One thing that I was really looking forward to doing this year was going to a Christmas village. It’s sort of become like an unofficial tradition for us since our first time attending a Christmas village in Bucks County, PA last year. I’m not someone who loves the winter season, but Christmas is a time of year I can definitely get pumped about and villages help in making it even more exciting. Now, if we aren’t riding around looking at people’s Christmas decor.
However, something we both often find ourselves excited about around this time of the year is attending Christmas villages – especially ones outside of the city and close to us. Despite the fact that it’s rare we actually purchase something other than food while we’re there, it’s exciting getting the opportunity to see the real trees, gander at the hand-crafted gifts, while sipping hot chocolate.
This year we visited Kennett Square Creamery’s village for the first time and decided to check it out on our way back from Delaware.
We did not purchase anything except food, but we enjoyed frolicking around it and seeing what it had to offer.
Similar to other villages, the Kennett Square village had retail stalls where you could purchase handcrafted gifts, but it also had things you could interact with and food you could buy. They even had a section where you could purchase s’mores supplies and make s’mores! My husband and I didn’t know that was a thing that Christmas villages did until last year when we went to our first one, but it was so cool to see!
They also had a photo-booth where we could take photographs with Christmas-themed props.
My favorite part, other than the cool items for sale, was definitely the food, however. We had come straight from Korean class and Jiffy Lube because my husband needed an oil change, so we were a bit hungry from not having anything to eat that morning.
We both ordered the mac and cheese with pulled brisket and it was so good! I was planning to order something a little lighter, but I was so hungry and wanted something that I didn’t need to take off my gloves to eat because it was cold!
Do you enjoy going to Christmas villages? Have you ever been to one? What was your experience like?