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Christmas Village in Philadelphia Is Getting a Ferris Wheel for 2019

Philly's Christmas Village, which already includes Love Park and Dilworth Park, will add a 65-foot ferris wheel and a kiddie train at City Hall this year.

A 65-foot-tall ferris wheel will be part of Philadelphia's Christmas Village.

Philadelphia's Christmas Village is expanding for 2019 and the additions will include a ferris wheel and a kids' train.

Wawa Holiday Plaza, which will be on North Broad Street outside City Hall, will bring dozens of new vendors, twinkling lights, more wooden huts and hot cocoa as well as the 65-foot ferris wheel and the Christmas Village Holiday Train. These will join the carousel in the City Hall courtyard as part of the famlly friendly entertainment at the holiday shopping venue, which will open Thanksgiving day, with a special preview next weekend, Nov. 23 and 24. Tickets will be $4 for the ferris wheel and $3 for the train.

The North Broad expansion joins the city's seasonal shopping complex at Love Park, the City Hall Courtyard and Dilworth Park, which hosts the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market. More than 800,000 visited last year to shop, sip, munch and gawk. This year, they can also get a bird's-eye-view of the festivities from the ferris wheel or have the kids zip around the plaza in the mini train. 

Love Park hosts vendors from around the world with gifts, European food, hot mulled wine, cold beer and a 27-foot-tall lighted, walk-through gift box called The Present, which this year will allow visitors who make a donation to activate colored lights around the ribbon of the box.

Dilworth Park will again host the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market, featuring crafts and art from around the region.

The Carousel at Christmas Village

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