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11 best Boston winter holiday Christmas markets 2022

Skip the malls and Amazon and shop local at festive holiday markets in Boston this year to spread lots of cheer!

JQ Louise
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JQ Louise
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Tanya Edwards
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Skip Black Friday crowds, mall parking and guessing when your online purchases will arrive, and enjoy a local, homey shopping experience this season. Take your holiday shopping local at these holiday markets featuring gifts made by artisans and creatives who are your neighbors.. Support small businesses during the holidays by heading to these spots and snagging presents that stand out from everything else under the tree! When you’re done, check out one of the many Christmas events in Boston or get some more cheer from a Boston Christmas lights display.

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Best holiday markets in Boston

The Snowport has doubled in size since last year, with more vendors, food options and activations all season long. Boston Seaport has been transformed once again into Snowport, a magical winter wonderland. Shop for gifts, play games, view festive art and encounter plenty of surprises. The market will feature over 100 small merchants selling unique art, jewelry, home goods, apparel and other gifts and crafts. You can also get yummy treats such as hot chocolate, freshly-made waffles and craft beer. 

Snowport is open seven days a week, November 11 – December 31. 

Monday-Thursday 3pm – 8pm
Friday and Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 8pm 

 

 

Boston Women's Market Holiday Shop
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2. Boston Women's Market Holiday Shop

The Boston Women's Market features one-of-a-kind gifts that empower women-founded businesses. At rotating locations around The Hub every Saturday and Sunday through the holiday season—including at Time Out Market Boston on December 10—you'll find artists making products of all kinds, including jewelry, home goods, clothing, ceramics and art.

Nov 13 – Dec 18

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This creative and collaborative hub in Somerville offers a year round local artisan shopping experience, along with delicious eats—but for the holiday season, they’ll also be featuring special events such as Black Friday sales, Small Business Saturday, a winter night market, holiday stroll and much more. Check their website for details about its full seasonal schedule.

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Tuscan Village is excited to announce their first annual Holiday Shoppes at Tuscan Village– a collection of 30 small businesses and artists debuting in a festive, open-air marketplace, featuring art, sweet treats, home décor, apparel & much, much, more! After the holiday shopping is complete, guests can get comfy underneath the heated tent to enjoy a festive food and cocktail menu offering a “Mistletoe Margarita” and a “Feliz Navidad” –their take on an adult hot chocolate. 

 

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  • Art
  • Galleries
  • South End

As the city's premier artistic hub, 450 Harrison is a veritable hive of artistic activity in the back of the South End. Find the perfect gift on Sundays from 11am—4pm, when the city's coolest vintage market features a rotating roster of vendors specializing in curated collections of fashion, jewelry, art, furnishings and more.

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  • Italian
  • South End
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Your favorite South End spot for breezy coastal Italian is bringing back their Bazaar Mezzana market for another season. Browse for gifts from local craft-makers and artisans – including home decor, fashion and art pieces – while enjoying brunch filled with brioche French toast, duck confit hash and, of course, cocktails. 

Dec 10 (11am–3pm)




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If you’ve never done the Christmas Stroll out on Nantucket, consider this your invitation. The stroll, which originated in 1973, features a visit from Santa Claus, Santa’s Village Marketplace, live entertainment, craft shows, tours, and local specials. Start at the 20-foot tree at the top of Main Street and enjoy the festivities. 

Dec 2–4

 

Head to the South Shore for your holiday shopping at the Plymouth Holiday market. Featuring giftable art and designer wares, home goods, jewelry, specialty food, vintage, antiques from over 80 local vendors, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect gift while shopping at historic Plymouth Memorial Hall.

Dec 4

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  • Shopping
  • Grocery stores
  • Back Bay

This massive food and drink complex—which takes up a grand, multi-floor space in the Prudential Center—comes about as close to a European style holiday market as you'll find this year. Enjoy a stroll through the retail maze, stopping to look at surprisingly affordable luxuries from near (local cheesemakers) and far (every Italian product imaginable).

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