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ArtsQuest Offering Free Christkindlmarkt Admission for Kids on Event’s Opening Weekend
Holiday Marketplace Kicks Off 6-weekend Run Nov. 17-19.
As part of Christkindlmarkt’s special 25th Anniversary celebration, ArtsQuest is offering free admission for children during the event’s opening weekend Nov. 17-19. The offer is good for all kids ages 6-12 who are accompanied by a paying adult. Regular admission price for ages 6-12 is $5; ages 5 and under are always admitted free.
Established in 1993, Christkindlmarkt is a one-of-a-kind holiday experience that brings the spirit of Bethlehem, the Christmas City, alive with the season. Twice recognized as one of the top holiday markets in the nation by Travel + Leisure, this heart-warming holiday event features aisles of handmade works by the nation’s finest artisans, as well as live Christmas music; an authentic German St. Nicholas; renowned German ornament designer Käthe Wohlfarht, and European favorites like wursts and strudel.
This year’s Christkindlmarkt features its largest array of Christmas items and collectibles ever, with up to 165 artisans and vendors each weekend. New highlights for families include an expanded Children’s Crafts Area, where kids are invited to work with the professional artists of the Banana Factory arts center to make crafts like pop-up holiday cards, paper snowflake “quilts,” ornaments and snowmen. Artists will be on hand Saturdays-Sundays, noon-4 p.m., but select craft activities will be available during all Christkindlmarkt hours.
Christkindlmarkt Dates, Hours, Location & Admission Prices are:
Nov. 17-19 & 24-26; Nov 30-Dec 3; and Dec 7-10, 14-17 & 21-23
Thursday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Dec. 23, closes at 6 p.m.)
PNC Plaza at SteelStacks, 645 E. First St.
$9 - ages 13 and older
$5 - children ages 6-12
Free - ages 5 and under
For more information, visit www.christmascity.org or call 610-332-3378.
Governor Wolf is Looking Forward to Spring
Thanks to the Kellyn Foundation and Green Pond Nursery who installed Governor Wolf's raised garden beds which will be a part of their Outdoor Classroom and Garden-to-Plate program. The planting will begin this spring.
Marvine Working on Achieving Perfect Attendance!
Marvine Elementary School is working on achieving perfect attendance this year! Classes are given incentives such as pizza parties when they have 100 percent attendance for the month. There is also a wheel of gifts for students who have perfect attendance. Students also receive a monthly color bracelet for perfect attendance and some students already have three monthly bracelets for perfect attendance! Great job Marvine.