21 holiday markets in the Philly area
Find cool gifts and support local businesses at these holiday markets.
It’s the season of gift giving. And yes, we can do our shopping without ever leaving our couches, but there’s something special about going out and choosing the perfect gift for a loved one (or yourself) in person. The Philadelphia area has plenty of great holiday markets where you can get into the festive spirit and enjoy tasty treats, all while supporting small businesses and artisans.
Show local businesses some love. Whether you’re spending the day with family at the traditional Christmas Village at LOVE Park or seeking out a unique gift at a holiday pop-up, you’re bound to find what you need to complete your gift list shopping.
West Philly Black Holiday Pop-Up Market
Nov. 11-Jan. 15, 2023, Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tue.-Thu. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
For the first time ever, The Enterprise Center will present a holiday pop-up market dedicated to Black creators. More than 30 different Black-owned businesses and creators will participate selling their art, jewelry, clothing, home decor, candles, skin care and hair care, accessories, and more. There will also be food for sale and live music on select days.
Nov. 18-Jan. 8, 2023
Bucks County’s Peddler’s Village is a beautiful, quaint spot that goes all out for the holidays. Starting in mid-November, the Village is aglow with more than one million lights strung around the trees, restaurants, and more than 65 locally owned shops and boutiques. While you’re shopping and eating, stop by the annual gingerbread display to drool over this year’s competition entries. There are also Santa parades, live music, fire pits, marshmallow roasting, and more throughout the season.
Nov. 18-Dec. 18 (Fri.-Sun. the first two weekends, then Thu.-Sun. starting Dec. 1), Thu. and Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Bethlehem is known as “The Christmas City,” so it’s fitting that Christkindlmarkt has been a favorite tradition for families in the Lehigh Valley and beyond for more than 30 years. (It was named one of the top holiday markets in the world by Travel + Leisure in 2019.) Along with visits with Santa, live musical performances, and beautiful decorations, you’ll find more than 65 artisans and vendors. German ornament manufacturer Käthe Wohlfahrt is a crowd favorite, but there are dozens more local and national merchants. Bring your appetite: There will be local food trucks along with plenty of German holiday eats such as strudel, German roasted almonds, schnitzel, potato pancakes, and more. Tickets for Christkindlmarkt are $10 on Thursdays and Fridays and $12 on Saturdays and Sundays. Children 5 and under are free. Get your tickets online; they cost a bit more at the gate. Sales for any given day end at midnight the night before.
Nov. 19-Jan. 1, 2023, Sun.-Thu. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Thanksgiving Day 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Christmas Eve 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Closed Christmas Day
Shop dozens of local artisans, designers and small businesses from the Philly region — all within a few steps of the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, the “Deck the Hall” Light Show that illuminates City Hall nightly from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the hour, and the Wintergarden at Dilworth Park. Look for the festively lit tents filled with artwork, home goods, ornaments, sweets, toys, apparel, jewelry, decorations, and more. Some of this year’s vendors: Astro Vinyl Art, Really Reel Ginger, Native Sun Companies, The Philly Tarot Deck, and Philly Makers. There will also be food booths. Admission is free.
Nov. 24-Dec. 24 (preview weekend Nov. 19 and Nov. 20), Sun.-Thu. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Thanksgiving Day 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Christmas Eve 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Follow the smell of German gingerbread and Swiss raclette to Philadelphia’s largest holiday attraction. This year’s German-style open-air market in LOVE Park is getting a new, more cheerful look with bold and beautiful booths. Stroll among twinkling lights and over 110 international and local merchants and artists. German company Käthe Wohlfahrt is returning with its popular ornaments, incense smokers, and other handcrafted decorations. Thanks to the city’s partnership with The Welcoming Center, Esperanza, and the South Street Headhouse District, there will also be a variety of minority-owned businesses to better represent the diversity of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. Warm up with a glass of mulled cider and feast on menu items like dumplings, bratwurst, and Belgian fries. Inside the open-air beer garden, find drinks from Chaddsford Winery, Boardroom Spirits, Brewery Techne, and Mainstay Independent Brewing, as well as the Wish Wall light installation and live music on select days. If you’re bringing the kids, there’s also a Ferris wheel, double-tier carousel, and miniature train ride.
