(i think these are the links XD) if not look up frilladelphia
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(Thank you weetletang for x-posting on philly_lolitas for me!)
So, last year I stumbled across the charming Old World-style vendor fair that is Philly's Christmas Village and I've been dreaming of lolitas there ever since. I hear they have a carousel this year too, so I think it's time I brought this meet up idea out. It would be a lovely place to get some holiday shopping in for those of you who want to. I'm under a strict budget and just want to look and take pretty pictures, so non-shoppers can certainly enjoy the outing too.
I've never been to a lolita meetup, so help "hosting" would be nice (I can sort out basic public transit and local eating/rest stop options alright, but I'm worried about getting a big group and having to manage it!) I've attended structured cosplay meet ups though, and this would be a fairly unstructured walk around the Village plus perhaps City Hall and the Gallery. I like the idea of people being able to split off on their own, like we all meet in one area for photos and greetings, but don't feel pressured to stay together the whole time (I know I prefer small meet ups).
When: Suggest away, and don't rule out weekdays! Events list here. The 18th & 19th have performances from various heritage clubs going on for International Week, but I'm worried it'll get too crowded for a meet up. I'm really interested in being there in the evening and at night when the trees light up (5-8pm range, as the village closes at 8), but I can always go another time for that if the daytime suits people better. I'm...not really even sure how long such a meet up should be, walking all the vendor stalls shouldn't take more than two or three hours...
Cost: Bring enough for your own public transit and food (I'd think $30 would be enough for both, depends on where you're coming from); how ever much shopping money you dare to bring. There's no charge to walk the village, City Hall, or the Gallery, but I expect riding the carousel would have a small fee.
So, is anybody interested? Also, any word on how many lolitas have been showing up to other meet ups in central Philly would be helpful to know!