Christmas City Village, a market featuring about 30 craft vendors in German-style wooden huts, debuts for 2012 holiday season today.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Christmas City Village, an open-air holiday market, opens today for its second season in Historic Downtown Bethlehem. The market is modeled on a German tradition known as a Weinachstmarkt (pronounced Vy-naukst-mart) and consists of 30 vendors selling handcrafted and unique items out of wooden huts, which were built by students at Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School. Most of the huts will be located near in the Sun Inn Courtyard, however, some will also be located farther south near the 1750 Smithy and the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. Christmas City Village is separate and distinct from Bethlehem's long-running Christkindlmarkt, which moved from under the Hill-to-Hill Bridge to the SouthSide SteelStacks campus in 2011. …
Christmas City Village will be back with 30 vendor huts for the 2012 holiday season
Downtown Bethlehem's Christmas City Village 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 Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School. The village is based on a German Christmas tradition known as a Weinachstmarkt. 2. The Sun Inn courtyard will again host many of the huts. The other location for huts will change from the Central Moravian Church to the 1750 Smithy near Hotel Bethlehem. 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. …
Modeled after the traditional German Weihnachtsmarkt, the village features 30 wooden vendor huts offering a variety of holiday crafts, food and gifts.