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Christmas City Village Will Add 10 Huts in 2012

Christmas City Village will be back with 30 vendor huts for the 2012 holiday season

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.

Jackie Schneider February 20, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Great news! Would like to see longer gluewein sale hours. Germany also had warming stands with counter high eating/drinking stands. Streudel - pretzels . Would like to see a photo op :like wooden backdrop of german adult and children in outfits with the faces cut out. Would also like to see this idea at Burnside of family members in Moravian dress instead of the kids trying clothes on.
deanna bender October 12, 2012 at 08:30 AM
Hello, I am a single mother of 2. My son Andrew was born with many disabilities and spent his first 2 months of life in the NICU. Andrew was born with ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, severe asthma ( he needs a nebulizer many times a day) and impaired vision. He is now 8 years old and I thank God every day for such an amazing son:)I lost my job about 10 months ago and been having a really tough time, I had money put aside for our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner but had to use the money to go to Wills eye hospital in Philadelphia last month for Andrews eye surgery. I was just wondering if you knew of any programs that would help with holiday meals, winter coat and maybe a gift for Andrew to open Christmas morning.I called the salvation army but their list is already full. My daughter Katelynn is 15 so she is old enough to understand our situation and how difficult things are right now.I feel like the worst mother in the world not being able to give my children the things they need and for having to reach out for help like this but I don't know what else to do. Any information you can send my way would be so appreciated, I just can't imagine another Christmas like last year and don't know if I can take seeing Andrew cry like that again because Santa forgot him. Have a wonderful holiday season. Please any help you can give us would be wonderful.Thank you so very much. deanna123176@yahoo.com

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