Christmas Village in Philadelphia is an outside Holiday market event in Center City Philadelphia, which is modeled after the traditional Christmas Markets in Germany.
Vendors in wooden booths will set up shop during the Holiday season to sell a wide variety of international holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry and high-quality arts and crafts, as well as traditional European food, sweets and drinks.
The unique atmosphere with thousands of lights and the delicious smell of waffles, gingerbread, bratwurst and mulled wine will bring you and your family into the perfect Christmas spirit.
Christmas Village is located at LOVE Park in the heart of Center City. Due to its central location, its easy to access by foot, public transportation and car.
The events street address is 1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19102.
Christmas Village in Philadelphia, the authentic open-air German-style Christmas Market at LOVE Park and City Hall, will return from Thanksgiving Day, November 25 through Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021 with a Preview Weekend on Saturday, November 20 and Sunday, November 21.
Those are the hours for the 2021 Holiday season:
Sun – Thu: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thanksgiving Day: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Christmas Eve: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Christmas Village attendees receive an exclusive parking discount $13 for up to 16hours when you register on the iParkit app. Love Park Garage is conveniently located below Love Park at 1501 JFK Blvd with an elevator that takes you right up to Christmas Village. For a touchless parking experience, download the iParkit app today and take advantage of this great deal! Sign up for express hourly parking using the program code “CHRISTMAS2021” to receive the app parking discount. Additionally, all iParkit app users receive a 20% off the first 5 uses after registration.
You can also use the map below to purchase your parkingreservation in advance. The prices reflected in the map below are discounted for customers attending this year’s Christmas Village in Philadelphia.
Click the magnifying glass and select the date and time of your visit.
SEPTA is the public transit authority serving the Greater Philadelphia Region, including parts of New Jersey and Delaware.
It's so easy to get to Christmas Village (and home again) on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street Station, the Broad Street Line to City Hall Station, Regional Rail to Suburban Station, or Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 to City Hall/Love Park. All of these stops drop you steps from Christmas Village!
To plan your trip, click here.
Don't forget - all children [under 12] ride free!
Admission for the whole event area is free, with food, drink, shopping, and ride tickets pay as you go.
The complete festival area is accessible by wheelchair.
Christmas Village is a rain or shine event and will be open under most weather conditions. Nevertheless, the event will close early on heavy rain/snow days and will be closed completely when it is foreseeable that the weather conditions will be horrible throughout the day.
We will keep you updated on the website as well as our Social Media Channels (@philachristmas) as we are announcing ahead in case we are planning to close early.
There is plenty of space around the venue in general to leave your bike. As a courtesy to fellow visitors, we kindly ask you to lock your bike nearby before entering the festival venue, even if you are just strolling around.
Indego Bike Sharing
For Indego riders there are bikeshare station right next to the event. The closest stations to the event are Municipal Services Building Plaza and 15th & Market. Find latest information to indego here.
Feel free to bring your dog! Christmas Village allows dogs in the whole outdoor area and large parts of the indoor tent area (exception: dogs are not allowed in the Käthe Wohlfahrt vending area). Please keep in mind, that the tent area gets pretty crowded on weekend days, which might be uncomfortable for your dog.
Christmas Village is a family friendly event, so make sure to bring the whole family down including the youngest in their strollers! Please note: Strollers are not allowed in the Käthe Wohlfahrt vending tent, so please make sure to park your stroller before entering this German Christmas wonderland!
Losing something on a family trip is a bummer but it can happen. Make sure to stop by at the Christmas Village Info Booth to check if your wallet or whatever you have lost has been turned in. If not, leave your contact info to make sure we can contact you in case it turns up after you have left. A staff member will assist you in dealing with the police if necessary.
Most vendors – but not all - accept credit cards. If you are running low on cash, most major banks have locations around the venue with ATMs. Due to this there are no ATMs on the event.
If you have been to Christmas markets in Germany, you might know the Glühwein mugs which change their layout every year. Christmas Village in Philadelphia has them as well! Glühwein is served exclusively in those mugs, for non-alcoholic beverages they are optional.
Other than in Germany, we do not have a mug return system. Once bought, the mug is yours to take home. They are beautiful and are a great eye catcher in your shelf!