4 Major Holiday Markets to Shop This Weekend

Get all of your shopping done at these festive markets.


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At a loss for where to find the best holiday deals and most one-of-a-kind gifts for your friends, coworkers and loved ones? Head to one of these weekend markets featuring Philly’s most talented artists and favorite local boutiques. With savings from 20 to 50 percent off on handmade jewelry, decorative prints, and vintage treasures, you don’t want to miss out. We promise: It’s way cooler than what you’ll find at the mall.

Rittenhouse Row Holiday Fashion Crawl
On Saturday from 12pm to 3pm, more than 10 Rittenhouse retailers host simultaneous in-store parties, featuring cocktails from the city’s top restaurants and mixologists. But it’s not all boozy fun — most retailers are also offering up serious deals. Some sales to watch out for Saturday afternoon: 20 percent off shoes and jewelry at Shop Sixty Five, up to 50 percent off at Ellelauri, and 10 percent off at Skirt if you present the fashion crawl map (which you can score at the Capital One at 1636 Walnut Street). Go here for more details.

NoLibs Holiday Shopping Spree
Celebrate this timeless Northern Liberties tradition by racking up the discounts on one-of-a-kind vintage and handmade goods at neighborhood favorites like Jinxed, Art Star, and SWAG Boutique. Here’s how the system works: This Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm, shoppers are given a ‘spree card’. Make a purchase at a participating store and you’ll get 10 percent off (and a sticker on your card). Show your card at a second retailer, and get 15 percent off your purchase, and another sticker; head to a third, and get 20 percent off your buys. Once you have three stickers on your card, you get 25 percent off at any participating shops for the duration of the weekend-long event. Go here for more details.

Franklin Flea Vintage Holiday Market
It’s pretty much impossible to miss this bustling market event, because it’s happening every Saturday this month until the 19th. From 10am to 5pm at the Historic Strawbridge’s Building on 8th and Market Streets, explore this vast and gorgeous space packed with over 40 of Philly’s best independent vendors. Whether you’re after vintage 1920s linens from Greatest Friend, artisan Moroccan kilm boots from Souli & Souli, or the latest in home decor from At Home Modern, you’ll find it here. Plan to spend a significant portion of your afternoon here, as there will be delicious bites courtesy of Poi Dog Snack Shop and Hocks N Coqs. Go here for more details.

Fishtown Holiday Stroll
Take a stroll along Frankford Avenue between Palmer Street and York Street this weekend (December 4th-6th) and support the local artisans and businesses in the Fishtown area. Each day is something new: On Friday, spend $30 at antique purveyor Catch & Release and receive a free screen-printed tee; check out live printing demos on Saturday at Atmo Print Co and take 20 percent off any purchase total over $20; and end your holiday shopping weekend with a festive arts and crafts activity at Circle of Hope. Go here for more details.