Imagine doing your Christmas shopping in a historic downtown that looks like something out of a Hallmark movie, complete with sparkling lights, garland wreaths and luminaria. No, this is not a fictional place – this is Downtown Haddonfield’s Candlelight Shopping Holiday Event, and you shop it for one more day – today, December 22.
For the third consecutive year, Haddonfield has been named one of the ‘10Best’ by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards and this time, it was also chosen as having one of the ‘Best Holiday Markets’ in the U.S.
“We are thrilled to have our favored holiday shopping event, Candlelight Shopping, recognized among the best nationwide holiday events by readers of USA Today,” says Remi Fortunato, retail recruiter for the Partnership for Haddonfield. “Now more than ever, we invite everyone to shop local and safely enjoy our historic Downtown – making memories while shopping, dining and embracing festive fun this upcoming holiday season,” she continued.
Haddonfield, which is located in Camden County near Philadelphia, transforms into a winter wonderland beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving. Every Friday evening leading up to Christmas Day shoppers and merrymakers are greeted with a festive atmosphere and the holiday warmth that emanates from this friendly community.
For the 2020 holiday season, Haddonfield’s Candlelight Shopping will take place every Friday from 6-9 pm until Friday, December 18 – with a special Candlelight Shopping additional event for last-minute shoppers on Tuesday, December 22. Merchants along Kings Highway and the charming side streets invite you to explore their beautifully curated shops and discover delightful holiday treasures.
You’ll find unique gifts for everyone on your list in their 200 distinctive shops. Finished your holiday shopping on time this year? You can still come to enjoy the food, beverages and in-store festivities – and of course the town-wide twinkling decor.
Parking is free in the downtown now through Christmas Day so stop by for a socially-distanced, festive visit to a town you have to see to believe!