Philadelphia holiday markets: 26 places to buy local gifts


If you’re looking to buy local in Philadelphia this season, you’re in luck: there are more than two dozen holiday markets and pop-ups around the city.

Whether you’re looking for candles, plants, home decor, bath and body products, art, clothes, jewelry, ornaments, or pickles, there’s something out there for you — or, ahem, the people on your list.

Some of Philly’s ongoing markets are open on weekdays, such as the Christmas Village at LOVE Park or the Black Holiday Pop-Up in West Philly. Weekends bring even more options, including several Small Business Saturday events, and dozens of pop-ups you can hit during a mid-December shopping spree. For the procrastinators, there are even some the weekend before Christmas.

We created a guide to 26 holiday markets to check out across the city, from daily affairs to one-day pop-ups.

Explore the map below, and scroll down for hours and other details.

Nov. 24 thru Dec. 24
11 am to 7 pm Sundays through Thursdays
11 am to 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays
9 am to 5 pm Thanksgiving Day
11 am to 5 pm Christmas Eve

where: LOVE Park, City Hall courtyard, and North Broad (event address: 1500 Arch St.)
what: An outdoor holiday market with “international” gifts and European foods, in the style of traditional German Weihnachtsmärkte. You can find Polish and Ukrainian glass ornaments, handmade hats from Nepal, Mexican handcrafts, and German spätzle (cheese noodles).

Nov. 19th through Jan. 1
11 am to 7 pm Sundays through Thursdays
11 am to 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays
9 am to 5 pm Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve
Closed Christmas Day

where: Dilworth Park (1 S. 15th St.)
what: An “extravagant winter wonderland” in front of City Hall, featuring Philly area artisans, crafters, and snack purveyors. Think illustrations, jewelry, vintage clothes, cannoli, craft beer, and pretty much every type of candle you could imagine.

Nov. 11 to Jan. 15
10 am to 6 pm Tuesdays through Thursdays
10 am to 7 pm Fridays and Saturdays
11 am to 5 pm Sundays

where: 26 S. 52nd St.
what: An indoor pop-up featuring 30+ Black vendors selling wares like statement earrings, West Philly gear, bath and body products, and original prints.

A vendor display at the Black Holiday Pop-Up organized by The Enterprise Center
Hannah Lonser for Billy Penn

Wednesdays: Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, 14, and 21

where: Various businesses in Chestnut Hill

what: Local businesses in Chestnut Hill offer holiday specials, extended hours, and complimentary refreshments for holiday shoppers. Santa will stroll Germantown Avenue, and keep an ear out for a roaming brass quartet.

dec. 10 and 11, and Dec. 17 and 18
11 am to 6 pm Saturdays
11 am to 5 pm Sundays

where: Mt. Airy Art Garage (7054 Germantown Ave.)
what: Original artwork from local artists over two consecutive weekends. A vendor list has not been posted yet this year, but last year’s market featured bead jewelry makers, potters, apothecaries, painters, and more.

Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 am to 4 pm

where: 600 blocks of Carpenter Lane
what: The “many merry Makers of Mt. Airy” set up shop outside with handmade things like ceramics, clothes, soaps, and wood items.

Saturday, Nov. 26, 11 am to 5 pm

where: Bok Building (821 Dudley St.)
what: South Philly makers gather to sell their goods. Think ceramics, vintage rugs, pet accessories, nostalgic art, and more.

The Bok building at 9th and Mifflin streets in South Philadelphia
Kimberly Paynter / WHYY

Saturday, Nov. 26

where: Participating businesses in Manayunk
what: Independently-owned businesses on and around Main Street will run specials, with some offering free holiday-themed gifts with a purchase or complimentary refreshments.

Saturday, Nov. 26

where: Participating businesses in East Passyunk
what: East Passyunk small businesses running specials and offering free gifts to customers. You can also check out Nice Things Handmade’s 12th Annual Ornament Show, which is displaying handmade ornaments from 30+ local artists.

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4 from 10 am to 4 pm

where: The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.)
what: Handmade goods, sold both indoors and outdoors, with different sets of vendors each day. Saturday shoppers might find crocheted accessories and creatures or Philly-made ceramics, and Sunday patrons can browse goods like illustrated Philly stickers, broken china jewelry, and artisan natural soaps.

