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Philadelphia, PA - Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by Bank of America will once again return to LOVE Park and City Hall for its 16th consecutive season.  From Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Eve, with a Preview Weekend on November 18th and 19th, Christmas Village will transform Center City into an authentic open-air German Christmas market. Holiday sights and sounds will include thousands of twinkling lights, festive Christmas decor, themed weekends and live music that will immerse visitors in the true spirit of the season. Shoppers will find high-quality international and local gifts along with beautiful decorations at over 120 vendor booths spanning across LOVE Park, City Hall Courtyard and North Broad. Foodies are invited to warm up with a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate while enjoying European food options. Attractions and family fun will include a double-decker Christmas Village Carousel, the majestic Ferris Wheel and the Kids Train. Visitors will feel like they are wandering the romantic winter street of a historic town in the heart of Germany. New for 2023, look for new later hours after dark, new vegan food options, new seating at North Broad section, new souvenir mug design and new European festive lights. Admission to Christmas Village in Philadelphia is always free, while food, beverages, and shopping are pay-as-you-go. Please see below for a full overview for the 2023 holiday season, including hours, special events, vendor lists, food and beverage menus, entertainment rosters, theme weekends, attraction lists and much more. 




1) Schedule 


Christmas Village in Philadelphia, presented by Bank of America, will host a preview weekend on Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th. Christmas Village then officially opens daily starting on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 23rd) until it closes on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th. Please note the new season hours which are later in the day, to allow visitors to enjoy a more enchanting and longer evening experience. Regular day hours are Friday to Saturday from 12:00pm to 9:00pm and Sunday to Thursday from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. Special holiday hours are Thanksgiving Day from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Christmas Eve from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. 


2) Transportation


SEPTA proudly serves as the official transportation partner of Christmas Village ensuring a convenient and speedy journey to the festivities via public transportation. Arriving at Christmas Village is a breeze: board the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, take the Broad Street Line to City Hall, or opt for Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124, or 125. Take Regional Rail hop off at Suburban Station, and you are just steps away.


3) Connect 


Spread some holiday cheer by following @philachristmas on Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn, liking Christmas Village on Facebook and visiting Visitors are encouraged to check and use #philachristmas in their posts to share their experiences. 


4) What’s New


* Christmas Village in Philadelphia and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) join forces to bring the first 'Festival of Trees' fundraiser event to the Love Park Welcome Center.


* Look for later hours after dark (open until 8:00 pm Sunday to Thursday, and until 9:00pm on Friday and Saturday). With the change in time, visitors are invited to gaze upon the thousands of twinkling lights, including new European market lights being added to last year’s brand new rustic wooden huts.


* Calling all collectors! Exclusive Christmas Village red boot mugs will debut this year - and as always, are expected to sell out super quickly. Visitors are encouraged to warm up with with a drink from the market’s traditional dark blue Glühwein (mulled wine) mug or toast with an authentic cream-colored beer mug, which will all feature an exclusive 2023 mug design.


*Christmas Village will debut Vegan Wurst Wednesdays with the first-ever mouthwatering Vegan Bratwurst every Wednesday after 5:00pm. Vegan Wurst Wednesdays will be a new ticketed culinary experience, with some Vegan brats available first come, first served for walk-ups too. 


* The North Broad section will debut a brand new seating area with a warm and cozy atmosphere perfect to take a break from all that shopping. 


* Get ready for 2024 with a new photo opportunity. After a cross-country road trip from California, the 2023 KIA Numeral Tour will come to Philadelphia to Christmas Village in Love Park. This is the last stop on it’s journey before it reaches Times Square for the Ball Drop. Visitors are invited to take photos with the famous 7-foot-tall 2024 numerals on December 16th and December 17th. 


5) Returning Traditions


* The original Christkind from Nuremberg, Germany will be back to open the market with a big bang. She will read the traditional Christkind prologue on Sunday, November 26th.


 * Some of the market’s most popular vendors will return as the crowd favorites - including German ornament and gift vendor Käthe Wohlfahrt, Helmut's Strudel and Raclette Hut. 


