Christmas Village in Philadelphia
Christmas Village in Philadelphia is an outside Holiday market event in downtown Philadelphia - at Love Park - on the west side of City Hall, which is modeled after the traditional Christmas Markets in Germany.
From Thanksgiving through New Year's Day vendors in more than 60 wooden booths will sell traditional European food, sweets and drinks. They will also offer a great shopping experience with international holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry and high-quality arts and crafts.
The unique atmosphere with thousands of lights, the big Holiday Tree, the delicious smell of waffles, gingerbread, bratwurst and mulled wine will bring you and your family into the perfect Christmas mood.
MY ULTIMATE MOST FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR!! LOOK FORWARD TO THIS EVERY YEAR!! I LOVE THE ATMOSPHERE I LOVE THE PEOPLE IT'S LIKE MY SECOND FAMILY THAT'S HOW COMFORTABLE THEY MAKE YOU FEEL THERE. IT'S SO MANY BEAUTIFUL INTERESTING THINGS TO DO AND SEE THERE!! YOU MUST GO AND CHECK IT OUT FOR YOURSELF.. SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS AND ADULTS TO DO THERE!! NEXT TIME YOU'RE IN PHILLY CHECK IT OUT!! YOU WON'T REGRET IT!!
YOU HAVE TO EXPERIENCE THIS AT LEAST ONCE. I absolutely love this place to get unique gifts for the holiday season. Vendors usually change, but there are a lot of the same people who come back. Definitely needs to be on the list of things to do for everyone coming to Philly around the holidays.
Love going every year to the Christmas Village. Normally I give it 5 stars, however this year I took a star away due to the set up. It seemed segregated with some of the events on one side of the street and others around city hall area. Due to construction at Love Park it was difficult to walk around with the narrow walkways. Was much better last year, with everything in one big open area.
The available map bears no resemblance to reality, so hopefully they figure that out next year. That said, the actual vendors and food are fun and Christmas-y; the trouble is the people. In a crowded outdoor market, one should not: stop in a moving crowd to gape at your phone, cut in lines, or walk against the flow/right of way. Yet. So many do exactly that. Perhaps a crowd etiquette handbook should be included with the map.
Sadly didn't have as many vendors as I was hoping for. Glühwein was mediocre but the hot chocolate was very good. Maybe I just went on a bad week.
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