Christmas Village in Philadelphia: 2017 Season Guide at Love Park

Christmas Village in Philadelphia: 2017 Season Guide at Love Park

Christmas Village in Philadelphia announces the full guide for the 10th Anniversary season in Love Park starting on Thanksgiving Day, November 23. Click through for a complete media guide to the 2017 season at Love Park (1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia). 

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Christmas Village in Philadelphia Announces New Location for 10th Anniversary

Christmas Village in Philadelphia Announces New Location for 10th Anniversary

Christmas Village in Philadelphia announces its return to LOVE Park for its 10th anniversary. Philadelphia’s largest holiday attraction will be the first event to be held in newly renovated LOVE Park (1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102). From Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 23th, 2017) through Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 24th, 2017), Christmas Village will transform LOVE Park into an authentic open-air German Christmas market with holiday sights and sounds featuring thousands of twinkling lights, festive Christmas decorations, live music at the main stage, children’s activities and photos with Santa. Shoppers will find high-quality, international and local gifts along with decorations. Visitors are also 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, with food, drink and shopping pay as you go. Spread the cheer by following @philachristmas on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, liking Christmas Village in Philadelphia on Facebook and visiting http://www.philachristmas.com/.

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Christmas Village in Philadelphia Presented By NRG Announces Season Guide

Christmas Village in Philadelphia Presented By NRG Announces Season Guide

Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by NRG will relocate in 2016 and transform Philadelphia’s City Hall (1400 JFK Boulevard) into a traditional, open-air German Christmas Market, open daily between Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24, 2016 and Christmas Eve,Saturday, December 24, 2016. Shop for high-quality, international gifts and decorations and enjoy holiday sights and sounds with thousands of twinkling lights, a new traditional carousel in the courtyard, live music, children’s activities, a new weekly happy hour series and photos with Santa Claus. Warm up with a glass of warm mulled wine or hot chocolate while tasting European food and drink. Admission is free. Prices vary for food, drink and other merchandise offered by vendors. Spread the cheer by following @philachristmas on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, liking Christmas Village in Philadelphia on Facebook or visit the website at www.philachristmas.com.

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Christmas Village In Philadelphia Presented By NRG Moves to Philadelphia City Hall for 2016

Christmas Village In Philadelphia Presented By NRG Moves to Philadelphia City Hall for 2016

Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by NRG announces it will return to Philadelphia for the 2016 holiday season at an exciting new location. Philadelphia’s largest holiday attraction will this year transform Philadelphia’s City Hall (1400 JFK Blvd.) into a traditional, open-air German Christmas Market, open daily between Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24, 2016 and Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2016. For the second time, Christmas Village in Philadelphia will open early for a special preview on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20, 2016. Christmas Village will light up the City Hall Courtyard and Northern Apron with holiday sights and sounds featuring thousands of twinkling lights, festive Christmas decorations, live music at the main stage, children’s activities and photos with Santa. Shoppers will find high-quality, international and local gifts and decorations. Visitors are also invited to warm up with a glass of warm mulled wine or hot chocolate while enjoying the great variety of European food and drinks. Admission is free, with food, drink and shopping pay as you go. Spread the cheer by following @philachristmas on Twitter and Instagram, liking Christmas Village in Philadelphia on Facebook and visiting www.philachristmas.com.

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Christmas Village Returns To Baltimore's Inner Harbor For 2016 Holiday Season

Christmas Village Returns To Baltimore's Inner Harbor For 2016 Holiday Season

Baltimore, MD -- Christmas Village in Baltimore will again transform West Shore Park (501 Light Street) into a traditional, indoor and outdoor German Christmas Market, open between Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24 and Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2016. The Inner Harbor is invited to enjoy Holiday sights and sounds with thousands of twinkling lights, two Christmas Trees, live music at the main indoor stage presented by Condor, entertainment, children’s activities and more than 50 vendors. Shop for high-quality, international and local gifts and decorations. Warm up with a glass of warm mulled wine or hot chocolate while enjoying the great variety of European food and drinks. New additions for the season will include photos with Santa Claus, arts and crafts classes, kidsFriday programming and other surprises to be announced.

