HOLIDAY MARKET INFO
Gifted: A Handmade Holiday Market is a new event produced by the Clover Market in partnership with The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in Center City Philadelphia. We will be featuring 75 carefully curated artisans with high quality, beautifully presented handmade products geared towards holiday gift-giving. The Market will be held indoors in the second floor gallery spaces at PAFA at 128 N. Broad Street.
- SATURDAY, DEC 2: 5-8 pm (ticketed Preview Party). Ticketholders will receive exclusive early shopping access, champagne, specialty drinks, light bites catered by Starr Events, and live music from Ginger Coyle. Tickets are $25 for non-members, $15 for PAFA members. See ticket link at the top of the page.
- SUNDAY DEC 3: 11 am-5 pm (free and open to the public). All proceeds from an informal "pay as you wish" donation box, $5 suggested, will be given to PAFA Education Programming.
EVENT LOCATION: The PAFA Hamilton Building (128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia) is just a short walk up N. Broad from City Hall and Dilworth Park and across the street from the Convention Center. It is easily accessible for customers by car or public transit and is between the Jefferson and Suburban Station SEPTA stops (details here). Here is a recent article about PAFA from Curbed Philly with additional photos.
FOOD & DRINK: The ticketed Preview Party will include food and drinks for ticketholders (see above). On Sunday, the Starr cafe Tableau on the ground floor will be open and will have a variety of food and drink options. A cash bar will also be open on Sunday!
GETTING THERE & PARKING: PAFA is easily accessible by car or public transit, and discounted visitor parking is available in the neighboring Parkway Corporation garage at the southwest corner of Broad & Race St. Garage or 15th & Cherry St. Lot. Be sure to get your ticket validated before you leave PAFA. For more parking options nearby, click here - visitor discounts may not apply.
Additional parking is available at the many parking surface lots and garages nearby including at the Convention Center or you can try one of the many parking finders online like parkwhiz.com.
HOLIDAY GREENS SALE: On Sunday during Market hours, don't miss the holiday greens sale in the courtyard outside the Museum by Greensgrow. The timing is PERFECT to pick up your holiday decor including wreaths, roping, birch branches, winterberry and more. Be sure to stop by and check it out when you come visit for the show and support this terrific community nonprofit!
OTHER AREA HOLIDAY ATTRACTIONS: the Market is right in the middle of ALL of the holiday action in Center City Philadelphia including the Rothman Ice Rink/Dilworth Park, Love Park/Christmas Village, the Comcast and Macy's Light Shows and more. PAFA is just one block from City Hall. Here's a great roundup of 15+ holiday attractions in Philly from uwishunu.
Additional PAFA visitor information can be found on their website here.