November 19 – 20, 2016
November 24 – December 24, 2016
Philadelphia will once again transform into a European wonderland for the annual Christmas Village, this year making a move to City Hall while LOVE Park undergoes renovations.
Modeled after traditional European open-air Christmas markets, Christmas Village in Philadelphia is a daily outdoor holiday market selling all sorts of gift-able items right in the heart of Center City.
The market debuts on the weekend before Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20.
Shoppers can expect more than 80 vendors set up in dozens of wooden booths and two large tents, all offering a wide range of international holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, toys and high-quality arts and crafts.
But Christmas Village is more than just an outdoor shopping center. You’ll frequently find street-side performances and special events take place throughout the afternoon, and it’s adjacent to several other holiday attractions, including the Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park and the Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market.
New For 2016 + Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market
Christmas Village has a brand new – but history-rich – location this year. Due to renovations taking place at its original home of LOVE Park, the village with be hosted in the courtyard and the north and east perimeter of City Hall this year. This brings it just steps away from the Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market at Dilworth Park, creating the ultimate spot to get all of your holiday shopping done.
The Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market features local artisans, designers, crafters and homemade treat vendors selling a variety of gifting ideas and holiday foods in festively lit tents topped with original Herrnhut Stars.
Hours and Getting There
Christmas Village officially opens for a preview weekend November 19-20, 2016. Stop by for opening celebrations and the chance to be some of the first guests to shop the holiday market.
The regular season commences with daily hours between Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26 through Saturday, December 24 with daily market hours Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. On Black Friday, the market will be open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and on Thanksgiving Day, the market will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. On Christmas Eve the market will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Christmas Village is closed on Christmas Day.
To arrive at the holiday market, follow directions to City Hall in the heart of Center City.