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German Christmas Market Ready to Get Underway in Harmony

This is the 22nd year for the WeihnachtsMarkt, an outdoor holiday market in the heart of the historic district.

Visitors from around the region will get a taste of traditional Germany without having to leave the country this weekend as the annual WeihnachtsMarkt get underway in Harmony.

Based on the open-air Christmas market held in Germany, the WeihnachtsMarkt is sponsored by the Harmony Museum and features a variety of German foods, crafts, activities for kids, antiques, horse-drawn wagon rides, German dancers and much more.

Santa and Mrs. Claus also will be making an appearance at the event. Also back is one of the market's most popular attractions, the Gluwien, a traditional German mulled spiced wine that’s served in a collector’s item mug.

This year’s WeihnachtsMarkt takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 and from 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 in Harmony's National Historic landmark district.

The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $3 for students. Children under 6 enter for free.

The WeihnachtsMarkt is Historic Harmony’s biggest fundraiser of the year and typically attracts 4,000 to 5,000 people from around the Pittsburgh area each year. All proceeds from the admission price to enter the market go toward running the Harmony Museum.

Besides the museum, many of the shops in Harmony will be open for business during the market.  

To learn more about the WeihnachtsMarkt, including a full list of vendors, visit the Harmony Museum website by clicking here.

Matt Dragovits November 09, 2012 at 05:37 PM
This looks pretty cool. May have to check it out! We went to Old Economy Village last year. This looks pretty similar.

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