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The Best of Boston Holiday Shopping

Boston is a magical place to shop for the holiday.

Boston is a great city to do your holiday shopping. The variety of stores and options for finding the perfect gifts make it a festive and fun experience. Whether you are looking for traditional items or something more unique, Boston has something to offer everyone. The city is also home to some great Christmas markets, which add to the seasonal atmosphere. Shoppers can enjoy browsing through stalls filled with handmade crafts, delicious food, and festive decorations.

Five Fun Holiday Markets in Boston This Season

Oakwood Farm Christmas Barn

Oakwood Farm Christmas Barn is one of the favorite holiday shopping venues near Boston. Located at 1 Northwest Road, Spencer, the 169-year-old barn is decorated from top to bottom. There are Christmas ornaments everywhere. Shoppers have a great selection from which to choose. Besides decorations, there are also centerpieces, swags, wreaths and more. A lot of items are handmade on the farm. This store will surely delight anyone who enters. Frank B. 

Old South Church Christmas Craft Fair

Old South Church Christmas Craft Fair is an annual event that will take place on Saturday, December 3, in the church’s Gordon Chapel this year. Shoppers will find artists who offer pottery, photography, jewelry, candles, fine art, turned wood, blown glass, knits and more at this event. From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., holiday cheers such as cookies and music will also be included. This event is free.

The Enchanted Village

The Enchanted Village has been an animated village inside Jordan’s Furniture for years. It opened on November 11 this season and will stay open until the beginning of January 2023; this has become a holiday tradition to many families generation after generation. The event is free, and some attractions cost a small fee. The attractions include The Tube, The Polar Express, Lite, Enchanted Ice, Reindeer Games and Photo Session with Santa. The line can be long, but it’s worth the wait.

Boston Women’s Holiday Marketplace

Shopping at Boston Women’s Holiday Marketplace is an excellent way to support small local businesses. Open from Tuesday, November 22 to Wednesday, December 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; there are many gift ideas, such as candles, pajamas and more. The venue is free to enter. It’s recommended to check the website for any information.

Boston Public Market

The Boston Public Market is getting into the holiday spirit with a variety of events and activities. Every weekend from now until Christmas Eve, shoppers can visit the Market for various goods from year-round vendors and local holiday artisans. Vendors will be selling jewelry, specialty foods, artwork and home goods, so there’s something for everyone! In addition, the North End Music & Performing Arts Center hosts a guest bartending series with State Representative Aaron Michlewitz on Decembe5 6. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NEMPAC. For every guest that visits the Market on December 13, we will be donating 25 cents to Globe Santa, a program of the Boston Globe Foundation that provides holiday gifts to children in need.