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Philly Holiday Guide: Christmas Village

‘Tis the season to shop until you drop! Of course, here at Philly PR Girl, we recommend you shop locally from passionate small business owners. Fortunately, the tenth annual Christmas Village in Philadelphia is now open! The doors of this festive Christmas market open at 9 a.m., giving you access to more than 60 vendors, live music, and delicious European treats.

The holiday season in Philadelphia is not complete without exploring the wooden booths at LOVE Park on Arch Street. Stroll around the winter wonderland and take a look at all the international goodies available at the village. Here are a few must-see highlights this season:

Food & Drinks
  • Allow the smell of Wandering Waffle guide you into the Christmas Village. Authentic Belgian sugar waffles have made their way our city. Order a naked waffle or top it off with fruit, chocolate, bacon, or other delicious toppings.
  • Grab Pretzelphoria’s chocolate covered, buffalo, garlic knot or honey mustard pretzels while you’re here. Get them to-go as a snack, or wrap them up as a gift.  
  • Baked Cheese Haus is a must-visit vendor for Philadelphia’s cheese connoisseurs. Pair a delicious cheese selection with hot honey crisp apple cider.
  • While no holiday party is complete without the perfect bottle of wine, sip on hot wines from Chaddsford Winery.

Holiday Decor
  • Dress up the tree this year with hand painted blown glass ornaments from Yolkstar. Bring the charm of Ukrainian Christmas traditions home this year.
  • Kaethe Wohlfahrt brings beauty of handcrafted German ornaments to markets around the country. At Christmas Village, the shop features teddy bears, wax angels and snow globes for the entire family.
  • Find seasonal fragrances and hand poured soy candles at Park & Madison. These are essential if you’re having a holiday party, or give them as a beautiful hostess gift.
  • Christmas Village has it all, from gifts to the tree! Make sure you have room in the car for the tree stand, wreaths, and more.
Fashion & Beauty
  • With all the holiday parties just around the corner, find that perfect statement piece from Ideal Handcrafted Jewellery. Crystal pendants, rings and necklace straight from Northern Spain.
  • Shop Bella U boutique at for sweaters, scarves, accessories and more for a unique Christmas Village gift for loved ones (or you)!
  • Select a truly one-of-a-kind gift from Friction Jewelry’s leaf collection. Each unique piece is handcrafted from real California leaves and Italian silver chains.


Catch all the family-friendly fun at Santa House’s and capture a photo with Old Saint Nick. Get some holiday shopping done early. Enjoy festive, authentic European fare. Hurry, before Christmas Village is all gone on Christmas Eve!

Where is your favorite Philly spot in Christmas Village? Let us know in the comments or use the hashtag #PhilaChristmas.