Holiday lights, hot cocoa, and friendly company make the long and brutal Boston winters just a tad bit more bearable. Although an outdoor market, Snowport keeps us warm and fuzzy inside by turning Seaport essentially into a German winter market! If you haven’t been yet, the market closes after New Year’s Eve, so make sure to pay a visit!
Not only di Snowport return, but it will double in size, giving us more excuses to keep going back so we have a chance to explore everything before it celebrates its last day on December 31. There will be over 120 small businesses this year, more than double last year’s count, and 19 food and beverage vendors, also an increase from last year.
Upcoming! ‘Boston Harbor Now: NYE Waterfront Ice Sculpture Stroll’
‘Snowport’ has been a winter wonderland for Bostonians all season long, and while there’s only days left to enjoy Boston’s largest winter market, they’re going out with a bang and we’re here for it! On December 31 you can stroll along the harborside and enjoy some of the most intricate ice sculptures the city has ever seen. Stick around until midnight for the First Night fireworks over by the inner Boston Harbor!
Below is a full rundown of events for the Seaport’s New Year’s Eve festivties:
- Photo session with Betti the Yeti at the Envoy Seaport: 1 PM- 2PM
- Annual touch a truck/boat (featuring a vintage firetruck, patrol cars, US Coast Guard and Boston Harbor Pilot Boat vessels and more) at the Envoy Seaport: 1 PM- 4PM
- Celebration and more Betty the Yeti at One Seaport Courtyard: 3 PM- 5 PM
- Ice sculptures along Seaport Boulevard: all day
- Fireworks at Boston Inner Harbor(Long wharf): 12 AM
Get all of your holiday shopping done at Seaport Boston’s Snowport
The Holiday Market will host 120+ small businesses from all over, double last year’s lineup. According to a recent press release, 66% of the businesses are local and 76% are minority or female-owned. Some of the new vendor additions to jump for joy about include:
- Vintage apparel from The Drift Collective
- Original artwork from Fort Point local J. S. Dykes
- Bags and accessories made from recycled sails from Oceanum Vela
- Artwork and DIY punch needle kits from Homebody DIY
- Caribbean food truck Zaz Food Truck
- Candles by Mo&Co Home
There will also be returning vendors that you might even recall from last year:
- Irish trinkets from The Irish Spirit
- Winter Apparel made in Boston by Wears Woody
- Chocolates made in Truro by Chequessett Chocolate
- Hot chocolate with chocolate truffles by The Fat Cactus
Your gifts will be much cooler than everyone else’s and you’ll encourage small businesses, you can find the full list of vendors on the Snowport website. In addition, there will be an expanded dining and entertainment area with enchanting lighting throughout that will get you in the festive spirits. Vendor specialties include pierogies, tacos, waffles, porchetta sandwiches, donuts, and much more enjoy in the seated “après ski” themed dining tent. Stay warm with a round of outdoor iceless curling or other large-scale winter games.
You can also grab a hot cocoa or sit down for a hot meal. If that isn’t enough, now you understand why it will require many trips to take in all of this winter wonderland, market tradition ensues with a holiday tree lighting of a 48-foot tall tree on December 2. New additions include a 10-foot-tall mistletoe archway and a 25-foot-long interactive chalkboard to write down your hopes and dreams.
Throughout the duration of Snowport there will be plenty of fun themed events like an ice sculpture stroll, free gift wrapping during Small Business Weekend on November 26-27, a Menorah lighting, and a tree market.
When is Snowport Boston?
Find Snowport seven days a week at 100 Seaport Boulevard, Boston Seaport, MA 02210
Opening hours from November 11- December 11:
Monday- Thursday: 3 PM to 8 PM
Friday- Saturday: 11 AM to 9 PM
Sunday: 11 AM to 8 PM
Extended hours from December 12-December 31:
Sunday- Thursday: 11 AM to 8 PM
Friday- Saturday: 11 AM to 9 PM
Find Snowport at 65 Northern Ave, Boston, MA