Philadelphia Christmas Village Returns with Even More Fun
With the Christmas season approaching, Philly is preparing all sorts of fun events and activities, but nothing compares to the greatness of the Christmas Village. The Christmas Village in Philadelphia is a beloved outdoor Holiday market that has roots in the traditional Christmas Markets in Germany. Since starting in 2008, the Christmas Village has become a favorite event in the city amongst locals and tourists, having over 800,000 people come to experience it every year.
There will be a plethora of vendors selling everything from food and drinks to different gifts like fashion or toys. Julia Hatmaker of Penn Live writes that the market is done in the tradition of the open-air German Christmas markets that are popular throughout Europe, so expect “lots of mulled wine, bratwurst, waffles, gingerbread, and Swiss Raclette cheese.” Visitors can also experience an expanded beer garden as well as wine tasting events courtesy of Chaddsford Winery. Beer tasting is also available through Brewery Techne.
One of the biggest changes coming to the village this year is a train that children can ride and get this – a 65-foot-tall colorful Ferris wheel. On the new attractions, Thomas Bauer, president and founder of Christmas Village in Philadelphia said, “This year, we wanted to bring the City of Brotherly Love a brand-new sky-high surprise to take in the holiday views. The holiday vibes will be unlike anything you have experienced before!”
Between the food and the vendors, I don’t know if I’d ever want to leave this Christmas Village! Lucky for everyone, this special village is running for almost a month long, between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. If you’re looking for something fun to do for the holiday season, stop by Love Park and experience the magic of the Christmas Village.