This past weekend, Christkindlmarkt brought a flurry of activity and seasonal color into the otherwise slightly-dull shades of Coleman Memorial Park in the late-late-fall.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, visitors strolled Coleman Memorial Park (1400 W. Maple St.) and perused a selection of arts, crafts, and tasty treats.

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A centuries-old German and Austrian tradition celebrating the Christmas season, Christkindlmarkt literally means “Baby Jesus Market.” The street fair helps mark the Advent, the four weeks/Sundays preceding Christmas or the birth of Christ. The event is organized by the park’s beneficiary organization, the Friends of the Coleman Memorial Park.

All photos by Barb West.

Mark Wisniewski of Lebanon holds his one-year old miniature dachshund Saphie, in front of one of the nutcrackers that flanked the entrance of Lebanon Christkindl Market on Saturday morning. Wisniewski said that they came out to the event to “do Christmas” and added that it was a good training experience for young Saphie. The nutcrackers were hand-crafted by Craig Henninger.
Brittnay Blouch (left) serves some whipped cream-topped hot chocolate to Candy Hummel of Jonestown at the Lebanon Christkindl Market held Satuday, December 4, 2021 at Coleman Memorial Park in Lebanon. Brittnay is a member of the Key Club at Cedar Crest High School, which operated one of the booths at the event which has been organized by the Friends of Coleman Memorial Park for the past 9 consecutive years.
Pam Tricamo, organizer of the annual Lebanon Christkindl Market held Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Coleman Memorial Park, and her husband/helper Vince pause briefly for a hot drink as visitors to the event arrive for the day. Pam Tricamo and the Friends of Coleman Memorial Park have organized the holiday event as a fundraiser for the historic park for the past 9 consecutive years. Vince provided musical atmosphere for the event filling the park with holiday tunes and traditional German folk music.
Among the more unique food offerings at Lebanon Christkindl Market held at Coleman Memorial Park on Saturday morning was Grasshopper’s Wicked Pickles. The vendor offered a large variety of flavored pickles. The event, which ran from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., was organized by the Friends of Coleman Memorial Park and also featured visits with Santa, music, and many varied craft items.
Shoppers at the Lebanon Christkindl Market at Coleman Memorial Park on Saturday morning found many holiday themed items, crafts, and original artwork for sale. The event, which ran from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., was organized by the Friends of Coleman Memorial Park also featured visits with Santa, music, and a large variety of foods and hot drinks.
Three-year old Carson Snyder of Annville delivers his Christmas list in person to Santa Claus at the Lebanon Christkindl Market on Saturday morning. The event which benefits the historic Coleman Memorial Park is organized by the Friends of Coleman Memorial Park. Mornings are the typically the most popular time for visitors to the annual Christkindl Market according to organizers.
Beth Dove shoots a photo of Finnegan Kohr (left) and Heidi Kohr, all of Palmyra, at the Lebanon Christkindl Market on Saturday morning. The event organized by the Friends of Coleman Memorial Park featured visits with Santa, music, food, crafts by local vendors, and more. Sunny skies and moderate temperatures attracted higher than anticipated visitors to the holiday market held for the 9th year at the historic park.
LE’S Cupcakes, based in Myerstown, was a popular booth at the Lebanon Christkindl Market which featured large frosting-topped sweet treats. The holiday event has been organized by the Friends of Coleman Memorial Park for the past 9 consecutive years as a fundraiser to maintain the historic park located in the City of Lebanon.
A volunteer from Lebanon Valley College accepts a donation for the Salvation Army from a patron at the Lebanon Christkindl Market held Satuday, December 4, 2021 at Coleman Memorial Park. The event, organized by the Friends of Coleman Memorial Park, featured food and craft vendors, music, and an opportunity to visit with Santa Claus. According to organizers of the Christkindl Market, turnout was even better than expected with the majority of visitors arriving early in the day.
A traditional tasty treat sold at the Lebanon Christkindl Market is the Moravian Sugar Cake baked by the congregation of the Moravian Church of Lebanon. The church also had Moravian stars for sale in their booth. The event organized by the Friends of Coleman Memorial Park featured visits with Santa, music, food, crafts by local vendors, and more. Sunny skies and moderate temperatures attracted higher than anticipated visitors to the holiday market held for the 9th year at the historic park.
An overview of visitors walking the paths of Coleman Memorial Park browsing the booths featuring crafts and food items at the Lebanon Christkindl Market on Saturday morning. The event has been held for 9 consecutive years as a holiday fundraiser by the Friends of Coleman Memorial Park. Early morning visitors stood in line for breakfast sandwiches and hot chocolate while browsing at potential gifts and holiday decorations.

Shoppers at the Lebanon Christkindl Market at Coleman Memorial Park on Saturday morning found many holiday themed items, crafts, and original artwork. The event, which ran from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., was organized by the Friends of Coleman Memorial Park also featured visits with Santa, music, and a large variety of foods and hot drinks.
A visitor checks out one of the many baskets at the Basket Raffle Booth on Saturday morning at the Lebanon Christkindl Market held at Coleman Memorial Park. The holiday event that included offerings for all ages serves as a fundraiser organized by the Friends of Coleman Memorial Park.
Rosie Richenbach, of Angels N’ More from Reading, PA, a vendor at the Lebanon Christkindl Market, hangs ornaments for sale on a display in her booth. Richenbach was just one of the vendors to display her wares at the event held at Coleman Memorial Park on Saturday morning. This is the 9th year for the seasonal fundraiser held by the Friends of Coleman Memorial Park.
Sadie, a Golden Retriever owned by Milan Christi of Myerstown, turned out in her festive holiday best for the Lebanon Christkindl Market held at Coleman Memorial Park on Saturday. Visitors enjoyed a day of shopping for holiday gifts and foods while listening to seasonal music at the event organized as a fundraiser by the Friends of Coleman Memorial Park.

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