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The holidays are here and shopping for loved ones is high on everyone’s to-do list. This year, shop small businesses to find unique gifts and support the local economy. At these pop-up holiday markets you can find a huge selection of small businesses all in one place. Grab a hot chocolate and let the window shopping begin!

The Holiday Market at Snowport

When: Daily through December 31

Where: Seaport

Info: One of the most exciting parts of Snowport, Seaport’s annual winter wonderland, is the extensive market of local businesses that you can shop the whole month of December. There are more than 120 shops represented so you can find goodies for even the pickiest relatives.

SoWa Winter Festival

When: Open Wednesday-Sunday, November 25-December 11

Where: South End

Info: More than 100 local makers will be selling beautiful, unique goods at the SoWa Winter Festival, an all-out experience in the SoWa Power Station. While you browse, sip winter cocktails, cozy around a firepit, and explore the best of the SoWa neighborhood.

Holiday CrEATor Market

When: Open Friday-Sunday, November 25-December 24

Where: North Ends

Info: Browse knit items from local alpaca wool, handmade jewelry, pottery, artisanal soaps, plant-based meal kits and more at the Boston Public Market Holiday CrEATor Market. While you’re shopping, snack on local eats from the stalls around the market.

Small Business Saturday Holiday Market

When: Saturday, November 26

Where: Union Square

Info: Jam out to live music by Kelsey Blackstone and Band and shop a market of local businesses with handmade jewelry, kids gifts, candles, artwork, pottery, and more. Close out the shopping spree at the gift wrapping station and all your holiday shopping is done in a day.  

Rococo Floral Co's Holiday Affair & Small Business Saturday Maker Market

When: Saturday, November 26

Where: Union Square

Info: Head to Bow Market for a festive day of small business shopping. In addition to their annual Small Business Saturday Maker Market, featuring dozens of small businesses, you can enjoy sparkling holiday decor by Rococo Floral Co. 

Snowflake Crossing

When: Fridays and Saturdays through December 18

Where: Downtown Crossing

Info: Downtown Crossing transforms into Snowflake Crossing during the festive season and part of that programming is a weekly market of local artists and makers. Be sure to catch live music, a lobby decorating contest, and an immersive ice sculpture while you’re there.

Beacon Hill Business Association's Holiday Stroll

When: Thursday, December 1

Where: Beacon Hill

Info: Charles Street is closed to traffic for this special event and visitors can roam freely throughout the historic neighborhood, checking out local shops, dining at restaurants, and enjoying seasonal carolers. The neighborhood tree is lit and guests can enjoy carriage rides along the scenic street.

North End Holiday Stroll

When: Friday, December 2

Where: North End

Info: Celebrate the small businesses of the North End during this festive stroll along historic Hanover Street. Shop small, enjoy light bites, drinks, and other refreshments, and revel in the lit-up winter wonderland that is the North End. 

Marché de Noël / Christmas Market

When: Saturday, December 3

Where: Back Bay

Info: Head to France for the afternoon by visiting the French Library’s Beaux Arts-style mansion, sipping complimentary mulled wine, and browsing the selection of French-inspired housewares, treats, books, and more.

Brothers & Sisters Co Holiday Market

When: Saturday, December 3

Where: Brookline

Info: Snag a coffee to enjoy at this cafe’s outside seating, because the inside will be transformed into a festive holiday market with a selection of local vendors. Listen to live music, snack on Brothers & Sisters Co goodies, and shop local. 

Harpoon Holiday Market

When: Saturday, December 3

Where: Seaport

Info: 15 women owned businesses from the Boston Women’s Market will set up at Harpoon for a day of seasonal shopping. Grab a brew from the Harpoon draft and check out the local goods. A gift wrapping station is also available to top off the treats.

Holiday Stroll at Boston Landing

When: Saturday, December 3

Where: Brighton

Info: Enjoy live music and entertainment all day at Boston Landing while you shop local businesses and snack on seasonal treats and drinks. Activities and workshops will also be running for holiday lovers of all ages. 

Canal District Winter Market

When: Saturday, December 3

Where: Kendall Square

Info: Kendall Square’s Canal District blooms into a lively holiday party on December 3 with a huge market of local business vendors, live music, craft workshops, and hot chocolate and treats served by Plant Pub. Top off the day by skating on the Kendall Square ice rink. 

South End Holiday Stroll

When: Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4

Where: South End

Info: More than 300 businesses are participating in South End Holiday Stroll this year, and there’s nothing that gets you into the holiday spirit quite like wandering this historic and seasonally decorated neighborhood. Enjoy live music coordinated by Wally’s Cafe Jazz Club and snag trees and wreaths from several pop-ups throughout the neighborhood.

