Image via WikipediaWeihnachtsmarket is German for Christmas Market. Historic Harmony village, which is about a 25 minute drive north of Pittsburgh, is hosting their annual Christmas Market this weekend (Nov. 15-16, 2008).
Now it has been a few years since I took the tour of the Harmony Museum but here is what I remember about Harmony – The historic Harmony Village is located on the site of the Harmony Colony – which was establised in 1800, the harmonists later moved to Indiana and back to Western, PA. The Harmonists were celibate and eventually they all died.
- Father Christmas will be there for the kids
- German songs
- dancing from the Teutonia Mannerchor (a German club in Pittsburgh).
- dulcimer players
- holiday gifts
- authentic German goods from Little Germany of Berks County
A German Christmas Market
Saturday, November 15, 11-7
Sunday, November 16, Noon-4
Click here for more info on the market.
While you are there stop by the Bottle Brush Gallery – a new art gallery and gift shop in downtown Harmony that some friends of mine opened last month. This weekend is the opening of a new show – water color paintings from Maria Kovalenko Leysens.
thanks for posting. I have been wanting to go to Historic Harmony and this is the perfect weekend to visit!
I am going to try to check this out on Sunday. Make sure you stop by the Bottle Brush – the owners are super great and have been working on the gallery for months.