As the weather dips below freezing, take a break from frigid Van Pelt and head downtown for festive, heartwarming cheer. Check out these seasonal markets for delicious treats and last–minute presents. Stock up on unique, locally made gifts, enjoy cozy food and drink, or simply soak up the holiday atmosphere. 

Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market at Dilworth Park

Sip hot chocolate and munch on French toast bites while shopping for local crafts at this charming winter bazar in Dilworth Park. Over 40 artisans, designers, and confectioners sell their wares in white, festively lit tents lining the park. Done shopping? Pop over to the Rothman Ice Rink and skate your heart out. Afterwards, warm up with cozy cocktails (re: spiked hot chocolate!), craft beer, and light bites at the Rothman Institute Cabin

Where: Dilworth Park

When: Nov. 17 through Jan. 1

Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m.–8 p.m.

Sunday–Thursday: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

Photo provided by Made in Philadelphia


Christmas Village in Philadelphia at Love Park

Hot waffles, spiced gingerbread, Munich–style bratwurst and mulled wine—head over to Love Park for Philly’s take on a traditional German Christmas market. Over 80 vendors sell traditional European food, beverages, and crafts in wooden booths outside of City Hall. Look out for ornaments, international gifts, jewelry, winter apparel, and a plethora of edible and drinkable treats. Running from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, you don’t want to miss out on this winter wonderland! 

Where: Love Park (officially John F. Kennedy Plaza, 1500 Arch St.)

When: Nov. 22 through Dec. 23

Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m.–8 p.m.

Sunday–Thursday: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

Photo provided by Christmas Market in Philadelphia

Old City Holiday Market

New this year, don’t miss the Old City Holiday Market! The weekend pop–up features trees, wreaths, and other holiday greenery for your dorm, plus one–of–a–kind gifts from some of Old City’s shops and galleries. Stay toasty while shopping with seasonal sips and bites from local restaurants. Swing by Old City Holiday Market this coming Friday Dec. 7 from 5 to 9 for First Friday!  

Where: 137 N 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

When: Nov. 24 through Dec. 23

Every Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.  

Friday Dec. 7: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.