November 14, 2017
"Due to recent inclement weather impacting ongoing construction in LOVE Park, Christmas Village in Philadelphia will not open for the planned preview weekend on Nov. 18 and 19. Philadelphia’s largest holiday attraction and festival will still officially open as planned on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2017," reads the announcement.
Christmas Village, the open-air German market, will return to LOVE Park this holiday season. Last year, it was at City Hall due to construction at LOVE Park.
The market doesn't officially open for the season until Thanksgiving, but you can get a sneak peek before. On Saturday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 19, all are invited to preview Christmas Village.
Shoppers can get a head start on their holiday to-do list. Many find gifts among the stalls selling international treats, festive decorations and handmade crafts.
Popular items are glass ornaments, nutcrackers, hot mulled wine and gingerbread.
Christmas Village will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the preview weekend.