Holiday Gift Guide: Philly Pop-Up Markets

Di Bruno Bros pop-up holiday shop is now open.
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Need to find some gifts for loved ones, family, friends, or maybe even yourself? Around the city, there are a few ways that you can shop till you drop at holiday markets while remaining at safe distances.

DiBruno’s Holiday Pop-Up

Around the holidays, this hotspot has always served as a destination providing gifts for foodies and those looking to find something interesting and unique. Now, Di Bruno’s is offering all of that same magic, just in a pop-up located in their once-vacant lot on 9th Street in the Italian Market. The new pop-up shop is now dubbed the Di Bruno Brothers Piazza and Philadelphians can peruse through Di Bruno Bros. world-famous cheese, charcuterie, antipasti, snacks, unique gift boxes and more.

The shop itself will also get you in the Christmas spirit just with its atmosphere, which includes a twinkling tree and live music. Shoppers can also sit and sip at one of several tables on the Piazza and at the Bottle Shop Streetery, with beer, wine, brioche grilled cheese and cheese and charcuterie boards available for your enjoyment, according to a release. The pop-up will also include rotating vendors (ranging from Maidencreek floral, Aurora Grace Chocolates, Farmer Jawn and more) and if you want to shop from the comfort of your own home, that can also be done. Di Bruno’s brand new shopping app is now available for pick up or delivery right to your door.

930 S. 9th St.,

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Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market

The Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market is one of those sought-after traditions that many flock to on a mission to find one-of-a-kind gifts, sweet and savory snacks, and plenty of opportunities to find holiday cheer. This year, the design for the open-air market will be a little different to help keep the flow of foot traffic as spaced out and safe as possible—that includes nixing the usual food and vendor mix for a pre-packaged version of treats that are meant to be brought home.

In accordance with city and state guidelines, the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market will feature a reduced number of vendors. All vendors will be spaced out throughout the park, and set-up at least ten feet apart from each other to allow for proper social distancing while shopping. However, there is still going to be the familiar shopping opportunities and a few other added exciting amenities. The Christmas Village Carousel will once again be housed in the City Hall Courtyard. The carousel has been a fan favorite for five years, and in addition, Christmas Village will also bring back additional vendors set up in a socially distanced way around the courtyard to complement the carousel. To help keep everyone safe, carousel operators will follow state and city guidelines and take all necessary precautions in response to Covid-19 including less carousel seats, a crowd-controlled waiting line allowing proper social distancing and a strict cleaning protocol.

Vendor-wise, the Market will feature and highlight a slew of local options. Sticking to its name, the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market has become known for its selection, whereas Christmas Village will continue to feature vendors from around the globe.

1 S. 15th St.,

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The Little Hen Market

Here’s another market offering delicious edible finds and provisions, but this time with a francophile influence. According to a release, Chef Mike Stollenwerk, best known for popular New Jersey restaurants Little Fish and Two Fish, in conjunction with partner Felice Leibowitz, have transformed their popular and acclaimed French-BYOB The Little Hen into a retail, prepared foods and gourmet item store with the pivot to The Little Hen Market. Francophiles, experienced chefs and serious at-home cooks will all revel in The Little Hen Market’s extensive selection of gourmet cheeses, charcuterie offerings, kitchen accessories, such as whisks, aprons, ladles, and more, as well as exclusive professional-grade French cookware from de Buyer, sold only via exclusive purveyors.


220 Kings Hwy. E, Haddonfield, NJ,

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