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/.Read More
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.Read More
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 Holiday Jams Lunchtime Concert Series
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Free lunchtime concert series that runs through December 19th, every Friday from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Performers for December 5th include:
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014
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
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
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 The Snow Queen, visit: http://enchantmenttheatre.org
For info about The Philly Pops, visit:
The Christmas Village will again transform Philadelphia’s LOVE Park (15th and JFK Boulevard) into a traditional, open-air German Christmas Market, open daily between Thanksgiving and Sunday, December 28, 2014. Shop for high-quality, international and local gifts and decorations. Enjoy holiday sights and sounds with thousand 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 and American food and drink. Admission is free, with food, drink and shopping pay as you go. Spread the cheer by following @philachristmas on Twitter, liking Christmas Village on Facebook and visiting www.philachristmas.com.
Now in its seventh year, Christmas Village in Philadelphia has grown into one of the region’s most unique and charming holiday attractions. It expects to attract more than 550,000 people in 2014. Sixty-five international and local merchants and artists are busy preparing high-quality gifts that will be sold in decorated tents and wooden houses that will pop-up throughout Center City’s famous LOVE Park. With toys, apparel, jewelry, decorations, homegoods, artwork and more, there will be something for everyone on Santa’s list.
For the second consecutive year, Christmas Village in Philadelphia is presented by an NRG company.
“NRG Home is once again proud to be the presenting sponsor of Christmas Village in Philadelphia, a growing tradition that brings the community together,” said Heather Farber, Managing Director, NRG Retail Northeast. “We look forward to connecting with consumers at Christmas Village, listening to what their energy needs are, and sharing how NRG Home can help power their holidays both at home and on the go.”
Follow the smell of gingerbread and waffles to a full menu of European food, sweets and drinks, including mouthwatering German bratwurst or schnitzel served on a warm roll (Brötchen). Look for new menu additions this year, including Döner Kebab (a German specialty featuring fresh meat shaved right off the rotisserie spit, placed in a warm pita pocket with tomato, onion, and our delicious homemade sauce). Wash it all down with a warm mug of traditional German Glühwein (spiced mulled wine) or rich hot chocolate.
On top of the great shopping and dining experiences, visitors will enjoy the glorious Christmas Tree in LOVE Park, a Wish Wall in conjunction with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, a new kid’s zone on the weekends, theme days and weekends, tasting tours with Chaddsford Winery, live music during evenings and weekends, and other surprises to be announced.
The Christmas Village previews for two days on Thanksgiving Day (9:00am to 5:00pm) and Black Friday (11:00am to 7:00pm). Stop over after Philadelphia’s annual Thanksgiving Parade on Thursday, November 27 and beat the mall crowds on Black Friday, November 28, 2014.
Daily market hours starting Black Friday through the last Sunday in December will be Friday through Saturday 11:00am to 8:00pm, and Sunday through Thursday 11:00am to 7:00pm. Christmas Eve hours are 11:00am to 5:00pm (closed on Christmas Day).
The market will have a Grand Opening Ceremony on Saturday, November 29, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Invite your family and friends to come sing-a-long to holiday selections by local choirs, marching bands and other entertainers. Meet the original Christkind from Nuremberg after she officially opens the market by reciting her traditional prologue and rings in the official lighting ceremony of the Chritmas Village Fountain (not the tree), presented by NRG Home. Take photos with her as she does her traditional walk of the market. In Germany, she is the person that brings the Christmas gifts to the kids, and she won’t be coming to Philadelphia empty handed!
Vendor lists, food and drink menus, theme weekends, special event details and special promotions will be released in mid-November. Follow @philachristmas on Twitter, follow Christmas Village on Facebook and visit www.philachristmas.com for more information.
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