* The biggest weekend of them all is back! German American Weekend returns with three German dance bands schuhplattling all weekend long on December 9 and 10, 2023. Visitors can enjoy a full-fledged bout of German tradition as they grab a yummy Bratwurst while watching local United German Hungarian Schuhplattlers and G.T.V. Almrausch perform their choreography in traditional dresses. Visitors are invited to join the fun during the German Games on that Sunday, with a Beerstein holding contest, Bratwurst eating contest and a match of Brezelschnappen! Brezelschnappen presents a fun and traditional German game where participants compete to catch hanging pretzels with their mouths


* Kids of all ages are invited to immerse themselves in the enchantment of Family Weekend (December 2nd and 3rd) with the presence of "A Moment of Magic" at Christmas Village. Family Weekend brings beloved princesses, superheroes, Christmas Village's mascot, Phil the Reindeer, and more all together to create magical memories for children and adults alike.


* Beer lovers can enjoy locally brewed craft beer made by Brewery Techne at “The Alm”, the traditional beer garden located in LOVE Park and presented by the German Consulate General in New York.


* Foodies are invited to have a seat at the warmly lit food court area inside City Hall’s Courtyard, equipped with authentic German beer tables and benches. From flame-grilled bratwurst, gooey raclette cheese, and crispy belgian fries, and so much more: this culinary hub at City Hall leaves nothing to be desired. 


* On Tuesdays from 12:30pm to 1:00pm, the Free Library of Philadelphia will offer kids reading hours to the public, at Christmas Village’s LOVE Park stage. 


* The Make A Wish® Wall is a special destination at Christmas Village, where visitors can make their heartfelt wishes come true. This heartwarming tradition allows guests to inscribe their cherished wishes on wooden hearts, creating a truly magical and interactive experience.


* Visitors are invited to join us for Thirsty Thursdays, where Christmas Village offers exclusive spirit tastings every Thursday. These tastings are your ticket to explore a variety of local liquors from Boardroom Spirits, ensuring a flavorful midweek experience.


* In an effort to promote equity and reflect the diversity of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods, the City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department partnered with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to provide grants to support minority-owned vendors at Christmas Village. Through these grants, The Welcoming Center, Esperanza, and LA21 will each recruit three or more local minority-owned businesses to vend at Christmas Village and provide them with a booth at little or no cost.




6) Festival of Trees


The Festival of Trees will take over the LOVE Park Welcome Center (1569 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102) from Thursday, November 30th to Sunday, December 24, 2023. This new magical tradition is designed to celebrate and raise money for children’s health in our community. The stunning collection of Christmas trees will be created with the support of local artists, makers, designers, and community volunteers. Each twinkling masterpiece will feature the glow of holiday lights, along with everything from original art pieces, themed ornaments, whimsical keepsakes, show-stopping stars and toppers, and much more. Visitors will be able to vote for their favorite design by making a donation to the 2023 beneficiary, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Top trees will compete for Best of Show and People’s Choice. Festivities will also include photos with Santa every Friday, Saturday and Sunday inside the festival. Hours for the season once opened will be 12-7pm (Sun – Thur) and 12-8pm (Fri – Sat). The festival is free and open to the public.


7) Double-Decker Carousel


Situated in the heart of City Hall's Courtyard, this classic Christmas Village carousel promises endless fun for the entire family. With horses, carriages, and reindeer to ride, it's a fun ride for the whole family, sure to fill the air with laughter and giggles. This merry-go-round is the go-to for creating unforgettable moments during your Christmas Village visit.The carousel will be open until Christmas Eve and will be operated Friday and Saturday from 12:00pm to 9:00pm and Sunday through Thursday 12:00pm to 8:00pm.


8) Ferris Wheel 


Reach majestic views at the top of the tallest Christmas attraction in Philadelphia! Christmas Village, presented by Bank of America, will again feature a 65' high Ferris Wheel in the North Broad section. The Ferris Wheel will be open until December 24th. Operating hours are Friday and Saturday 12:00pm to 9:00pm and Sunday to Thursday 12:00pm to 8:00pm.