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Christmas Village in Baltimore Sails Into Inner Harbor for 2015 Holiday Season Starting on Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Village in Baltimore Sails Into Inner Harbor for 2015 Holiday Season Starting on Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Village in Baltimore will again transform West Shore Park (501 Light Street) into a traditional, indoor and outdoor GermanChristmas Market, open between Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26 and Sunday, December 27, 2015. Inner Harbor is invited to enjoy holiday sights and sounds with thousands of twinkling lights, two Christmas Trees, live music at the main indoor stage presented by Condor, entertainment, children’s activities and more than 50 vendors. Shop for high-quality, international and local gifts and decorations. Warm up with a glass of warm mulled wine or hot chocolate while enjoying the great variety of European food and drink. On top of opening for an extra weekend, other additions for 2015 include new decorations like Original Herrnhut Stars, daily happy hours, food and drink areas, vendors and tasty treats. Admission is free on weekdays and opening weekend, and only $1 on December 4 and 5, 2015. Admission for all other weekends is $5 for adults, $3 for children 3-18 and free for toddlers under 3. Spread  holiday cheer by following @baltimorexmas on Twitter and  Instagram, liking Christmas Village in Baltimore on Facebook, and visiting website

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Christmas Village in Philadelphia Returns to LOVE Park Early in 2015 with More Decorations, Expanded Seating, New Food, Other Holiday Surprises

Christmas Village in Philadelphia Returns to LOVE Park Early in 2015 with More Decorations, Expanded Seating, New Food, Other Holiday Surprises

The Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by NRG Home will again transform Philadelphia’s LOVE Park (15th and JFK Boulevard) into a traditional, open-air German Christmas Market, open daily between Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26, 2015 and Sunday, December 27, 2015. For the first time ever, the market will open early for a special preview on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, 2015. Shop for high-quality, international and local gifts and decorations. Enjoy holiday sights and sounds with thousands of twinkling lights, the LOVE Park Christmas Tree, live music, children’s activities and photos with Santa Claus. Warm up with a glass of warm mulled wine or hot cocoa while enjoying European food and drink. Watch for new decorations, seating, vendors and tasty treats! Admission is free, with food, drink and shopping pay as you go. Spread the cheer by following @philachristmas on Twitter and Instagram, liking Christmas Village on Facebook and visiting www.philachristmas.com.

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Media Alert, Philadelphia: German American Weekend, Friday Jams and University of Penn Band at Christmas Village in LOVE Park

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MEDIA ALERT
CHRISTMAS VILLAGE IN PHILADELPHIA: PRESENTED BY NRG HOME


ALL ACTIVITIES BELOW AT PHILADELPHIA'S LOVE PARK (15TH/JFK BLVD) AT STAGE BEHIND LOVE STATUE 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014

What:
Friday Holiday Jams Lunchtime Concert Series

Time: 
12:00pm to 1:00pm

About:
Free lunchtime concert series that runs through December 19th, every Friday from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Performers for December 5th include: 
Jeremy Isaac 
Felicia Punzo
Margie Martino
Walt Anderson 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014

What: 
German-American Weekend 

Saturday, December 6, 2014 
12:00pm - GTV Almrausch dance performance 
1:00pm - Damenchor Wald-Echo and the Franklinville-Schwarzwald Männerchor choruses with music performance
2: 00pm - United German Hungarians dance performance
4:00pm - Play On, Philly music education program which promotes social progress through musical collaboration
5:00pm - Thomas Tones South Philly School performance 
6:00pm - University of Pennsylvania Band concert
7:00 PM - Last Chance folk-roots fusion and bluegrass duo 

Sunday, December 7, 2014
12:00pm - Jeanette Lynne - Folk-pop singer songwriter
1:00pm- Dani Mari - Singer, song writer and dreamer inspired by music of Billie Holiday and Mazzy Star
2:00pm - Rhythm Dancesport Center
3:00pm - Academy of Russian Arts
4:00pm - Jaime Pannone 
5:00pm - Daughters of Hip Tribal Bellies - Improvisational Tribal-Style belly dance group
6:00pm - Living in Harmony - Two-man band playing holiday songs

About: 
Come out and celebrate some German heritage at the Christmas Village! As in previous years, on this special weekend you will find traditional German dancing and singing on stage. Along with the prevailing German entertainment program on Saturday, you will be able to enjoy typical food and drinks from Germany, such as delicious Bratwurst, hot Gluhwein,  mouth-watering Lebkuchen & so much more!

GENERAL CHRISTMAS VILLAGE HOURS 

Thursday, November 27 preview 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, November 28 preview 11:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, November 29 official opening 11:00am to 8:00pm

 

Philadelphia Neighborhoods Light Up with 2014 Tree Lighting Celebrations by South Street, East Passyunk, Mt. Airy, Glen Foerd

Starting tonight, Philadelphia neighborhoods will light up for the 2014 holidays with festive celebrations, parties, parades and tree lightings by South Street Headhouse District, East Passyunk Business Improvement District, Go Mt. Airy, Glen Foerd on the Delaware and Christmas Village.  All events listed below are free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public. Make sure to bring your family to one or all of them. Don't forget to bring an unwrapped toy to the events on South Street and East Passyunk as part of the Joy of Sharing Campaign by CBS Philly. 
 

