The holidays are just around the corner, and there’s no better way to shop for presents than to visit a festive holiday market and support local businesses from the Boston area. We’ve compiled a list of jolly holiday markets happening in and around Boston this holiday season — check them out!
WHEN: Sunday, December 12, 12 PM – 5 PM and Sunday, December 19, 12 PM – 5 PM
WHERE: the Charles River Speedway, 525 Western Ave, Brighton, MA 02135
Support the female entrepreneurs in your area! The Boston Women’s Holiday Market will be open on two Sundays in December, just in time before the holidays. This free market will feature over 25 local, women-founded small businesses.
WHEN: Every Saturday and Sunday in November, 11am-5pm.
WHERE: 149 Newbury Street.
In the midst of retail shopping on Newbury, stop by the Boston Open Market to see the works of over 70 local artists.
WHEN: Saturday, November 27, 11am-5pm.
WHERE: 84 Bishop Allen Drive, Central Square, Cambridge
For Small Business Saturday on November 27, New England Open Markets is teaming up with The Central Square BID to host the Popportunity Winter Market. Start at Norfolk Street at Mass Ave to shop from over 100 small businesses and continue into the Square for food, shopping, and holiday cheer.
WHEN: November 19 through January 2. Monday-Thursday: 3:00pm – 8:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 11:00am – 8:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am – 7:00pm
WHERE: The Holiday Market at Snowport, 88 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA 02210
The European-style holiday market at Snowport returns from November 19 through January 2 at Seaport. Check out their Tree Market, food vendors, and winter games in the meantime!
WHEN: Saturday, November 27, 2021 (Small Business Saturday), December 4th, December 11th, December 18th; 1pm-6pm each day
WHERE: Black Market – 2136 Washington Street; Roxbury, MA 02119
Black Market’s 5th annual Holiday Marketplace is back this year, and it’s the perfect spot to support talented local Black artisans and artists.
Friday, December 3, 2021: 12 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, December 4, 2021: 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday, December 5, 2021: 11 am – 7 pm
Monday, December 6, 2021: 3 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, December 7, 2021: 3 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday, December 8, 2021: 3 pm – 8 pm
Thursday, December 9, 2021: 3 pm – 8 pm
Friday, December 10, 2021: 12 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, December 11, 2021: 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday, December 12, 2021: 11 am – 7 pm
WHERE: 450/460 Harrison Avenue, indoor and outdoor. Multiple locations for Power Station, Winter Wonderland, food evndors, and much more – see sowaboston.com for details.
SoWa Boston is hosting an absolute extravaganza this year for the holiday season. In addition to food and entertainment, their holiday market has an incredible array of local vendors to shop from. This event is free from Monday to Thursday, and tickets are available, starting at $5, for weekend dates.
Come on down to one of Boston’s oldest and most iconic churches for a one-day holiday market. Old South Church’s annual craft fair features local artisans who will be showcasing and selling paintings, soaps, jewelry, textiles, pottery, note cards, paper art, ornaments, and much more. The Boston Conservatory Brass will provide live music as well!
WHEN: November 28th, 10am-5pm; December 5th, 10am-5pm; December 19th, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143
The Somerville Flea will be hosting some extra-special vendors for the holiday season, featuring vintage and artisan vendors for all your holiday shopping needs.
WHEN: December 10-12, December 17-19 (Friday to Sunday); Friday hours: 12-7, Saturday hours: 11-7, Sunday hours: 12-6
WHERE: 33 Dunster St, Cambridge
Running since 1986, Harvard Square’s holiday fairs are legendary for attracting lots of vendors and shoppers alike. This juried festival is free for everyone and has a great selection of original, affordable, and beautiful gifts!
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