The famous Love Park in the city center is the setting for more than 80 European style wooden booths selling everything from one of a kind jewelery to German bratwurst and gingerbread. The Philadelphia Christmas Village is in the age old Bavarian tradition. There are regular performances by dancers in seasonal costumes to enjoy in between your shopping.
Pennsylvania's own Bethlehem gets into the holiday spirit with a German-style market in four vast tents at SteelStacks, the 10 acre arts and culture campus on the site of the old Bethlehem steel plant. The focus is on hand made goods by more than 150 local artisans, along with traditional Christmas music and displays of glass blowing, plus appearances by St Nicholas himself.
What's claimed to be the oldest German-influenced Christmas market in the United States takes over central Mifflinburg for the holiday season. Over 100 stalls celebrate the German heritage of Mifflinburg's founders. The market is not only a great deal of fun but it's all in a good cause too because Mifflinburg Christkindl raises money for local charities.