Christmas Village in Love Park. (Danya Henninger/Billy Penn)

’Tis the season when many are mentally skipping past Thanksgiving and instead gearing up to brave Black Friday crowds or snag Cyber Monday deals in an attempt to secure the perfect holiday gifts.

Not your thing, but still looking for something special for the folks on your list? ’Tis also the season for Philadelphia’s many holiday markets, several of which offer the opportunity to support local creators or find something that fits a specific niche.

Over three dozen seasonal shopping pop-ups (!) are scheduled in Philly over the next couple months. So whether you’re looking for clothing, candles, coffee, or cards, there’s probably something (or many somethings) for you.

Some of the events are ongoing and open weekdays, like Christmas Village at LOVE Park and Made in Philadelphia outside City Hall. Weekends are filled to the brim with additional options in different parts of the city.

Hot tip: With several one-time events scheduled, Dec. 2 is the perfect day for a holiday market crawl. But you don’t have to wait — there are pre-Thanksgiving options for early shoppers, and a handful of late December options for last-minute buyers.

Billy Penn put together a guide to 40+ holiday markets you can check out across the city, from repeated events to single-day pop-ups.

Find one near you using the map below, and scroll down for hours and other details.

Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market

Nov. 10 through Jan. 1
12 to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays
12 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Christmas Eve
Closed Christmas Day

Where: Dilworth Park (1 S. 15th St.)
What: Philly-area makers set up outdoors with their wares in Dilworth Park. Potential finds there include jewelry, canvas paintings, nut butters, locally brewed craft beer, pottery, glass-blown art, organic dog treats, and more.

Christmas Village

Nov. 18 through Dec. 24
12 to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays
12 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
12 p.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 modeled after traditional German Weihnachtsmärkte. You can find alpaca winter gear, edible re-seedable birdhouses, handcrafted Moroccan gifts, French soaps, vinyl record art, and more. There’s also the chance to snack on items like Austrian strudel, crepes, raclette, and bao buns.

Mistletoe Marketplace at Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular

Nov. 17 through Jan. 1

Where: FDR Park (20th and Pattison)
What: Among the many other facets of Tinseltown — lights, ice skating, an ice slide, photos with Santa, etc. — is a holiday shopping marketplace with around a dozen vendors selling things like sweets, sports-inspired art, gifts for dogs, candles, and more. Tickets to Tinseltown start at $15.99, but the prices can vary a lot depending on which day you go.

Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar

Saturday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Rivers Casino (1001 N. Delaware Ave.)
What: Up to 80 vendors will sell their wares at the Event Center on the second floor of Rivers Casino, and Bourbon and Branch and High Fidelity Bakery will have food for sale. There’s a $3 entrance fee for most of the event, but the last hour is free. Free parking is available.

Miracle On American Street Holiday Gift Market

Saturday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: NextFab North (1800 N. American St.)
What: Olde Kensington Boutique and NextFab are hosting 100+ vendors, alongside demonstrations, giveaways, activities, and tours of NextFab’s makerspace. You can shop for things like vegan jerky, scrap metal sculptures, upcycled clothes, laser cut items, and more, and then get it wrapped in locally designed wrapping paper.

Hanukkah Makers Market

Sunday, Nov. 19, 12 to 5 p.m.

Where: Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History (101 S. Independence Mall East)
What: The Weitzman hosts its first Hanukkah market, featuring creators whose goods are typically sold in the museum store. While supplies last, you can get a gift with your purchase. Proceeds from the market go toward the museum.

Thunderbird Salvage Christmas in Kensington

Friday, Nov. 24 through Dec. 31
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays

Where: 2856 Frankford Ave.
What: A pop-up Christmas store put together by Thunderbird Salvage selling decor and vintage gifts every weekend through the holiday season. There’s also a Christmas photobooth and a Friday wine series featuring glasses and bottles available from the local cafe Forin.

McGillin’s Holiday Pop Up Shoppe

Friday, Nov. 24, and ongoing
12 to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays

Where: Corner of Sansom & Juniper streets (a block from the tavern)
What: McGillin’s Olde Ale House, which claims the mantle of the oldest continuously operating tavern in Philadelphia, is branching out for the first time with a second location. It’ll offer branded apparel, ornaments, and other trinkets, some of which are also available online.

Small Business Saturday Handmade Holiday Market

Saturday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: High Point Cafe (602 Carpenter Lane)
What: A holiday shopping event in Mt. Airy featuring local vendors selling their creations and products. 

Made @ Bok Small Biz Saturday

Saturday, Nov. 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Bok Building (821 Dudley St.)
What: The biggest Made @ Bok event yet, where almost 40 vendors will sell their crafts on the first floor of the building.

Vegan Holiday Market

Saturday, Nov. 25, 12 to 4 p.m.

Where: Friends Center (1501 Cherry St.)
What: A chance to make any plant-based holiday purchases, hosted by South Philly vegan convenience store V Marks the Shop and featuring several local vendors.

