South Street Headhouse District Doubles Holiday Fun with Christmas Village and Santa's Stumble

South Street Christmas Village PHAIR

South Street Headhouse District (SSHD) doubles the holiday fun on Saturday, December 14, 2013 with the first Christmas Village and Santa’s South Street Stumble. Enjoy a full day of handmade shopping at the Christmas Village under the Headhouse Square Shambles (Second and Pine streets) from 11:00am to 9:00pm. Festivities will include 30 handmade artisans curated by PHAIR, a visit from Santa, holiday photos at Posey Booth, and food and drink from Brauhaus Schmitz.  Christmas Village is a free event, with shopping, food and drinks pay-as-you-go. From 6:00pm to Midnight, SSHD will be filled with jolly laughter and the sight of Santa hats during Santa’s South Street Stumble. Participants pay $5.00 for a special SSHD Santa hat that entitles them to holiday beer and cocktail specials at 13 participating bars and restaurants. Both events are rain or shine. For more information, visit, call (215) 413-3713 or follow @officialsouthst on Twitter.


South Street Headhouse District partners with PHAIR, Philadelphia’s open air market, to present the first Christmas Village under the Shambles at 2nd and Pine streets, on Saturday, December 14, 2013, from 11:00am to 9:00pm. The Village will feature 30 handmade artisans next to local district businesses selling food, drinks, art, handmade gifts, wreaths, jewelry, decorations, ornaments, chocolate, crafts, clothing and much more. Festivities will include:

  • Santa Claus will hear children’s wish lists under the tree from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
  • Posey Booth will take holiday themed photos that families can take home and cherish.
  • Brauhaus Schmitz will serve German sausage sandwiches, goulash, beer and gluhwein (mulled wine).

Christmas Village vendors will include:

South Street Headhouse District Christmas Village

Christmas Village is open rain or shine, from 11:00am to 9:00pm. Admission is free. Shopping, food and drink are pay-as-you-go. For more information, visit PHAIR’s website at and South Street Headhouse District’s website at


It’s the most wonderful time for beer! SSHD will be filled with the sounds of jolly laughter as hundreds of santas partake in the annual Santa’s South Street Stumble on Saturday, December 14, 2013, from 6:00pm to Midnight. For only $5.00, guests will receive a special SSHD santa hat that entitles them to discounted drinks and cocktails at 13 bars and restaurants that include:

Stumble partner Goose Island will provide "Sixth Day Ale" and other various seasonal brews available, on top of specials at individual bars and restaurants. Proceeds from the sale of the Santa hats will benefit the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Knight Arts Challenge Grant.  Stumble will happen rain or shine, and is open to participants 21 and older with valid identification.


Don’t forget to stroll SSHD to see 31 wondrous window displays from the 2013 Winter Wonderland Window Competition. Maps and information are available at the Christmas Village. Also, visitors and shoppers can extend their outing and take advantage of dining and shopping at one of over 400 unique and independently-owned restaurants, retailers, or service providers.  

For more information about Christmas Village, Santa’s South Street Stumble, the window competition or holiday events in SSHD, visit, call (215) 413-3713 or follow @officialsouthst on Twitter.