Holidays in Philly

A guide to all the holiday markets in Philadelphia, from pop-ups to art marts to community fairs and more

Where to buy local for all your gifts this year.

A Christmas tree and shopping village with Philadelphia City Hall in the background

Christmas Village in Love Park is one of many holiday shopping options in Philly this year

Danya Henninger / Billy Penn
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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, like 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 32 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.

Christmas Village

Nov. 24 through Dec. 24
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays
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 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).

Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market

Nov. 19 through Jan. 1
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.

Black Holiday Pop-up

Nov. 11 to Jan. 15
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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

A vendor display at the Black Holiday Pop-Up organized by The Enterprise Center

Hannah Lonser for Billy Penn

Holidays on the Hill Stag and Doe Nights

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.

Holiday Markets at the Pier

Saturdays: Dec. 3, 10, and 17 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Cherry Street Pier (121 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd.)
What: Local artists and makers sell their creations at the Cherry St. Pier along the Delaware River Waterfront.

Mt. Airy Art Garage Holiday Art Market

Dec. 10 and 11, and Dec. 17 and 18
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.

Feminist Flea Mini Market

Friday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Baby Tooth, inside the Bok Building (821 Dudley St.)
What: A curated market designed to highlight the work of BIPOC, queer, and trans makers, with raffles to support the Point Breeze mutual aid group Homies Helping Homies. 10 vendors will sell unique holiday gifts — think upcycled bags and absurdist screen-printed accessories — and artspace Baby Tooth will stay open late to sell work from 50+ local artists. A $3 to $5 “entry fee” is suggested, and masks are recommended.

Now + Then Marketplace Naughty & Nice Merchandise

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

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 set.

Northern Liberties Pop-Up Holiday Market

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

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.

Sisterly Love Collective Holiday Market

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.

Happy Holidays from Roxborough

Saturday, Dec. 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 20+ vendors as part of a larger holiday event with a visit from Santa, crafts for kids, local entertainment, and a tree-lighting ceremony.

Dr. Mütter’s Merry Emporium

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. Entry is $5.

Holiday Punk Rock Flea Market

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

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.

Diverse Supplier Holiday Shopping Showcase

Saturday, Dec. 17, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: The Rose Garden Ballroom at the Bellevue Hotel (200 S. Broad St.)
What: A holiday shopping event focused on businesses owned by women and people of color. On the 19th floor of the Avenue of the Arts hotel, vendors will offer things like handmade jewelry, recycled leather home goods, and candles inspired by Philly neighborhoods.

Market & Making

Thursday, Dec. 29, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: African American Museum in Philadelphia (701 Arch St.)
What: An event celebrating the principle of Ujamaa (cooperative economics) on the fourth day of Kwanzaa. It will featured a curated selection of Black-owned businesses as well as music, games, a quilt-making workshop, and other activities. Admission to the event is free for AAMP members, and included with general admission to the museum for everyone else.

Mt. Airy Handmade Holiday Market

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

Where: 600 block 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.

Made @ Bok Small Business Saturday Market

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

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

The Bok building at 9th and Mifflin streets in South Philadelphia

Kimberly Paynter / WHYY

Manayunk Small Business Saturday

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.

East Passyunk Small Business Saturday

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.

West Craft Fest

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

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 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

Lucia & Christmas Market

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

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

HANDMADE

Saturday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 crafters selling handmade goods alongside teaching artists and students from Fleisher.

'Handmade' market at Fleisher

'Handmade' at Fleisher

Fleisher Art Memorial

Trans Art Market

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

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.

NKCDC Holiday Market

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

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.

Asian Arts Initiative Community Fair

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

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.

South Street Tree Lighting and Mrs. Claus Market

Saturday, Dec. 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 a tree lighting, Santa meet-and-greet, a toy drive, and excerpts from “The Nutcracker” by Settlement Music School.

German Society of Pennsylvania Christkindlmarkt

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

Where: 611 Spring Garden St.
What: An event where you can shop for holiday gifts while also enjoying Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) and festive sing-alongs, plus crafts and a visit from Santa for the kids.

Latvian Society of Philadelphia’s Holiday Fair and Market

Saturday, Dec. 3, 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: 531 N. 7th St.
What: The place to go for “unusual Latvian and other gift selections that you will never, ever see in that crowded mall,” per the group’s website. You can also take your children to the craft area and treat yourself to Latvian cuisine and homemade desserts.

Handmade Holidays

Saturday, Dec. 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, activities for kids, food vendors, free snacks and drinks, a pie baking competition, and shopping. The vendor market runs through 4 p.m.

Chandelier at New Liberty Distillery in Kensington

Chandelier at New Liberty Distillery in Kensington

Danya Henninger / Billy Penn

Olde Kensington Makers Market & Bar Hop

Saturday, Dec. 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 vendors, with booths set up across four Olde Kensington breweries.

Encendido Navideño: El Barrio Christmas Village

Saturday, Dec. 3, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Taller Puertorriqueño (2600 N. 5th St.)
What: The kickoff event for a month of Christmas festivities presented by Taller Puertorriqueño and Los Bomberos de La Calle. You’ll find music, lights, holiday vendors, craft tables, and decorated casitas (“little houses”).

Awbury Arboretum Holiday Farm Party and Greens Sale

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

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.

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