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Christkindlmarkt welcomes 4th largest crowd in its history

Published On: Dec 31 2012 12:18:08 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 31 2012 12:40:31 PM EST

Bethlehem's Christkindlmarkt turns 20 this year.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

ArtsQuest's holiday festival, Christkindlmarkt, welcomed a lot of visitors to the Christmas City in 2012.

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The organization said Monday that over the four weekends this year, 61, 552 people came through the gate.

That's less than a thousand fewer than last year, but is still the fourth highest attendance in the festival's 20-year history.

The festival greeted its one-millionth visitor on Dec. 14.