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9 Holiday Markets and Craft Shows Around the Main Line

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Looking for holiday gifts and décor? These holiday marketplaces throughout the Main Line are perfect for finding festive, handmade items.

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.

Christkindlmarkt

December 2, 4-8 p.m. and December 3, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

The Chester County Art Association hosts its third annual Christkindlmarkt during the first weekend in December. This holiday market will showcase over 40 vendors offering a variety of locally designed products, including art, ceramics, jewelry, food, homewares and more.

100 N Bradford Ave, West Chester

Christmas Village

Now through December 24, 11 a.m.–7 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. Make good use of your time in the city by checking out the rest of the Philly Holiday Experience.

LOVE Park, 1500 Arch St, Philadelphia 

BSHS Christmas Craft Show

December 3, 9 a.m.–3 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.

220 Woodbine Rd, Downingtown

Havertown Holiday Festival

December 10, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

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.

Brookline Blvd, Havertown

Chester County Craft Guild’s Winter Fine Craft Show

December 10 and 11, 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.

1325 Pottstown Pke, Glenmoore

Historic Sugartown Holiday Craft Market

December 10, 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, plan to spend some time checking out everything the market has to offer. You may even run into Santa.

260 Spring Rd, Malvern

Holiday Frost Fair

December 11, 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.

100 W King St, Pottstown

Holiday Craft Market at Springton Manor Farm

December 10, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

You’ll find plenty of holiday fun at this marketplace, from shopping and refreshments to ornament making and pictures with Santa.

860 Springton Rd, Glenmoore

Kennett Square Holiday Village Market

December 3-4 and 10-11, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Browse dozens of curated vendors while enjoying live music, delectable eats and festive cocktails.

141 Birch St, Kennett Square

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