Celebrate our beloved city by shopping small this holiday season and all year-long. Every local dollar can make a lasting impact in the lives of business owners and their families. Use hashtag #ShopPHL on social media when supporting local shops.

Did you know? Philadelphia has dozens of commercial corridors filled with local crafts, delicious cuisines and gift shops as anchors of life, creativity, passion and innovation. Our welcoming city is an international and sought-after destination.

On Saturday, November 25, commercial corridors across the city are participating in the annual Small Business Saturday to celebrate 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. Join the City in acknowledging and supporting the vitality of our multicultural businesses that power our economy all-year long.

Attend these upcoming events

Christmas Village

Every year, Christmas Village transforms LOVE Park into a traditional, open-air German Christmas Market. Vendors will set up shop during the Holiday season to sell a wide variety of holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry and high-quality arts and crafts.

When: November 23-December 24, 2023.

Germantown Small Business Saturday

Join the Germantown Arts District for the Gratefully Germantown event along Germantown Avenue for a meaningful day supporting local Germantown small businesses. This exciting initiative will highlight local entrepreneurs’ resilience and showcase local artists’ talents while encouraging consumers to kick-start their holiday shopping more meaningfully and positively. Check out shopping opportunities with various Germantown vendors, each offering unique and handcrafted goods.

When: November 25, 2023.

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 25, 2023.

Chestnut Hill Small Business Saturday

Support independent businesses in a charming, walkable urban village. Shoppers are sure to find the perfect gift for loved ones this season in unique boutiques and specialty shops.  Join classic Philadelphia mummers from 1-3 p.m. and Santa Claus from 12-3 p.m., to experience a magical and nostalgic shopping experience.

When: November 25, 2023

Mount Airy Small Business Saturday

Welcome to the Mount Airy Shopping Crawl with any of the local participating stores, where you can pick up a passport to get stamped as you go. If you collect 8 stamps or more, you win a special Mt. Airy holiday ornament! Even better, you can experience the satisfaction of shopping locally and supporting the small business owners who keep Mount Airy neighborhood so vibrant.

When: November 25, 2023

Manayunk Jolley Trolley and Holiday Lights Nights

Join Manayunk Development Corporation by bringing your loved ones to Main Street Manayunk all season long for food and drink deals, shopping specials, and festive live entertainment. Better yet, the Jolly Trolley will run up and down Main Street making several stops at your favorite businesses.

When: November 30-December 23, 2023

Roxborough Pop-Up Market

Join Roxborough Development Corporation for a 3-day family-oriented event that will celebrate the season with a tree-lighting ceremony, activities for kids, and the arrival of Santa to Roxborough. Live dance and musical performances will add to the holiday cheer. This year’s addition is an indoor holiday pop-up market where you’ll find the great gifts by a diverse array of over 20 skilled artists and crafters. Shoppers can also delight in an assortment of delicious foods and beverages offered by food trucks and local eateries.

When: December 8-December 10, 2023

Fishtown Freeze Weekend

Join Fishtown Kensington Business Improvement District for a weekend long family-friendly extravaganza that brings dozens of custom-designed ice sculptures, holiday shopping spree discounts at over 20 participating area retailers and more to the streets of Fishtown. Event highlights include interactive live ice sculpture carvings throughout the day, holiday shopping at area’s independent boutiques, photos with Santa at Frankford Hall, food and drink specials at all your favorite restaurants, and even more holiday fun.

When: December 9-December 10, 2023

Hunting Park Christmas in the Barrio

Join Esperanza Arts Center for an evening of Christmas caroling, traditional Latino music and dance, festive food, face-painting, and fun activities for the entire family. Christmas in the Barrio, a North Philly tradition, is annual Christmas celebration at Teatro Esperanza.

When: December 9, 2023

West Philly Holiday Hoopla

Join University City District to celebrate the holiday season with events and deals across University City and West Philadelphia! Get into the holiday spirit by shopping at local vendor markets, enjoying one-day offers from restaurants and small businesses, and enjoying festive events throughout the neighborhood.

When: December 9, 2023

Mount Airy Decemberfest

Join Mount Airy Community Development Corporation for a makers’ market in Lovett Park, with food & drink, live music, and a visit from Black Santa. Shops throughout the neighborhood will be open offering festive cheer along with many gift items that are handmade right here in Mount Airy.

When: December 16, 2023

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Holiday shopping series

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.

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!

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.

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.

North 22nd Street Shop Small

Visit shops along the 22nd street business corridor now and all year long. There are many fabulous women’s clothing boutiques, special shops and accessory stores. Check out the beauty salons, bakeries, restaurants, hardware stores ready to meet your needs and family gatherings. Contact Allegheny West Foundation for more information.

Chestnut Hill Holidays on the Hill

Join the holiday cheer of Chestnut Hill with a brass quartet, view an outdoor model train display at Morris Arboretum and take advantage of late-night shopping hours on Wednesdays. Refreshments are served at many local businesses to add charm to the season, and guests can have their picture taken with beloved Santa. Refreshments are served at many of the local businesses to add charm to the season. Visitors can immerse themselves in the season’s spirit by strolling through one of Philadelphia’s most historic villages.

When: November- December 2023.

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. Receive a free Old City tote bag with any purchase – while supplies last – at participating locations! Also, don’t miss the Farmers Market at Christ Church’s Holiday Pop-Up Market.

When: November-December 2023.

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, including holiday markets, and a Menorah Lighting!

When: November- December 2023.

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