9) Kids Train 


Choo choo, climb aboard the Christmas Village Kids Train Presented by SEPTA! This timeless ride is here to spread joy among the youngest visitors and their families until December 24th. You'll find the train has fantastic views of the Ferris Wheel and Christmas Tree, surrounded by the bustling North Broad section of Christmas Village. The best thing? All SEPTA Keycard holders receive $1 off on every Kids Train ride! SEPTA is excited to be the official Transportation partner for Christmas Village for the 3rd straight year. 




10) Theme Weekends


Explore the website to find special weekend events with a lineup of music, performances, and entertainment to enhance the celebration. Detailed schedules and more information can be easily located under the "Activities" section on


* November 18th and 19th – Preview Weekend

* November 26th – Christkind Ceremony

* December 2nd and 3rd – Family Weekend

* December 9th and10th – German American Weekend


11) Christkind Ceremony (11/26) - 1:00pm


Christmas Village will have its traditional Christkind Ceremony on Sunday, November 26th, starting at 1:00pm. Invite family and friends to sing along to holiday selections by the ChildrenSong of New Jersey choir. Meet the original Christkind from Nuremberg after she welcomes the new Christmas Village season by reciting her traditional prologue. She will take photos with children and families as she leads visitors on a traditional walk through the market. Keep your eye out, as she won’t be coming to the City of Brotherly Love empty-handed!


Schedule Christkind Ceremony on Sunday, November 27th:

1:00pm - Stage performance

1:15pm - Christkind’s entrance with special guests

1:20pm - Guest speeches

1:40pm - Traditional Christkind prologue in English

1:45pm - Official photo opportunity with Christkind and special guests


12) German American Weekend 


To celebrate Philadelphia’s rich German-American heritage, Christmas Village is welcoming all visitors to the annual German American Weekend December 9th and 10th, presented by the German Consulate General in New York. Enjoy traditional German dance choreography by local United German Hungarian Schuhplattlers and G.T.V. Almrausch, where performers stomp and clap and strike the soles of their shoes, thighs, and knees with their hands held flat. Wash down a delicious Bratwurst with some beer to embrace the full authentic German experience on this side of the Atlantic.


13) German Games at German American Weekend 


On Sunday, December 10th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Christmas Village will host its German Games competition again, presented by the German Consulate General in New York. Contestants can put their skills to the test in three exciting disciplines: Bratwurst eating contest, beer stein holding competition and Brezelschnappen. The beer stein holding competition (“Maßkrugstemmen”) will be first, officially kicking off the German Games! A beer stein holding competition is a Bavarian feat of strength and endurance where contestants hold a 1-liter stein of beer out in front of them at shoulder level for as long as they can. No content can be spilled, no elbows can be bent, and extended arms must be kept parallel to the ground. Whoever can keep their stein aloft the longest is the winner! Next on the German Games agenda: the annual Bratwurst eating contest! It is an amateur competition with no entry fee. Each of the five contestants will be provided with three bratwursts - the contestant who eats the fastest will be crowned the winner.The final discipline in the annual German Games is Brezelschnappen, a fun and traditional German game where participants compete to catch hanging pretzels with their mouths. Contestants are presented with a unique challenge where pretzels are suspended from a string. The catch is that participants must keep their hands behind their backs as they try to catch and enjoy as many pretzels as possible within a set time limit. The winning individuals of the German Games will receive a gift package containing Christmas Village-related prizes. Interested parties should sign up on December 10th at the info booth at LOVE Park.


14) Family Day with A Moment of Magic 


Family Day at Christmas Village returns in partnership with University of Pennsylvania’s nonprofit organization: A Moment of Magic. With the help of beautiful dresses, students transform into children's movie heroes and heroines, making their hearts beat faster. The characters will visit Christmas Village this year on Family Day, Sunday, December 3rd, giving children the opportunity to meet their favorite childhood characters in real life at the market. Together with the mascot of Christmas Village, Phil the Reindeer, children can watch them sing, perform, and showcase their talents on stage for two hours starting at 3:00pm. Before and after their stage performances everyone can take pictures of and with them during their walkaround of the market.


15) Make-A-Wish® Wall


Christmas time is also time to make wishes that come from the heart! Together with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Philadelphia, Delaware and Susquehanna Valley, visitors will have the chance to donate by buying a hanger for Christmas Village’s Wish Wall, which can be purchased at the events info booth at LOVE Park. After writing their personal wish on it, the heart shaped message can be hung up on the Wish Wall to be seen by everyone. $1 of each sold heart will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley to support their goal of granting the wishes of critically ill children.


