The holiday tradition will return on Fri. Nov. 19 and run through Sun. Dec. 19, 2021

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, the popular annual holiday market, will return for its 29th year beginning Fri., Nov. 19, 2021. The market, presented by Univest Financial®, will run for five weeks through Sun., Dec. 19, 2021.

“The reopening of Christkindlmarkt is an important part of the economy during the holiday season in the Christmas City and surrounding region,” Kassie Hilgert, President & CEO of ArtsQuest said. “Christkindlmarkt is not only a lifeline for the crafters and vendors, but it is a tradition for families in the Lehigh Valley and visitors from across the world. We are proud to play a role in the rich history of the city of Bethlehem.”

Named one of the top holiday markets in the world by Travel + Leisure and one of the top holiday markets in North America by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice competition, Christkindlmarkt is known for its unique holiday shopping experience featuring dozens of artisans offering thousands of unique, handmade gifts and holiday items, including the premier German ornament manufacturer Käthe Wohlfahrt. While visitors shop, they can also feast from an array of food and dining options, visit with St. Nicholas and enjoy live entertainment from Lehigh Valley performers.

The market will run Fri. – Sun. the first two weeks (Nov. 19 – 21, 26-28) and then Thurs. – Sun. the last three weeks (Dec. 2-5, 9-12 and 16-19). Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thurs. and Sun. and 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat. More details will be announced throughout the fall. A complete list of vendors and ticket information will be posted soon on

ArtsQuest will continue to follow the latest CDC, state and local health and safety guidelines. Visit for more information.