The experience of holiday shopping can be a lot more rewarding if you do your buying at the host of Christmas markets Philadelphia has to offer. These pop-up shops held throughout the season are rife with unique, locally made gifts that you’d never find on Amazon. Plus they’re practically events within themselves, often featuring food and drink vendors and festive live entertainment. Here, we round up the essential Christmas markets in Philadelphia. Some, like the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market, happen in conjunction with the best Christmas events in Philadelphia, giving you the chance to kill two birds with one stone. You could also pair your shopping with a tour of Christmas lights in Philadelphia, held at Philadelphia attractions and businesses across the city.
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Best Christmas markets in Philadelphia
Load up all season (and even a little beyond) with distinctive creations from area artisans, designers and confectioners in the shadow of City Hall. The market is happening in conjunction with Wintergarden at Dilworth Park, which features the Rothman Institute Ice Rink and America’s Capital Garden Maze and the Rothman Cabin, where you’ll find boozy (or not) seaonal drinks.
Philadelphia’s LOVE Park reopens for one month to host this 10th annual German-inspired holiday market. You’ll find plenty of reasons to prioritize a trip here—whether you want to shop for gifts in the cute little huts full of international and locally made wares, ogle at the thousands of holiday lights or get all nostalgic—and plastered—under the 40-foot Christmas tree with a cup of mulled wine in hand.