Boston Women's Holiday Market / Brighton

When: Sundays, December 4 & 18

Where: Brighton

Info: Boston Women’s Market will pop up twice in December at the Charles River Speedway. Listen to live music, peruse more than 30 local, female-owned businesses, and snag drinks and snacks from the Speedway shops. Puppies are welcome! 

Somerville Flea Holiday Markets

When: Sundays, December 4 & 18

Where: Somerville

Info: Shop a unique array of vendors selling vintage and secondhand items, original artwork, and locally made products at the Somerville Flea Holiday Markets. This holiday rendition is like the summertime Somerville Flea but more festive and held indoors at the Armory. 

High Street Place Holiday Market

When: Thursday, December 8

Where: Downtown

Info: Eat your way through the High Street Place food hall, then browse through the Boston Women’s Market holiday vendors. You’ll find original artworks, handmade jewelry, pet gifts, pottery, plants, and more. 

Jamaica Plain Holiday Stroll

When: Thursday, December 8

Where: Jamaica Plain

Info: Stroll down Centre Street for a special holiday shopping experience. From 5-8pm businesses along Jamaica Plain’s main drag will stay open offering special discounts on local merchandise, warm beverages, holiday music, and neighborhood charm. 

The Fenway Holiday Markets

When: Friday, December 9 & Saturday, December 10

Where: Fenway

Info: Boston Women’s Market will be popping up at both The Station and Time Out Market this season. Shop items from almost 30 local, female-owned businesses, sample fresh baked goods, warm yourself with hot beverages, and vibe to live music during the event. 

Harvard Square Holiday Fair

When: Friday, December 9-Sunday, December 11 & Friday, December 16-Sunday, December 18

Where: Harvard Square

Info: One of the oldest holiday fairs in Boston, celebrating 36 years, the Harvard Square Holiday Fair offers goods by regional craftspeople and global importers. Meeting the craftspeople who have made each item brings a special connection to your holiday gifts.

Winter Fest Holiday Market at Boynton Yards

When: Saturday, December 10

Where: Somerville

Info: Winter Fest at Boynton Yards is a celebration of everything holiday, and everything free. Listen to live music, sample a free food tasting from Cuisine En Locale, go wild at a complimentary hot cocoa bar, enjoy crafts and games, and, of course, shop local businesses at the bustling marketplace. 

Union Square Holiday Stroll

When: Saturday, December 10

Where: Union Square

Info: Union Square comes to life at this time of year in a wave of holiday decorations and festive light displays. Enjoy them all during the Holiday Stroll and shop local businesses along the way. While you’re at it enter to win a cash prize by participating in the Keep Small Strong Challenge.

Night Shift Brewing Holiday Market

When: Sunday, December 11

Where: Everett

Info: 15 Boston Women’s Market vendors will pop-up at this holiday soiree at Night Shift Brewing. Buy gifts for your loved ones, snag eats from Daddy's Bonetown Burger, and enjoy live music all afternoon. Special Night Shift Holiday Bundles will also be available for the beer lover in your life.

A Little Outside of Boston:

Wayland Town Center Holiday Stroll

When: Saturday, December 10

Where: Wayland

Info: Revel in holiday magic with characters like Santa, Mrs. Claus, Buddy The Elf, Elsa, Anna & Olaf from Frozen, and more. Watch the annual tree lighting, shop local stores downtown, go caroling, engage in a holiday scavenger hunt, and more. 

Pop-Up Holiday Market at Powisset Farm Store

When: Saturdays through December 18

Where: Dover

Info: Shop the Powisset Farm Store collection of local and artisanal goods and check out work by local makers popping up at the store through December. While you’re on the farm, explore the beautiful, historic property and snuggle up by the firepits. 

Sudbury Art Association Holiday Market

When: Daily through December 24

Where: Sudbury

Info: 35 artists and makers offer original, one-of-a-kind items at this seasonal shop by the Sudbury Art Association. Find items like pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, painting, fine woodworking, glasswork, photography, ornaments, and more.

Festive Big Business Shopping: 

Prudential Center Holiday Stroll

When: Saturday, December 10

Where: Back Bay

Info: Shop to the sounds of electric violinist Vivian Luo and a cappella quartet Songful Artists wafting through the Prudential Center. Stamp your holiday shopping passport at every store and get entered to win a $1,000 prize. 

Black FridAY Celebration & Gift Drive

When: Friday, November 25

Where: Watertown

Info: Give back this year by donating to the Arsenal Yards gift drive benefiting the Watertown Boys and Girls Club. After you’ve dropped off your donation, enjoy crafts, games, music, and discounts on shops around Arsenal Yards. 

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