Dear Diary, Tis the season to go shopping! You can stay local or take a quick trip on your search for the perfect present. Christmas markets have opened across the commonwealth. The holiday pop up shops offer festive and unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Here are our top four marketplaces. 1. Christmas Market in Philadelphia Running now through Christmas Eve, Christmas Village in Center City Philadelphia gives visitors an authentic experience, transporting them to a German Christmas market. More than 80 wooden booths sell everything from traditional European foods and drinks to ornaments and crafts. There are lots of children’s activities as well, including Mad Elf Mondays when kids look for the elf on the shelf hidden in the market. 2. Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem Dubbed Christmas City, USA, this markets offers a truly traditional holiday experience now through December 18th. The market features more than 125 artisans and vendors, selling items with old-world charm. To entertain shoppers, there are daily glassblowing and ice sculpting demonstrations, musical performances and a Crayola Creativity station. Click here to check out our pick close to home! Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.