Holiday Happenings Arrive at Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops

Holiday events and entertainment at Philadelphia International Airport

PHILADELPHIA — Dec. 1, 2014 — Whether you’re going to Grandma’s house or taking a business trip, you’re sure to be in the holiday spirit when traveling through Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Throughout the month of December, passengers can enjoy holiday-themed events and promotions from the Philadelphia MarketPlace Food & Shops.

PHL’s diverse line-up of retail merchants will be on hand with plenty of gift ideas. Passengers can fulfill holiday wish lists at special gift tables outside of storefronts, available from 7 a.m.—10 p.m. in the B/C Connector and 7 a.m.—8 p.m. in the D/E Connector.

Travelers on-the-go who need a gift for that special someone can take advantage of an exclusive gift with purchase. Shoppers that buy at least $150 of merchandise from any combination of MarketPlace retailers will receive a free L’OCCITANE Voyage en Provence Collection. This travel collection includes Relaxing Lavender Foaming Bath, Lavender Bonne Mère Soap, Romantic Pivoine Flora Hand Cream and Feminine Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette, all packed in the perfect pouch. It will be available through Dec. 24, or while supplies last. To redeem the gift, visit L’OCCITANE, located in the B/C Connector.

Free gift wrapping will be available from 8 a.m.—9 p.m. from Dec. 1—23, and from 8 a.m.—6 p.m. on Dec. 24 in the B/C Connector. Just present a receipt from a PHL retailer to get your gift ready to give.

“We hope to put PHL passengers in the holiday spirit with our festive activities and special events,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management.

Though flying by sleigh rather than plane, Santa will visit PHL’s seven terminals to greet passengers young and old Dec. 1—24 from 4—8 p.m., Dec. 10—24 from 11 a.m.—3 p.m. and Dec. 18—24 (B/C Baggage claim only) from 3—6 p.m.

Passengers can also hear carolers performing traditional holiday songs throughout the airport on the following dates:

         Dec. 5 from 1—3 p.m.
         Dec. 6 from 5—7 p.m.
         Dec. 7 from 1:30—3:30 p.m.
         Dec. 13 from 2—4 p.m.
         Dec. 14 from 5—7 p.m.
         Dec. 20 from 2—4 p.m.
         Dec. 24 from 4:30—6:30 p.m.


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MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for more than 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.


Emily Watts

For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management                                    

267-932-8760 Ext. 308                                


Anna DiGregorio                                                                               

MarketPlace Philadelphia Management