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New England Christmas Festival 2023

A holiday tradition for superb gift shopping

New England Christmas Festival is the region's largest arts and crafts show supporting American artisans and farmers. The event annually hosts over 350 pop-up boutiques featuring various arts and crafts stalls as well as fresh and delicious products.

At the New England Christmas Festival, you'll find plenty of holiday decorations, stunning lights, contemporary pottery, jewelry, spa products, toys, sheepskin slippers, Santa figures, photographs, wood inlay tables, and blown glass penguins. You won't leave hungry with vendors offering oatcakes, truffles, caramels, maple syrup, fortune cookies, elephant cookies, and lava cakes.

Where & when

The festival used to be held every November at Seaport World Trade Center in Boston until 2020, when the event was transformed into an experimental online market due to the pandemic. The 2021 and 2022 editions took place at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut. The new location is around 100 miles (160 km) southwest of Boston.

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