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Christmas Markets

Hi we're coming to boston for 5 nights from 13-18th December staying in the lenox, i was just wondering if there will be any christmas markets about or anything to help get in the christmas spirit?

many thanks!

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1. Re: Christmas Markets

By then, the Christmas Markets are well over. However, the city decorations will be up and you can do your regular shopping, likely at a discount.

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2. Re: Christmas Markets

In New York city they have "Christmas Markets" where many vendors set up in temporary stalls for a month or more. There's on in Grand Central and one in Bryant Park ... but there's others. I've never seen pr heard of anything like that in Boston. There's a few weekend events for stuff like that early in the season .... but they are different than what I think you are hoping to find.

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3. Re: Christmas Markets

For a few years there was one on the Boylston Street side of the Prudential Center but that didn't last.

For anyone reading this looking for an earlier date there is the SOWA Holiday market Sat & Sun Dec. 8 & 9.

http://www.sowaholidaymarket.com/

There is a small holiday market in Downtown Crossing next to Macy's starting November 24th and running daily.

downtownboston.org/happening-now/…

Somerville has a holiday Market on December 2nd at the armory.

artsatthearmory.org/Events/…Default.aspx

The Society of Arts and Crafts's Craftboston Holiday show is December 7, 8, 9 at the Cyclorama on Tremont street.

societyofcrafts.org/cbholiday/holidayinfo.asp

I would also suggest shopping at the Society of Arts and Crafts shop on Newbury Street to find very fine handmade gifts.

http://www.societyofcrafts.org/

And, if you are in the North End, Stop by the North Bennet Street School gallery for more wonderful items. This neighborhood also has a nice collection of small shops and is a wonderful place to buy food gifts.

http://www.nbss.edu/gallery/index.aspx

And, Charles Street still had a wonderful collection of neighborhood shops where you can buy hand selected items in a warm friendly place. They community has done a great job of protecting their neighborhood from chains so it is worth a visit.

Any more to add to the list? I think I'll turn this into a post for our site. Thanks tor the question!

Penny

http://www.bostonzest.com/

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4. Re: Christmas Markets

There are temporary crafts fairs, etc but no long-running ones like NYC.

You're in luck! One of my favorites is happening that weekend in Harvard Square. It's an easy T ride from Boston and fun to visit for other reasons as well. http://www.ccae.org/hollyfair.html

In years past, there have been some really quality artisans at this fair (jewelry, ceramics, textiles, etc), along with misc affordable fun stuff. It's all indoors.

You might also enjoy the permanent markets at Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall. I'm sure they'll have lots of Christmas-related stuff and general stuff that is fun for gift shopping.

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5. Re: Christmas Markets

The big one in Boston at the World Trade Center takes places usually on the first weekend in November. Harvard Square is good also, so glad that will be here when you are.

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wow many thanks for all the replies guys, lots of info to look up, we're actually heading on down to NYC after for 5 days so im sure we'll get plenty there too!

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7. Re: Christmas Markets

We love the boost for our Christmas spirit when we visit La Salette. Very uplifting for Christians and quite a sight for everyone else too.

http://www.lasalette-shrine.org/

Lots of great memories from going as kids and now as adults. It has a way of grabbing you that you're not expecting, even if you've been there before. You'll want to give yourself at least three hours for the grounds, particularly if you feel moved at spots to just quiet yourself and pray or stand for a couple of minutes letting the Spirit just wash over you.

They have a gift shop too.

It's about an hour's drive from Boston, and it's well worth the effort.

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8. Re: Christmas Markets

Thanks for your post on La Salette. Just added it to our list of activities for our upcoming trip to MA.

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9. Re: Christmas Markets

Here's the post I did on this topic with full credit and a link to this conversation. It includes a few more markets in the Boston area. I hope commenters will add a few more.

bostonzest.com/2012/11/2012-boston-area-holi…

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