Christmas Village has new locale, same name

Workers are setting up for Christmas Village in Love Park due to the planned $50 million construction at Dilworth Plaza.

From Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, vendors in more than 50 wooden booths will sell traditional European food and drinks, along with jewelry and other trinkets. The outdoor holiday market was located in Dilworth Plaza for the past two years, but major renovations are expected to begin next month, the city said.

To accommodate the wooden booths in Love Park, the benches have been removed and the holiday tree has been set up in the fountain.

Last year, the outdoor market became a national story when city officials replaced the word “Christmas” with “Holiday” on several signs due to a complaint, but changed it back after being widely criticized by residents and pundits alike, including Fox’s Bill O’Reilly.

While the market will open next Thursday, the grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 26.

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