16) School Tours and German Culture Lessons


Christmas Village is once again offering schools a wonderful journey through time with merchants, craftsmen, and traders. Explore the history of European Christmas markets from the very beginning to the present day with a professional tour guide.

The tour includes:

* A guided tour through Christmas Village in Philadelphia

* Storytelling in a cozy Christmas atmosphere

* A traditional German lunch

* A sweet treat for every participant

* An interactive quiz where students have the opportunity to explore the market


Interested parties looking to book a “Live History Lesson at Christmas Village” should send an email to


17) Storytimes in Partnership with the Free Library


Every Tuesday from 12:00pm to 12:30pm, the Free Library of Philadelphia will once again bring storytimes to the Christmas Village stage! A variety of seasonal and holiday books will be read to children of all ages. Seating will be provided for kids and parents to ensure a comfortable and cozy experience.


18) Entertainment (Daily)


Look for more live performances - including choirs, bands, dance groups, and much more festive fun - taking place on the stage in the center of LOVE Park. Performance schedule on the main stage:


* Monday to Thursday - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

* Fridays - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

* Saturdays - 12:00pm to 9:00pm

* Sundays - 12:00pm to 8:00pm


Selected early-announced performances include:


Saturday, November 25th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm: Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus


Sunday, November 26th, 4pm to 5pm: Rachel Ana Dobken


Sunday, November 26th, 6:00pm to 7:00pm: Philadelphia String Quartet


Sunday, December 3rd, 12:00pm to 1:00pm: Philly Cheer Elite


Sunday, December 3rd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm: Penn Band


Saturday, December 9th, 12:00pm to 1:00pm: Temple University's “Pitch, Please”


Saturday, December 9th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm: GTV Almrausch traditional German Schuhplattler


Saturday, December 9th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm: Greg Sover


Sunday, December 24th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm: Fire Twirling Majorette


19) Santa


This year, Santa will take a trip to Christmas Village in Philadelphia once again! He is awaiting visitors and their families to take holiday photos at the LOVE Park Visitor Center. Don’t forget to bring the wish list! Hours this season are every December Friday and Saturday until Christmas, 12:00pm to 9:00pm; every December Sunday until December 17th, 12:00pm to 8:00pm; and Sunday, December 24th, 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Check out for more details including photography pricing.



20) Spirits Tastings 


Spirits tastings will be back to bring holiday cheer to Thirsty Thursdays! Starting November 30th, visitors have the chance to enjoy exclusive signature cocktail tastings from local distillery Boardroom Spirits at the seating area in City Hall’s Courtyard every Thursday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. A ticket includes:

  • Four (4) 2-fl-oz samples of Boardroom Spirits craft cocktails
  • One (1) German Bratwurst OR one (1) order of Belgian fries
  • $2 off one (1) Glühwein in a Christmas Village mug
  • One (1) Souvenir Boardroom Spirits shot glass to take home
  • $5 off on two (2) Boardroom Spirits bottles bought at Christmas Village
  • Free delivery for one (1) order on


More information about the event, as well as a link to purchase tickets, can be found on the website under “Tastings.”


21) Vegan Vurst Wednesdays


Christmas Village is happy to announce the debut of Vegan Vurst Wednesdays. This savory initiative features the first-ever Vegan Bratwurst, which will be sizzling and ready to delight taste buds every Wednesday after 5:00pm. Vegan Wurst Wednesdays mark an exciting shift in Christmas Village’s culinary landscape, introducing a ticketed culinary experience that lets you savor the delectable Beyond Meat Bratwurst. Patrons have the chance to secure their Vegan Bratwurst and a complimentary, online-exclusive German-style pretzel by pre-ordering the $12 Vegan Vurst Wednesday offer on Eventbrite. For those who prefer spontaneity, a limited number of Vegan brats will also be available for walk-ups on a first-come, first-served basis at the German Grill at LOVE Park. This program is not just about delicious food; it's a step forward in their commitment to exploring sustainable and inclusive options. This trial program was carefully crafted to test these new Vegan offerings, ensuring that Christmas Village continues to expand its food choices to align with evolving preferences and lifestyles.


