Opening Ceremony


Come join us for our Opening Weekend on November 25 and 26. Once again, the original Christkind from Germany will come out to officially open Christmas Village with her traditional opening prologue, which is set for Sunday, November 26 starting at 3 PM with a kick off performance of the Camden Catholic High School Band.

Bring your friends and family to take photos with her as she does her traditional walk through the market. In Germany, she is the person who brings Christmas gifts to the kids and she won’t be coming to Philadelphia empty handed!

Saturday, Novemver 25:

Stage Schedule

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Drew
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Matt Roach
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Aaron Hehl
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: John
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Megan Flatle
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Catlin Gould

Special Events, Appearances and Offers

11:00 am - 8:00 pm: Kids Corner
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Santa will be at the market taking pictures with the little ones

Sunday, November 26:

Opening Ceremony

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm    Performance Camden Catholic High School

3:25 pm - 3:30 pm    Camden Catholic High School Band starts walking through the market to pick up Christkind – Christkind will arrive on horse-drawn carriage by 76 Carriage Co at LOVE Park

3:30 pm - 3:35 pm    Ingo Düe sings a song to open ceremony

3:40 pm - 3:45 pm    Speaker – Sheila Hess  

3:45 pm - 3:50 pm    Speaker – Thomas Bauer, President of Christmas Village

3:50 pm - 3:55 pm    Song Ingo Düe

3:55 pm - 4:00 pm    Interview Christkind

4:00 pm                      Traditional prologue & officially opening of the market

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm    Christkind is doing the market walk with basket full of candy

Stage Schedule

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Danny Murphy
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Ingo Düe
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Christkind Opening Ceremony
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Clearview Regional High School Choir

Special Events, Appearances and Offers

11:00 am - 7:00 pm: Kids Corner
11:00 am - 7:00 pm: Santa will be at the market taking pictures with the little ones