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Christmas City: Christkindlmarkt: Bethlehem, PA
November 15-December 23, 2012
Thurs 11am-6pm | Fri-Sat 11am-8pm | Sun 11am-6pm Closed Thanksgiving Day

645 E. First Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
ArtsQuest's popular holiday marketplace returns for its 19th year! Recognized by Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of the top holiday markets in the world, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem showcases aisles of exquisite handmade works by the nations finest artisans, the heart-warming sounds of live Christmas music, delicious food and more. Be sure to stop by the glassblowing booth, where beautiful ornaments and decorations are always being made. You can even try your hand at making your own glass ornament, perfect for gift giving or the family's Christmas Tree.
www.christmascity.org

National Christmas Center: Paradise, PA
Extended holiday hours: November 23, 2012 - December 24, 2012
Sunday through Thursday, 10 AM – 6 PM, Friday and Saturday, 10AM – 8 PM
Here, the true meaning of Christmas is honored and remembered; we celebrate the birth of Christ. We invite our guests to take a realistic journey from “Nazareth” to “Bethlehem”, immersing them in the rich history and culture of biblical times. Through this experience we hope to bring each visitor closer to a true understanding of the miracle that was that first Christmas, over 2000 years ago.
www.nationalchristmascenter.com

Koziar’s Christmas Village: Bernville, PA
Amazing light attraction, Santa, crafts, Christmas treats and so much more! Open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Night, New Year’s Eve and New Years’ Night.
www.koziarschristmasvillage.com

The 2012 Jim Thorpe Olde Time Christmas Celebration: Jim Thorpe, PA
December 1-2, December 8-9 and December 15-16
Jim Thorpe's streets bustle with the sounds and joy of the Christmas season, just like a scene from a Dickens novel. Street carolers sing in chorus while horse-drawn carriages transport riders through the beautifully adorned Victorian streets. Decorated store fronts invite visitors inside to discover unique items and ideal gifts for their loved ones. Visiting Jim Thorpe during the holidays is like taking a step back in time to relive festive childhood memories—it's a Christmas of yesteryear.
www.jimthorpe.org

PEEPS Fest Christmas City: Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, PA
December 30 (10AM-4PM)-31 (10AM-6PM), 2012
It’s two sweet days of family fun featuring those delicious marshmallow PEEPS®! At PEEPS Fest, children and their parents will enjoy live music, arts & crafts, movies, s’more making, photos with the PEEPS Chick and more!
www.artsquest.org/peepsfest/

 

Quiet Valley Farm: Stroudsburg PA
Saturday & Sunday, December 1 and 2, 2012
and Saturday & Sunday, December 8 and 9, 2012
Public tours - 3:30pm to 7pm with continuous tours every 15 minutes (reservations not needed)
A Winter Evening on the Farm .Experience an old-fashioned Christmas, from a time before the advent of bright lights and toy commercials, where the light of twinkling of stars and lanterns guide you, the noises you hear are the soft mooing of the cow and the sweet voices of carolers, when the best Christmas gift of all was from the heart and not the store. Come join us at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm as we celebrate the holiday season with a candlelit Christmas.
www.quietvalley.org

 

 

Hershey Park: Hershey, PA
Hersheypark Christmas Candylane: The magic of the holidays comes to life at Hersheypark Christmas Candylane.

With two million twinkling lights, rides for all ages, festive decorations, and Hershey's Product Characters decked out in their holiday best, there is something for all to enjoy! Hours vary through the month of December.
www.christmasinhershey.com

 

Dutch Winter Wonderland: Lancaster, PA
November 17, 18, 23-25 December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 26-30, 2012
Saturdays: 3:00pm to 9:00pm, Sundays: 3:00pm to 8:00pm,
Select weekdays: 5:00pm to 9:00 pm

Dutch Winter Wonderland offers themed rides, games, and holiday entertainment under thousands of twinkling lights! Indoor activities include cookie decorating, voting for your favorite gingerbread house, and sharing holiday wishes with Santa. See our coupon page for discount code.
www.dutchwonderland.com

Simply…Old Fashioned Friday Nights Kitchen Kettle Village: Intercourse, PA
November 23, 30, December 7, 14, 21, 2012
Enjoy the spirit of the season every Friday night from 5-9pm. Guests of all ages will be delighted by carolers and roaming musicians, holidays cooking demos and oodles of specialty shopping for everyone on your list. Be sure to enjoy some hot chocolate and make a s'more while you're here!
www.kitchenkettle.com

 

Holly Days at Kitchen Kettle Village Intercourse, PA
November 24, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012
Enjoy our version of a Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas with caroling and brass bands, cookie decorating, hot apple cider, s'more making and much more. You'll find abundant shopping and plenty of homemade foods to give as holiday gifts.
www.kitchenkettle.com

NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE

Christmas at Hagley Museum and Library: Wilmington, DE
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 - Tues Jan 1, 2013, 9:30am - 4:30pm
See the du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, dressed for the holidays. Check
www.hagley.org/events.html for activities, such as carolers, sales at the Hagley Store, and other events. Closed Christmas.
www.greaterphiladelphiagardens.org

Adventure Aquarium’s Christmas Celebration: Camden, NJ
November 23, 2012-January 1, 2013
It's Christmas…with the fishes! New this year, see the tree of a gazillion lights and our breathtaking light show as well as Scuba Santa in his all new Winter Wonderland Theater, pose with Rudolph, and help Bumble light our giant Christmas tree.
www.adventureaquarium.com

 


 

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