Season Guide: Christmas Village in Philadelphia Presented by Bank of America Announces Theme Weekends, Special Events, New Decorations, Expanded Menus

Season Guide: Christmas Village in Philadelphia Presented by Bank of America Announces Theme Weekends, Special Events, New Decorations, Expanded Menus

Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by Bank of America will once again return to the newly renovated LOVE Park for its 11th season (1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102). From Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22, 2018) through Christmas Eve (Monday, December 24, 2018), Christmas Village will transform LOVE Park for the month into an authentic open-air German Christmas market, with holiday sights and sounds featuring thousands of twinkling lights, festive Christmas decorations, live music, children’s activities, and photos with Santa presented by ACME. Shoppers will find high-quality international and local gifts along with beautiful decorations and are invited to warm up with a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate while enjoying the great variety of European food and drinks. Admission is free as always, with food, drink and shopping pay as you go. Spread the cheer by following @philachristmas on Instagram and Twitter, liking Christmas Village in Philadelphia on Facebook and visiting http://www.philachristmas.com/.

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Philadelphia Christmas Bar Tinsel Brings Holiday Cheer to Center City in Former Jewelry Store - Bigger, Better, and More Holiday Bling!

Philadelphia Christmas Bar Tinsel Brings Holiday Cheer to Center City in Former Jewelry Store - Bigger, Better, and More Holiday Bling!

Teddy Sourias and Craft Concepts Group announce the season grand opening of Tinsel Christmas Pop-up Bar at 116 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia.  The mad elves from Tradesman's, BRU Craft & Wurst, Cinder Copper & Lace, U-Bahn, Uptown Beer Garden, Kontrol and Finn McCool's Ale House have spent months decking the halls to bring this holiday sensation back with an even bigger space, extended hours, more days, extra twinkle, added glitter, festive holiday tunes and more. New surprises include music playlist curated with help from Mr. Christmas himself, DJ Robert Drake from XPN, and a custom take-home Tinsel soup can with cocktail to benefit MANNA.  The holiday-themed cocktail and craft beer bar will grand open on Thursday, December 6, 2018 and run through New Year's Day.  Tinsel's hours will be Monday and Tuesday, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 2:00pm to Midnight, Saturday Noon to Midnight, and Sunday Noon to 10:00pm. Tinsel will offer happy hour specials Monday through Friday 5:00pm to 6:00pm with $2 off select craft beer, Winter Wonderland cocktails and wine. During Happy Hour, professional "mall" Santas will enjoy their first drink for free when they "drop down the chimney" in full Santa attire and show credentials. Mall Santas in full attire will drink for half off all other times! Tinsel will end the season with a special New Year's Eve Party and New Year's Day Celebration. Details of New Year's Eve and other special events will be announced shortly. 

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Top Thanksgiving Eve Parties at New Spots in Philadelphia, Happy Hours and Special Kickstart Holiday Season

Top Thanksgiving Eve Parties at New Spots in Philadelphia, Happy Hours and Special Kickstart Holiday Season

Thanksgiving Eve in Philadelphia is one of the biggest nights of the year for bars and restaurants in the Delaware Valley. Celebrate the start of the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend with parties, happy hour and special events at four brand-new area hot spots, including Stats on 17th (111 S. 17th St.), Tradesman’s (1322 Chestnut St.), Kontrol (1320 Chestnut Street) and The Bercy in Ardmore (7 Lancaster Ave.). All locations will be hosting Thanksgiving Eve extravaganzas on the night of Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Slip out of the office early - and raise a glass with your friends, neighbors and family members. Details for each Thanksgiving Eve Party in Philadelphia and the Main Line are found below.

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Ardmore's Cricket Cringle Brings Outdoor Pop-Up Holiday Market to the Main Line with Shopping, Music, Food, and Family Fun

Ardmore's Cricket Cringle Brings Outdoor Pop-Up Holiday Market to the Main Line with Shopping, Music, Food, and Family Fun

Ardmore Initiative will kick-off the holidays with the return of the 5th Annual Cricket Cringle on Friday November 30 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, and Saturday, December 1 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The Main Line's festive open-air holiday market is a two-day pop-up festival that takes over Cricket Avenue at Lancaster, and features over 40 artists, makers, businesses and restaurants, plus complimentary tote bags, live music, performances, cookie decorating, Santa's arrival, free hot cocoa, live greenery, decorations and tons of holiday cheer. This year, vendors will include a mix of Downtown businesses, local artists and makers, new and long-time restaurants, and popular food trucks. Bring Santa's shopping list for everything from jewelry, housewares, clothing, greens, wreaths, toys and gifts for all ages. Food trucks and food vendors will feature seasonal food and drink menus, including holiday cocktails and seasonal craft beer. Cricket Cringle is free and open to the public. The event is rain or shine. Visit destinationardmore.com for the entertainment schedule and final list of vendors.