Winter Village at the Red Mill Museum
Nov. 25-Nov. 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Winter Village is a three-day outdoor, tented and heated, craft market with over 50 local craft artisans, activities, and food trucks each day. The event coincides with Red Mill Museum Village’s Festival of Trees. For the 13th year, community members and local businesses and organizations come together to design and decorate trees that are then on display amid the historic buildings. Your $10 ticket includes admission to a single day of the Winter Village and Festival of Trees. Multi-day passes and Family Memberships are also available. Kids 6 and under are free. After visiting the market and picking your favorite tree, walk around Downtown Clinton where you can visit with Father Christmas, board a horse-drawn carriage ride, and catch a performance by the “Dickens Days” theatrical carolers.
Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular’s Mistletoe Market
Nov. 25 - Dec. 31, nightly starting at 4:30 p.m. (closed Mon. and Tue. until Dec. 19)
Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular transforms the Fairgrounds at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center into a winter wonderland. Featuring 1.2 million lights, an 8,000-square foot ice rink, a 162-foot ice slide, professional carolers, photos with Santa, and more, it’s a holiday experience like no other. While you’re there, shop local artisans and small businesses at the Mistletoe Market. A few of this year’s vendors include: Sugar Rush Macarons, True Honey Teas, The D3LCO Effect, Phillygoat, and Chocolate Moonshine. To shop at Mistletoe Market, you need a timed ticket to Tinseltown. Tickets start at $14.99.
Weekends through Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Find a unique gift for someone on your list, or pick up those finishing touches for your holiday decorating. A home and garden store, Black Shed is located within an agricultural farm in Stockton, N.J. Throughout the year, it hosts outdoor markets with local artisans and other small businesses. The annual holiday market is even bigger and better with three weekends of Winter Markets with local vendors, live music and food trucks. Shop while enjoying spiced mulled wine or free hot chocolate by the fire pits, surrounded by beautifully lit trees.
Nov. 26 and Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mount Airy Renaissance Craftables and High Point Cafe are teaming up to host two makers markets in Northwest Philly. Each market will include plenty of handmade craft items such as jewelry, ceramics, clothing, dog treats, prints, kid items, skincare products, wood items, and more. Note: These events will take place in two different locations: Carpenter Lane and Green Street on Nov. 26 and Allen Lane Train Station on Dec. 4.
Amazing Christmas Village
Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Dec. 23, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Located just across the street from the Neshaminy Mall, the 3rd annual Amazing Christmas Village offers a festive outdoor shopping experience with decorated vendor booths selling holiday crafts, candles, toys, jewelry, and more. There will be vendors with traditional European holiday dishes, local food trucks, music, fire pits, and kid activities. This event is free and family friendly.
Dec. 3-4, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
After three years away, West Craft Fest is back at The Rotunda - and for two days. Each day will include different vendors, both inside and outside, for a total of over 130 makers all together. Find artisan jewelry, warm knits, ceramics, stationery, original art (and prints), ornaments, candles, soaps, trinkets, children’s gifts, and other treasures. Everything is handmade by Philly artists and makers.
Dec. 3-4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Shop Swedish holiday deli items, SWEA bakery treats, crafts, decorations, and more at this outdoor market. The Auxiliary Swedish Christmas Cafe will be selling holiday foods and sweets. Plus, there will be daily Lucia processions and live holiday music. This event is free for museum members and children under 12. $5 for nonmember adults. Buy tickets in advance or at the gate.
📍American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave., 📞 215-389-1776, 🌐 americanswedish.org, 📷 @americanswedish
Dec. 3, noon-5 p.m.
Bring the whole family along for a day of seasonal festivities, music, refreshments, and shopping. The marketplace will feature a wide selection of local artists and vendors including children’s books from Aisha Toombs; crocheted accessories from Nana’s Hook, handmade jewelry featuring original art and cultural icons from Sunnie Wallflower, curated seed packs from True Love Seeds, herbal apothecary, bath and body items from Nyambi Naturals, and more. Warm up around the campfire with a hot beverage, stroll through the garden for a wintry walking tour or free winter tree ID, or take part in a handmade craft workshop. And get that perfect family photo at the photo booth. You can also preorder a Bartram signature wreath to pick up during the event.
