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Breakfast with St. Nicholas Highlights Holiday Season Events at SteelStacks

Photo by Craig Roberts

Photo by Craig Roberts

Event, presented by Giant Food Stores, takes place Dec. 1, 8 & 15 at Christkindlmarkt

‘Tis the season for all things jolly! Families are invited to celebrate the holidays with the festive tradition of Breakfast with St. Nicholas at Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem this December. Tickets for the event, which takes place Dec. 1, 8 and 15 at 9 a.m., are on sale now at www.christmascity.org and 610-332-3378.

The annual Breakfast with St. Nicholas, presented by Giant Food Stores, is a fun-filled holiday event that features a delicious hot breakfast of eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, assorted Danish, cereal, fresh fruit, juice, coffee and milk, all with Father Christmas himself.

Kids can celebrate this special occasion by having their photo taken with St. Nick before participating in arts & crafts and enjoying a goody bag filled with treats, including items from Giant Food Stores, Just Born Quality Confections and Crayola. Following the breakfast, all guests enjoy free admission to Christkindlmarkt, where they can stroll the aisles of handmade holiday creations, listening to live music and more. The holiday marketplace opens at 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

Tickets for Breakfast with St. Nicholas are $18.95 for ages 10 and older, $15.95 for ages 3-9 and $9.95 for ages 2 and under. Each ticket purchased comes with one free 5×7 photo with St. Nicholas and includes free admission to Christkindlmarkt. Prices include tax and gratuity. For more information, visit www.christmascity.org or call 610-332-3378.

Looking for more holiday fun? Get into the spirit of the season with these cheerful events coming to SteelStacks & the Banana Factory

Christmas Classic Matinees
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas
ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem
Miracle on 34th Street | Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 12:30 p.m.
The Bishop’s Wife | Dec. 6-8, 12:30 p.m.
Christmas in Connecticut | Dec. 13-15, 12:30 p.m.
It’s a Wonderful Life | Dec. 20-22, 12:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 regular; $8 students & seniors

Holiday Quote-Along Series
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas
Home Alone | Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Elf | Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation | Dec. 12-13, 7:30 p.m.
Die Hard: 30th Anniversary | Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 regular; $8 students & seniors

Creative Family Workshop: Gingerbread House with Natalie Hartman
Banana Factory Arts Center
Dec. 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Come as a family to this workshop and see how creative you can be together! In December, make a beautiful gingerbread house and decorate it with cookies, candy, and sprinkles! Families of all sizes and makeups are welcome! Price includes one project, it is not necessary to register each member of your family.
Tickets: $30 general admission; $27 ArtsQuest Member

Ronnie Spector and The Ronettes
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Performing as ‘Ronnie Spector and The Ronettes’ for the First Time Since the ‘70s, iconic singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ronnie Spector absolutely loves Christmas, and she’ll ring in the holiday season once again with her spirited multi-media show.
Tickets: $35-$40

 Staycation Presents: The Office Holiday Party
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas
Dec. 13, 8 p.m.
This is a comedy show for those who just love spending more time at work, especially around the holidays. Terrible gifts, bosses dressed up as Santa, ill-placed Mistletoe and much more all combined to create an HR nightmare so complex you’ll be kicking off the New Year with safety workshops and revised employee handbooks.
Tickets: $8 general admission; $7 ArtsQuest Member

Twelve Twenty-Four
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Established in 2002, Twelve Twenty-Four presents a high energy, full-scale, holiday rock orchestra concert featuring everyone’s favorite rock-edge holiday music as well as their own holiday creations.
Tickets: $25-$33

Christmas Tree Wall Hanging with Kim Hogan
Banana Factory Arts Center
25 W. Third St., Bethlehem
Dec. 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
This Christmas tree wall hanging will make a beautiful, personal addition to your holiday home decorations, as well as a great gift! All materials are included; families are welcome to create one together.
Tickets: $39 general admission; $35 ArtsQuest Member

This Wonderful Life
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
Dec. 16, 3 p.m.
This Wonderful Life is a one-man play beautifully acted by Jeremy Kendall. Based on the iconic 1946 holiday favorite film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the production brings to life over 32 familiar people in an amazing display of physical and verbal virtuosity.
Tickets: $15 in advance; $17 day of show

Wine’d Down: Chalk Lettered Ornament with Lauren Beck
Banana Factory Arts Center
Dec. 19, 6:30-9 p.m.
Make a beautiful keepsake ornament using chalk-lettering! A voucher for a glass of wine or beer will be provided to students to get the creative juices flowing! All materials are included. This class is for students aged 21 and older.
Tickets: $40 general admission; $36 ArtsQuest Member

Swingin’ the Holidays with The Rob Stoneback Big Band
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Formed in 1979, the Rob Stoneback Big Band still swings like mad! The members have performed with the Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Harry James, and Buddy Rich Orchestras, playing great hits from the Big Band Era and more.
Tickets: $15-$20 in advance; $20-$25 day of show

For more information on these and other holiday events, visit www.christmascity.org.