Philadelphia’s Christmas Village relocates to Love Park

    The Christmas Village that last year caused controversy in Philadelphia is coming back, but to a new location.

    Because work will start on the Dilworth Plaza renovations in November, the German-inspired holiday huts will move across the street to Love Park.

    “The Christmas Village in Philadelphia is an outside Christmas market event at the Love Park in Philadelphia (JFK Plaza at 1500 Arch Street between North 15th and 16th Street),” the Christmas Village website explains, though the official location on the sidebar still says Dilworth Plaza.

    The light-adorned wooden booths will be set up Nov. 24 to sell various foods, crafts and trinkets leading up to Christmas Eve. The grand opening celebration of the village is Nov, 26, and Mayor Michael Nutter will light the tree Dec. 7.

    Love Park was originally considered as alternative campsite for OccupyPhilly, which will have to vacate Dilworth Plaza when work begins.

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