 22) Exclusive Christmas Village Beer


Announcing the much-anticipated return of the beloved Christmas Village Kölsch, masterfully brewed by Brewery Techne, and the heartwarming Christmas Bock, skillfully crafted by Mainstay Independent. Christmas Village is excited to share that these iconic holiday brews will be available in convenient, specially canned editions this year. Get ready to savor the festive spirit with every sip as you stroll through Christmas Village. Don't miss out on these delightful seasonal flavors that perfectly complement your magical experience!


23) Glühwein and Mead


Mazza Wines will be providing tasty Glühwein (Mulled Wine) and mead to make visitors' Christmas Village experience even tastier! "The opportunity to pour and sell our wines at the Christmas Village was perfectly timed as our presence in the Philadelphia market continues to grow," says General Manager and Vice President Mario Mazza. "We'd like to raise a boot (or a mug!) to a warm and productive partnership with this Philadelphia institution."




24) Food and Drink Vendor Highlights 


* Hot Beverages and Spiked Drinks - Spiked with Boardroom Spirits

* Red mulled wine and Mead - by PA Winemaker Mazza Wine

* German Spaetzle Booth - German cheese noodles

* Belgian Fries - Hand cut double fried fries

* Raclette Stube - Swiss Raclette Cheese and PA Cider

* French Toast Bites (as seen on the Today Show) - French toast bites and spices

* Schnitzel Haus - Schnitzel sandwiches on a roll or as a plate with Potato Salad or Potato Pancakes

* Helmut's Austrian Strudel - Apple strudel, Cheese Strudel and more

* Stroopies - freshly made Dutch waffles with caramel filling

* Waffles - freshly made sweet waffles




25) New Seating Area at North Broad


Discover added coziness on North Broad as a new seating area is unveiled, offering a peaceful retreat from the crowds. Delight in the warm and inviting atmosphere designed for immersing yourself in the joy of the holiday season. This charming enhancement raises the bar for your festive journey, providing a welcoming oasis to relax and relish in the magic of Christmas Village.


26) The Alm presented by the German Consulate in New York


The Alm presented by the German Consulate in New York, is the event's authentic German Beer Garden, will ensure that foodies can enjoy food and drinks in a typical German Beer Garden ambience right in the heart of LOVE Park. 


27) City Hall Courtyard


Visitors can enjoy delicious Brats from the German Grill or mouthwatering belgian fries while resting and enjoying the beautiful atmosphere of City Hall´s Courtyard and have a view of the unique Double-Decker-Carousel.




28) Vendor Highlights



*Käthe Wohlfahrt - Incense smokers, nutcrackers, pyramids, Schwibbogen, music boxes, wooden & glass ornaments

*Silk Road Traders - Mosaic lanterns and artisan crafts

*Historical Research Center - Coat of Arms prints

*Living and Giving - Wind spinners, wind chimes, mugs, echo bags, funny towels, wallets, ponchos, hats, handbags and gloves

*JustStars - Star shaped lampshades and LED star string lights

*San-Asna Designs - Christmas decor, towels and signs

*S.A.W. Family Creations - Handcrafted wooden ornaments

*Little Marrakesh Bazaar - Handcrafted Moroccan gifts, leather, boxes and other folk art

*Andrey's Gifts From Afar - Pottery candle houses, jewelry, Ukrainian crafts with wooden carved Santas, nesting dolls and candle houses

*Unique Ornament - Glass Christmas ornaments

*Amazing Light - Shaped lights

*Christmas Souvenir Ornaments & Santa Claus Workship - Clay holiday ornaments

*Nordic Dreams - Skandinavian jewelry, Christmas ornaments and woolens from Europe



*Sockadelphia - Socks, home decor signs and magnets

*Bella U - Apparel and accessories

*Norden Arts & Handicrafts - Woolens, handmade backpacks, purses, and shoulder bags made out of recycled jute, hemp and cotton from Nepal

*GOLD+WATER CO. - Soap, bath items and home goods

*Felt'n'Wool - Handmade hats from Nepal

*Sew Much Cooler / Color & Flame - Handmade childrens clothing and accessories, original art ornaments, candles, room sprays and shower steamers

