Christmas Village is coming back to LOVE Park and City Hall for its 15th season of twinkling lights, yummy gingerbread, and all manner of holiday festivities — both Old World and this year, distinctly Philly.
This year’s Christmas Village will be a celebration of the many cultures that make up Philadelphia, according to city Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell.
Financial support by the city departments of Parks and Recreation as well as Commerce will help make it possible for more small businesses and businesses owned by people of color to take part in the holiday market that otherwise might not be able to afford to do so.
“Thanks to the city’s partnership with The Welcoming Center, Esperanza, and the South Street Headhouse District, visitors to Christmas Village will see more local businesses that represent the diversity of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods,” said Lovell, “bringing their local handmade arts and crafts to the largest audience in the region during the holidays.”
Originally published by The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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