Christkindlmarkt welcomes 4th largest crowd in its history

Festival celebrated 20 yrs, greeted 1-millionth visitor in 2012 season

Posted: 12:18 PM EST Dec 31, 2012   Updated: 12:40 PM EST Dec 31, 2012

ArtsQuest's holiday festival, Christkindlmarkt, welcomed a lot of visitors to the Christmas City in 2012.

The organization said Monday that over the four weekends this year, 61, 552 people came through the gate.

That's less than a thousand fewer than last year, but is still the fourth highest attendance in the festival's 20-year history.

The festival greeted its one-millionth visitor on Dec. 14.