Put on your Dirndl and Lederhosen! Philadelphia’s Christmas Village will host their crowd favorite, German American Weekend this Friday, December 7 through Sunday, December 9. This popular theme weekend is presented by Bank of America and looks to set a record for the 2018 season.
Enjoy traditional German dancing and singing on stage and various German clubs from all over the area. Bring your dancing shoes to learn some German steps and traditions. Feeling competitive? Check out the brat eating and liter lift competitions! And if you can only make one event, try for the Lantern Parade on Saturday night at 5 p.m. Modeled after the traditional Christmas markets in Germany, there will be plenty of authentic German cuisine and beverages. Feast on Bratwurst (authentic sausage), Sauerkraut, Schnitzel, Kässpätzle (soft cheese egg noodles), Lebkuchen (gingerbread cookies with a twist), and much more. And keep warm with some Gluhwein (warm mulled wine!)
December 7, 2018
3 p.m. – Thomas Singers
5 p.m. – Walnut Street Theatre – Winter Wonderettes
6 p.m. – Chapel Choir St. Joseph’s University
7 p.m. – The Kramer BrothersNotable:
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Bratwurst Eating Contest at the Alm/ Beer Garden
December 8, 2018
12 p.m. – After the Bar
1 p.m. – New Spirit of Penn
2 p.m. – GTV Almrausch
3 p.m. – La Vie En Rose
4 p.m. – United Hungarian German Schuhplattler and Cultural Group
5 p.m. – Patrick Warn
6 p.m. – Dark Matter Trio
7 p.m. – Walnut Street Theatre – A Christmas Carol
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Beer stein-holding competition at the Alm/ Beer Garden
5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Lantern Parade around LOVE Park, City Hall and Dilworth Plaza
December 9, 2018
12 p.m. – Philadelphia Dance Academy
1 p.m. – State Street Tribal
2 p.m. – Fireworks Dance Center
3 p.m. – Northvoice Choir
4 p.m. – Philadelphia Trombone
5 p.m. – Culture Trip
6 p.m. – Shawna Thomas appears courtesy of JBCMUSIC Management
About Christmas Village in Philadelphia:
Returning for its 11th season already, Christmas Village in Philadelphia will once again transform the newly renovated LOVE Park (1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102) into a traditional, open-air German Christmas Market, open daily between now and Christmas Eve. Christmas Village will light up LOVE Park with holiday sights and sounds featuring thousands of twinkling lights, festive Christmas decorations, live music at the main stage, children’s activities, Wine and Beer Tastings and photos with Santa. Visitors will find high-quality international gifts, ornaments and decorations and are invited to warm up with a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate while enjoying the great variety of European food and drinks. Admission is free. Prices vary for food, drink and other merchandise offered by vendors. Spread the cheer by following @philachristmas on Twitter and Instagram, liking Christmas Village in Philadelphia on Facebook and visiting the website at www.philachristmas.com.
Friday, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 8 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 9 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.