Philadelphia’s Christmas Village: A European Wonderland with New Offerings in 2023

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Philadelphia’s iconic LOVE Park is set to transform into a dazzling open-air European marketplace for the annual Christmas Village. From now until December 24, 2023, this free-to-explore, pay-as-you-go event will offer a unique holiday experience for locals and visitors alike.

Over 100 vendors will set up shop in charming wooden huts, offering a selection of local and international gifts. Shoppers can look forward to an array of items, including exquisite Käthe Wohlfahrt ornaments, chic accessories, and wintry apparel that make for perfect holiday gifts.

But the Christmas Village isn’t just about shopping – it’s also a culinary delight. After browsing through the stalls, visitors can indulge in delicious treats such as raclette sandwiches, spiced wine, apple cider, and mouthwatering strudels.

Across the street on the north apron of City Hall and in the City Hall courtyard, a double-decker Christmas Village Carousel, Ferris Wheel, and Kids Train await to add a touch of festive fun. Whether you’re young or simply young at heart, these attractions promise a joyous ride.

This year’s Christmas Village comes with several exciting new features. The 2023 edition extends its operating hours, allowing visitors more time to soak in the holiday cheer under the glow of even more lights. In addition, every Wednesday has been dedicated to Vegan Wurst Wednesdays, providing a special treat for vegan visitors and those wanting to try something different.

Located at 15th & Arch streets, the Christmas Village in Philadelphia provides a one-of-a-kind holiday experience right in the heart of the city. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy the European-style marketplace, relish tasty treats, and make unforgettable holiday memories under the twinkling lights of LOVE Park.

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