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Philadelphia, PA - Northern Liberties Business Improvement District kicks the holiday season up a notch with the return of Northern Liberties Holiday Second Saturday and the Northern Liberties Holiday Pop-up Shop on Saturday, December 10th, 2022. Head to the city's fastest growing neighborhoods for special events, festive happenings, visits from Santa and friends, make and take workshops, and shopping at Christmas markets around every turn. Northern Liberties Holiday Pop-up Shop will take over North Bowl (909 N. 2nd Street) from 11:00am to 4:00pm with vendors and activities inside and out - including dozens of artists and makers, a visit from Krampus, make and take crafts, festive cocktails, delicious eats, and of course, bowling. Holiday Second Saturday in Northern Liberties will also include Naughty and Nice Merchandise Market at Tendenza from 10:00am to 3:00pm; Holiday Market and Photos with Santa at Jerry's Bar from 11:00am to 4:00pm; Enchanted in Northern Liberties Princess Brunch at the Igloos at Figo Ristorante at 11:00am and 1:00pm; Photos with Santa at Heritage from 11:00am to 2:00pm; Armour Men's Wear Pop-Up Shop at Trun from 12:00pm to 6:00pm; Blending with Intention Make and Take at The Random Tea Room from 1:00pm to 4:00pm; and Make, Take and Give at 1040 Collective from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Also, the famous Northern Liberties Parade of Spirits returns on Saturday starting around 4:00pm at Liberty Lands. Full details for each event is below. For more, visit https://www.explorenorthernliberties.org/events/

NORTHERN LIBERTIES HOLIDAY POP-UP SHOP

By Northern Liberties Business Improvement District
At North Bowl, 909 N. 2nd Street
Saturday, December 10, 2022, 11:00am to 4:00pm

This popular holiday shopping event will feature 20+ small local vendors and makers from around the Philadelphia region, popping up at one of N. 2nd Street’s premier venues with gifts, decor, fashions, treats and more. This year, the market will be both indoors and outdoors – rain or shine – with vendors filling North Bowl’s outdoor patio, indoor first floor, and second floor mezzanine.

Fill those stockings with vegan brownies, buttery cupcakes, candles, natural soaps, sunglasses, Northern Liberties branded merch, and so much more. Please the pickiest of family or friends with hand-made leather belts, carefully crocheted caps, and hand-sewn fashion. For the tots, there will be Letters to Santa and an ornament making station. Grab a photo with Krampus for a lasting holiday memory. Additionally, while visiting the District, shoppers are invited to make a day of it in Northern Liberties by enjoying a meal, hot beverage, baked goods or Christmas cocktail at one of the District’s dozens of restaurants, bakeries and cafes. The District’s existing favorite retail shops will also be ready with gifts for all ages.

“Our annual holiday market features several neighborhood businesses and lots of locally made goodness,” said Northern Liberties Business Improvement District Executive Director Kristine Kennedy. “Once again, we are proud to offer this venue for small enterprises, many of which are Black- and/or women-owned, to discover Northern Liberties while providing a chance for people to support them while enjoying a day in our neighborhood.”

For the third annual Northern Liberties Holiday Pop-up, the North Bowl patio will come alive with approximately a dozen small businesses, makers, crafters and entrepreneurs. The indoor first floor will host five, and the mezzanine will feature a dozen along with North Bowl’s hallmark video arcade. The bowling alley, bar and kitchen will all be open at noon and gift certificates for bowling packages will be available for sale.

For a full list of vendors and additional details, visit explorenorthernliberties.org.

Participating small businesses, makers, crafters and pop-up vendors include (* indicates Black-owned, † indicates women-owned):

Adorned by Aisha †
Made right here in Philadelphia, Aisha offers vintage and nature inspired jewelry

Avalon Days †
Fashionable jewelry inspired by the sea using materials such as crystal, gold and glass.

Brixxy and Co *†
Named after the owners pooch, Brixxy and Co sells handmade dog bandanas with colorful designs

Brotherly Love Gallery †
Brand new to Northern Liberties, Brotherly Love has taken over the space at 612 N 2nd Street that was formerly occupied by Art Star. They feature high-quality locally-made art.

Dr. Brownies *†
Featuring all-vegan baking, Dr. Brownies has built a cult following by those who love both vegan and delicious.

Kirra’s Cakes & Beyond *†
Home-grown right here in Northern Liberties, Kirra crafts delectable custom cakes and cupcakes.

Love Birds †
If you love Dem Birds, aka The Iggles, then you will love Love Birds. From hoodies to hankies, they’ve got your home town team merch covered.

Lume Candle †
Two best friends stir up serenity with a dash of mayhem in their line of soy candles with names like “Swipe Right” and “Knotty or Nice.”

Pearl International †
Luxury, vegan skin care with ingredients sourced from BIPOC, women-owned, or disable-owned businesses.

RCY International *†
Hand-crocheted and hand-sewn fashion to make you feel good.

Redwood Durable
Leather belts, wallets and accessories lovingly made in Collingswood, NJ.

SCB Naturals *†
Handcrafted, vegan soaps and skincare products.

Shady Sunglasses
Affordable and fashionable eyewear for everyone from one to ninety-nine.

Urban Queens *†
A local lifestyle fashion brand by a mother-daughter duo crafting quality, fun and sophisticated clothing and accessories.

Whiskey Links & More
Cufflinks, money clips, bracelets, flasks and more with themes inspired by art, sports, music, whiskey and pop culture.