Gratefully Germantown

Saturday, Nov. 25, 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: 5400 block of Germantown Avenue
What: The nonprofit Germantown Arts District’s holiday event is “meant to combat the usually hectic black Friday shopping and create a calming but exciting event,” organizers say. Small vendors will offer hand-crafted items, DJs and musicians will perform, and “interactive activities” are promised.

Chestnut Hill Stag & Doe Nights

Wednesdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas

Where: Chestnut Hill businesses
What: Stores extend their hours and offer holiday specials. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Santa greets families and a brass quartet roams around the area. Drop into places like Gravers Lane Gallery, where you’ll find a curated exhibition of objects made by over 40 different artists, or Zipf’s Candies, where you can find Christmas chocolates from Belgium. Free parking is available.

Tacony LAB First Friday Holiday Maker Market

Friday, Dec. 1, 5 to 9 p.m.

Where: Tacony LAB Community Arts Center (6918 Torresdale Ave.)
What: The community arts center’s final first Friday of the year, which will include handmade arts and crafts for sale, plus free pictures with Santa, live music, and holiday cookies and cider. It’s part of Tacony CDC’s “Winter Wander” night.

Now + Then Marketplace Gifts Galore Market

Friday, Dec. 1, 5 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: The Frankford Arsenal (2275 Bridge St.)
What: Dozens of local vendors fill The Frankford Arsenal with art, skincare products, jewelry, candles, apparel, and more. Parking is available in the lot next door.

Lucia & Christmas Market

Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: American Swedish Historical Museum (1900 Pattison Ave.)
What: An outdoor, rain-or-shine market in a heated tent featuring holiday deli items, Christmas decorations, gifts, Swedish holiday foods, and sweets. There will also be live music and a Lucia children’s program. Admission costs $5 on Saturday for non-members. (Children under 12 and members get in free.) Admission is free for everyone on Sunday.

Liberty Flea Market

Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Bok Building (821 Dudley St.)
What: Local vintage and artisan vendors selling things like antiques, decor, and clothes. Admission is $5. (Kids 12 and under are free.)

Awbury Arboretum Holiday Open House & Greens Sale

Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: The Francis Cope House (1 Awbury Road)
What: A day full of seasonal workshops, goats, music, and yes — shopping. Find local honey, handmade textiles, holiday wreaths, hollies and cuttings from Awbury, and more.

Handmade Holidays

Saturday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Bartram’s Garden (5400 Lindbergh Blvd.)
What: Local artisans and other vendors will offer their goods for sale at a larger event with a gift-wrapping station, s’mores and snacks, a pie-baking contest, card- and wreath-making, a family holiday portrait opportunity, and more.

Mrs. Claus Holiday Market

Saturday, Dec. 2, 12 to 4 p.m.

Where: Headhouse Shambles (2nd and Pine)
What: A holiday market, put together by The Sisterly Love Collective and South Street Headhouse District, that’s focused on woman-owned businesses. It overlaps with a Santa meet-and-greet and precedes South Street’s tree-lighting ceremony at 4:15 p.m.

Asian Arts Initiative Community Fair

Saturday, Dec. 2, 12 to 4 p.m.

Where: Asian Arts Initiative (1219 Vine St.)
What: A celebration of the end of the school semester that supports the initiative’s youth program. The arts and crafts market includes vendors selling prints, body care, ceramics, and more, and the fair will also have activities, info tables, and food.

German Society Christkindlmarkt

Saturday, Dec. 2, 12 to 4 p.m.

Where: German Society of Pennsylvania (611 Spring Garden St.)
What: A yearly tradition dating back to the early 20th century, where you can buy gifts, advent calendars, cards, hot meals, desserts, coffee, and more. There will also be a visit from Santa, Christmas carol singalong, and crafts for kids.

Latvian Society Winter Holiday Market

Saturday, Dec. 2, 12 to 5 p.m.

Where: The Latvian Society (531 N. 7th St.)
What: An annual event featuring vendors with Latvian and other gift options. Latvian cuisine, homemade desserts, and beer will also be for sale.

Pro-tip: The German Society and Latvian Society are right around the corner from one another, so it’s an easy double trip. (The Asian Arts Initiative is also fairly close — a 20-minute walk.)

reFlea Vendor Market

Saturday, Dec. 2, 12 to 5 p.m.

Where: The Resource Exchange (1800 N. American St.)
What: Indoor event where you can shop for remade, refurbished, upcycled, and other DIY clothes, jewelry, decor, and more.

Philly Rare Book Fair

Preview on Thursday, Dec. 7, 5 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Trinity Memorial Church (2212 Spruce St.)
What: The second Philly iteration of a traveling rare book fair that includes 25 vendors from around the country displaying “a broad range of books and ephemera.” If you’re looking for a place to score an original, first printing copy of Harry Potter, this is your spot. (It’ll just cost you $225,000.) There will also be some speakers and an opportunity for free book appraisals. Admission is free on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets for the Friday preview cost $50.

