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 below!
1. Snowport Winter Village
WHEN: Daily from November 11 – December 31, check out this guide for more info!
WHERE: 100 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA 02210
The European-style holiday market at Snowport returns from November 11 through December 31 at Seaport. Check out their Tree Market, food vendors, and winter games! They’ll also have 140 vendors big and small, local and national to shop from.
2. Boston Women’s Holiday Market
WHEN: Sunday, December 18 from 12 PM to 5 PM
WHERE: The Charles River Speedway: 525 Western Avenue, Boston, MA
Support the female entrepreneurs in your area and Small Business Saturday! The Boston Women’s Holiday Market will pop up for one day in Brighton. This market will feature over 25 local, women-founded small businesses selling everything from clothes to locally-made chocolates!
3. Black Legacy Marketplace
WHEN: Every Saturday from November 26-December 24 from 1 PM- 5 PM
WHERE: 2136 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
Black Market Nubian’s 6th annual Shop the Block Holiday Market is back this year, and it’s the perfect spot to support over 50 talented local Black artisans and artists. This marketplace will deck three floors with gifts, live entertainment, and more!
4. SoWa Open Market
WHEN: Sundays from 11 AM to 3 PM
WHERE: 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
SoWa Boston hosted an absolute extravaganza this year for the holiday season. While the holiday festival ended December 11, the traditional SoWa Open Market remains open.
In addition to food and entertainment, the area curates a beautiful assortment of local vendors to shop from. And on Sunday, December 18, they’ll be hosting a massive World Cup finals viewing party starting from 9 AM!
5. The Somerville Flea Holiday Markets
WHEN: Sunday, December 18 from 10 AM to 5 PM
WHERE: 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.
6. Harvard Square Holiday Fair
WHEN: December 16-18; 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!