Dec. 3-4 and 10-11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Kennett Square Holiday Village Market is modeled after the classic Christkindlmarkt with curated artisan and vintage vendors, food trucks, and live music from local schools and local professional musicians. This year’s event will feature more vendors than ever before — over 100 total over the four days. New vendors this year will include Dial V for Vintage, Herbal Jawn Apothecary, Creative Arch Philly Jewelry, and Blue Jar Studio cyanotypes. Kennett local favorites include Hilltop Flower Co., TEXTILE, and Bee Our Guest Wraps.
Buy a special Holiday Village Market mug and sip a warm cocktail while shopping and checking out the ice sculptures. Kids can even visit with Santa. There’s also a shuttle that will bring you to and from State Street, Kennett Square’s main shopping and dining area. Tip: The Creamery is just 10 minutes from Longwood Gardens if you’d like to visit both on the same day.
Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Each year, Fleisher Art Memorial hosts a creative market where Philadelphia artists and makers can showcase and sell their work. This year, HANDMADE will be presented in collaboration with El Mercado Cultural, an initiative focused on sharing creative and marketing resources with Latinx entrepreneurs. Philadelphia artist Cassie Renee Peña will be curating a list of over 20 vendors creating handmade goods from fabric, clay, glass, wood, and more. The Fleisher Art Memorial is dedicated to the cause of making art accessible to everyone, regardless of economic means, background, and artistic experience.
Atlantic City Holiday Bazaar
Dec. 3-4, noon-5 p.m.
The 2nd Annual Atlantic City Holiday Bazaar will take place in the Noyes Arts Garage, a beautiful arts & crafts-focused event space in the heart of the Atlantic City Arts District. In addition to shopping with local artists and craftsmen, there will be live music, food and drink vendors, an indoor biergarten, crafts for kids and adults, and pictures with Santa.
Dec. 4, noon-4 p.m.
Shop for holiday wreaths and garlands (preordering is recommended) or take a wreath-decorating workshop (preregistration required). There will also be craft and food vendors, live music, and fire pits for warming up and making s’mores. You can even visit with goats. This event is free to attend and many of the activities are free with the exception of the workshops.
Dec. 9, 7 p.m. - midnight, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
This indoor holiday market will feature 50 local and sustainable small businesses each day including Greenly Plant Co., Riot Alliance, Queer Candle Co., Second at Best Press, Panic Eyes Jewelry, Snug Baby, and more. Free to attend and it’s family-friendly (though earlier Friday night or Saturday is suggested for kids). The market will be inside the currently empty Tendenza event space next to the Piazza, with a set from DJ Firestone on Friday night and bar thanks to Tendenza and Stateside Vodka.
Northern Liberties Holiday Pop-Up Market
Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Held at North Bowl, the Northern Liberties Holiday Pop-Up Market has expanded to be both inside and outside of the expansive bowling alley this year. Shop over 35 craft and handmade goods vendors, including prints, cards and art from Brotherly Love Gallery, baked goods from Kirra’s Cake and Beyond and Dr. Brownies, vegan soap from SCB Naturals and natural whipped body butters from Elizabeth Peyton Creations, and more. The free event will include Northern Liberties branded swag and gifts along with family fun like a hot cocoa bar, letter writing to Santa and ornament making. If you want an alternative to the usual pic with Santa, snap a photo with Krampus.
Holiday Craft Market in Historic Sugartown
Dec. 10, noon-4 p.m.
Sip a drink in the pop-up biergarten with local brews, wines and spirits from Chaddsford Winery, Locust Lane Craft Brewery and Manatawny Still Works while shopping over 40 local crafters and artisans including Terrain Textures, Wickit Wonders, Cheryl’s Cookie Hutch, Botanical Bubbles, Shay Beads, Lots A Lava, and more. Grab a bite from Buddy’s Burgers and East Coast Mini Donuts food trucks. Warm up at the hot cocoa bar, and you can even see Santa. The craft market will be in the field behind Historic Sugartown’s William Garret House. Your $5 ticket helps support the ongoing preservation of the 19th-century village. (Kids under 18 are free.)
Dec. 17 and Dec. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The indoor Punk Rock Flea Market is the place to shop for vintage clothing, records, handmade crafts, one-of-a-kind art, and plenty of old punk junk. Look for 100 vendors that change each day (so it’s worth going more than once). Tickets are $10 and gets you entrance for both days. Kids 12 and under are free. You can even bring your leashed dog.