Pop-up holiday markets and events are cropping up all over town for the season — for a single day, a weekend, for several weekends or even for an entire month.
This weekend, three major Philadelphia holiday markets hang out their shingles and kick off the gift-seeking season. Gift givers can shop ’til they drop at such holiday-only destinations this weekend as Christmas Village at Love Park, Franklin Flea Holiday Market and the new-this-year Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market.
Here’s a look at where shoppers can get in on the holiday pop-up shopping action this weekend.
Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market at Dilworth Park
Making its grand debut this weekend, November 21-22, the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market showcases the work of local artists, crafters, confectionaries and designers. Shoppers can purchase goods from local artists like Philly Word Art, designers like Beaucycled and Saffron Creations and crafters like soap maker Mahogany Essentials and Candlemaker Accent Aroma. Also available: Philly foods galore in the form of macaroons and cannolis from T Bake Shoppe, gourmet chocolates from Tradestone Confections, flavored kettle corn from Philly Pop Kettle Corn and other favorites. Note that the market will be open with a limited number of vendors from December 3 through 9, and will remain open on the southern end of Dilworth Park through December 27.
When: November 21-December 27, closed Christmas Day
Where: Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street
Christmas Village at Love Park
With its charming European-village type setting, Philadelphia’s German-style Christmas Village at Love Park has become a key Philly holiday tradition. Here, shoppers find popular Christmas gifts from Germany, including glass ornaments, music boxes, nutcrackers and more while vendors serve up hot mulled wine, gingerbread and bratwursts to keep shoppers warm and satisfied. Plus, this year the market opens a week early with a preview weekend November 21-22.
When: November 21-22; November 26-December 27
Where: Love Park, 1500 Arch Street
Franklin Flea Holiday Market
The Philadelphia-centric Franklin Flea Holiday Market returns to the historic Strawbridge’s Building for six Saturday shopping days this holiday season. At the indoor wintertime market — a cozy switch-up from the Franklin’s seasonal outdoor setup — shoppers can expect a finely tuned selection of around 50 vendors peddling goods amid the antique chandeliers and marble columns of the historic space, selling everything from fine antiques and vintage clothing to handmade decorative arts and gourmet street food.
When: Saturdays, November 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19
Where: Historic Strawbridge’s Building, 801 Market Street