Mark your calendar for the holiday markets and craft shows popping up across the Philadelphia suburbs this month. Frequented by local vendors, crafters and artisans, these marketplaces are a great way to shop small and support local creators this holiday season.
100 N Bradford Ave., West Chester
December 9, 1-8 p.m. and December 10, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Chester County Art Association hosts its fourth annual Christkindlmarkt during the second weekend in December. This year the holiday market is bigger and better than ever, showcasing over 60 vendors offering a variety of locally designed products, including art, ceramics, jewelry, food, homewares and more.
LOVE Park, 1500 Arch St., Philadelphia
November 18 through December 24, 12-8 p.m.
Channeling the traditional open-air markets of Germany, this outdoor marketplace is full of unique finds, tantalizing smells and delicious eats. Find perfect holiday gifts at the wooden booths lined up throughout LOVE Park and be sure to take a break to enjoy traditional European snacks.
220 Woodbine Rd., Downingtown
December 2, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Bishop Shanahan High School’s Christmas marketplace returns with over 180 vendors. You’re sure to find perfect holiday gifts and some items for yourself, too.
Brookline Blvd., Havertown
Get your holiday shopping done at this festive marketplace, which hosts a wide range of unique vendors. Beyond shopping, there are plenty of kid-friendly activities to make for a fun family outing. With costumed characters, live music, adult beverages, an ice sculpture demonstration and more, there’s something for everyone.
1325 Pottstown Pke., Glenmoore
December 9 and 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Happening at Ludwigs Corner Fire Company, local artists will be onsite sharing their handmade items, perfect for decorating your own home or gifting to loved ones.
260 Spring Rd., Malvern
December 9, 12-4 p.m.
Find expertly crafted gifts from over 40 local crafters and artisans at this outdoor marketplace located behind Malvern’s William Garrett House. With a biergarten, hot cocoa bar and food vendors, this market has enough to occupy everyone for hours. P.S. Keep an eye out for Santa!
100 W King St., Pottstown
December 10, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Step into an 18th-century-style market with gift shopping, games and baked goods at the Holiday Frost Fair. Happening at Pottsgrove Manor, the museum will be open for visitors to learn about historic holiday traditions once they’ve finished browsing the marketplace.
860 Springton Rd., Glenmoore
December 9, 12-5:30 p.m.
You’ll find plenty of holiday fun at this marketplace, from shopping and refreshments to ornament-making and pictures with Santa. The candy cane hunt for your little ones starts at 1 p.m., while tree lighting begins at 5 p.m.
401 Birch St., Kennett Square
December 2-3 and 9-10, 11 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Browse dozens of curated vendors while enjoying live music, delectable eats and festive cocktails.