During its first 19 years, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem has welcomed more than 950,000 guests to the Christmas City. This Friday, Dec. 14, one lucky visitor to the holiday marketplace will receive a very special gift - Christkindlmarkt season passes for life - for being the one millionth person to attend the event. It’s anticipated that the person will pass through the doors shortly after Christkindlmarkt opens at 11 a.m.
Where: PNC Plaza at Steelstacks, 645 E. First St., Bethlehem
When: Starting 11 a.m. Friday
How much: $8 for a daily pass, $18 for a season pass
In addition to a family four pack of Christkindlmarkt passes for life, the guest will also receive a $100 ArtsQuest Gift Card and four passes to see the Bethlehem: The Christmas City film at the ArtsQuest Center, plus some other special holiday goodies.
Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, which is celebrating its 20th year this year, continues Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 23. Festival hours are Thurs., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets are $8 for a daily pass and $18 for a season pass. For more information, visit www.artsquest.org or call 610-332-3378.