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Glass blowing, music and more at Christkindlmarkt

The market runs through Dec. 23 in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Bethlehem's Christkindlmarkt is in full swing and marking its 25th anniversary in the Christmas City.

WFMZ's Alexandra Hogan visited the market at the ArtsQuest campus Bethlehem's South Side campus to find out more about the market's 165 artisans, listen to some local music and try her hand at glass blowing.

Kassie Hilgert, president and CEO of ArtsQuest, said Christkindlmarkt drew about 70,000 visitors last year. The market has so far drawn about 22,000 visitors through the first two weeks, according to Hilgert.

New this year is "Drop While You Shop," which provides kids activities while parents shop. And the U.S. Postal Service is on site, so shoppers can ship those Christmas purchases right away.

The market is open Thursday through Sunday through Dec. 23.

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