Get ready for steaming mugs of mulled wine and twinkling holiday lights when Christmas Village in Philadelphia returns to LOVE Park on Thanksgiving. It will run through Christmas Eve, with a preview weekend on Nov. 17 and 18.
The village will officially open after the annual Thanksgiving Parade at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22. The opening ceremony takes place on Sunday, Nov. 25. The market will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
This year, the market will have more than 80 international and local merchants. Visitors can buy everything from ornaments to toys to apparel and home goods. The outdoor grill hut will also return, serving bratwursts and schnitzels on rolls. One of the village's most popular dishes, raclette, will also return.
The Made in Philadelphia market, now in its fourth season, opens in Dilworth Park on Nov. 17 with more than 50 local artisans, designers, crafters, and confectioneries. It will run through Jan. 1.
New vendors this year include French Toast Bites, Kremen Art, and Chardonnay Go board game. Visitors can watch live crafting demonstrations and warm up with hot cocoa and cider, plus a variety of sausages, pretzels, funnel cakes, Belgian fries, skewers, and more.
The carousel will also be running, and rides cost $3 each.