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Univest Presenting Sponsor of Christkindlmarkt

(Photo courtesy of Craig Roberts)

Univest Bank and Trust Co. has been the new presenting sponsor for Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, this year. 

The event, which has been named one of the top holiday markets by media like Travel + Leisureand Condé Nast Traveler, began its six-weekend run at SteelStacks November 16.

Established by the nonprofit ArtsQuest is 1993, Christkindlmarkt is a one-of-a-kind holiday experience that brings the spirit of Bethlehem, the Christmas City, alive with the season. The event features aisles of handmade works by more than 125 of the nation’s finest artisans, live Christmas music, an authentic German St. Nicholas and European favorites like wursts and strudel. 

For families, there are also ice carving demonstrations, where children can watch talented sculptors using picks, chainsaws and blowtorches to create works of art from ice, and glassblowing sessions, where ages 6 and older can work hand-in-hand with artists to blow their own glass ornaments and candy canes.

“We’re proud to sponsor the region’s premier holiday market in an effort to bring people of all generations together during the holiday season,” says Annette D. Szygiel, executive vice president and chief experience officer at Univest Corporation. “Through our partnership with Christkindlmarkt and ArtsQuest, we are continuing to carry out our mission of supporting the arts, culture and education in our local communities.”

The 26thChristkindlmarkt wraps up this weekend, December 20-23.

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