Seasonal Event Review: Happy 10th Anniversary Philadelphia Christmas Village!
Now in it’s 10th year, The Philadelphia Christmas Village is back in LOVE Park and is still an item to be added to any “to do” list. No matter if you are a local or a tourist, this little old world German shopping village will have something for you. Having been to Germany in October, strolling around this little holiday village brought back a lot of great memories. The chocolate, the cheese, the waffles, the fries, the strudel, the sausages. It all brought this gal back to a blissful time where she stopped worrying about her waist line and just enjoyed what the old world had to offer. If you’re not really a foodie don’t worry, there are a lot of unique stalls where you can find wonderful gifts. Blown glass figurines or ornaments created right before your eyes. Hand made wooden carvings to represent the Bavarian culture. New this year The Chocoidea where Belgium chocolate is carved into just about any object you can think of (within reason). The German Grille pavilion where you can watch your sausages being made.
A few other notable stalls are The Truffleist, Bacon Jams, Torchbearer, Canine Treats and The Raclette. Oh! And Santa Claus visits on the weekends so bring the kids.
Don’t forget to wonder across the street to The Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market in Dilworth Park (Plaza) (i.e. City Hall). Everything in this market is uniquely Philadelphia. See the Deck The Hall Light Show on the West side of City Hall. There are signs all around Dilworth Plaza that note the times so be sure to look for them. I still favor Macy’s light show but Deck The Hall is a great addition to the Holiday Festivities all around the city.
Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market:http://www.madeinphila.com/holiday-market/
Macy’s Light Show:http://www.visitphilly.com/events/philadelphia/holiday-light-show-at-macys-center-city/