December Arts & Culture Events: Winterfest, Artisan Markets, Workshops & More

This December gets hands-on with workshops, engage with the local art scene and celebrate the spirit of the holidays!


Design a Sign: Holiday Cheer

December 11th

7 – 9pm

The Fashion District Philadelphia

901 Market St.

Cost: $55

Express yourself with a custom wood sign that showcases your personal style. Select your design from a stylish stencils or personalize one that’s uniquely you. A master crafter will guide you through this two hour event where you’ll build and paint your one-of-a-kind sign.


Bottle Glass Blowing Workshop

December 11th

5:30 – 8:30pm

BOK Workshop

821 Dudley St.

Cost: $45 – $110

Join Remark Glass and other Bok tenants in the Bok Workshop to watch glass blowing, dine and learn.


Drink & Draw – Holiday Card Making

December 11th & 18th

6 – 8pm

Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Cost: Pay what you wish

Drink & Draw becomes Holiday Card Making in the month of December. Local artists and shop owners will help you get into the holiday spirit through hands-on holiday crafting.


ICA x YOWIE 3rd Annual Bookshop Pop-Up

December 13th – 15th


12 – 7pm

716 S. 4th St.

Cost: Free

The ICA is hosting their 3rd annual ICA x YOWIE Bookshop pop-up at YOWIE! The event will kick off with an opening Happy Hour with Two Robbers on Friday. On Saturday, stop by for a Paper Flowers Workshop with Candy Gonzalez, and then on Sunday, take part in a calligraphy workshop with Kamihira.


Second Saturday Sketch

December 14th

10am – 12pm

Rodin Museum

2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Cost: Pay what you wish

Find your inner artist and draw from Auguste Rodin’s masterpieces. Materials provided and free after Pay What You Wish admission.


Holiday Art Star Pop Up Market

December 14th – 15th

11am – 5pm

Cherry Street Pier

121 N. Columbus Blvd.

Cost: Free

The Final Pop Up Market of the Season! Get all your last minute holiday gifts from over 35 participating craft vendors. Enjoy foods by Labarra Empanadas, Cooperage Philly, Hardena/Waroeng Surabaya, and Birdies Biscuits, while you shop. 


Artist Reception: Allyson Church

December 14th

4 – 6pm

The Resource Exchange

1800 N. American St.

Cost: Free

Local artist Allyson Church is a printmaker, quilt enthusiast, and flower farmhand based in Philadelphia. She has exhibited her work across the United States and in Italy. Allyson draws inspiration from dreams, strange and fantastic stories, and traditional crafts. Her love of making things is matched only by her love of gardening. The artist’s work will be on display at The Resource Exchange throughout December.


Boozy Button Make & Take

December 20th

6:30 – 8:30pm

The Common Room

1509 N. Front St.

Cost: $25

In this make-and-take workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to create your very own pin back buttons while enjoying your favorite adult beverages! A variety of art materials (collage, markers, pens, and more!) will be available for you to use. Attendees will be encouraged by Meg to create up to 5 buttons, using their own creative intuition as guidance.



December 21st

12 – 5pm

Natasha Maes Banquet Facility

4446 Frankford Ave.

Cost: Free

Hosted by Parry P. And Dj Kool Merk, Winterfest is an all day music festival with local artists.