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, clothing, jewelry, ornaments or pickles, there’s something for you – or, uh, the people on your list.

Some of Philly’s ongoing markets are open on weekdays, such as Christmas Village at LOVE Park or the Black Holiday Pop-Up in West Philly. Weekends offer even more options, including multiple Saturday events for small businesses and dozens of pop-ups you can visit on a shopping spree in mid-December. For procrastinators, there is even the weekend before Christmas.

We’ve put together a guide to 26 holiday markets to check out across the city, from everyday bargains to one-day pop-ups.

Explore the map below and scroll down for times and other details.

From November 24 to December 24
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday to Thursday
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christmas Eve

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

From November 19 to January 1
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday to Thursday
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve
Closed on Christmas Day

Where: Dilworth Park (1 S. 15th St.)
What: An “extravagant winter wonderland” in front of City Hall, featuring Philadelphia-area artisans, artisans and snack vendors. Think artwork, jewelry, vintage clothing, cannoli, craft beer, and almost any type of candle you could imagine.

Nov. 11 to Jan. 15
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Where: 26 S. 52nd Street.
What: An indoor pop-up with over 30 black vendors selling items like statement earrings, West Philly gear, bath and body products and quirky prints.

Hannah Lonser for Billy Penn

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

Where: Various businesses in Chestnut Hill

What: Local Chestnut Hill businesses are offering holiday specials, extended hours and free refreshments for holiday shoppers. Santa Claus will stroll down Germantown Avenue and keep an ear out for a traveling brass quartet.

December 10 and 11 and December 17 and 18
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Mt. Airy Art Garage (7054 Germantown Ave)
What: Original artwork by local artists over two consecutive weekends. No vendor list has yet been released this year, but last year’s market included bead jewelry makers, potters, apothecaries, painters, and more.

Saturday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Block 600 of Carpenter Lane
What: Mt. Airy’s “many joyful creators” took to the outdoors with handmade items like ceramics, clothes, soaps, and wooden wares.

Saturday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Bok Building (821 Dudley Street)
What: South Philly manufacturers gather to sell their wares. Think ceramics, vintage rugs, pet accessories, nostalgic art and more.

The Bok Building at 9th and Mifflin Streets in South Philadelphia
Kimberly Paynter / WHY

Saturday November 26

Where: Participating companies in Manayunk
What: Independent businesses in and around Main Street will be running specials, some offering free holiday-themed giveaways with a purchase or free refreshments.

Saturday November 26

Where: Participating companies in East Passyunk
What: East Passyunk small businesses run promotions and give free gifts to customers. You can also check out the 12th Annual Nice Things Handmade Ornament Show, which showcases handmade ornaments by over 30 local artists.

Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.)
What: Handmade items, sold indoors and outdoors, with different sets of vendors every day. Saturday shoppers can find accessories and crochet creatures or ceramics made in Philly, and Sunday shoppers can browse products such as Philly picture stickers, broken china jewelry and handmade natural soaps.

Hyatt Centric Center City Vacationer Market

Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, December 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia (1620 Chancellor St)
What: Philadelphia-area artisans set up shop in the hotel’s second-floor ballroom in Rittenhouse Square, where there will be DJ music and a hot chocolate bar. Offerings include local wines, honey and beeswax products, greeting cards and home decorations.

Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Swedish American Historical Museum (1900 Pattison Ave)
What: An outdoor Christmas market with live music, candlelight processions to honor Saint 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, December 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Fleisher Art Memorial (719 Catharine Street)
What: A curated art market with over 20 vendors set up by Fleisher Art Memorial and El Mercado Cultural, an initiative that “focuses on sharing creative and marketing resources with Latinx entrepreneurs.” Expect local artisans selling handmade goods alongside teaching artists and Fleisher students.

'Handmade' market in Fleisher
Fleisher Art Memorial

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Bok Building (821 Dudley Street)
What: The second Trans Art Mart event, featuring trans and non-binary vendors selling things like stained glass, prints, jewelry, clothing, wall art, and other handcrafted items. Admission is $5, and masks and vaccine cards are required.

Saturday, December 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Frankford Avenue and Somerset Street
What: A holiday event with free food at restaurants in Kensington, plus 30 local gift vendors, children’s activities, a visit from Santa and music.

Saturday, December 3, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Asian Arts Initiative (1219 Vine Street)
What: An event for all ages with food vendors, activities, the chance to experience the ‘Eco/Systems: Gather’ exhibit and local artists selling their wares.

Saturday, December 3, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Headhouse Shambles (2nd and Pine Streets)
What: Small businesses selling everything from pickles to pet supplies. Plus tree lighting, a meet-and-greet with Santa Claus, a toy drive and excerpts from Settlement Music School’s ‘Nutcracker’.

Saturday, December 3, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Bartram’s Garden (5400 Lindbergh Blvd.)
What: Free winter celebration with blacksmithing and wreath-making workshops, winter garden tours, children’s activities, food vendors, free snacks and drinks, baking contest and shopping. The vendors’ market runs until 4 p.m.

Saturday, December 3, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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 suppliers, with stalls set up in four Olde Kensington breweries.

Sunday, December 4, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: The Farm at Awbury (6336 Ardleigh St.)

What: Free-entry event with the option to purchase “handmade, nature-inspired gifts and greenery.” The event will also include games, a s’more pit, beer garden, mead tasting, seasonal foods and goats.

Friday, December 9, 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Saturday, December 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Tendenza (969 N. 2nd St.)
What: 50 vendors per day offering items like candles, plants, glassware, pet bandanas, comics, etc. There will also be a bar and a DJ set on Friday evening.

Saturday, December 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: North Bowl (909 N. 2nd St.)
What: A “one-day shopping deal” with plant-based brownies, leather goods, cufflinks, women’s clothing, greeting cards, ornament decorations and pictures with Krampus for children .

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

Where: Headhouse Shambles (2nd and Pine Streets)
What: Co-hosted by the Sisterly Love Collective and the South Street Headhouse District, with mostly female-owned vendors offering crochet gifts, aromatherapy, focaccia and more.

Saturday, December 10, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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

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

Sunday, December 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: The Mütter Museum (19 S. 22nd St.)
What: Described as a “holiday craft market with a Mütter edge”, this is basically the place to go if you like spooky szn 24/7/365. Over 40 vendors from all over will be there selling clothes, jewelry, art and more. Admission is $5.

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 22 S. 23rd Street
What: Covered flea market with “awesome clothes, records, crafts, art and mostly old punk junk”. Tickets are $10 at the door and are good for both days. Children 12 and under enter free.


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