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Christmas Markets in Boston 2024-2025

Festive entertainment and plenty of gift ideas for the holidays

Dates: mid-November–early January

Christmas Markets in Boston
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Christmas arrives in Boston with the traditional Boston Christmas tree lighting events, which take place in early December. But the spirit of the holiday is felt throughout the season at festive fairs, popping up all across the city.

The Holiday Market at Snowport (November 11, 2023–January 2, 2024)

One of the most charming and longest winter fairs in Boston is nestled at the heart of the Seaport neighborhood. The Holiday Market at Snowport takes place between late November and early January. It features more than a hundred small businesses, selling gifts, crafts, and finger-licking goodies, such as craft brews, hot chocolate, and waffles. Besides, you can reserve a dinner at one of local restaurants to complete your visit to the Boston's Seaport.

Harvard Square Holiday Fair (December 9–22, 2023)

The oldest Christmas market in the area is held in Harvard Square, Cambridge. Harvard Square's Holiday Fairs have been going on for over three decades. This market spans over two weekends in mid-December, gathering selected vendors from all over New England and beyond. In addition to all kinds of handmade gifts and crafted knick-knacks, here you can find some special goods like LED-lit jewelry, artisan chocolates, olives and olive oil from Greece, and West African crafts.

SoWa Winter Festival & Holiday Market (November 25–December 11, 2023)

Another great Christmas market takes place in and around SoWa Power Station on Harrison Ave. The annual SoWa Winter Festival offers ten days of excellent holiday shopping, Christmas lights, and seasonal treats. From Friday to Sunday, you need to buy tickets, while from Monday to Thursday, you can enter for free.

Old South Church Christmas Craft Fair (December 3, 2023)

Old South Church Christmas Craft Fair takes place for one day by one of Boston's oldest and most iconic churches. It features about 30 stalls, selling creations by glassblowers, candle makers, jewelers, knitters, and woodworkers. Don't leave without trying a cup of hot mulled cider and some delicious Christmas foods in a historical setting.

Downtown Boston Holiday Market (November 24–December 23, 2023)

Downtown Boston Holiday Market is a great opportunity for holiday shopping in the center of the city. Dozens of artisans and vendors offer many unique and handmade items at Summer Street Plaza. The lineup includes art, jewelry, woodwork, candles, decor, and delicious foods. The market takes place on Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm.

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin