The annual Holiday Fair & Craft Bazaar, November 22nd and 23rd, is a one-of-a-kind celebration of the simple joys of the holidays. Organized by the Waldorf School of Philadelphia and hosted on their beautiful Frank Furness campus in historic Germantown, the Holiday Fair & Craft Bazaar has something for everyone.
Friday, November 22, 2019 from 6pm – 10pm – enjoy an adults-only evening with live music, signature drinks, tasty bites, and shopping from an incredible array of 70 artisans and makers from across the region. Admission is FREE on Friday.
Saturday, November 23rd, 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. – Family Fun Day — a magical experience for all ages with children’s activities and holiday shopping. Tickets are $5 for adults, free admission for 14 and under. Buy them Online HERE or at the door.
Visit our website for more information about the Holiday Fair & Craft Bazaar.
Now, about those 10 reasons…
FREE Night Out Without The Kids
Live music, signature drinks, tapas and shopping from the best locally curated artisans in Philadelphia. It’s an affordable, amazing night out and just what you need to get you in the Holiday spirit! Friday night, Nov. 22nd. 6PM – 10PM.
Extended Cocktail Hour & Appetizers Galore
Friday night is all about shopping and socializing. Hang out with friends, listen to music, eat and socialize in between your shopping. And yes, our signature Sleigh Ride drink will be ready and waiting for your arrival!
Gorgeous Arts and Crafts
Our curated vendors make up the very best local artisans in Philadelphia. Offering Pottery, Jewelry, Woodwork, Print Art, Fiber Art, Botanicals, Candles, Terrariums and so much more. See the full list of who’s who in attendance here on our vendor page and visit our Instagram page to see their work highlighted.
Chance to Win a Priceless Artisanal Quilt
Win a piece of priceless quilt-work from artisan quilt maker and Waldorf teacher, Anna Ziegner. Your chance to win this Grand Prize is through a raffle and tickets are only $18 for 5 entries or $10 for 2 entries to win. Buy Your Tickets Now, Right HERE! You do not have to be present to win. So if you don’t live in Philadelphia, don’t worry! We’ll ship your prize to anywhere in the world.
Back by popular demand the Scavenger Hunt is a chance to win a door prizes (while supplies last). Pick up the Scavenger Hunt sheet at the Welcome Table on Friday Night and at the Admissions Table on Saturday. Fill it out as you enjoy the beautiful handmade items throughout the historic halls of our award-winning campus and bring back your completed sheet to claim a prize!
Children-Only Shopping Room
Waldorf parents have been working many months to fill the Children-Only Shopping Room with true treasures bound to be lifelong keepsakes for your whole family. Your child leaves you in the hallway to enter a fairy-light room filled with reverence and soft-spoken parent volunteers who travel together with will help your child through a room brimming with one-of-a-kind, high quality, hand-crafted items. The child trades snowflakes (their currency) for items they’d like to give to a family member. Then the child and helper wrap these presents for loved ones and label them, so they are ready for an upcoming Holiday celebration. Children get to feel the joy of giving and are empowered to surprise and please the ones they love! Get your Snowflake tickets online.
The Pocket Fairy
The Pocket Fairy is just one of the many beloved traditions at the Holiday Fair & Craft Bazaar. Children trade two snowflake tickets for one item out of any of the Fairy’s pockets. But which one? There are so many to choose from and children often go back several times because the treasures are beautiful and always different! Snowflake tickets are available to purchase online.
Enchanted Puppet Play
A wholesome, wondrous puppet play for all ages! If you or your little one have never seen a Waldorf puppet play, you are in for a treat. Adorable felted puppets on great adventures capture the undivided attention of children of all ages. Showtimes are at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Remember to purchase your Snowflake tickets to enter the puppet play.
AMAZING Make and Takes
Our Holiday Fair & Craft Bazaar make and takes are like no other. While we still have the traditional crafts and activities children relish such as face painting, children can also partake in truly original and amazing crafts, such as making their own Jump Ropes and dipping their own Beeswax Candles.
The Perfect Start To Your Holidays
Add the Holiday Fair & Craft Bazaar to your list of Holiday traditions this year. For over 20 years, we have been helping families get into the joyous Holiday spirit, shop local and have fun the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Sharing is appreciated!
Photography by Kyle Kielinski