Nov 17, 2021 - Things to Do

Your guide to this year's holiday markets in Philadelphia

People browse rows of vendors at Christmas Village in Philadelphia with City Hall situated in the background.

People browse the vendors at a previous Christmas Village in Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of Christmas Village in Philadelphia

With all the warnings about how supply chain logjams may complicate this holiday shopping season, we looked into ways to skip those headaches and support local businesses.

  • Check out our list of where you can celebrate the holidays and find unique gifts in Philly this year.

Holidays in Manayunk: The holiday season kicks off in the hills with the annual tree lighting at Canal View Park on Nov. 18. The event will feature live performances and a visit from Santa Claus.

  • Then, don't miss Small Business Saturday on Nov. 27, during which you can shop from over 50 local vendors.

Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market: This market at Dilworth Park outside City Hall will feature local artisans, designers, crafters and other vendors.

  • Nov. 20-Jan. 1 — 1 S 15th St.

Christmas Village in Philadelphia: Love Park is being transformed into a traditional German Christmas market, featuring wooden booths where vendors will sell holiday gifts, ornaments, and arts and crafts. European foods, drinks and sweets will be available too.

  • Nov. 25-Dec. 24 — 1500 Arch St.

Mt. Airy Art Garage's Holiday Art Market: This annual event returns with fine art, handcrafts, music, food and more.

  • Nov. 20-21, 27-28; Dec. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 — 7054 Germantown Ave.

Holidays on the Hill: Shop Chestnut Hill's boutiques and specialty stores for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 27, which will also feature Philadelphia mummers, carolers, horse-and-carriage rides and more.

  • On select days in December, take advantage of extended store hours and holiday specials at Stag & Doe Nights, or catch Santa at Market at the Fareway.
  • Plus, the Chestnut Hill Holiday Parade will take place Dec. 18.

Punk Rock Flea Market: Shop clothing, records, crafts, arts and "old punk junk" at the 23rd St Armory. Admission is $10.

  • Nov. 26-28 — 22 S 23rd St.

Community Fair: Enjoy arts, crafts, activities and food at this event at the Asian Arts Initiative.

  • Dec. 4 — 1219 Vine St.

Handmade Holidays: This annual event at Bartram's Garden offers family-friendly festivities, a marketplace of local artisans and vendors, food and more.

  • Dec. 4 — 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.

Luciafest & Christmas Market: The American Swedish Historical Museum's outdoor market includes vendors selling gifts, baked goods and holiday deli items. Admission is $5 for non-members 12 years old and up.

  • Dec. 4-5 — 1900 Pattison Ave.

Holiday Pop Up Market: Shop local vendors inside North Bowl in Northern Liberties.

  • Dec. 4-5, 11-12 — 909 N 2nd St.

West Craft Fest: An outdoor market featuring handmade products as well as food trucks in West Philly.

  • Dec. 11 — 37th and Filbert St. (The Lawn and Pivot Park)

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