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Bethlehem Chriskindlmarkt
December 2008
Chriskindlmarkts are a German Christmas tradition. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is know as Christmas City so it's only logical that they'd put on a huge market every year. This is the first time I've been to it. It was a lot of fun.

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1-01 Chriskindlmarkt Entrance 1-02 Vendor Booths 1-03 Chrismas Tree Ice Sculpture
You'd never know that the entire Bethlehem Chriskindlmarkt is a temporary thing built on a parking lot.
Craftspeople fill booth after booth at the Bethlehem Chriskindlmarkt
Real Christmas trees sit along side one carved from ice
1-04 Nativity Ice Sculpture 1-07 Christmas Tree 1-08 Carolers
An icy nativity scene
The Christmas tree barely fits under the bridge
Carolers add a festive air to the streets of downtown Bethlehem
1-10 Woolworth Building 1-12 Main Street Commons 1-13 Colonial Industrial Quarter
The Woolworth building in downtown Bethlehem
Main Street Commons in downtown Bethlehem is wrapped up for Christmas
Bethlehem's Historic Industrial Quarter
1-16 Bridge 1-17 Colonial Industrial Quarter 1-18 Hotel Bethlehem
The bridge to Bethlehem's southside is adorned with Christmas trees
Bethlehem's Historic Industrial Quarter
The Hotel Bethlehem
1-20 Street Light & Main Street Commons
Festive decorations are everywhere



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