10+ Holiday Markets To Shop In Philly This December

Franklin Flea, Christmas Village, Greensgrow Farms Holiday Bazaar and more...

There are only a few weeks left to complete (or start!) your holiday shopping.

Luckily, there are tons of pop-up shops and holiday markets happening throughout the month of December in Philadelphia.

Most of the shopping markets feature items by local artisans and designers, so they are chock-full of handmade gifts, one-of-a-kind holiday decor and more.

Check off your holiday shopping list with our picks, below.

Christmas Village at City Hall

Christmas VillagePhoto by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

More than 80 vendors fill the sidewalks surrounding City Hall for this year’s edition of Christmas Village, a seasonal Christmas market modeled after those in Germany. Through December 24, browse holiday décor, high-quality crafts and more while enjoying festive music, food and drinks.

Christmas Village at City Hall

When:November 24-December 24, 2016
Where:Christmas Village at City Hall, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd
Cost:Free; Food, drink and merchandise are pay-as-you-go

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Made in Philadelphia Market

Made in Philadelphia Holiday MarketPhoto courtesy Center City District

Shop local at the Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market, where gift-givers can stock up on handcrafted goods made entirely by local artists, crafters and designers. Also available: lots of yummy Philly foods that will satisfy shoppers’ cravings, make great gifts or both.

Made in Philadelphia Market

When:Through December 24
Where:Philadelphia City Hall, 1401 JFK Boulevard
Cost:Pay as you go

www.ccdparks.org

Space 1026 Art Auction

This month, the affordable Space 1026 art auction returns with a variety of items for all of your holiday shopping needs. In addition to shopping, the event is also a makeshift party, complete with food, drinks and more.

Space 1026 Art Auction

When:Friday, December 9, 6 p.m.
Where:Space 1026, 1026 Arch Street
Cost:Pay as you go

ww.space1026.com

Crafty Balboa Holiday Market

This year, the popular Crafty Balboa Holiday Market in South Philly brings handmade gifts, crafts, booths from East Passyunk Avenue shops and even some free items to a new location — the Bok building. A juried market and craft fair, a group of more than 50 high-quality vendors will be on hand this year. Plus, the first 50 visitors receive free goodie bags featuring an array of items from the vendors.

Crafty Balboa Holiday Market

When:Saturday, December 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where:Bok, 1901 S. 9th Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.craftybalboa.com

South Philly Handmade Brigade

Support local artists at the annual South Philly Handmade Brigade. Browse locally made clothing, sculptures, jewelry and more or get your own "Portrait on the Moon" by photographer Jessica Kourkounis. Now in its 11th year, the celebration always brings interesting finds!

South Philly Handmade Brigade

When:Saturday, December 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where:1241 Carpenter Street
Cost:Pay as you go

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Greensgrow Farms Holiday Bazaar

Check off your Christmas list at the Greensgrow Farms Holiday Bazaar. On both December 10 and 11, shop handmade items from 30 local artists and makers while picking out your holiday greens, too.

Greensgrow Farms Holiday Bazaar

When:December 10-11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where:Greensgrow Farms, 2501 E. Cumberland Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.greensgrow.org

Captain's Vintage Punk Rock Holiday Bazaar Flea Market Extravaganza

A version of the holiday Punk Rock Flea Market lands in West Philly for the weekend. On both Saturday and Sunday, browse the goods of more than 50 vendors selling old records, clothes, art, music, food, junk, bicycles, stereo equipment, instruments, automobiles, tools, posters, furniture, computers, skateboards and lots of other random trinkets and gems.

Captain's Vintage Punk Rock Holiday Bazaar Flea Market Extravaganza

When:December 10-11
Where:Captain's Vintage Headquarters, 5070 Parkside Avenue
Cost:$2 entry

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Barnes Open House: Art After Hours and Pop-Up Holiday Market

The Barnes FoundationR. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

On Friday, December 16, the Barnes Foundation offers free admission to its impressive collection while hosting an after-hours pop-up holiday market featuring a range of items from local vendors. In addition to shopping and art, guests can also enjoy wine tastings at the after-hours event.

Barnes Open House: Art After Hours and Pop-Up Holiday Market

When:Friday, December 16, 5-8 p.m.
Where:Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:Pay as you go

www.barnesfoundation.org

Franklin Flea

Franklin FleaPhoto by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia

The Philadelphia-centric Franklin Flea Holiday Market returns for one last shopping day on Saturday, December 17, in the former home of Strawbridge & Clothier. At the wintertime market, shoppers can expect a finely tuned selection of vendors set up amid the antique chandeliers and marble columns of the historic space. Dozens of merchants will sell everything from fine antiques and vintage clothing to handmade decorative arts and gourmet street food.

Franklin Flea

When:Saturday, December 17
Where:801 Market Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.franklinflea.com

Mt. Airy Art Garage Holiday Market

Support local businesses at the Mt. Airy Holiday Craft Bazaar. Choose from a juried selection of glassware, ceramics and jewelry made by Mt. Airy’s vendors, bringing one-of-a-kind items for both adults and children.

Mt. Airy Art Garage Holiday Market

When:December 17-18
Where:The Lutheran Theological Seminary, 7301 Germantown Avenue
Cost:Pay as you go

www.mtairyartgarage.org

UCal Holiday Market

The University City Arts League puts the spotlight on local makers for its holiday craft show and market, which runs much of the month of December. Shoppers can browse a fantastic selection of goods created from 30 different artists including handmade items such as soaps, candles, jewelry, pottery, T-shirts and more.

UCal Holiday Market

When:Through December 18
Where:University City Arts League, 4226 Spruce Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.ucartsleague.org

Go West’s Holiday Craft Fest

Calling all last-minute shoppers and craft aficionados! The Go West! Craft Fest brings more than 80 artists to The Rotunda in West Philly for an afternoon of shopping that supports local makers in the community. Browse items ranging from jewelry to toys to candles, soaps, preserves and more, enabling you to pick up a thoughtful gift for all of those on your list.

Go West’s Holiday Craft Fest

When:Sunday, December 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where:The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.gowestcraftfest.wixsite.com

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  1. Uwishunu- you left off the pop up shop in Liberty Place – 3 local artists selling handmade accessories for men and women! They’re right across from Jos A. Banks at the 17th street entrance and are open until Dec 31!

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