For over 10 years, every December, my mom and I would head to Bethlehem, PA for an overnight getaway. Unfortunately, the last few years, we haven’t made it there, but today The Husband and I loaded the kids up in the car and headed out for a fun day trip.
Bethlehem is home to the Christkindlmarkt, a wonderful craft fair celebrating the amazing talents of artisans. Everything from wooden ornaments and stuffed animals made from wool to glass blown Moravian stars and galleries of fabulous artwork. It definitely gives you a true appreciation for the talent of others, and it makes for a good outing with the kids. I think everyone came home with something today, even the dog!
The Christkindlmarkt is still on through the end of the month, so you have time to catch it. Once done there, walking down Main Street will have you popping into nearly every store and reveling in the gorgeous downtown decorations. There is no wonder why it’s called Christmas City. And, of course, no trip to Bethlehem is complete without a stop at our favorite brew pub, Bethlehem Brew Works. They have so many good mouthwatering selections, it will be tough to make up your mind.
While in the area, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Josh Early Candies, my favorite candy store. It might be small, but they have selections there that I can’t find anywhere else. That, unfortunately, could be a dangerous thing. On the way home, we stopped to visit the Lost River Caverns. The last time we stopped there, Nicholas was two years old, and we were on the way home from my sister’s wedding in Maine….