Obviously, a Christmas village cannot exist without a train. We looked for a suitable train for our village for more than 3 years. Our requirements were simple: it needed to be cute and original. (not a very simple task to achieve with our student budgets..)
There is a special organization of Philadelphia which came to our rescue: Christmas Village of Philadelphia. Every holiday season, the city of Philadelphia hosts visitors from all around the world. Here are some pictures:
There are numerous little shops, a number of food and/or drink booths.. so a lot of fun..
It is possible to find countless options for our little village. That is why every winter we make more than a few visits to the Christmas village. So far, our favorite stands has been the German handmade ornaments and decorations. Our dear german friends travel all the way from Germany and spend the holiday season usually away from their families. All their products are hand made and unique.
Our train is one of them. Look at the faces of the figurines on the train.
If you are around Philadelphia in any December, do not forget to visit the Christmas town..