Christmas Village In Pa Told To Change Their Name

11.30.10 | Terry Diener

   Philadelphia's Christmas Village is just a village, at least temporarily. The outdoor market beside City Hall, which attracted 200 thousand visitors last year, was told a name change was in order after officials received complaints about the use of the word "Christmas".  Workers removed "Christmas" from the arching signs at two entrances on Monday. It will be replaced with the word "Holiday" instead. A city spokesman tells the Philadelphia Daily News that officials received complaints about the name of the collection of booths set up by German American Marketing Inc. An official with German Marketing said he was happy to make the change and no offense was intended. The village has been set up the last two years on Dilworth Plaza, near the city's holiday tree.