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Hometown Holiday Shopping

Craft shows, holiday markets, bazaars and more are back for the 2021 Holiday Season!

Gifts made by hand- even if they aren’t your own hands- make people feel special. We’ve rounded up the local places you can go to do your holiday shopping this year and support local crafters, makers, artisans, and more. Whether it’s a craft show, a holiday market, a bazaar or anything else you’d like to call it these spots are ready to knock your hand-knitted socks off with their creations! Once you’re done shopping, help these makers out by sharing pics of your scores on social media- tag them so others can learn about them, and use #mainlineparent so we can promote them, too.

 

 

Life’s Patina Holiday Barn Sale

November 12 & 13, 10 am – 5 pm, November 14, 10 am – 4 pm (walk-ins welcome, no reservations required)
Willowbrook Farm, 1750 North Valley Road, Malvern

 

Life’s Patina is bringing their latest fabulous vintage and new home accessories, decor, furniture, gift items, and architectural salvage at their Holiday Barn Sale. Head on over to peruse all of the artfully curated finds while taking in the magic of the holidays at Life’s Patina. Local purveyors of fabulous artisanal foods will be holding tastings and creations from local artisans will be shown as well.  A portion of all proceeds from the sale will be donated to a soon to be announced local non-profit.

 

Historic Yellow Springs Fine Art & Craft Show

November 12 – 14
1685 Art School Road, Chester Springs

 

This 3 day event attracts many early Holiday shoppers looking for unique handmade gifts! The show will be held in the beautiful Lincoln and Washington buildings, and will be bigger than ever, expanding one more floor in the Washington building.

 

Holiday Market at The Saturday Club

November 13, 10 am – 2 pm
117 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne

 

Shop local vendors in the sunny parking lot of the historic Saturday Club building in downtown Wayne. Win raffle prizes donated by each vendor to raise money for the Annual Grant Program sponsored by The Saturday Club to benefit charity organizations that serve women and children in the suburban Philadelphia area. Vendors include local artisans, business owners, and entrepreneurs. Make a day of it by walking to one of the many area restaurants for a bite to eat, and more small business shopping after!

 

Virtual Holiday Bazaar

November 15 through the first week of December
Online this year

 

Handcrafted items will be on their website shopCCHauxiliary.com on November 15th, and will run through the first week of December, with a drive-thru pickup of orders at the end. Proceeds benefit the pledge – currently a pledge to raise $2 million towards the new Breast Health Center at the hospital. Every branch donates items. Some have silver jewelry, some will make masks, and one branch will be offering Elf on the Shelf and Dolly and Me items, like matching knit hats for kids and their 18” dolls.
Their newest prototype is an Elf emergency kit to send your elf back to Santa, complete with ‘I’m all better’ notes for when you accidentally touch it and ‘I’ll be back in a few days’ in case the dog takes and bite and you need time to run to Target!

 

Craft & Mercantile Holiday Market

November 19, 5 – 8 pm
Eagleview Town Center, 565 Wellington Square, Exton

 

A curated evening of local artisans, food, entertainment. Join Craft & Mercantile in Eagleview for a monthly night market featuring a rotating line-up of 20+ local crafters, live music, food & beverage courtesy of Restaurant Row!

 

Penncrest High School Band Holiday Craft Show

November 20, 10 am – 3 pm
Penncrest High School Parking Lot, 134 Barren Road, Media

 

Over 100 crafters annually display their wares at this show. Kick off your holiday shopping with our unique and artistic offerings while enjoying live performances by Penncrest Band ensembles.

 

Home For The Holidays Artisan Market

November 20, 11 am – 4 pm
Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Road, Bryn Mawr

 

Shop small and support over 20 local artists, makers and crafters offering one-of-a-kind gifts at our open air market. Masks are required.

 

Christmas Craft Fair & Bazaar

November 20, 9 am – 3 pm
Mother of Diving Providence Church, 333 Allendale Road, King of Prussia

 

The Mother of Divine Providence Christmas Craft Fair & Bazaar provides the community with an opportunity to come together for fellowship and fun, while getting a jump start on their Christmas shopping.

 

Chestnutwold PTO Holiday Market

December 4, 10 am – 3 pm
630 Loraine Street, Ardmore

 

What better way to get in the holiday spirit than with a community event filled with shopping opportunities, treats, and fun for everyone.
Join Chestnutwold PTO for an outdoor experience including a community bake sale, spirit wear table, and student crafters!

Holiday Village

December 4, 12 – 3 pm
Upper Merion Township Community Center, 431 West Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia
The event features a visit and photo ops with Santa, live music, crafters, food vendors, a gingerbread house contest etc.

26th Annual CraftForms Holiday Shopping Weekend

December 10, 5 – 8pm, December 11  10 am – 5 pm, December 12 10 am – 3 pm
Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne

 

More than 20 local artisans and merchants showcase distinctive and original crafts as visitors shop and enjoy a variety of culinary delights. Wayne Art Center’s Gallery Shop features more than 100 artists who create jewelry, apparel & accessories, home décor in wood, glass, textiles and wax, as well as unique gifts, cards and books.

 

German Christmas Market at Willowbrook Farm

December 11, 12 – 7 pm
Willowbrook Farm, 1750 North Valley Road, Malvern

 

Experience the magic of a German Christmas Market (“Weihnachtsmarkt”) here on the Main Line! The beautifully decorated Barn at Willowbrook Farm will serve as the romantic backdrop to this German Christmas tradition. Soothing traditional Christmas music and the smell of mouth-watering treats will help you forget the pace of modern, hectic life for a while and help you remember what this festive time of year should really be all about.

 


Oaks Holiday Art and Craft Festival

November 5 – 7 (Friday and Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10 am – 5 pm)
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks

 

Visitors to the holiday show can expect to see their favorite crafters, artists, and specialty food-makers, along with new mediums and creative offerings from previous Sugarloaf Craft Festival artists and craft artisans. Raffles, demonstrations, scrumptious samples of tasty treats and more will welcome new and longtime visitors to the Festival. Unlike other art and craft festivals however, every item here is handmade by the artist within the United States, and that every artist must be on-site for the duration of each event. This ensures the quality and uniqueness of the crafts, while allowing visitors the opportunity to interact with the creators and discover the inspiration behind every work.

 

Har Zion Holiday Gift Bazaar

November 7, 11 am – 2 pm
1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley

Join the HSA of NCCECE for their annual fall fundraiser outdoors at Har Zion Temple! Shop local vendors for all your holiday gift needs while enjoying drinks and desserts with friends!

 

Swarthmore Makers Market

Every Sunday in November
Park Avenue and South Chester Road, Swarthmore

 

The Farmers Market is planning the return of Featured Artists for the 2021 Season and The Makers Market is planning a wonderful show in November 2021. PLUS! You can still buy the artists’ wonderful work by going directly to their websites. Visit their Artists link to find out more!

 

Thanks to German Christmas Market for the featured photo!

Content Director, Main Line Parent & Philadelphia Family. Email me at pamela@familyfocus.org

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