Details: Christmas villages in Philadelphia, Baltimore

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WHERE TO STAY

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Inn at the Black Olive

803 S. Caroline St., Baltimore

443-681-6316

www.theblackolive.com/Inn

Twelve-suite hotel features an on-site Greek restaurant and food market. Within walking distance of the Inner Harbor. From $229.

Arthaus Philadelphia

604 S. American St., Philadelphia

267-519-9967

arthausphiladelphia.com

Four-room guesthouse feels like a provocative art gallery that serves homemade breakfast. From $100.

WHERE TO EAT

Both Christmas Villages offer food and beverage concessions, many with a German touch. Among them: Artisan Exchange in Philadelphia sells German-style pizza for $6 and cheddarwurst for $8; German Sweets’s roasted almonds ($5 per cone), also in Philly; a pretzel roll with crab cake ($8) and waffles with toppings ($5) at Vince’s Tasty Creations in Baltimore; and Hot Gluhwine’s white or red mulled wine ($7 per mug), also in Charm City.

WHAT TO DO

Christmas Village in Baltimore

Inner Harbor, 501 Light St.

www.baltimore-christmas.com

Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free weekdays; $1-$5 weekends. Special events and performances on weekends. Closes Dec. 24.

Christmas Village in Philadelphia

Love Park, 1500 Arch St.

www.philachristmas.com

Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Daily performances. Closes Jan. 1.

INFORMATION

www.visitphilly.com

baltimore.org

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