*Vellum St Soap Company / Philadelphia Bee Company - Soaps, lotions, candles and honey products

*Jazzy River - Upcycled and hand tie-dyed clothing and accessories done with carefully selected textiles

*Sevim Handmade - Knitted kids apparel, blankets and animals

*Stoked Pineapple - Thrifted clothing with screenprinted original artwork, handmade scrunchies, motel keychains, candles, pins, hats, beanies, and high quality vinyl stickers

*The Irish Shop - High quality products (woolens, caps, hats, scarves, beauty products and jewelry) imported from Ireland

*Alpaca Gold of the Andes - Handmade apparel, children's sweaters, accessories, baby blankets, and more made from Alpaca and Llama wool

*Marseille Imports - French soaps, table cloths and vinyl album art



*I See Spain - Ceramic food grating plates and bowls

*Mistura Woodworks - Handcrafted wooden watches, wooden lamps and sunglasses

*Caitlin Davis Ceramics - Handmade pottery and ceramics

*Natural Olivewood - Handmade kitchen and housewares made from olive wood



*Tantra Arts - Nautical items and jewelry

*The Sable Collective - Apparel, jewelry and home goods

*Little Brown Box - Modern jewelry and accessories

*Eardivine - Earpins and ear cuffs

*Peachade - Jewelry and watches

*Cheryl Stevens Studio - Ceramic necklace pendants

*Honey Accessories - Sunglasses, hats, waist beads, handbags, and jewelry

*Collective Curiosities - Crystals, tote bags, jewlery candles terrariums, tarot cards, crystal literature, journals, book bags and coffee cups

*Tommy Conch Designs - Handcrafted silver jewelry

*Winterborn Alpaca - Alpaca scarves, socks, mittens, beanies, stuffies, baby booties, ear muffs, and other garments

*Moon Jewelry - Personalized jewelry medallions

*Tibet Collection - Handmade Nepal jewelry



*Marcella Kriebel Art + Terratorie Maps - Illustrated maps and lifestyle art prints

*Kristiana Pärn - Painted art and pillows

*The Coaster Mill - Vintage coasters, mousepads, placemats, painted art and photography prints from Philadelphia

*The Welcoming Center - Arts and crafts

*Esperanza - Hispanic bakery and crafts

*Chopstick Art - Decor made from recycled bamboo chopsticks

*Paper on Pine - Custom Philadelphia- themed stationery and gifts

*Erika's Art Crafts - Mexican handcrafts

*Astro Vinyl Art - Art made from vinyl records

*Russ Brown Photography - Philadelphia- themed photo print art



* New York Puzzle Company - Jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, porcelain mugs, jigsaw puzzle advent calendars, canvas tote bags

*LA21 - Collection of small business owners offering a variety of goods

*Just Makes Scents - Heating and cooling herb packs for pain and cocktail bombs for fun

*Kylie's Canine Treats + Oleski's Artisan Munchies - Dog treats and pet accessories

*Edible Birdhouses - Edible re-seedable birdhouses

*Steam the Mind - Wooden 3D mechanical puzzles and other wooden items



*French Toast Bites - French toast bites and spices

*Helmut's Austrian Strudel - Apple, cherry, nutella, cheese and spinach (savory), and apricot strudel and nutella puffs

*Hope's Caramels - Handmade, small batch soft caramel candy and lollipops

*Stroopies, Inc - Freshly baked Stroopie gift waffles

*Crepe - Delicious selection of crepes

*Chocoidea - Artisan shaped chocolates

*Waffles - Liège waffles made to order



*Christmas Village Info - Information, Wish Wall & merch

*LOVE Park - LOVE Park merchandise

*Festival of Trees Fundraiser - A very merry fundraiser - breathtaking exhibition

