Market East is Center City District’s most newly renovated shopping corridor. With additions like the Fashion District, featuring international retailers and unique boutiques, this is the perfect destination to check some gifts off of that shopping list.
During the holidays, this neighborhood has festive experiences and food all in one place!
Experience: Luckily when Santa visits the Fashion District, you don’t have to put out the milk and cookies! As you enter the Fashion District, past the life-size ornaments outside into the decorated mall, be sure to line up for the chance to have your children meet Santa.
Bar & Beverage: Continue your time with friends on Snow Walk while holiday tunes fill the corridor and grab a warm drink at The Wayward.
If you are exploring with the family and looking for an afternoon beverage, stop by the Reading Terminal Market and enjoy warm or cold beverages at beloved merchants such as Old City Coffee, Tea Leaf, and Really Real Ginger.
Dining: If you have never tried a homemade pop-tart, now is your chance! Head to Molly Malloy’s, located in the Reading Terminal Market. With an emphasis on family traditions and inspired by their mother’s love of cooking, this restaurant shows what Brotherly Love is all about.
Molly Malloy’s sources ingredients within the Reading Terminal itself and makes some of the best biscuits around. More notably, their homemade pop-tarts will put a smile on the whole family’s faces. Past holiday treats have included chocolate pop-tarts with crushed peppermint candy, and even sweet potato toffee! Aside from sweets, they have a full food and drink menu for all to enjoy.
While exploring Market East, bring your friends to City Winery for some festive cocktails and food. This restaurant/bar is also a music venue so you may catch a live performance!
Shopping: In addition to visits with Santa and snack breaks, be sure to check some items off of your holiday gift list.
For families, some recommendations are:
For fashionistas, some highlights include:
Trying to Plan Another Day?
After a day (or week) of festive adventures throughout Market East, there’s still so much more to see for the holidays across Center City District. For another set of adventures just west of Market East, check out our guide to spending the holidays around West Market.