The Ultimate Guide to Philly’s Pop-Up Holiday Markets

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Check out our guide to find holiday markets popping up near you in Philadelphia. Photograph by Russ Brown Photography.

Christmas Village
For holiday shopping with an international flavor, stop by the redesigned Love Park between now and Christmas Eve. In addition to the beer garden, the mulled wine booths and the many vendors selling German trinkets, Dutch treats, etc., there’s also a packed calendar of events including live music, dance performances and dog-friendly Fridays.
Through December 24, LOVE Park, 1599 John F. Kennedy Blvd.

Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market
Just catty-corner to the Christmas Village is the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market in Dilworth Park. The focus, of course, is on items made by local shops and artisans (including Franklin’s Garage, Camino Books, Accent Aroma, Jonesy’s Accessories and tons more; here’s the full list). While you’re there, why not do a little ice skating or ice sledding?
Runs through January 1, Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St.

Holidays In Manayunk
Just northwest of downtown, Manayunk will be busy once again this winter with lots of wining, dining and shopping opportunities to lure you to Main Street. Keep an eye on the whole calendar, but here are some highlights:

  • Thursdays: Holiday Strolls — themed promos, happy hour specials and more.
  • December 1: Style Me Manayunk — a “retail pop-up” with food, music and vendors selling fashion, home décor and other gifts and such, at the Nickels Building, 4323 Main St.
  • December 8: Rudolph Run — a 3-mile run with holiday attire encouraged.

Main Street, Manayunk.

Peddler’s Village
New Hope’s cozy enclave of shops was made for holiday shopping. Expect gingerbread houses, murder mystery dinner theater, photos with Santa and more. Here’s the calendar.
Through January 5, 2019, 2400 Street Rd., New Hope, PA.

Old City Holiday Market
One weekends between now and Christmas, a little patch of North Second Street will host a pop-up holiday market. Vendors include Fezziwig’s Sweet Shoppe, the Clay Studio, Petit Jardin en Ville and other cool stuff from the neighborhood. For more Old City holiday stuff, check this.
Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., through December 23, 137 N. Second St.

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Weavers Way Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Housekeeping accessories, kitchen stuff, “urban homesteading supplies,” trees, gardening gear, more.
Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., through December 30, 542 Carpenter Lane.

Christmas Tree Stand Holiday Market
Trees, ornaments, decorations and such.
November 23-December 24, Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd.

Thunderbird Salvage Blowout Before Christmas Sale
The Kensington salvage company sells new and used holiday decorations and such.
Saturday and Sunday, November 24 & 25, 2441 Frankford Ave.

NKCDC Holiday Market
New Kensington Community Development Corporation hosts local makers of beer, art, candles and more.
Saturday, November 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 1825 Frankford Ave.

The Flea Market at Keystone
Vintage clothing, toys, records, etc. Canned good donations for Philabundance welcome.
Sunday, November 25, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Keystone Mini Golf and Arcade, 161 Cecil B. Moore Ave.

Stag & Doe Nights in Chestnut Hill
Shops stay open late; hot chocolate, wine tastings, carolers and more.
Wednesday nights, November 28-December 19, 6-9 p.m., along Germantown Avenue.

Cricket Cringle
Open-air sale and festivities in downtown Ardmore.
Friday, November 30, 5-9 p.m. & Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cricket Avenue, Ardmore, PA.

Holy Name Parish Christmas Bazaar
Raffles, white elephant and more in a Fishtown church.
Saturday, December 1, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus Church, 701 Gaul St.

Bartram’s Handmade Holiday Greens Sale
Decorated and undecorated wreaths, centerpieces, ornamental greens, more.
Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.

Lucia and Christmas Market
Swedish food, crafts, decorations and more.
Saturday, December 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave.

Clover Market at PAFA
Some 75+ local vendors selling jewelry, art, textiles and other curiosities.
Saturday & Sunday, December 1-2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 128 N. Broad St.

Holiday Bazaar at Northwestern Stables
Silent auction, raffles, “reindeer pony rides,” “holiday photos with Santa and his horse,” more. Benefits Riding Lesson Scholarship Fund.
Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 120 W. Northwestern Ave.

Greensgrow Holiday Bazaar
Greenery, hot sauce, candles, you name it.
December 1, 2, 8 & 9, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., 2501 E. Cumberland St.

Mayfair Christmas Village
Arts and crafts, live music, tree lighting, etc. in the Northeast.
Sunday, December 2, 2-6 p.m., Ryan & Cottman avenues.

Porta Philadelphia Holiday Pop-Up Market
Local vendors selling clothes, ornaments, art, more.
Sunday, December 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 1216 Chestnut St.

South Philly Handmade Brigade
Glass, housewares, wearables and lots more. See the artists’ studios as well.
Saturday, December 8, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 1241 Carpenter St.

Crafty Balboa Holiday Market
Ceramics, textiles, jewelry, paper and more by 80+ local artists and craftspeople.
Saturday, December 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Bok, 1901 S. Ninth St.

The Punk Rock Flea Market @ Cherry Street Pier
A giant sale of handmade and otherwise interesting stuff, with 50 vendors each day and no repeats. (Note: There’s more than one Punk Rock Flea Market in town these days. This is the O.G. booked by R5.)
Saturday & Sunday, December 8 & 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd.

Mt. Airy Art Garage Holiday Art Market
Billed as “a juried holiday display of original fine art and handcrafts.”
Saturday & Sunday, December 8 & 9, noon-6 p.m., 7054 Germantown Ave.

Community Craft Art Fair at the Asian Arts Initiative
Selling jewelry, crafts, toys, etc.; billed as “the only Asian American-focused holiday fair in Philadelphia.”
Saturday, December 8, noon-4 p.m., 1219 Vine St.

Winter Jawns and Jingles Pet Friendly Market
Wares by local vendors, s’mores, pet adoption opportunities, etc.; get your pic with local celebrity Oliver the Love Pug and/or a dog Santa.
Sunday, December 9, 1-8 p.m., Warehouse on Watts, 923 N. Watts St.

Punk Rock Flea Market @ BOK
Vintage clothes, records, “old punk junk” and more.
Friday, December 14, 4-10 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, December 15 & 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Bok, 1901 S. Ninth St.

Philly Queer Bazaar (Holiday/Winter Edition)
Items by queer artists and crafters.
Saturday, December 15, 1-6 p.m., William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.