Philadelphia's favorite holiday tradition is back this year and better than ever! Back for its 11th season, Christmas Village come back LOVE Park for six weeks this season!
Modeled after traditional German holiday markets, LOVE Park will once again be transformed into a multicultural Christmas mecca starting on Thanksgiving Day, November 22 (following the parade) and runs until Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th.
Enjoy holiday sights and sounds with thousands of twinkling lights, the LOVE Park Christmas Tree, live music, children’s activities and photos with Santa Claus at the village. Christmas Village has grown in it's years to a reported 750,000 visitors just two years ago.
Admission is free, with food, drink and shopping pay as you go.
Christmas Village is made up of 70 booths and a big vendor tent, much like those found in traditional Christmas Villages in Germany. Within this village, you'll find a wide variety of seasonal goods that you won't find anywhere else. Comprised of over 80 international and local vendors, there will be no shortage of places for you to find that perfect gift, the best glass of mulled wine, or just a snack on the go.
If all the shopping and holiday wonder wasn't enough, Christmas Village will also be offering guests tasting tours with Chaddsford Winery, Ho Ho Happy Hours on Wednesday evenings and themed events throughout the week, including Village traditions like German American Weekend and Make-A-Wish Weekend.
The official opening ceremony will be held on Sunday, November 25th. Bring the whole family together for a chance to meet Christkind from Nuremberg, the traditional symbol of the Christmas Market, as she reads from her holiday prologue and gives gifts to children.
Hours and More Information:
*Sunday - Thursday: 11 am - 7 pm
*Friday - Saturday: 11 am - 8 pm
*Thanksgiving Day: 9 am - 5 pm
*Christmas Eve: 11 am - 5 pm
For more information on Christmas Village, including special events and operating hours, make sure to visit their official website here.