Support the fabric of your community by shopping small this holiday season. Every local dollar can make a lasting impact in the lives of business owners and their families. #ShopPHL

Did you know? Philadelphia has dozens of commercial corridors filled with local crafts, and gift shops as anchors of life, creativity, passion and innovation. 

On Saturday, November 26, commercial corridors across the city are participating in the annual Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday celebrates local small businesses, the people who run them, and the important impact they have in their communities. This annual event encourages you to shop small and visit local commercial corridors. 

Shopping soon? Visit your favorite local small businesses—or explore new ones in a different neighborhood!  Check out some of the upcoming events below:

Attend one of these upcoming events

Tacony Small Business Saturday

Come out to the Northeast for Tacony’s Small Business Saturday! Enjoy special deals and promotions from local Tacony businesses.

When: November 26, 2022.

Manayunk Small Business Saturday

This charming neighborhood along the Schuylkill River is home to over 50 small businesses who will be celebrating the annual Manayunk Small Business Saturday in a big way—sales, promotions, giveaways, and more.

When: November 26, 2022.

Eastern North Philadelphia Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join HACE Main Street for the 6th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Fairhill Square Park. ‘Tis the season to celebrate joy. Support the small businesses located in El Centro de Oro commercial corridor and Front and Allegheny corridor.

When:  December 2, 2022. 

East Falls Holiday Tree Lighting 

Join East Falls Development Corporation and partners for holiday tree lighting at Inn Yard Park on December 2, 2022. All year long, and during the holiday season, shop local in East Falls. Need to take care of an errand? Looking for a delicious restaurant for a family dinner during the holiday season? East Falls businesses have you covered.

When: December 2, 2022.

Kensington Holiday Market

Join the annual New Kensington CDC holiday market at Frankford & Somerset. Come out and support local vendors! Boutiques, studios, makers, markets, bakeries, and even a distillery are celebrating with special pop ups, refreshments, sales, and much more.

When: December 3, 2022.

Navy Yard Winter Wonderland & Winter Clothing Drive 

Join the first-ever Navy Yard Winter Wonderland & Winter Clothing Drive. There will be a variety of winter-themed activities and performances along with local vendors, circus performers and food trucks. 

When:  December 3, 2022. 

uCity Square Holiday Festival

Join uCity Square welcomes all to a curated shopping and family experience to celebrate the upcoming winter holidays. The uCity Square Holiday Fest will feature an artisan vendors marketplace, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, crafts, live music, and holiday fun – even ice skating! Event is free, the marketplace is pay as you go. 

When: December 9-10, 2022. 

Fishtown Freeze & Winter Wonderland

Join Fishtown BID and Fishtown Co for another year of the Fishtown Freeze & Winter Wonderland! Now entering its fourth year, the event is a day-and-night-long family-friendly festival that brings dozens of custom-designed ice sculptures and an ice bonfire, carved by Ice Sculpture Philly, Santa, and more holiday fun to the streets of Fishtown! Come out and purchase local gifts. 

When: December 10, 2022.

Holiday shopping series

Germantown Shop Small Businesses

Grab a friend or family member and visit businesses throughout the Germantown neighborhood. They will be creating unique shopping experiences from open house events, to buy one get one free deals and other discounts, and more. #ShopSmallGermantown and support your neighborhood businesses with strong roots in the community.

When: November- December, 2022. 

West Philly Black Holiday Pop-up Market

Join the first-ever Enterprise Center holiday pop-up market featuring local and regional Black-owned businesses this holiday season. Come out to buy your holiday gifts from over 70 Black-owned businesses. 

When: December 2022-January 15, 2023.

Roxborough Holiday Market

Situated in a picturesque area of the city, Roxborough offers shoppers plenty of options to get your holiday shopping done right. Find all the festive fun at Roxborough Pocket Park! There will be a tree lighting ceremony, visits by Santa, performances by local organizations, and craft activities for kids. In addition, Roxborough is bringing a new holiday market with over 20 local vendors. 

When: November-December 2022. 

Chestnut Hill Holidays on the Hill

Join the holiday cheer of Chestnut Hill with a brass quartet, take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage along cobblestone streets, view an outdoor model train display at Morris Arboretum and take advantage of late-night shopping hours on Wednesdays. Refreshments are served at many of the local businesses to add charm to the season and guests can have their picture taken with our very own beloved Santa!

When: November- December 2022.

East Passyunk Ave Holiday Shopping Events

Come celebrate the season on East Passyunk Avenue! This corridor has boutiques featuring one-of-a-kind items, plus acclaimed restaurants and cafes providing delicious food and beverages. This holiday season, select shops are offering free gifts with purchase, free gift wrapping, and discounts all season long. This holiday season, your commitment to shopping locally can mean a world of difference for  independent businesses.

When: November- December 2022. 

Main Street Manayunk Holiday events

Join Main Street Manayunk to shop small and shop local at over 50 small businesses to find something for everyone on your list.  Shops are offering a variety of specials, deals, and promotions. Manayunk businesses are decorating their storefronts, windows, roofs, and more to deck out the street. So, grab a cup of cocoa, and get ready to adore the magic of the lights!

When: November-December 2022. 

North 5th Street Shop Small

All year long, businesses along North 5th Street offer fun, sales, and good cheer! Come explore North 5th, one of the most diverse and international commercial corridors throughout Philadelphia, and shop where global is local!

When: November-December 2022.

Southwest Philadelphia Shop Small

All year long, businesses in Southwest Philadelphia offer cultural cuisines, crafts, sales and good cheer! Come explore Elmwood Avenue, Woodland Avenue and Chester Avenue, which includes an abundant presence of African arts and culture.

Chinatown Shop Small

All year long, businesses in Chinatown offer cultural cuisines, night markets, festivals, crafts, sales and good cheer! Come explore Chinatown and support businesses. Chinatown is home to over 100 restaurants, bakeries and markets, as well as over 80 specialty retail stores. 

South 7th Street Shop Small

All year long, businesses on South 7th Street offer cultural cuisines, market sales, and a variety of Southeast Asian good cheer! Come explore South 7th Street and support businesses. Cambodian, Vietnamese, and Lao immigrants on 7th Street sharing their delicious cooking ingredients, also largely in between Snyder and Oregon avenues.

Old City Holiday events

Shop along cobblestone streets filled with centuries-old charm in this neighborhood. One of Philadelphia’s original neighborhoods, Old City is home to plenty of unique shops, boutiques, art galleries, design showrooms, restaurants, cafes, salons, spas, and more. Many businesses will offer special events and deals. 

When: November-December 2022. 

Northern Liberties Holiday events

Join Northern Liberties for a series of events bringing families and vendors together. Families can have their photos taken with Krampus, write a letter to Santa, and/or decorate some ornaments.  For a running list of participating vendors, learn more.

When: November- December 2022. 

South Street Holiday events

Shop small this holiday season and support BIPOC-owned businesses. Visit South Street for festive food, shopping deals, arts experiences, and holiday celebrations. 

When: November- December 2022. 

South 9th Street Italian Market

One of Philadelphia’s most recognizable landmarks—and America’s oldest and continuously operating outdoor market—is a must-visit. Dozens of shops, restaurants, and specialty stores span roughly 20 city blocks. Learn more by visiting the Italian Market.

When: November-December 2022.

Explore additional holiday markets in the Philly area. We love small businesses! 
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