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Christmas Village

Shop for the holidays at the Philadelphia Christmas Village. Credit: M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia


November 19 – 20, 2016
November 24 – December 24, 2016


Philadelphia will once again transform into a European wonderland for the annual Christmas Village, this year making a move to City Hall while LOVE Park undergoes renovations.

Modeled after traditional European open-air Christmas markets, Christmas Village in Philadelphia is a daily outdoor holiday market selling all sorts of gift-able items right in the heart of Center City.

The market debuts during a preview weekend before Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20.

Shoppers can expect more than 80 vendors set up in dozens of wooden booths and two large tents, all offering a wide range of international holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, toys and high-quality arts and crafts.

Christmas Village officially opens for a preview weekend November 19-20, 2016. Stop by for the chance to be some of the first guests to shop the holiday market, or come by anytime between November 24 and December 24.

But Christmas Village is more than just an outdoor shopping center. You’ll frequently find street-side performances and special events take place throughout the afternoon, and it’s adjacent to several other holiday attractions, including the Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park, the Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market and America’s Garden Capital Maze.

New For 2016 + Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market

Christmas Village has a brand new – but history-rich – location this year. Due to renovations taking place at its original home of LOVE Park, the village with be hosted in the courtyard and the north and east perimeter of City Hall this year. This brings it just steps away from the Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market at Dilworth Park, creating the ultimate spot to get all of your holiday shopping done.

The Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market features local artisans, designers, crafters and homemade treat vendors selling a variety of gifting ideas and holiday foods in festively lit tents topped with original Herrnhut Stars.

Holiday Carousel

In addition to a new location, Christmas Village debuts a holiday-themed carousel this year. The carousel features 20 wood carved horses, holiday wreaths and lights — the carousel will be located in the City Hall courtyard.

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