Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Boston Holiday Markets

Hello, cold, cold Fall! We've actually had a pretty mild Fall here, I'd say, so far. But the temperatures have surely dropped this week and winter is coming! Frog Pond Ice Rink opens this weekend and the lights are in the trees on Comm Ave - 'tis the season!

Now, this also means Farmer's Markets and Flea Markets close up shop for the season. I'll be getting my last uber-convenient loaf of When Pigs Fly from the City Hall Farmer's market this afternoon. But all is not lost; there is a crop of Holiday Markets to attend and get your fill before the streets are covered in dirty snow and everyone is inside with their winter hobby.

Here is a list of what I know about so far, I'll continue to add to it if I learn of more.

November 27 - December 24
Mon. - Sat. 11 - 7 & Sun. 12 - 6
On Winter Street next to Macy's in Downtown, Boston. There will be handmade jewelry, pottery, housewares, food ... I work nearby and my work is helping put this on so I'm sure I'll be here a few times.

November 26 through December 24, 2010
Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 7pm
"Make 2010 the season of handmade with gifts created by more than 20 local artists, artisans, & craftspeople
at 505 Washington Street, in the heart of Downtown Crossing Boston, between West and Temple." Also close to my work - yay!

Saturday December 4th
12 - 6pm
97 Boylston Street, Brookline, Ma. This is Angela Liguori's new storefront; come see her beautiful things! I'll be there!

Saturday December 11th, 10 - 6p
Sunday, December 12th, 12 - 6p
At Michelle Willey, 8 Union Park Street (South End), Boston, Ma. Beautiful things from Jill Bent and Angela Liguori. I'll be there, too!

December 5th
12 - 7pm
At the Cyclorama in the South End, 539 Tremont St. This a mega-sized show - it's great. I'll be here, too!

Saturday and Sunday, December 11th & 12th
10 - 6pm
The last hurrah for SOWA for the season, it's $5 to get in and you'll be nearby to check out Paper and Fabric, too. It's at the Cathedral High School Gym in the South End, 74 Union Park Street, Boston. I'll probably be here, too.

December 3rd, 4 -7pm
December 4-5, 11 - 4pm
Held at 12 Farnsworth St in Fort Point, Boston this will have the work of great local artists. I haven't been myself, but I think this will be more artsy, less crafty.

Ok, I'm overwhelmed! Let's divide and conquer!


  1. Thanks for posting this list! I wish I could go to more of the fairs next weekend but I'm actually heading down to NY to go to Martha's Craft Fair!

  2. Katy! I'm so jealous! Please post about it! I wonder if it will be a madhouse? But it will be worth it, all of the best will be there!

  3. Thank you for posting my studio opening. I really look forward to meeting you!

  4. Wow, this is a great list, thanks for compiling it!
    If I may add, the North Bennet Street School (in the north end) is hosting a student run holiday sale on December 9th from 5:30-8:30. There will be handmade books, paper crafts, jewelry, and baked goods.
    p.s. Your blog kind of has the best name ever.