 Photo credit: Visit Philly

Photo credit: Visit Philly


Wednesday, December 3, 2014
City Hall and Christmas Village

Head to Philadelphia City Hall for the Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Spectacular with a 35-foot-tall Norway spruce from Linvilla Orchards. Entertainment starts at 6:00pm, with the ceremony at 7:00pm. Tonight is also the first night the Christmas Village Christmas Tree in LOVE Park will be lit. Stop by after today for photos with the twinkling tree and the iconic LOVE Statue.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
East Passyunk's Tree Lighting Party

Kick off the holidays with the annual Tree Lighting Party at the Singing Fountain (Tasker Street and East Passyunk Avenue) from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The free celebration will include live music, carolers, holiday sweets, shopping and other surprises. Don’t forget to bring an unwrapped gift for a toy drive to benefit local youth. After the party, stay until 9:00pm for extended shopping hours as the Deck the Ave campaign kicks off with shopping, sales and other festivities during December. 

Friday, December 5, 2014
Go Mt Airy Tree Lighting

Mt. Airy rings in the Holiday Season with events all weekend, kicked off by a tree lighting at the Lutheran Seminary at 4:45pm, with music from the Salvation Army Brass Band, followed by a community run Caroling session down the Avenue. That same evening, take pictures with Santa at Rothe Florists from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  The event is free and includes warm cider, cookies and candy canes for all.  There will be a store-wide sale on all holiday trimmings.

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Gilded Age Christmas at the Mansion


Glen Foerd will partner with Settlement Music School’s Kardon Northeast Branch to bring musical and ballet performances to the family friendly event Christmas at the Mansion. From 1:00pm to 6:00pm the public is invited to experience the mansion in full holiday décor, enjoy performances and children’s crafts. The Dining Car will be selling holiday sweets and cookies. Join Santa at 5:00pm as he makes an appearance at our outdoor holiday tree lighting and joins guests in singing holiday carols, followed by the tree lighting ceremony at 5:30pm.

Christmas Tree Lighting, Philadelphia, City Hall, South Street, East Passyunk, Christmas Village, Love Park, Mt. Airy, Glen Foerd

Sunday, December 7, 2014
Winter Wonderland, Tree Lighting and Headhouse Holiday Market

South Street Headhouse District presents their annual extravaganza Winter Wonderland from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Historic Headhouse Square Shambles on 200 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147.  Free family fun will include the annual holiday tree lighting, Santa Claus arriving on a firetruck, free horse-drawn carriage rides, performances by Philadelphia Dance Academy and Society Hill Dance Academy, and the Headhouse Holiday Market in conjunction with PHAIR. Brauhaus Schmitz will serve mulled wine and other treats. Before or after the festivities, stroll the district and check out holiday displays at 30+ businesses competing in the Window Wonderland Storefront Challenge. 

Christmas Tree Lighting, Philadelphia, City Hall, South Street, East Passyunk, Christmas Village, Love Park, Mt. Airy, Glen Foerd

UPDATE: EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL 2015 
Lantern Parade and FREE Concert

The Christmas fun continues after the trees are lit! Help us light up the city with the Lantern Parade at Christmas Village in Philadelphia: Presented by NRG Home. This German-style Lantern Parade starts at 5:00pm. Bring your homemade lantern and meet at the iconic LOVE Statue. The Snow Queen, along with Gerda and Kai fromEnchantment Theatre Company’s The Snow Queen, will lead the parade of lights around LOVE Park and Center City. The parade will end at the Christmas Village stage with a sing-a-long led by children from East Passyunk’s Alphabet Academy Daycare and a free concert by the The Philly POPS Festival Brass.  Join the parade with your family, or simply come to watch! All lanterns should contain battery-operated candles or lights, no flames.

Christmas Village Lights Up Philadelphia with New Lantern Parade and Concert by The Philly POPS Brass - EVENT CANCELLED

EVENT CANCELLED Update 12/10 -- Christmas Village in Philadelphia: Presented by NRG Home invites you to a traditional German-style Lantern Parade on Thursday, December 11, 2014.  At 5:00pm, bring your homemade lantern and meet at the iconic LOVE Statue. The Snow Queen, along with Gerda and Kai from Enchantment Theatre Company’s The Snow Queen, will lead the parade of lights around LOVE Park and Center City. The parade will end at the Christmas Village stage with a sing-a-long led by children from East Passyunk’s Alphabet Academy Daycare and a free concert by the The Philly POPS Festival Brass.  Join the parade with your family, or simply come to watch! All lanterns should contain battery-operated candles or lights, no flames.

For more about Christmas Village, visit:
http://
www.philachristmas.com

For more about The Snow Queen, visit: http://enchantmenttheatre.org

For info about The Philly Pops, visit:
http://phillypops.com