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Put on your Dirndl and Lederhosen! Philadelphia’s Christmas Village will host their crowd favorite, German American Weekend on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15.

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. Be sure to watch the Lantern Parade around the Market and City Hall on Saturday night at 5 p.m. And visit with Santa in Santa’s House either days!

Feeling competitive? Take part in the first ever German Games on Sunday afternoon! Compete as a team or lone warrior in three exciting categories: Beer Stein Holding, Bratwurst Eating Contest as well as a Christmas Costume Contest and get a chance to win a trophy plus a gift package from our market. If you’re interested, sign up now by sending an email to Marvin at [email protected].

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!)

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Stage Schedule:

December 14, 2019

11 a.m. St. Thomas Gospel Choir
12 p.m. Culture Trip
1 p.m. Philly Squeeze Accordion Band
2 p.m. Auerhahn Schuhplattler Verein
3 p.m. GTV Almrausch
4 p.m. Brian McFadden
5 p.m. Winnifred Wolfe
6 p.m. Philadelphia After the Bar
7 p.m. Kramer Brothers

December 15, 2019

11 a.m. Plans to Sand
12 p.m. Rusty and Jan
1 p.m. Holy Ghost Church Choir
2 p.m. Project Philly
3 p.m. German Games
4 p.m. German Games
5 p.m. The MaST Community Charter School Ensemble
6 p.m. The MaST Community Charter School Ensemble

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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.

Hours:

Saturday, December 14 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

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