, glass and pewter ornaments.

Day-Dining at Christkindlmarkt

Listen to contemporary and classic holiday music by some of the region’s top performers as you enjoy our special holiday menu at the ArtsQuest Center. Indoor/outdoor seating is based upon the day’s weather. Tables must be reserved in advance and are good for up to four people in the same party.

Patrons must make a separate reservation in advance for a table on the Air Products Town Square in front of the Highmark Blue Shield Community Stage (not included in Christkindlmarkt entrance ticket purchase).  

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