We’re winding down another autumn, which means that we can each look forward to a hearty Thanksgiving feast followed by the kick-off the holiday shopping season. Millions will hit the department stores at midnight to start Black Friday, and many more will stay cozy all weekend while awaiting another flood of deals and specials on Cyber Monday.
Starting in 2005, Cyber Monday has offered a great alternative to the hecticness of Black Friday shopping. Which has since become an annual staple for most online retailers. As years prior, you’ll see Cyber Monday sales from all of your favorite brands including major giants like Amazon, and stylish boutiques like The Independent Hotel.
Be sure to check out our Downtown Philadelphia Hotel Offers to discover an amazing deal for your next trip to the City of Brotherly Love. Also, keep an eye out for the upcoming release of our Cyber Monday Package.
Following the thrill of scoring your most desired getaways and holiday gifts on Cyber Monday, be sure to take those savings and pick up even more special presents for your loved ones. If you’re staying with us in Philadelphia this holiday season, your options for shopping are plentiful.
For a classic shopping experience in Philadelphia this holiday season, be sure to visit the domed Liberty Place shopping mall. You can pick up gifts for the whole family here by visiting shops like The Children’s Boutique, Sunglass Hut, The Body Shop, Watch Company, Bath & Body Works, and LOFT Outlet.
The Shops at Liberty Place. 1625 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA
A fresh, and vibrant destination—Fashion District Philadelphia is the city’s latest complex to join shopping, dining, entertainment, and culture in one entity. Within walking distance of Center City favorites like the Convention Center, Reading Terminal Market, and The Independent Hotel, it’s a convenient and desirable place to take your holiday shopping. You can find a variety of brands here including Bella Shoes, American Eagle Outfitters, Nike, Zumiez, and Zales.
Fashion District Philadelphia. 901 Market St. Philadelphia, PA
Looking away from malls and complexes, Philadelphia is home to a vast population of unique and quirky boutiques like Occassionette. Come by here to put the perfect cherry on top of your holiday shopping sundae. The gift shop specializes in unique greeting cards, standout wrapping paper, candles, and charming little gifts like tea towels.
Occasionette. 1825 E Passyunk Ave. Philadelphia, PA
You can take your Cyber Monday savings and holiday shopping spree beyond typical brick and mortars to explore special seasonal events around town too. For example, from November 28th through December 24th, you can visit the 12th annual Christmas Village in the newly renovated LOVE Park. Another Center City destination, this annual pop-up reflects an authentic German Christmas Market while featuring over 80 local and international vendors.
This holiday season in Philadelphia, you can also treat yourself to fun events like The Official City of Philadelphia Holiday Tree Lighting on December 4th, the Philadelphia Santa Crawl on December 7th, an inspirational lighting event named Deck The Alley in Elfreth’s Alley also on December 7th, and the Chestnut Hill Holiday Parade on December 14th.
Following your Cyber Monday shopping spree, consider taking some time to give to an important organization like the William Way LGBT Community Center. We’ll support this community pillar this GivingTuesday, and invite you to do the same.
Planning a visit to the City of Brotherly Love? Check out The Independent Hotel’s blog for our favorite recommendations of what to see and experience in Philadelphia.