The popular Christmas market made a comeback to City Hall and LOVE Park with new safety measures in place.
The famous holiday market offering European comfort food, drink and shopping is returned earlier last month to City Hall and LOVE Park albeit with new COVID-19 measures in place. Unfortunately, it’s now time to say goodbye! Philly’s Christmas Village will be closing on Wednesday, December 24, but there’s still time for you to get in some last-minute shopping if you’d like!
This year, Christmas Village hosted over 60 vendors selling holiday gifts, hand-made ornaments as well as plenty of hearty European dishes including bratwurst — a total must-try and a staple of this German-style market — ooey-gooey raclette cheese, mulled wine, schnitzel and more!
Christmas Village reopened its doors to the public following state and local guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus. New measures include offering half its usual number of vendors to observe social distancing, separate food and shopping areas and a crowd-controlled food court with spaced out tables.
In addition, the shopping area has also been arranged around the perimeter of LOVE PARK to make space for one-way paths and promote social distancing. As per usual, visitors are being asked to wear masks at all times except when seated in the food court, eating and drinking. Hand sanitation stations will also be available. All those feeling sick or who have been in contact with a sick person are being asked to stay at home.
The market is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m until 7 p.m. and until 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Merry shopping and Happy Holidays!
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[Featured image: Facebook/ Christmas Village in Philadelphia]