The Christmas Village in Philadelphia
Get into the holiday spirit in the heart of Philadelphia
November 22 – December 24, 2012
Philadelphia will once again transform into European wonderland for the annual Christmas Village at Love Park. The Christmas Village sponsored by OneMain Financial opens to the public Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22) and runs until Christmas Eve (Monday, December 24).
Love Park will be aglow for the holiday season as the Village’s cozy atmosphere is decorated with thousands of lights and the city of Philadelphia’s official Christmas Tree (to be lit on December 5).
Get into the Christmas spirit as you wander through the outdoor market with the smell of waffles and gingerbread wafting through the air.
Shopping, Food and More
More than 60 vendors from all over the world will set up shop in quaint, wooden booths and two large tents throughout the month.
Browse for the perfect gift, like Christmas ornaments from Germany; enjoy European food, sweets and drinks, such as Bratwurst and “Lebkuchen (gingerbread); and watch to performances from area bands, dance groups and more.
Admission is free, so come by and enjoy the festive holiday atmosphere all month-long.
The massive Kathe Wohlfahrt tent features popular Christmas gifts from Germany, including glass ornaments, music boxes, nutcrackers and incense smokers.
The Christmas Village will be open:
November 22 (Thanksgiving Day): 11am – 5pm
November 23 – December 23:
Sunday-Thursday: 11am – 7pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am – 8pm
December 24 (Christmas Eve): 11am – 5pm