Univest Offering Free Admission for Kids on Christkindlmarkt’s Opening Weekend

Photo: Craig Roberts

Popular Holiday Marketplace Kicks Off 6-weekend Run Nov. 16-18

BETHLEHEM, PA—As Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem gets set to kicks off its 26th year, presenting sponsor Univest Bank and Trust Co. is helping to put everyone in the holiday spirit by offering free admission for children on opening weekend, Nov. 16-18. The offer is good for all kids ages 6-12 who are accompanied by a paying adult. Regular admission price for ages 6-12 is $6; ages 5 and under are always admitted free.

Established in 1993, Christkindlmarkt presented by Univest is a one-of-a-kind holiday experience that brings the spirit of Bethlehem, the Christmas City, alive with the season. Twice recognized as one of the top holiday markets in the nation by Travel + Leisure, this heart-warming holiday event features aisles of handmade works by more than 100 of the nation’s finest artisans each weekend, as well as live Christmas music; an authentic German St. Nicholas; renowned German ornament designer Käthe Wohlfarht, and European favorites like wursts and strudel.

Among the enhancements this year are holiday-inspired creative family arts workshops, additional artisans/vendors on several weekends and new holiday performances, such as The Swing Time Dolls performing their “Dolled Up Christmas” show in vintage holiday-inspired costumes on Nov. 20 and Dec. 14.

Christkindlmarkt Dates, Hours, Location & Admission Prices are:

Nov. 16-18 & 23-25
Nov. 29-Dec. 2
Dec. 6-9, 13-16 & 20-23

Thursday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

PNC Plaza at SteelStacks, 645 E. First St.

$10 – ages 13 and older
$6 – children ages 6-12
Free – ages 5 and under

For tickets and more information, visit or call 610-332-3378.