Culture comes alive during the many events hosted by the American Swedish Historical Museum throughout the year. Join us and discover the food, music and holidays of Sweden, experience our newest exhibitions or check out of educational programs for both children and adults.

Outdoor Christmas Market

Christmas Gift Shop
10:00 am -4:00pm

This year ASHM is bringing our traditional market outside! Bundle up and visit the Museum the first weekend of December for a unique shopping opportunity. Although 2020 has presented some logistical challenges for hosting this event, the centuries old European custom of outdoor markets helps provide a safer COVID shopping experience!

This year the market features an assortment of craft vendors featuring Scandinavian and/or hemslöjd (handmade) items. The Auxiliary Deli will be taking pre-orders of food that will be available for easy pick-up at the event (PDF order form listed below, please send in orders before 12/2).

We will have raffle items as well (PDF of items below). Raffle tickets will be sold at the door or you can purchase them in advance by calling 215-389-1776 (ticket prices: 2 for $5, 5 for $10 , and 12 for $20). You can put your tickets towards one or multiple raffle prizes.

During the market we will have live music and a ceremonial Lucia host will be attending the event to greet guests. The event is free to attend be sure to attend for a magical outdoor cultural shopping experience!

The Market vendors include:

  • ASHM Holiday Gift Shop
  • Auxiliary Deli (pre-orders for curbside pick-up available)
  • Mormor’s Attic
  • Tamarack Farm Gotland Sheep wool merchandise
  • Books by Jorgen Flood

During the Outdoor Christmas Market, ASHM will follow all Pennsylvania and Philadelphia COVID-19 regulations and those in attendance are required to maintain physical distance and a wear a face covering, which may be removed if seated at a table while eating in the designated area.