Downtown Bethlehem's will be back for the 2012 holiday season and will grow from 20 to 30 huts, according to the Downtown Bethlehem Association.
Here are 5 things to know:
1. The open air market debuted in 2011 with vendors in wooden huts constructed by students at . The village is based on a German Christmas tradition known as a Weinachstmarkt.
2. The courtyard will again host many of the huts. The other location for huts will change from the to the 1750 Smithy near .
3. The village will open November 23 and run for five weekends as it did last year.
4. The hours will be the same: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
5. Vendor applications will be available online soon via the Downtown Bethlehem Association.
Christmas City Village is separate and distinct from Bethlehem's long-running , which moved from the city's historic industrial quarter to the southside ArtsQuest campus last year.