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Christmas Village Opens At City Hall in Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – More than 50 vendors from around the world are showcasing their wares at a Christmas village set up on the west side of city hall.
The village will be open every day through Christmas Eve 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Individual wooden booths are set up to resemble a Bavarian village Christmas market with vendors selling things like handmade tree ornaments, pottery and jewelry.

Organizer Thomas Bauer is from Germany and says it’s the third year the show is in Philadelphia:

“We have also have a lot of German venders here this year. All of them came from Germany to do this show. We also have other international vendors — French, Italian even pottery from Nicaragua even Nepal.”

Local venders are also participating. Holly Shirek is the owner of Dakota Prairie Designs specializing in painted glass, “I think we offer something very unique and you are not going to find this just in any store.”

Even Chris Cringle was there taking orders from the kids.

Reported By John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio