Winter Villages and Holiday Pop Ups are making the season bright. There are plenty to pick from. Some are here just for a weekend, others can be enjoyed the whole season long. Check out our 3 favorite holiday markets in Boston.
SoWa Winter Festival
The South End’s SoWa vintage market is a favorite all summer long. It returns once again this winter bringing a true winter wonderland to the neighborhood. For a family-friendly weekend do not miss this amazing market and festival with over 100 vendors. As always there will be food trucks, music and artist studios. Explore an outdoor winter wonderland where a Trail of Lights leads you past food trucks, a bar and beer garden, and a fire pit, with plenty of heated lamps and patio tables where you can sit while you eat and drink adult beverages like spiked cocoa and mulled wine. Browse the hundreds of stalls which are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
Admission $10, Friday-Sunday, Nov. 25-27, Wednesday – Sunday, Nov 30 – Dec 4, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday – Sunday, Dec 7 – 11, 450 Harrison Ave., Boston, For more info
Consider these other amazing holiday markets a little further afoot.
Winter Holiday Market at Snowport
The Seaport is hosting a holiday market in its constantly changing shopping village. This pop-up holiday market is hosts 120+ small businesses offering something for everyone on your list.
Free, Seven days a week, Nov. 11th through Jan 2nd, 100 Seaport Boulevard, For more info Snowport Holiday Market
Harvard Square Holiday Fair
This is a juried fair, with carefully selected sellers from all over New England. Look for handmade, beautifully crafted gift items. You might find photography, hand-made clothing, artisan chocolates, olive oil from Greece, all types of jewelry you can imagine, wooden utensils, pottery, West African crafts, glass art, candles, honey and more. Not each vendor will be there each day, so you may want to come more than once.
Free, Dec. 9-11, Dec. 16-18, and Dec, 19-22, Free 12pm-6pm, 33 Dunster Street, Cambridge, For more info Harvard Square Holiday Fair