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December 16, 2015

Grab last-minute holiday gifts at these 9 Philly events

Procrastinators still have time to find something for everyone on their list

Last-minute shopping can mean a mad dash to CVS for gift cards, re-gifting the fancy wine you really wanted to drink yourself or gifting holiday socks to everyone. Procrastinating does not have to lead to buying thoughtless presents for your nearest and dearest this year, though. These nine various pop-up shops, markets and special events offer unique finds for shoppers on a deadline.  

Stag & Doe Nights

On Wednesdays in December, the shops along Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill have extended holiday hours for last-minute shoppers. Browse through MangoStyle Camp or Roots Inc. for unique fashion finds. Try GreenDesign or Robertson's Flowers for housewares. Pick up gourmet gifts from A Taste of Olive or Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop. The many boutiques in Chestnut Hill have a wide selection of gifts for everyone on your shopping list.

Decorated in festive lights and other decorations for the holidays, various shops will offer wine and cheese or cocoa and cookies. Carolers and a brass quartet will also provide entertainment along the Avenue.  

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 23
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Shops at Chestnut Hill
Germantown Avenue


Franklin Flea Holiday Market

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Shoppers browse through the various wares at the market. (The Franklin Flea/Facebook)

Top vendors of antique, vintage and up-cycled furniture showcase at this pop-up. Find vintage clothing, collectibles, jewelry and various antiques throughout the 40 to 60 small business vendors, as well. 

Coffee and snacks will be available for shoppers.

Saturday, Dec. 19
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Historic Strawbridge’s Building
801 Market St.


Holiday Flea at Winterfest

The Punk Rock Flea Market may have ended, but a selection of the vendors from the weekend event will be set up at Winterfest Saturday, Dec. 19, and Sunday, Dec. 20. The select pop-up shops have been chosen from more than 700 vendors. 

Saturday, Dec. 19, and Sunday, Dec. 20
Noon to 5 p.m.
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
121 N. Columbus Blvd.


Mt. Airy Art Garage Holiday Market

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The Mt. Airy holiday pop-up features work by many local artists. (Mt. Airy Art Garage/Facebook)

Around 20 local artists will display their work for shoppers to purchase. Find ceramics, jewelry, glassware, portraits, scarves and other handmade items.

There will also be live entertainment, food and other festivities to enjoy while browsing. 

Saturday, Dec. 19, and Sunday, Dec. 20
Noon to 6 p.m.
Mt. Airy Art Garage
11 W. Mt. Airy Ave.


Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market at Dilworth Park

This is the first year for the pop-up market outside City Hall. Each white tent showcases local artists, crafters, confectionaries and designers. 

The market will be open Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. but will be closed on Christmas.

Through Sunday, Dec. 27
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday until 8 p.m.
Dilworth Park
1 S. 15th St.


Christmas Village at LOVE Park

LOVE Park transforms into a German-style market each holiday season for shoppers. International holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry and high-quality arts and crafts are on display.

The shopping experience gets more festive with waffles, gingerbread, bratwurst and mulled wine. This year, there are also happy hours, lunch specials and themed weekends. 

Through Sunday, Dec. 27
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday until 8 p.m.
LOVE Park (JFK Plaza)
1500 Arch St.


Holiday Market at Franklin Square

Franklin Square has a lot to offer during the holidays. Visitors can watch the nightly light show, purchase food and drinks from a beer garden and food trucks or shop at the holiday market. 

Through Thursday, Dec. 31
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Franklin Square
200 6th St.


Geppetto Holiday Pop-Up Shop

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Masters of None sells housewares, gifts and accessories. Designer Sharif Pendleton creates each piece in Philadelphia. (Philadelphia Art Alliance/Facebook)

The Philadelphia Art Alliance hosts a pop-up shop showcasing local talent. Explore a curated selection of jewelry, including work by BirdQueen Designs. Find felted sculptures, textiles, hand-printed pillows and tote bags. Search through housewares by Masters of None, toys, ornaments, scarves, limited-edition chocolate bars and other quirky goods from Philadelphia artists.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. The event is free to attend for members of the Philadelphia Art Alliance.  

Through Sunday, Jan. 3
Noon to 7 p.m., closed Mondays
Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 S. 18th St.


Raw Edge by Search and Rescue Drygoods

Search and Rescue Drygoods, a local clothing brand, will host a pop-up market. There will be vintage finds and local designs for sale. Brands Woolrich, Grifter Company USA and American Trench will showcase, as well. 

Friday, Dec. 18, to Sunday, Jan. 17
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Historic Brewerytown
2623 W. Girard Ave.

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