Hyatt Centric Center City Holiday Makers Market

Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, Dec. 4, 10 am to 4 pm

where: Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia (1620 Chancellor St)
what: Philly-area artisans setting up shop in the second floor ballroom at the hotel in Rittenhouse Square, where there will be DJed music and a hot chocolate bar. Offerings include local wines, honey and beeswax products, holiday cards, and home decor.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 am to 4 pm

where: American Swedish Historical Museum (1900 Pattison Ave)
what: An outdoor Christmas market featuring live music, candlelight processes to honor St. Lucia, holiday gifts and decorations, and holiday foods like cheeses, Limpa bread, and Glögg. Admission is $5, and you can also pre-order deli items online.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 11 am to 5 pm

where: Fleisher Art Memorial (719 Catharine St.)
what: A curated art market with 20+ vendors put on by Fleisher Art Memorial and El Mercado Cultural, an initiative that’s “focused on sharing creative and marketing resources with Latinx entrepreneurs.” Expect local craftsmen to sell handmade goods alongside teaching artists and students from Fleisher.

'Handmade' market at Fleisher
Fleisher Art Memorial

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, 11 am to 5 pm

where: Bok Building (821 Dudley St.)
what: Trans Art Mart’s second-ever event, featuring trans and nonbinary vendors selling things like stained glass, prints, jewelry, clothes, wall decor, and other handcrafted items. Entry is $5, and masks and vaccine cards are required.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 11 am to 3 pm

where: Frankford Avenue and Somerset Street
what: A holiday event featuring free food from Kensington restaurants, plus 30 local gift vendors, activities for kids, a visit from Santa, and music.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 12pm to 4pm

where: Asian Arts Initiative (1219 Vine St.)
what: An all-ages event with food vendors, activities, the opportunity to check out the “Eco/Systems: Gather” exhibition, and local artists selling their wares.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 12pm to 4pm

where: Headhouse Shambles (2nd and Pine streets)
what: Small businesses sell everything from pickles to pet supplies. Plus a tree lighting, Santa meet-and-greet, a toy drive, and excerpts from “The Nutcracker” by Settlement Music School.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 12pm to 5pm

where: Bartram’s Garden (5400 Lindbergh Blvd.)
what: Free winter celebration with blacksmithing and wreath-making workshops, winter garden tours, activities for kids, food vendors, free snacks and drinks, a pie baking competition, and shopping. The vendor market runs through 4 pm

Chandelier at New Liberty Distillery in Kensington
Danya Henninger/Billy Penn

Saturday, Dec. 3, 1pm to 6pm

where: Original 13 Ciderworks (1526 N. American St.), New Liberty Distilling (1431 Cadwallader St.), Punch Buggy Brewing (1445 N. American St.), and Es Cafe Lounge (1447 N. American St.)
what: Handmade products from 40 vendors, with booths set up across four Olde Kensington breweries.

Sunday, Dec. 4, 12pm to 4pm

where: The Farm at Awbury (6336 Ardleigh St.)
what: Free admission event with the opportunity to buy “handmade, nature-inspired gifts and greenery.” Also featured at the event will be games, a s’mores pit, beer garden, mead tasting, seasonal foods, and goats.

Friday, Dec. 9.7pm to 12am
Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 am to 3 pm

where: Tendenza (969 N. 2nd St.)
what: 50 vendors per day offering wares like candles, plants, glasswares, pet bandanas, comics, and more. There will also be a bar and Friday night DJ sets.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 11 am to 4 pm

where: North Bowl (909 N. 2nd St.)
what: A “one day shopping bonanza” featuring plant-based brownies, leather goods, cufflinks, women’s clothing, greeting cards, and ornament-decorating and pictures with Krampus for kids.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m

where: Headhouse Shambles (2nd and Pine streets)
what: Co-hosted by the Sisterly Love Collective and South Street Headhouse District, with mostly women-owned vendors offering crocheted gifts, aromatherapy, focaccia, and more.

Saturday, Dec. 10.1pm to 6pm

where: Roxborough Pocket Park and Leverington Parking Lot (6170 Ridge Ave.)

what: A first-time holiday market with 20+ vendors as part of a larger holiday event with a visit from Santa, crafts for kids, local entertainment, and a tree-lighting ceremony.

Sunday, Dec. 11.11 a.m. to 5 p.m

where: The Mütter Museum (19 S. 22nd St.)
what: Described as a “holiday artisan market with a Mütter edge,” this is basically the place to go if you’re into 24/7/365 spooky szn. Over 40 vendors from all over will be there, selling clothes, jewelry, art, and other things. Entries are $5.

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18, 10 am to 5 pm

where: 22 S. 23rd St.
what: Indoor flea market with “​​awesome clothing, records, crafts, art, and most of all old punk junk.” Tickets are $10 at the door and are good for both days. Kids 12 and under enter free.

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