America's Best Christmas Markets

Courtesy of Downtown Bethlehem Association

Get into the holiday spirit at these European-style Christmas markets.

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, PA

4 of 14

Christened “Bethlehem” on Christmas Eve 1741, this tradition-steeped town holds one of the most authentic Christmas markets, featuring artisans and glassblowers making glass ornaments on site. Beyond sweet-smelling candied almonds, you’ll also find home-style kettle corn, stuffed pretzels, dipped fruits like caramel apples, and a slew of barbecue options. In addition to sitting on Santa’s knee for the quintessential photo op, kids can also share breakfast with St. Nick. 

What to Try: Blowing your own intricately decorated glass ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree.

America's Best Christmas Markets

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, PA

Christened “Bethlehem” on Christmas Eve 1741, this tradition-steeped town holds one of the most authentic Christmas markets, featuring artisans and glassblowers making glass ornaments on site. Beyond sweet-smelling candied almonds, you’ll also find home-style kettle corn, stuffed pretzels, dipped fruits like caramel apples, and a slew of barbecue options. In addition to sitting on Santa’s knee for the quintessential photo op, kids can also share breakfast with St. Nick. 

What to Try: Blowing your own intricately decorated glass ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree.

Courtesy of Downtown Bethlehem Association
Promoted Stories
Explore More
More from T+L