Happy Holidays from Rox & Pop-Up Market

Friday, Dec. 8, 5 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 12 to 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 10, 12 to 4 p.m.

Where: 6174 Ridge Ave.
What: An indoor market with 20+ vendors, accompanying Roxborough’s holiday season kickoff event. In addition to shopping and food trucks, the schedule also includes a Friday-night tree lighting ceremony, performances by local groups, family photos with Rudolph, and a chance to meet Santa Claus.

A Very Greek Christmas Market: ‘A Night in Plaka’

Friday, Dec. 8, 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: St. George Cathedral (256 S. 8th St.)
What: A Christmas market hosted by St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington Square West.

West Craft Fest

Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.)
What: Two days of shopping for local handmade wares, taking place both indoors and out. Vendors differ on each day.

Fiber Craft Holiday Market

Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Bok Building (821 Dudley St.)
What: The first iteration of a fiber arts-dedicated holiday market, organized by South Philly’s Weaver House. Over 60 vendors are set to participate, selling fiber-based items from yarn to woven earrings.

Northern Liberties Holiday Pop-up Market

Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Operator’s Club (1010 N. Hancock St.)
What: Since the market is scheduled for the same day as Northern Liberties’ “holiday shopping stroll,” you can shop around retailers in the neighborhood before dropping by the Piazza-based co-working space. Expect goods for sale from “dozens of artists and makers,” as well as the chance to pick up a snack, get a photo with Krampus, or do some make-and-take crafts.

HANDMADE x El Mercado Cultural

Saturday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Fleisher Art Memorial (719 Catharine St.)
What: A market promoting local artisans and other vendors, particularly vendors participating in Fleisher’s El Mercado Cultural initiative.

Sisterly Love Holiday Market

Saturday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 16, 12 to 4 p.m.

Where: Headhouse Shambles (2nd and Pine Sts.)
What: Members of the Sisterly Love Collective sell their wares, like fan apparel, aromatherapy, and soaps.

Jingle Jawn Holiday Market

Sunday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Old Pine Community Center (401 Lombard St.)
What: Local artists, crafters, and other makers offer goods for sale like vintage clothes, small-batch chocolates, vegan cheese, and handmade embroidery. The community center will also be collecting nonperishables for its holiday food drive.

Trans Art Market

Sunday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Bok Building (821 Dudley St.)
What: A market spotlighting the work of trans and non-binary artists. Admission is $5. Masks are required, and staff will check COVID vaccination cards at the door.

Merry Gothmas

Sunday, Dec. 10, 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: Tattooed Mom (530 South St.)
What: The place to go if you’re looking for goth items. Per the Facebook event, you can find things like “bones, taxidermy, clothing, crystals, tarot or even just adorable Halloween type soaps and products.”

Church Street Holiday Pop-up Market

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 3 to 7 p.m.

Where: On Church Street, outside Christ Church (20 N. American Street)
What: Local vendors gather at the usual site of the Farmers Market at Christ Church. Expect to find “tons of last-minute gifts that don’t look last-minute.” Bonus: the event overlaps with the Old City Holiday Shopping Stroll, which takes place from 5 to 8 p.m.

Holiday Punk Rock Flea Market

Friday, Dec. 15, 4 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16 and Sunday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 23rd Street Armory (22 S. 23rd St.)
What: The “place to shop for awesome clothing, records, crafts, art, and most of all old punk junk,” per the event description. It costs $10 at the door (kids 12 and younger are free), and your ticket will get you into both days.

Art Star Holiday Procrastinator Market

Saturday, Dec. 16 and Sunday, Dec. 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Philadelphia Visitor Center (599 Market St.)
What: A curated crafts market to help you wrap up your holiday shopping. Find pottery, jewelry, leather goods, and more.

Decemberfest: Made in Mt. Airy

Saturday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Lovett Park (6945 Germantown Ave.)
What: Mt. Airy CDC’s first annual holiday market, where vendors will gather in Lovett Park and attendees can enjoy food, drink, music, and a visit with Santa. Shops in the neighborhood will also be open and “offering festive cheer.”

Made @ Bok Winter Market

Saturday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Bok Building (821 Dudley St.)
What: Shop around the Bok Building for crafts made by artisans in the community.

Vegan Holiday Market

Sunday, Dec. 17, 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: Tattooed Mom (530 South St.)
What: V Marks the Shop’s second vegan market of the season, this time taking place at a South Street bar.

Kwanzaa Quizzo and Evening Bazaar

Friday, Dec. 29, 5 to 8 p.m.

Where: Franklin Square (200 N. 6th St.)
What: Hosted by the African American Museum in Philadelphia as part of its annual Kwanzaa festival, the event will celebrate the principle of Ujamaa, or cooperative economics. Expect a “a curated family-friendly market experience featuring Black-owned vendors from across the region,” plus quizzo (Kwanzaa-themed), food trucks, and music.

Updated Dec. 1

Asha Prihar is a general assignment reporter at Billy Penn. She has previously written for several daily newspapers across the Midwest, and she covered Pennsylvania state government and politics for The...