More to be announced!

PHOTOS WITH KRAMPUS

With Northern Liberties Holiday Pop-up Market
Saturday, December 10, 2022, 11:00am to 4:00pm
North Bowl, 909 N. 2nd Street

Get ready for photos with Krampus, the counterpart to Saint Nicolas in Alpine folklore. Yes, you too can sit upon this horned character’s lap and tell him what you don’t want for Christmas. Say cheese! Free to attend, free for DIY photos, no purchase required!

NAUGHTY AND NICE MERCHANDISE MARKET/ POP-UP

By Now and Then Market
At Tendenza, 969 N. 2nd Street
Saturday, December 10, 2022, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Now and Then Marketplace will host the 2nd Annual Naughty & Nice Merchandise shopping experience with local vendors, food and other festive fun. Entry is free. Look for over 50 vendors to take over the former wedding venue - with an accessible parking lot open next door for the event.

PRINCESS BRUNCH IN THE IGLOOS AT FIGO

By Glu Hospitality and A Dash of Magic Events
At Figo Ristorante, 1033 N. 2nd Street
Saturday, December 10th
Seatings two shows a day 11:00am and 1:00pm
Reservations available on Resy
https://www.figoitalian.com/

Glu Hospitality invites you to get frozen in Northern Liberties with the city's newest and most lavish Igloo experience, plus the return of Princess Brunches at the Igloos, and a brand-new heated cocktail garden. Partners Derek Gibbons and Tim Lu bring a new holiday and winter experience to Northern Liberties Restaurant Row with the debut of enchanting and weather-proof sparkling Igloos at Figo Ristorante (1033 N. 2nd Street). The Igloos at Figo are neary 12 feet wide, seat up to eight people, and feature over a hundred clear sustainable panels, a table-top fire pit, festive decor, and a view of the night stars and the new Northern Liberties Christmas Tree. For 2022, look for more igloos and more decor in them too!

Along with the Igloos, Glu brings back Enchanted in Northern Liberties: Princess Brunches at the Igloos at Figo in partnership and a pivot with A Dash of Magic Events, running for two shows a day on Saturday, December 10 and Saturday, December 17, 2022. Families can "Igloo-distance" themselves from other families and the Princess, as she goes Igloo to Igloo, and table to table, and interacts and delights young children. Look for the Snow Queen at both dates - she can't wait to get frozen with all the festive families! For more information and reservations for the Igloos and the Cocktail Garden

PHOTOS WITH SANTA AND HOLIDAY MARKET AT JERRY'S BAR

By and at Jerry's Bar, 129 West Laurel Street
Saturday, December 10th, 11:00am to 4:00pm

Shop for all your family and loved ones at Jerry’s Bar’s annual Holiday Market on Saturday, December 3rd and December 10th from 11am – 4pm.  Enjoy holiday tunes, get your photo taken with Santa, and make sure to grab brunch afterward!

PHOTOS WITH SANTA AT HERITAGE

By and at Heritage, 914 N. 2nd Street
Saturday, December 10th, 11:00am to 2:00pm

Santa will visit Heritage the first three Saturdays in December! Free hot chocolate, DIY Santa Photos, Full Brunch Menu, Stroller Parking and Holiday Cocktail Specials.

ARMOUR MEN'S WEAR POP-UP SHOP AT TRUNC

By and at Trunc, 929 N. 2nd Street
Saturday, December 10th, 12:00pmto 6:00pm

Armour Philadelphia is having their annual Pop Up at Trunc this Holiday Second Saturday. Come and shop their new menswear plus art and eco-friendly gifts from Trunc. Stop through and bring a friend. Free to attend. Plus don't miss unique and hidden gem gifts for everyone on Santa's list.

BLENDING WITH INTENTION

By and at The Random Tea Room and Curiosity Shop
713 N. 4th Street
Saturday, December 10th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Blending with Intention Make & Take lets you sample and make teas and shop for the holidays.

MAKE, TAKE AND GIVE WORKSHOP AND EXPERIENCE

By and at 1040 Creative
Liberties Walk, N. 2nd Street, Suite 301

Enjoy a three part gift-making workshop complete with hot cocoa, and wine at 1040 Creative.  Participants will learn to make handmade gifts (soap, candy cluster, and clay jewelry) at three gift-making experience stations.

Cost is $60/person and includes all materials, hot cocoa and wine.  Email sheena1040creative@gmail.com to reserve your spot today.

PARADE OF SPIRITS

At Liberty Land, 913 N. 3rd Street
Saturday, December 10th
Starts around 4:00pm and usually goes until 6:00pm

One of the most unique events in the City has grown in recent years:  Park. Krampus (or many Krampuses), faeries, spirits and ghosts convene upon Northern Liberties for a celebration of the light and the dark. Elaborate costumes and colorful lanterns define this inclusive parade that begins and ends in Liberty Lands. Come dressed to greet the dead or the living!

ABOUT NORTHERN LIBERTIES BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

Northern Liberties Business Improvement District was formed in 2018 to provide supplements to the municipal services of the City of Philadelphia; maintain a safe, clean and vibrant commercial district for the benefit of the residents, users, and owners within the district, and to citizens of Philadelphia and the region; to create opportunities for the business and residential communities to come together to make improvements to the district; and develop and implement programs and services that ensure that Northern Liberties continues to be a desirable place to live, work, shop, invest and visit. For more information, see explorenorthernliberties.org.

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