Holiday Markets in Massachusetts: A Guide to Festive Fun


The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the joy of finding unique gifts, indulging in seasonal treats, and soaking up the festive atmosphere. Massachusetts is a haven for holiday cheer, with a variety of fantastic fairs and markets popping up throughout the state.

Whether you're seeking handcrafted treasures, local delicacies, or simply a dose of holiday spirit, there's a perfect fair out there waiting for you.

Here's our guide to some of the most enchanting holiday fairs in Massachusetts:


  • Snowport: Set against the stunning backdrop of Boston's Seaport, Snowport is a winter wonderland of twinkling lights, festive music, and over 70 local artisans and vendors. Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit while browsing unique gifts, handcrafted ornaments, gourmet food, and seasonal beverages.
    Address: 65 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210.
    Parking: Convenient parking is located at One Seaport Garage and the 111 Harbor Way Garage.

  • SoWa Winter Festival: This sprawling festival in the South End features over 100 makers and artisans showcasing their handcrafted jewelry, clothing, home goods, and more. Enjoy live music, delicious food trucks, and a festive atmosphere while supporting local talent.
    Address: 550 Harrison Ave. Boston, Ma 02118
    Parking: Paid parking is available on site.
    Admission: There is a fee to get into the Winter Fesitval.

  • Harvard Square Holiday Fair: This charming fair in the heart of Harvard Square is a beloved tradition for many. It's one of the oldest fairs in the Boston area. Browse over 150 booths featuring handcrafted jewelry, clothing, artwork, and holiday decorations. Enjoy live music, carolers, and delicious food while soaking up the festive atmosphere.
    Address: 1 Brattle Square, Cambridge, MA 02138

  • The Enchanted Village at Jordan's Furniture: This is not a market but it's a great place to get into the holiday spirits. Step back in time and experience the magic of the holidays at the Enchanted Village. This beloved tradition features 28 fully decorated holiday scenes with 250 animated figures, bringing joy and wonder to visitors of all ages. Play the reindeer games, slide down the tube, go on an adventure on a 4D ride, glide around in the indoor skating rink or take photos with Santa Claus.
    Address: 100 Stockwell Dr, Avon, MA 02322
    Parking: There is plenty of parking on site.
    Admission: It's free to visit the Enchanted Village. There are various fees for the various attractions.


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