Philadelphia, PA - Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market will open again this year at the southern end of Dilworth Plaza, featuring local artisans, designers and crafters offering unique selections for gifts.
Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market will again transform the Dilworth Park into a holiday shopping wonderland from Saturday, November 18, 2017 to January 1, 2018. Over 50 artisans, designers, crafters and confectionaries from the greater Philadelphia region will offer gifts and holiday foods inside white, festively lit tents topped with original Herrnhut Stars. Just feet away from the tents will be the dazzling holiday Christmas Village Carousel delighting children of all ages in the City Hall Courtyard. Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market and the Christmas Carousel join Wintergarden at Dilworth Park as part of many holiday festivities surrounding City Hall this season. The open-air pop-up market is curated by organizers of Christmas Village in Philadelphia, which will pop-up across the street at Love Park for its 10th Anniversary Season.
In its 3rd season, Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market returns with the biggest variety ever - including many new additions and more than 50 vendors in total. The holiday pop-up market will spotlight arts, crafts and gifts made and sourced from the Greater Philadelphia region. This charming winter bazaar was conceived and designed to complement Christmas Village in Philadelphia. Christmas Village spotlights gifts and unique finds from around the globe, whereas Made in Philadelphia gives attention to vendors from the tri-state area.
Visitors will have the unique chance to shop gifts and products that can’t be found at a usual shopping mall - including ornaments, toys, apparel, jewelry, decorations, home goods, artwork and more. There will be something for everyone on Santa’s list!
While white tents topped with beautiful stars will charm the exterior of City Hall, visitors will, once again, find the dazzling Christmas Village Carousel inside the courtyard to make the visit to Made in Philadelphia Market a fun experience for the whole family.
Some of the new vendors for the 2017 season:
- Sardine Clothing & joeyfivecents – Upcycled Clothing and storied jewelry & accessories
- IMOP Philly – Handmade Goods: Pottery, Jewelry and Arts
- New Found FUN – Handmade Earrings and Pendants
- Bunkerfish – Watercolor Painting printed on clothes
- Philly Souvenir – Philadelphia Themed Ornaments
- Down to Earth Bodyshop – Skin Therapy Products
- Philly Sox – Fun Designer Sox
- Black Cotton – Handmade Crafts from Africa from Fair Trade Sources
- MAS Scarves – Scarves made from factory over stock fabrics
- Good Boy Biscuits and Bones – Dog treats with organic ingredient, and locally sourced meats that are free from dyes, salts, sugars
- Lit Up Illuminations – Soy candles in upcycled beer bottles
- Analog Watch Co. & Old Blood Jewelry – Watches from Wood or Marble
While shopping, visitors are invited to warm up with hot cocoa and hot cider, plus a selection of Lacas coffee and teas. Holiday sweets and foods will include potato wedges and finishing sauces (including the European tradition of dipping potatoes in mayonnaise), chili, Philadelphia pretzels, mini-donuts fried on site, french macarons, pickles, sugar cookies, cannoli, muffins, fresh waffles and more.
Dilworth Plaza's Christmas Light Show - Center City District in collaboration with 6abc will create a new holiday season attraction for visitors to experience - an animated light show, synchronized with holiday music and projected on Philadelphia’s National Historic Landmark, City Hall - Deck the Hall Light Show presented by Independence Blue Cross. This choreographed light show will be presented multiple times nightly, seven days a week, highlighting the architecture of the west portal of City Hall and visible from Dilworth Park and along West Market Street.
Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Plaza at Dilworth Park will open Friday, November 10, 2017, with a salute to veterans. This winter season at Dilworth Park is supported by Live Nation, Temple University, Capital One and 6abc. Welcoming more than 60,000 skaters last season, the Rothman Ice Rink will open this year in time to celebrate winter in the heart of the city.
America’s Garden Capital Maze Dilworth Plaza, a holiday-inspired garden created in partnership with Greater Philadelphia Gardens and supported by Temple University Ambler. Located on the Albert M. Greenfield Lawn, children and adults will delight in discovering picture-perfect moments amid holiday topiaries, twinkling lights, and seasonal plants that showcase more than 30 public gardens, arboreta, and historic landscapes located within 30 miles of Philadelphia, giving Philadelphia the distinction of America's Garden Capital.
Join SEPTA and Center City District for Santa Express, with fun-filled holiday train rides and a festive parade to welcome Santa Claus to Dilworth Park at City Hall. Festivities will also include skating with Santa at the Rothman Ice Rink. Kick off the season on Friday, November 24, 2017, and spend the day in Philadelphia visiting the city’s boutiques on this shoppers’ holiday. Dilworth Park has convenient access to SEPTA’s Broad Street, Market-Frankford and Trolley Lines.