of uniquely decorated Christmas trees



*Adorned by Aisha - Vintage romantic jewelry

*Alejandra Jewelry - Jewelry

*Beautiful Tibet - Tibetian jewelry, incense and incense holders

*Black Sheep Dog Treats - Grain-free dog treats

*CandlewithKazz - Delightfully scented candles

*Christmas Ornaments - Christmas ornaments and holographic posters

*EGAHSI - Scented Essentials - Fragrances and diffuser oils

*Farache - Fun and exciting toys

*Gifts from Santa - Trendy Christmas toys

*GodisGenius - Hoodies and branded merchandise

*KCL Shop - Leather belts and wallets

*Lancolia - Self-care products

*Makky Expressions - Native American jewelry

*Native Crafts - Native apparel and accessories

*New Age Innovation - Apparel and jewelry

*Nivas - Baby and home products

*Starglow - Jewelry and glass cleaner

*Strauss Photo - Philly postcards and Christmas cards

*The Zen of Philly - Zen beauty products

*Unique Touches - Olive wood products and kitchenware

*World of Wool & Native Influence - Handmade Native American musical instruments and crafts

*Zerep - Leather bracelets


29) General Information


Christmas Village in Philadelphia, along with the double-decker Christmas Village Carousel in the Philadelphia City Hall Courtyard, The Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market, the festive Ferris Wheel, and other attractions on the North Broad section of City Hall, has helped to create a Christmas wonderland directly in Center City. Christmas Village organizers and the City of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department are looking forward to welcoming numerous visitors at the market that has been named “Best in America” year after year.


“It’s nearly the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Philadelphia’s holiday season is a joyous time for Philadelphia and Christmas Village is a pivotal part of the city’s traditions,” said Bank of America Greater Philadelphia President Jim Dever. “This seasonal experience not only creates lasting family memories but encourages all to support our local arts and small business vendors during the holiday season.”


“Christmas Village has become a must-do family tradition that brings together multiple generations in one of Philly’s most iconic public spaces in the heart of Center City,” said Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Orlando Rendon. “Each and every year, Christmas Village presented by Bank of America fills LOVE Park with holiday cheer, great food, and beautiful gift items. We’re proud to continue to highlight more local businesses that represent the diversity of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods in showcasing their local handmade arts and crafts to the largest audience in the region during the holidays.” 



30) Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market 


From Friday, November 10, 2023 to Monday, January 1, 2024 Christmas Village in Philadelphia will be accompanied by the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market (at Dilworth Park). More than 40 local artisans, designers, crafters, and confectionaries will offer unique selections for gifts and special holiday foods.The Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market will get an upgraded look and feel in 2023: vendors will set up shop in brand new wooden booths. These new booths will all be white – the event’s signature color – with a white Moravian star on top. In contrast to the authentic German Christmas Village with international vendors, the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market offers a wide variety of arts and crafts from local vendors based in the greater Philadelphia area. With such a wide selection, visitors will be sure to find the perfect gift for their loved ones and themselves, like fashionable jewelry and clothes, unique decor, and so much more. At the same time, a wide choice of locally-made sweets and foods will be available for visitors’ enjoyment, as well as the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin, and the beautiful Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn, all conveniently located in Dilworth Park. Admission is free, so come by and enjoy the vibrant holiday atmosphere and shop local to find unique gifts for your family and friends! Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market is again presented by Center City District in partnership with the operators of Christmas Village in Philadelphia.



31) Connect with Made in Philadelphia


To find out more info on vendors and programming, please follow @philaholidays on Instagram, visit or like Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market on Facebook.


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The German Consulate General in New York represents Germany in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut (Fairfield County), and Bermuda. In addition to offering consular and legal assistance for U.S. residents and German citizens, the Consulate General’s mission is to explain Germany, understand America and foster successful discussions and exchange.




Robert Mazza, Inc. (“Mazza”) has been producing wines in Pennsylvania for more than 50 years. Established in 1972 with a single vineyard, Mazza currently operates three primary winery locations, including one location that is also home to the brand's sister brewery and distillery, Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing.


Growing from its first vintage in 1973, Mazza annually produces more than 500,000 gallons of fresh juice and wine and has more than 600 acres under grape and grain cultivation. Mazza’s family of brands includes numerous and award-winning wines, spirits, and beers distributing to national and international markets. In addition to being on shelves and menus at numerous wine shops and restaurants in the Philadelphia region, many of Mazza's wines are available for purchase at Pennsylvania Libations in Reading Terminal Market.


Learn more about Mazza and shop their wines at Follow @mazzawines.




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