Magical Open-Air German Christmas Market with Christmas Village in Philadelphia

Christmas Village in PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA – Embrace the holiday magic as Christmas Village in Philadelphia Presented by Bank of America takes over LOVE Park (1500 JFK Blvd.), City Hall's Courtyard, and North Broad sections, transforming Center City into a magical open-air German Christmas Market. This year marks the 16th season of the beloved holiday attraction, running from November 23 to December 24, 2023 with a preview weekend on Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th.

Magical Open-Air German Christmas Market with Christmas Village in Philadelphia

New for 2023, look for later hours after dark (through 8:00 pm Sunday to Thursday, and through 9:00pm on Friday and Saturday). With the change in time, visitors are invited to gaze upon the thousands of twinkling lights, including new European market lights being added to last year’s brand new rustic wooden huts. Along with these new highlights, visitors are invited to follow the smell of hot chocolate and Swiss raclette cheese, and other European delicacies to Philadelphia’s largest holiday attraction! Enjoy holiday sights and sounds with enchanting decorations, captivating live music, children's activities plus the double-decker Christmas Village Carousel, majestic Ferris Wheel and Kids Train.

Prepare to embark on a journey of gift-giving with a wide selection of high-quality international and local gifts and decorations. Indulge in an assortment of handcrafted beverages including warm Glühwein (mulled wine) or drinks spiked with local Boardroom Spirits plus non-alcoholic offerings like hot chocolate or apple cider. Save the date for German American Weekend on December 9th & 10th and watch for tickets to go on sale for exclusive spirits tastings. Feel the Christmas spirit thanks to open-air outdoor seating plus endless food options presented by Bank of America! Last but not least Santa always has a surprise up his sleeve – stay tuned for new additions & upgrades to our winter wonderland.

Admission is always free while food & beverages are pay-as-you-go. Spread some holiday cheer by following @philachristmas on Instagram TikTok & LinkedIn liking Christmas Village on Facebook & visiting

Christmas Village in Philadelphia will commence in 2023 with a special Preview Weekend on Saturday November 18th & Sunday November 19th 2023 followed by its official opening every day starting Thanksgiving Day November 23rd 2023 through December 24th 2023. Get ready for holiday sips sights & shopping from over 120 local & international merchants plus an additional 40 vendors at Dilworth Park as part of the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market featuring a curated selection of local merchants from the tri state area!

 Together shoppers this season will have more than 160 reasons to skip malls & shop small & local right here in Center City! Look out for Käsespätzle Germany’s take on mac’n’cheese soft cheese egg noodles freshly made in a cast iron pan topped with crunchy onions fresh draft beers including our exclusive “Christmas Bock” creation from local Fairmount Avenue based Brewery Techne Belgian Fries hot German Glühwein spiced mulled wine spiked drink options such as boozy hot chocolate with liquor from local Boardroom Spirits mouthwatering German Bratwurst Schnitzel served on a roll Brötchen Swiss Raclette cheese Helmut’s strudel treats & nuts vendor plus much more guaranteed!

 We are thankful for all families creating cherished memories at our market this season along with unwavering support from The City Of Philadelphia which plays an important role bringing this magical experience alive each year said Thomas Bauer President Of Christmas Village In Philadelphia “The enthusiasm is greater than ever & we look forward to welcoming all guests!"