We LOVE Christmas - so we will make every visit at Christmas Village special for you!
Nov, 27 2014: Sneak Peek
It’s Thanksgiving AND the first day of the Christmas Village in 2014! Stop by the LOVE Park after the Thanksgiving Parade and start gathering ideas what to get your beloved ones for Christmas this year! Be the first one to see what each vendor has to offer and taste traditional European treats.
So bring your family along for a little Sneak Peek and enjoy a mug of hot Glühwein (mulled wine) and a cup of hot chocolate with some marshmallows on top for the little ones.By the way, you can also get you Christmas card pictures taken! Pay Santa a little visit – he will be in his little hut to listen to all the Christmas wishes your kids may have.
Beat the crowds and get some shopping in before the Black Friday rush!
The vendors and the Christmas Village Team are looking forward to this very first day of the Village - we can't wait!
Nov, 29 2014: The Grand Opening Ceremony with the original Christkind from Nuremberg/Germany
Just one day after Black Friday the public is invited to join us for our grand Opening Ceremony at LOVE Park with the original Christkind from Nuremburg. Coming from one of the oldest Christmas Markets in the world, she will honor us with speaking her traditional prologue at 4:00 p.m, which she also annually speaks in Germany.
The Opening Ceremony comes with wonderful performances by a local choir as well as a marching band, so you can get into the spirit of the holiday season with your friends and family. Don't miss out on our food stands serving traditional European food, desserts and drinks - everyone is sure to find something they like.
Make sure to get a photo with the Christkind during her traditional walk of the market. In Germany, she is the person who brings the Christmas gifts to the kids and she won’t be coming empty-handed!
Schedule of the day
4:00 Performance Father Judge Pep Band
4:30 Walking In Christkind with guests
5:00 Christkind recites the traditional prologue with which she will open Christmas Village officially
5:15 Performance by Clearview Regional High School Choir
The Christkind will walk over the market after reciting her prologue. Kids, make sure to take a picture with her and get a hard candy out of her gift basket!
Dec,6 & 7 2014: German-American Weekend
Come out and celebrate some German heritage at the Christmas Village! As in previous years, on this special weekend you will find traditional German dancing and singing on stage.
Along with the prevailing German entertainment program on Saturday, you will be able to enjoy typical food and drinks from Germany, such as delicious Bratwurst, hot Gluhwein, mouth-watering Lebkuchen & so much more!
Dec, 13 & 14 2014: LOVE Weekend
This weekend there will be LOVE-themed performances such as a very special event:
Sunday, Dec 14 3:15 PM
SHARE THE LOVE - With your family, friends or your significant other this holiday season at Christmas Village in Philadelphia. Christmas Village will host the first LOVE Flash in the history of Philadelphia - a flash mob designated to share the love. Where else than in front of the LOVE sign at LOVE Park? Give your loved ones a smooch or a hug on Sunday, December 14 at 3:15 PM as soon as "All you need is Love" by the Beatles is played.
The LOVE Flash is accompanied by Free Franco, a musical duo consisting of Kallie Smith and Lee Schimmel
Tell your Facebook friends that you're coming: Love Flash Facebook Event
Dec 20 & 21 2014: Charity Weekend
The Christmas Village will be hosting a Charity Weekend to help raising funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley - an organization we think is worth supporting again. Their mission is to "grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy". Every 38 minutes the Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants a wish and we want to help them to share the power of a wish®!
All of your monetary donations will be donated 100% to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley! Another way would be to purchase a hanger at the info-booth, write your wish on it and hang it up on our Wish Wall! We will donate 1$ out of each sale to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley! This fund raising we actually run through the whole duration of the market!
Dec 27 & 28 2014: Homecoming WeekendChristmas may be over but that means family time has just started! Everyone is back in the city be it either from school, college, work, or just simply because Philly is your hometown and you are back!
So come visit us with your loved ones and spend quality time at the Christmas Village Philadelphia as you countdown to New Years. Share a treat from one of our many food booths, browse the different arts and crafts, ornaments and jeweleries, take pictures and make new memories! What is better than extending Christmas and keep celebrating?