November 29, 2011
Boston Holiday Market Roundup
We know you’re still polishing off those turkey-and-stuffing sandwiches from the leftovers of your 32lb bird last weekend. And we all need some ideas to stop ourselves from falling into that tryptophan-induced nap again. Paralyzed by fear of ridiculous pushy crowds on Black Friday to kick off the spending festive season, we’re also tired of getting an eye-roll for the third year in a row when we give out boring “un-personal” gift cards to loved ones. Holiday shopping is stressful! Here’s a roundup of local holiday markets to get us all in the spirit!
The eleventh annual Bazaar Bizarre Boston comes to the Cyclorama on Sunday December 4 from 12pm-6pm. With vendors hailing from all over New England, the BBB is a great place to find locally-made goods of all kinds. Craft offerings include ceramics, jewelry, baked treats, house-wares, clothing, fine art, traditional craft, gifts for pets, and much more. The event even has also has on-site, on-demand letterpress poster printing.
The Downtown Boston Holiday Market is the city’s largest, open daily from 11am to 7pm, and 11am-5pm on Sundays through December 24. Festively decorated and comfortably heated, this market offers unique arts and crafts handmade by local artisans, featuring new artists every week. Downtown Crossing is also home to great retail options, anchored by Macy’s on Washington Street.
The Gordon Chapel at the Old South Church will host a Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday December 3 from 10am-4pm. Over 25 New England artists and crafters will showcase pottery, knits, photography, fine art, jewelry, blown glass, and beeswax candles for your purchasing pleasure. The fair is free and includes festive music and the scent of hot mulled cider in the air.