Do All Your Holiday Shopping at These 14 Local Pop-Up Markets
You need to buy gifts anyway, so why not make a special day out of it? Head to one of these temporary holiday markets to snag presents you won’t find anywhere else.
CHOP Holiday Boutique
Shop thoroughly preppy merch—from clothing and home goods to jewelry and kid’s gifts—from 25 vendors (both local and national). Local vendors you might recognize: John & Kira’s Chocolates (aka: the best hostess gift money can buy), Blue Claw Co., Main Line Monograms and Valley Forge Flowers. Even better: 25 percent of all boutique purchases and ticket sales benefit The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Friday, December 5th, 9am to 3pm; tickets sold at the door, $35 for lunch and shopping, $10 for shopping only, Merion Cricket Club, 325 Montgomery Avenue, Haverford.
Gifted: Contemporary Pottery, Tile and Small Sculpture
Philly-made housewares are on display from the likes of Boutique Textiles and Moon Spoon. Now through Sunday, January 4th, 11am to 6pm Tuesday-Saturday, opens at noon on Sundays, The Clay Studio, 137-139 North 2nd Street.
Franklin Flea Holiday Market
What’s better than vintage goods and handmade gifts? Oh, right, awesome food to eat while you shop. And the new Century 21 right next door. (Psst: Here are the 10 coolest things you’ll find there, as chosen by Franklin Flea’s founder!) Saturdays now through December 20th, The Historic Strawbridge’s Building, 801 Market Street.
PHS Holiday Pop Up
Find kitchen & gardening gadgets, cozy wearables, bulbs, greens and more at this temporary Chestnut Hill outpost. Now through December, times and dates vary, 8514 Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill.
Franklin Square Holiday Market
Check out artisan goods, like clothes and toys, produced in collaboration with PHAIR. Friday, November 28th through Tuesday, December 23rd, 4pm to 8pm, Franklin Square, 200 North 6th Street.
Gather in Love Park for lit-up stalls full of gifts, snacks, and hot cocoa alongside a stage full of live performances. Go for the gifts, or for the food. Thursday, November 27th through Sunday, December 28th, 11am to 7pm, open until 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, LOVE Park, 1599 JFK Boulevard.
Chaddsford Winery Holiday Market
Stop by for complimentary holiday-inspired drinks and shopping at indoor/outdoor market, surrounded by cozy fire pits. Saturdays and Sundays in December, 11am to 7pm, Chaddsford Winery, 632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford.
Greensgrow Holiday Bazaar
Shop local with a range of handcrafted fine art and holiday greenery, including wreaths and trees. December 6-7, and December 13-14, 10am to 4pm, opens at 11am Sundays, Greensgrow Farms, 2501 East Cumberland Street.
MAAG Annual Holiday Art Market
Live music surrounds this juried market of fine artists from local craftsmen courtesy of Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG). December 6-7, and December 20-21, noon to 6pm, closes at 5pm on Sundays, Mt. Airy Art Garage, 11 West Mt. Airy Avenue.
Shop inside the Kimmel Center for hand-crafted ornaments, jewelry, and dance-inspired pieces to benefit the Pennsylvania Ballet. Wednesday, December 10th through Sunday, December 14th, 11am to 8 pm, closes at 5pm on Sunday, Commonwealth Plaza at the Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.
Crafty Balboa Holiday 2014
Over 60 vendors will be on hand for a juried, high-quality, affordable market of handmade goods. Saturday, December 13th, 11am to 5pm, SS. Neumann Goretti High School, 11th and Moore streets.
Punk Rock Flea Market
Over 500 vendors bring old records, clothes, art and more for some alternative Christmas shopping. Just bring a $3 entry donation. Saturday, December 13th and Sunday, December 14th, 10am to 5pm, Punk Rock Flea Market-Dome, 461 North 9th Street.
Head to the botanic garden to shop a selection of greenery (wreaths, centerpieces, poinsettias and evergreens), plus goods—think small-batch jams, pottery, beauty and apothecary, and jewelry—from local vendors.
December 6th, 10am to 2pm, Bartram’s Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard.
The Philly Free School Superfantastic Craft Bazaar
More than 35 local artisans and crafters gather at the school’s rollerskating rink (!) for a day of shopping, in conjunction with Nice Things Handmade. Saturday, December 6th, 11am to 5pm, Philadelphia Free School, 2001 Christian Street.