The Christmas Village in Philadelphia
Get into the holiday spirit in the heart of Philadelphia
November 28, 2013-January 1, 2014
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 28) and runs until New Year’s Day (Wednesday, January 1).
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 Holiday Tree (to be lit on December 4).
Get into the Christmas spirit as you wander through the outdoor market with the smell of waffles and gingerbread wafting through the air.
20th Annual City of Philadelphia Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration
Join Mayor Michael Nutter, local artists and special guests for the 20th annual City of Philadelphia Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration in LOVE Park on December 5. Count down to the official lighting of the majestic holiday tree, which will be on display throughout the holiday season.
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:
Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day: 9 a.m-5 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Day: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
For a complete listing of participating vendors, events and information, click the button below.