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Philly's Christmas Village Will Look More Like Christmas Seasons Past in 2021

The village will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays for the 2021 holiday shopping season

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Philadelphia's Christmas Village will return for the 14th year in a row to give Center City its annual holiday makeover, reports the Philadelphia Business Journal.

The open-air German Christmas market will open on Thanksgiving and run through Christmas Eve. A preview weekend will be held Nov. 20-21 to give visitors an early look at the more than 110 vendors bringing their unique products to the village this year.

Vendors will be sprawled across Love Park, the City Hall Courtyard and the north side of City Hall selling handcrafted products like ornaments, toys, apparel, jewelry, decorations, home goods and artwork, reports

Last year, the Christmas Village operated with about half of its usual number of vendors due to COVID-19 restrictions, with about 60. Visitor capacity was also limited. This year, Christmas Village officials anticipate a holiday attraction more reminiscent of pre-pandemic times.

“Christmas Village in Philadelphia is gearing up for one of our largest and most festive seasons ever in Love Park,” Christmas Village President Thomas Bauer said in a statement. has full details on the 2021 Christmas Village including fun attractions for children and a beer garden for adults.

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