Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and is renowned for its historic sites, including Independence Hall, where the Constitution and Declaration of Independence were signed, various American Revolutionary sites and the iconic Liberty Bell which stands in the Independence National Historical Park. The city has many excellent museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which is famous for being a film set for Sylvester Stallone’s movie, “Rocky.” Another famous historic site to visit is the Eastern State Penitentiary, a former prison that now offers exhibits and fascinating tours. The city also puts on a show during the festive season and Advent, by hosting some of the most delightful Christmas markets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, where handcrafted and locally produced Christmas gifts can be purchased. Scroll below to find out more about the events.
1. Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market
The Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market will run in Dilworth Park from November 23, 2019 to January 1, 2020. Festively decorated stalls will offer the unique produce of more than 45 local artisans, crafters, designers, and confectionaries, including special gifts and holiday foods. Admission to the Christmas market is free of charge.
Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market
Address: Dilworth Park, 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Website: Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market
Opening hours: Nov 23, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020: Sun - Thu: 11am - 7pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 8pm; Nov 28: Thu: 9am - 5pm; Dec 24: Sun: 11am - 5pm (closed on Dec 25)
2. Christmas Village in Philadelphia
The Christmas Village in Philadelphia is an annual affair held in the city’s beautiful LOVE Park. A selection of more than 80 wooden stalls will be set up, as well as a vendor tent, offering an international selection of festive holiday gifts, jewelry, home-ware, arts and crafts and Christmas ornaments, as well as a delicious selection of European food, including sweets and hot beverages to warm up in the chilly air.
Christmas Village in Philadelphia
Address: LOVE Park, JFK Plaza, 1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Website: Christmas Village in Philadelphia
Opening hours: Nov 29 - Dec 24: Sun - Thu: 11am - 7pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 8pm; Nov 28: Thu: 9am - 5pm; Dec 24: Sun: 11am - 5pm
3. Greensgrow Holiday Bazaar
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Greensgrow Holiday Bazaar is held each year and is intended to promote local small businesses and social entrepreneurship. Stalls will be available selling a range of locally grown Christmas trees, arts and crafts by local artisans, delicious food and drink items, decorative holiday greens, festive wreaths and Christmas ornaments and decorations.
Greensgrow Holiday Bazaar
Address: 2501 E Cumberland St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Website: Greensgrow Holiday Bazaar
Opening hours: Nov 30, Dec 1, Dec 7 & Dec 8: 10am - 4pm
4. Crafty Balboa Holiday Market
Crafty Balboa Holiday Market features a variety of quality handcrafted products created by local artists and artisans. All Christmas gift suggestions on sale are guaranteed to be locally hand-crafted and include a selection of ceramics, wood-work, jewelry, home-wear, Christmas decorations, knitwear, and many more delightful gift suggestions.
Crafty Balboa Holiday Market
Address: 1901 S 9th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Website: Crafty Balboa Holiday Market
Opening hours: Dec 8: Sun: 11am - 5pm
5. Lucia Fest and Christmas Market
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The Lucia Fest and Christmas Market is hosted each year by the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia. The event sees numerous stalls at the Lucia Fest and Christmas Market, selling Christmas decorations, gifts, deli food, holiday foods, and sweets. Refreshments are also available in the Swedish Christmas Café. Festive processions are held at 1pm and 3:15pm during the day. Tickets can be purchased online prior to arrival at the event.
Lucia Fest and Christmas Market
Address: 1900 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Website: Lucia Fest and Christmas Market
Opening hours: Dec 7: Sat: 11am - 4pm
Price: 5 - 12 USD
6. Clover Market’s Holiday Market at PAFA
Clover Market’s Holiday Market at PAFA offers a carefully-curated selection of around 70 vendors selling hand-made gifts and products at an indoor, two-day market. Stalls will offer jewelry, home decor items, Christmas decorations and all types of hand-crafted gifts. Food and drink will be available from a variety of local food purveyors during the market. There is no charge to attend the holiday market.
Clover Market’s Holiday Market at PAFA
Address: 701 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Opening hours: Dec 14 - 15: Sat - Sun: 10am - 4pm
7. Bartram's Gardens Greens Sale and Holiday Market
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This lovely Christmas market offers a selection of decorated or undecorated festive wreaths, fresh evergreens, and centerpieces. A variety of Christmas gifts, gift ideas and stocking fillers are available as well as ornamental greens and roping for visitors to make their own holiday decorations. Refreshments are served on the property, including holiday food and hot drinks.
Bartram's Gardens Greens Sale and Holiday Market
Address: Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Opening hours: Dec 7: Sat: 10am - 4pm
Nearby Christmas Markets
8. Cricket Cringle Holiday Market
The Cricket Cringle Holiday Market is held each year during late November and early December. The outdoor holiday market features stalls held by more than 40 merchants, selling local and handcrafted goods, including housewares, greens, wreaths, Christmas decorations, jewelry, and other gifts. There is also a selection of food vendors and food trucks serving up seasonal food and drinks, including craft beer, hot chocolate, and holiday cocktails. The first 500 visitors to arrive for each event will be handed a free shopping tote to carry their purchases home.
Cricket Cringle Holiday Market
Address: Cricket Ave, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA
Website: Cricket Cringle Holiday Market
Opening hours: Nov 30: Sat: 5pm - 9pm; Dec 1: Sun: 10am - 4pm
9. Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem
Christkindlmarkt is held in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, each year and has been dubbed one of the best U.S. holiday markets by ‘Travel + Leisure’. The holiday event features numerous stalls, selling handmade arts and crafts by more than 150 artisans, as well as handmade ornaments, collectibles, and nutcrackers from Germany. Live Christmas music sounds throughout the market, along with the hearty and jolly laughter of St. Nick. Visitors can enjoy a variety of events during the market period, including glassblowing and ice carving demonstrations, including the Hot Glass Experience: Ornament. There are a number of fire pits and igloos around the PNC Plaza for warming up. For an additional fee, breakfast can be enjoyed with St. Nicholas. Pet photo sessions are also available with St. Nick on Friday, November 22 and December 6 from 5:30pm to 7pm at 5 USD per pet.
Address: E 1st St, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Website: Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem
Opening hours: Nov 22 - 24, Nov 29 - Dec 1; Dec 5 - 8; Dec 12 - 15; Dec 10 - 22: Thu: 11am - 6pm; Fri: 11am - 8pm; Sat: 10am - 8pm; Sun: 10am - 6pm
Have a Merry Christmas in Philadelphia
Have plenty of fun exploring all the historic and fascinating sites of this sprawling city, heading to museums, Liberty Bell and more. Enjoy dining at the many restaurants in the city, go shopping in the malls and shopping streets and during the festive season, make sure you make a pass at one of the most delightful Christmas markets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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