Christmas Village in Philadelphia will again transform LOVE Park (15th and JFK Boulevard) into a traditional, open-air German Christmas Market. Now returning for the 11th season, Christmas Village will open Thanksgiving Day (November 22) and run through Christmas Eve (December 24) with a Preview Weekend on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2018. Follow the smell of gingerbread and waffles to the authentic wooden booths inside Philadelphia’s largest holiday attraction! Over 80 local and international vendors will offer holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, high-quality arts and crafts, fashion, decor and more. Everybody is sure to find unique gifts for their beloved ones that can’t be found in a shopping mall! Come hungry for European foods, sweets and drinks, such as Bratwurst, Schnitzel and Lebkuchen (gingerbread) or our special hot Gluhwein (mulled wine). Watch daily live performances of local bands, dance groups and artists on the Christmas Village stage and experience one of our themed weekends or special weekday events, such as Wine Tastings or St. Nikolaus Day. Enjoy holiday sights and sounds with thousand of twinkling lights, festive decorations, children’s activities and photos with Santa Claus presented by ACME. Watch for new surprises this year, including the debut of a beer garden called the Alm, beer tastings, more space to shop and stroll, more decorations, new vendors and more. Admission is always free, with food, drink and shopping pay as you go. Christmas Village is open Sundays through Thursdays, from 11:00am to 7:00pm, and Fridays and Saturdays, from 11:00am to 8:00pm. On Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Village is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and on Christmas Eve, Christmas Village hours are 11:00am to 5:00pm. Spread the cheer by following @philachristmas on Twitter and Instagram, liking Christmas Village on Facebook and visiting www.philachristmas.com.