Peddler’s Village welcomes the Season of Lights with the Grand Illumination Celebration on Friday, November 17, 2017, 6-9 p.m. Shops are open until 10 p.m. to kick off the Merchants’ Open House Weekend. The Gingerbread Competition & Display also opens on November 17 and is on free public display through January 6, 2018.
In an exciting countdown ceremony at 6:15 p.m. on the Main Green, Santa and Mrs. Claus with CBS Philly’s Kate Bilo will “switch on” one million jewel-colored holiday lights, transforming the entire Village into a dazzling winter wonderland.
After the ceremony, enjoy complimentary warm apple cider and roasted marshmallows over an open fire. Local musicians and school choirs perform holiday favorites throughout the evening. Join Santa for photos in Giggleberry Fair where Photos with Santa continues through December 23, Fridays-Sundays.
The Gingerbread Competition & Display is a feast for the eyes with more than 50 creative and whimsical entries on exhibit in the Village Gazebo. Admission is free and the display will be open during shopping hours through January 6, 2018.
Check off your holiday gift list at the Merchants’ Open House Weekend with refreshments in each shop and something for everyone, November 17-19. The Village’s extended holiday shopping hours are November 24 through December 30, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Free Admission and Parking.