10 Holiday Craft Fairs and Christmas Markets Around Boston

At the 10-day SoWa Winter Festival, discover a shopping village with 100 vendors, live ice  sculpting, and food trucks. Photo courtesy of SoWa Boston, Facebook
At the 10-day SoWa Winter Festival, discover a shopping village with 100 vendors, live ice sculpting, and food trucks. Photo courtesy of SoWa Boston, Facebook

This time of year, holiday markets are springing up all around the greater Boston area, from church fairs and school bazaars to high-end artist markets and craft fairs. We’ve highlighted fun finds that feature the handiwork of artisans and makers from both near and far. Many Boston holiday craft fairs and Christmas markets have extra attractions, like food and live entertainment. Santa will also be visiting some craft and gift fairs, like the Holiday Happenings Vendor and Craft Fair in Danvers, where kids can take pictures with Santa. During the St. Nicholas Festival Weekend in Quincy, you can catch holiday songs featuring the South Shore Children's Chorus and South Shore Piano School while shopping for handknits and Vermont-made goods. So, skip the lines at the mall, avoid delivery delays, and find some perfect holiday gifts while supporting Boston artists and crafters.   

Are you already in the holiday and Christmas spirit? Check out our favorite New England holiday and Christmas traditions, find spectacular Christmas train rides, and explore our Holiday and Christmas Activities Guide

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
Roger Williams Park Zoo - 6:00 PM Pick
Topsfield Fair
Topsfield Fairgrounds - various times Pick
Cambridge Science Festival
Virtual - various times Pick
Cambridge Science Festival
Kendall/MIT Open Space - various times Pick
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