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10 Food/Drink Items To Get Excited About at Christmas Village

Christmas Village at Love Park 2017 Food

Christmas Village at Love Park in Philadelphia is back and better than ever!

It officially opens daily, starting on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 23), to coincide with Philadelphia’s annual Thanksgiving Parade. Christmas Village will remain open through Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24. Daily market hours are Friday through Saturday 11:00am to 8:00pm, and Sunday through Thursday 11:00am to 7:00pm. Thanksgiving Day hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm, and Christmas Eve hours are 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Keeping with the German Christmas Market theme, here are 10 edible/drinkable items to get excited about:

  • Mulled wine (it’ll keep you warm!)

  • German bratwursts

  • Spatzle (soft egg noodles)

  • Potato pancakes

  • Schnitzel

  • Belgian Fries with a variety of different sauces

  • Döner Kebab

  • German sweets like gingerbread, stolen and chocolate

  • Crêpes

  • Belgian waffles with speculoos dipping sauce

I’m most excited about the brats and spaetzle! What you are most excited about?

Are you a competitive eater? On Friday, December 8 at 5:30pm you may want to take part in Christmas Village’s annual Bratwurst eating contest. It is an amateur competition with no entry fee. Each contestant has to eat as many Bratwursts as possible (max. 10) in fifteen minutes. The contestant who eats the most or finishes them all first will be declared the winner. The winner will receive a trophy along with a gift package containing a variety of Christmas Village products. Interested in participating? Sign-up by sending an email with your name and contact details to

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