If you have not started your Christmas shopping yet, fear not there are plenty of shopping opportunities after Thanksgiving. Philadelphia has awesome retail destinations you can visit to get gifts this holiday. The hustle and bustle of Black Friday after Thanksgiving may not be for everyone and there are other special places to look for gifts for your loved ones.
7 Christmas Shopping Markets Opening After Thanksgiving
Christmas Village At LOVE Park
The German-style Christmas Village has a medieval setting and is becoming a favorite shopping destination for those who want to get European style Christmas gifts. You can get music boxes, glass ornaments, nutcrackers, and more. Since the weather is chilly, vendors serve their customers hot mulled wine, gingerbread, and bratwursts to help them keep warm.
The Christmas village is open on November 19-20, and November 24- December 24, 2016
Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market At Dilworth Park
If you are interested in getting locally made gifts, you should go to the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market. The market is filled with the work of local designers, artists, crafters, and confectionaries. You can purchase gifts that are produced locally from Philly Word Art, Saffron Creations, among others. Visitors can also sample some of the local delights.
The market is open from November 19- December 24, 2016.
Holiday Market At Franklin Square
The holiday market is open throughout the duration of the Franklin Square Holiday Festival. You will find a pop-up market with Christmas gifts that opens nightly from 4 pm- 8 pm.
The market opens from November 10- December 31, 2016.
Holiday Market At The National Liberty Museum
The National Liberty Museum located in Old City will transform the gift shop into a pop-up art market that opens up to the public on Black Friday. You can get different things including sculptures and locally made jewelry.
The museum will be open during regular museum hours, and no admission is required for you to shop.
The Center For Emerging Visual Artists Holiday Pop-Up
You can visit the art-filled pop-up that is at The Center For Emerging Visual Artists in the third-floor gallery space. If you want to get gifts in the form of art, you should go to the pop-up shop in time for the holidays. The shop has handmade items and other forms of art made by alumni and current CFEVA students. All proceeds from the gallery will benefit the CFEVA.
Franklin Flea Holiday Market
You cannot have a complete holiday shopping experience without a trip to the flea market. Fortunately this year, the Franklin Flea Holiday Market will return for four Saturday shopping days. You will find vendors set up in the historic space selling different things including antiques, vintage clothing, decorative arts, and gourmet street food.
The flea market is open on the following Saturdays. November 19, 26, December 3, and 17, 2016.
American Swedish Historical Museum Christmas Market
If you want to experience a Swedish Christmas, you should take your family to the American Swedish Historical Museum where you can enjoy the tradition of Saint Lucia, marking the beginning of the Christmas season in Sweden. You will be able to get a taste of Swedish treats served at the café, and you can shop at the Christmas market that will be open the entire day. Entry to the museum is $10 for adults and $7 for members, $4 for children between 4- 12, and free for those below four years.
The museum is open on December 3, 2016, from 11:30 am- 4:30 pm.
These are some of the markets you can go to over the holiday for fun and unique gifts. One of the good things to keep in mind as well is that you can walk from place to place in the city. Your holiday shopping does not need to involve parking tickets and stress, however, if you need to drive go here for more parking information.