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Christmas Markets 2019-2020

Festive entertainment and plenty of gift ideas for the holidays

The Boston Winter Holiday Market at City Plaza Government Center is the largest and most popular Christmas market in Boston. It opens the day before Thanksgiving and lasts until New Year’s Eve, attracting about 100,000 people every day with shopping, live entertainment, and delicious food. More than 80 decorated chalets offer handmade gifts and other holiday experiences. The Skating Path is one of the most popular attractions of the plaza along with concerts and performances for people of all ages. The Boston Winter Holiday Market is cancelled for 2018 due to construction in City Hall Plaza.

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

The South Boston Holiday Market is also held for one day only in mid-December in the Innovation and Design Building. It is very popular since many artisans display their works and socialize with customers. It attracts painters, sculptors, jewelry artists, and designers from all over New England.