Start Celebrating the Season at Philly’s Christmas Village!
Now that Thanksgiving is over we can officially get into the holiday spirit, and what better way to do that then at the Christmas Village in Philadelphia?
Modeled after traditional European open-air Christmas markets, Christmas Village in Philadelphia is a daily an outdoor holiday market located in Love Park, right in the heart of Center City.
Shoppers can expect more than 60 vendors in more than 90 wooden booths, along with two large tents, all offering a wide range of international holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, toys and high-quality arts and crafts.
But Christmas Village is more than just an outdoor shopping center. Love Park gets bedecked with thousands of lights, a giant Christmas tree in the center, as well as frequent performances and special events. Plus, it’s adjacent to the Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park, making the two parks holiday happening central in Center City.
New For 2015
Brand new lights featuring: Herrnhut or Moravian Stars — all over the park, a relocation for Santa’s hut to a more central spot, new vendors and and more food.
This year, too, guests can arrive not only to shop the market, but also to hang out in a new food-and-wine garden behind the Fairmount Park Welcome Center at Love Park.
Hours and Getting There
Christmas Village has daily hours between Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26 and Sunday, December 27 with daily market hours Friday–Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday–Thursday 11a.m.-7 p.m. On Christmas Eve and Thanksgiving Day, the market will be open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Christmas Village is closed on Christmas Day.
To arrive at the holiday market, follow directions to City Hall and Love Park in the heart of Center City. Plus, the Philly PHLASH Downtown Bus Loop resumes daily operations starting November 27, and runs every 15 minutes 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with a stop adjacent to Love Park (stop number 5).
And remember, admission is totally free; just pay as you go for gifts and enjoy!
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