A Guide to Visiting the Best Christmas Markets in Boston
Whatever brings you to Boston in November or December, be sure to visit one of Boston's many fabulous Christmas markets and make the most of some seasonal shopping. From the city proper to some Greater Boston gems, there's a lot going on during the holiday season.
Whether searching for a warming cup of cider or hunting out some holiday kids games, these Christmas markets are the place to be during the holiday season.
SoWa Winter Festival
A relative newcomer to the scene, this festival in the heart of the creative SoWa district has wasted no time in becoming the coolest of Christmas markets in Boston. It hosts a huge winter shopping village, with over 130 stalls and stands manned by some of New England's most creative artisans, designers and chefs putting on a show.
Old South Church Christmas Craft Fair
A stalwart among Christmas markets in Boston and still the best place to get some traditional holiday cheer, the annual Christmas Craft Fair takes place on one day only, so plan ahead and look forward to eating hot cinnamon waffles or sipping hot cider while admiring some beautiful items made by expert artisan jewelers, glass blowers, candle makers, woodworkers, and many more.
North Shore Holiday Market
For something a bit different, head up to Peabody and enjoy the small-town charm of the North Shore Holiday Market. This is a great place to support and talk face-to-face with small-scale local artists, artisans, designers, and producers, with over 60 stallholders in residence for the day.
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Best Holiday Shopping Areas in Boston
Christmas shopping doesn't have to be a chore. Head to these fabulous shopping areas and seasonal events to find the best Christmas gifts while also soaking up the holiday atmosphere!
Wrentham Village Premium Outlets
What this bargain-hunter mecca lacks in Christmas cheer, it makes up for with serious, stylish value. It is home to over 170 high-end fashion outlets and retail boutiques offering mega discounts on their premium items. It's hard to beat for a mixture of value and style.
Boston Winter Holiday Market
The biggest and busiest among Christmas markets in Boston, this annual institution attracts tens of thousands of people every day to City Hall Plaza. There are dozens of craft chalets and artisan shops to choose from, plus an amazing array of delicious food stalls and the famous City Hall Plaza Christmas Skating Path.
As well as a festive atmosphere, Winter Revelry transforms the Innovation and Design Building in the Seaport into a Christmas shopper's heaven. In addition to the popular pop-up Christmas Tree Farm, this is where you'll find artisan ceramics, jewelry, homewares, and body care products alongside a seasonal beer lounge set up by Aeronaut Brewing.
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