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Christmas Village Brings Big Surprises to Baltimore with New 65 Feet Tall Ferris Wheel, Special Preview Weekend, Expanded Layout and More Food

Christmas Village Brings Big Surprises to Baltimore with New 65 Feet Tall Ferris Wheel, Special Preview Weekend, Expanded Layout and More Food

Christmas Village in Baltimore will once again transform West Shore Park (501 Light Street) into a traditional indoor and outdoor German Christmas Market. For the new holiday season, this annual Baltimore tradition will even open one weekend early (Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2018) to give visitors the opportunity to catch a first glimpse at the remodeled event venue featuring not only an indoor area, but also an extended outdoor area with booths around a magnificent Christmas trees and along the Inner Harbor promenade.

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Puyero Venezuelan Flavor Debuts New Holiday Additions with Hallacas for Sharing with the Family, Plus New Cooking Classes to Make Them at Home!

Puyero Venezuelan Flavor Debuts New Holiday Additions with Hallacas for Sharing with the Family, Plus New Cooking Classes to Make Them at Home!

Puyero Venezuelan Flavor (524 S 4th St) invites you to come and unwrap tasty new dishes just in the time for the Christmas season. Between November 13 and December 30, look for the addition of three varieties of hallacas (Venezuelan tamales beautifully wrapped in green plantain leaves) and Pan de jamón (Venezuelan Christmas bread). Additionally, Andres-style hot chocolate has now been added to the menu until the end of winter. hallacas are available individually or in larger quantities for holiday gatherings. On top of the holiday offerings to enjoy for dine-in, take-out or delivery, guests can take part in the Venezuelan tradition by learning how to make hallacas for themselves. Puyero will debut three Venezuelan Cooking Classes: Holiday Edition where guests will taste and make hallacas with owner Manuela Villasmil on November 14, November 28 and December 5, 2018. Each workshop is $30 per person, and class size will remain small to allow for individual attention. Tickets are on sale now at:
http://bit.ly/venezuelancookingholiday

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Christmas Village in Philadelphia Presented by Bank of America Announces Return to LOVE Park with Preview Weekend, Expanded Seating and New Beer Tastings

Christmas Village in Philadelphia Presented by Bank of America Announces Return to LOVE Park with Preview Weekend, Expanded Seating and New Beer Tastings

Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by Bank of America will again transform LOVE Park (15th and JFK Boulevard) into a traditional, open-air German Christmas Market. Following last year’s 10th Anniversary, Christmas Village is back again from Thanksgiving Day and run through Christmas Eve, with a Preview Weekend on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2018.

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The Made in Philadelphia Market Returns to Dilworth Park for 2018 Holiday Season Along With the Christmas Village Carousel and New Food Menu

The Made in Philadelphia Market Returns to Dilworth Park for 2018 Holiday Season Along With the Christmas Village Carousel and New Food Menu

The Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market will once again transform Dilworth Park into a holiday shopping wonderland from Saturday, November 17, 2018 to January 1, 2019. Over 50 artisans, designers, crafters and confectionaries from the greater Philadelphia region will offer decorations, gifts and holiday foods inside white, festively lit tents topped with original Herrnhut Stars.

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Christmas Village Brings Holiday Surprises to Baltimore with New Preview Weekend, New Layout, New Tree Lighting, New Beer Tastings, and More Food

Christmas Village Brings Holiday Surprises to Baltimore with New Preview Weekend, New Layout, New Tree Lighting, New Beer Tastings, and More Food

Christmas Village in Baltimore is ready to transform West Shore Park (501 Light Street) into a traditional indoor and outdoor German Christmas Market. For the new holiday season, this annual Baltimore tradition will open early with a brand-new preview weekend on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2018. Christmas Village will then open regular hours for the season starting on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22nd through Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th. During the preview, visitors are invited to catch a first glimpse at the remodeled event venue featuring not only an indoor area, but also an extended outdoor area with booths along the Inner Harbor promenade and a twenty-one-foot-tall Christmas tree right next to the PANDORA Ice Rink. The Christmas Tree, provided by Christmas Village, will be part of the new Holiday District in the Inner Harbor. The Official Tree Lighting Ceremony in partnership with Waterfront Partnership is set for the first day of the preview, on November 17th.

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Hawthornes Beer Cafe Expands Annual Great Cider and Beer Festival with More Seasonal Selections plus Philadelphia's Top Food Trucks

Hawthornes Beer Cafe Expands Annual Great Cider and Beer Festival with More Seasonal Selections plus Philadelphia's Top Food Trucks

Hawthornes Beer Cafe (738 S. 11th) celebrates the return of fall with the 3rd Annual Great Cider and Beer Festival on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 11:00am to 8:00pm. With the crisp, cool air moving in, Hawthornes will close down 11th Street from Fitzwater to Catherine, and showcase over 50+ seasonal beers, new and favorite ciders, barrel-aged rarities and wine selections pouring for only five dollars each. Look for a full line-up of Philadelphia's top food trucks to serve warm comfort food for one of the final outdoor festivals of the fall season. On top of food and drink, enjoy live music, entertainment , vendors, pie eating contest, shopping and free family fun! The event is free and open to the public, and rain or shine. Food and drink is pay-as-you-go, cash only. The event is family and pet friendly.

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