Apparently, 2010 is my year for stalking “Santa arrivals”. I started last week watching Santa arrive by boat in Boiling Springs — and I ended the week watching him arrive on horseback at the Christkindl Market in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania.
Though smaller than some of the Christkindl Markets across the country, Mifflinburg’s market is large enough to make the trip worthwhile and small enough to avoid the hassle of a large crowd. The market extends for several blocks and each “shop” is housed in little wooden sheds that line both sides of the street. The quality of goods was wonderful (without breaking the bank in most cases) and there is a nice variety of traditional German foods to tempt your taste-buds.
Admission is on the honor system and includes the market and entertainment. If you find yourself near Mifflinburg on the second weekend in December … don’t miss the market!
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