Philadelphia to celebrate an old fashioned Christmas

November 24, 2013 by  

The Christmas Village in Philadelphia will be open from Thanksgiving Day to New Year’s Day and is a recreation of a traditional outdoor German Christmas market.

There are expected to be at least 60 vendors in wooden booths selling traditional food, sweets, beverages, Christmas ornaments, holiday gifts, and art and craft pieces like homemade jewelry. There will also be thousands of lights and a large holiday tree. Guests will be able to purchase treats like mulled wine, gingerbread, and bratwurst.

Several events are taking place at the Village including the grand opening ceremonies on November 30, which will feature the Christkind from Germany, a local choir, and a marching band.

The tree lighting is set for December 4, and a fundraiser weekend is to be designated over the December 21 – 22 weekend, at which $1 off all items purchased goes to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. There will also be weekly special events like visits to Santa on Fridays and glass painting demonstrations on Mondays.

To advertise events such as this, event organizers in Philadelphia will sometimes invest in services such as flyer printing from local printing companies. Among the virtues promotional flyers might extoll are the chance show the children what a traditional Christmas looks like and the opportunity pick up some unique and original items to give as gifts.

The Christmas Village in Philadelphia is open from November 28 to January 1, 2014 at Love Park’s JFK Plaza and is free to attend. To learn more, visit the official event website.