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Visit Christmas Village in LOVE Park in Philadelphia for a traditional German Christmas market with more than 60 vendors selling ornaments, artwork, jewelry and snacks like gingerbread and mulled wine.
Enjoy live entertainment and visits with Santa while shopping during Stag & Doe Nights, Wednesdays in Chestnut Hill, Phila.
Head to Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, PA, for holiday shopping in the boutiques, and to check out the gingerbread house competition and display. The Christmas season kicks off Dec. 1-2, with the Christmas Festival featuring snacks like hot cider and toasted marshmallows, visits with Santa and a parade.
Enjoy Candlelight Shopping in downtown Haddonfield, NJ on Friday nights in December with live entertainment, carriage rides and visits with Santa.
Byers’ Choice offers an Old World Christmas Market through Dec. 31. Famous for its Caroler dolls, the Chalfont, PA company presents Saturday programs demonstrating various cultural holiday traditions.
If you’re up for a day trip, try Lancaster County’s holiday attractions. Kitchen Kettle Village offers shopping, entertainment like carolers and musicians, hot cider and s’mores, candy-making and cooking demonstrations and visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus.
The “Christmas City” of Bethlehem, PA, offers Christkindlmarkt, a marketplace experience including live music and glass ornament-making.