FYI Philly's Holiday Gift Guide

Monday, December 14, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- "Winter on Broad St." illuminates Wells Fargo Center for holiday light shows

Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia brings joy and lots of lights to their open-air-lots with the first Winter on Broad Street.

Over a half-a-million lights and almost 200 larger-than-life light sculptures, some up to 40-feet-high, illuminate the Wells Fargo Center parking lots. From giant snowflakes to ornaments, Flyer's TV Host tell 6ABC "if you're looking for the perfect holiday photo, you're definitely going to get it here."

Along the laid-out path, you'll discover different holiday themes and activations to stimulate the senses. From Reindeer games like cornhole, giant Tic Tac Toe and giant Jenga to Olympic-size curling right off Broad Street.

You can also score photos-ops with Gritty, who will be dressed as Gritty Claus, and write letters to Santa at their toy workshop.

Check off some last-minute holiday shopping at their Mistletoe Marketplace, their artisan village of local venders. Scoop up exclusive merchandise specific to Winter on Broad St, such as Sixers ugly sweaters and Flyers winter beanies.

Winter on Broad Street | Instagram | Facebook

3601 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148

Tickets run November 27 - January 2

Event opens at 5 p.m. daily

Find amazing gifts at Philadelphia's museum markets

Museum shops aren't just for souvenirs, they're great places to find holiday gifts.

We hit the town and found plenty of fun finds that could work for practically anyone on your list.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Barnes Foundation trend towards art-inspired objects. The National Museum of American Jewish History carries traditional ceremonial products, as well as gifts that celebrate the history of Jewish Americans.

The Museum of The American Revolution highlights the colonial chapter of history, while the Mutter Museum at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia has unique science-oriented gift ideas.

Philadelphia Museum of Art | Facebook | Instagram

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130


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The Barnes Foundation | Facebook | Instagram

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130


National Museum of American Jewish History | Facebook | Instagram

101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106


Museum of the American Revolution | Facebook | Instagram

101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106


Mutter Museum | Facebook | Instagram

19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103


NextFab's Holiday Gift Guide highlights local makers

'Tis the season for giving.

NextFab's third annual Holiday Gift Guide highlights 50 local makers and shares the importance of supporting small businesses, especially during a pandemic.

NextFab is a members-based makers-space that assists artists in their endeavors. Makers can come into their studios, make, utilize their tools and resources, and take supplemental workshops with experts.

This year's Gift Guide showcases one-of-kind pieces that highlight small, sustainable businesses that are so vital to communities.

NextFab | Instagram

1800 North American Street, Philadelphia PA 19122

Sharif Pendleton, Philadelphia Laser Industrial Design

Margaux DelCollo, TWEE Sidewalk Chalk

Deanna McLaughlin, Cartrageous

Center city markets return with gift ideas to check off your list

Two Center City markets return with unique gifts for your holiday lists.

The Christmas Village has transformed Love Park into a German Village for shopping and eating. There is a range of vendors from around the world offering ideas for holiday gifting.

The Made in Philly Market is at Dilworth Plaza with a number of Philly-centric makers offering their locally-made products.

Both markets spread out their vendors to create a safe space for shoppers.

Made In Philly Market | Facebook | Instagram

Dilworth Park at the West Side of City Hall Philadelphia

Fashion District focused on holiday gifting and safe shopping

The Fashion District is back for its second holiday shopping season featuring the light show at the center of the Market East Mall and stores featuring gift ideas for loved ones this season.

With a collection of shops featuring everything from top-of-the-line fashion to locally made works of art, you can find something on your holiday list.

There are also visits with Santa available with a reservation.

The mall is focused on CDC guidelines for shopping, limiting numbers in stores and requiring masks. If you don't want to visit, they also offer a personal shopper or their small surprises gift packs.

Fashion District | Facebook | Instagram

9th & Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Fason De Viv | Facebook | Instagram

Tiffany's Bakery | Facebook | Instagram

Rec Philly | Facebook | Instagram

SMALL Surprises Personal Shopping

Plan your holiday escape and discover Lancaster

Lancaster County is known for its rich farm country but it's also a great destination for holiday shopping.

Lancaster City is decked out for the season with small businesses featuring locally made gems like you'll find at Building Character.

A row of art stores downtown features local artists including a new exhibition at the Red Raven Art Company. Kitchen Kettle Village is a collection of more than 40 shops just outside Lancaster in the quaint town of Intercourse.

And if you are looking for holiday lightshows to cap off your visit, Dutch Wonderland has a brand-new drive-through exhibition adjacent to the amusement park.

You can also ride on the wonderland train and enjoy a socially distant visit with Santa.

And if you'd like some adventure with your holiday celebration, Refreshing Mountain lets you zipline through holiday lights.

Discover Lancaster | Facebook | Instagram

Kitchen Kettle Village | Facebook | Instagram

3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gordonville, PA 17529

Building Character | Facebook | Instagram

342 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

Red Raven Art Company | Facebook | Instagram

138 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

Dutch Wonderland Holiday Lights | Facebook | Instagram

2249 Lincoln Highway, East Lancaster, PA 17602

Refreshing Mountain Resort Christmas Lights & Ziplines | Facebook | Instagram

455 Camp Road, Stevens, PA 17578

Chester County small towns have big ideas for holiday gifts

Chester County has an array of holiday attractions including Longwood Gardens but the small towns that make up the very large county have great shopping ideas.

West Chester is all decked out for the holidays with lighted streets and Santa visiting on a fire truck every Saturday afternoon at 2:30 pm leading up to Christmas.

They also have a number of shops featuring locally-made products and family-owned restaurants offering grab and go options, family dinners and gift cards.

Phoenixville has a similar small-town vibe and a walkable Main Street featuring hand-crafted gift ideas, award-winning chocolates and restaurants.

KALY | Facebook | Instagram

37 West Gay Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Sunset Hill Jewelers | Facebook | Instagram

23 North High Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Limoncello Ristorante & Caterers | Facebook | Instagram

9 North Walnut Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Bridge Street Chocolates | Facebook | Instagram

158 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Diving Cat Studio & Gallery | Facebook | Instagram

246 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Crowded Castle Brewing | Facebook | Instagram

242 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA, 19460