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The Boston area’s top holiday markets, mapped

Seize the season with these local collections of vendors, which might offer fun beyond shopping

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The Boston area hosts several holiday markets during late November and throughout December. All sell often unique wares that could make perfect gifts for you and yours.

This map spells out the best ones; but plan ahead: Check websites for hours and payment methods as well as sales. Special thanks to readers who wrote in with suggestions.

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1. The Somerville Flea

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191 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

The venerable flea hosts holiday markets on December 1 and 15, between 10 and 5 each day, at a location between Davis and Union squares. There is an emphasis on vintage and artisanal wares.

2. Harvard Square Holiday Fair

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29 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138

This holiday market takes over the St. Paul Church hall on weekdays and weekends from December 7 to 22. Browsers are bound to discover not only New England-made wares but those from artisans from around the world.

A long rectangular church with a spire shooting from the middle of it. Shutterstock

3. Christmas in Boston

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1 140, 141 S Market St #2110
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 248-9517
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At this Faneuil Hall Marketplace store, it’s Christmas all the time, with special winter hours added. Check the ornaments options.

4. Old South Church Christmas Craft Fair

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645 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-1970
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The historic church hosts New England artisans at its annual fair in the Gordon Chapel on December 7. Available wares will include pottery, knits, photography, fine art, jewelry, blown glass, beeswax candles, and turned wood.

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5. CraftBoston Holiday Show

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900 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 954-2000
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This is another voluminous market, with products from any number of mediums for sale: baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, art-to-wear, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. The show runs December 13, 14, and 15 this year.

6. Winter Revelry

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21 Drydock Ave
Boston, MA 02210

This holiday market takes over part of the Innovation and Design Building in the Seaport on December 6 and 7, and includes a popup tree farm as well as a lounge with craft beer.

7. SoWa Winter Festival

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500 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(857) 362-7692
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This sizable market includes food and drink—and some 130 vendors. There’s also ice-sculpting and other cozy wintertime activities. If you’re looking for volume (as in selection) in your holiday market, this is the one.

8. First Church In Jamaica Plain

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6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 524-1634
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There will be products from locals, as well as from those who might be more familiar to shoppers through Etsy, at this market on December 7.

1. The Somerville Flea

191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

The venerable flea hosts holiday markets on December 1 and 15, between 10 and 5 each day, at a location between Davis and Union squares. There is an emphasis on vintage and artisanal wares.

191 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

2. Harvard Square Holiday Fair

29 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
A long rectangular church with a spire shooting from the middle of it. Shutterstock

This holiday market takes over the St. Paul Church hall on weekdays and weekends from December 7 to 22. Browsers are bound to discover not only New England-made wares but those from artisans from around the world.

29 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138

3. Christmas in Boston

1 140, 141 S Market St #2110, Boston, MA 02109

At this Faneuil Hall Marketplace store, it’s Christmas all the time, with special winter hours added. Check the ornaments options.

1 140, 141 S Market St #2110
Boston, MA 02109

4. Old South Church Christmas Craft Fair

645 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
A cavernous and ornately done church with a peaked roof. Shutterstock

The historic church hosts New England artisans at its annual fair in the Gordon Chapel on December 7. Available wares will include pottery, knits, photography, fine art, jewelry, blown glass, beeswax candles, and turned wood.

645 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

5. CraftBoston Holiday Show

900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115

This is another voluminous market, with products from any number of mediums for sale: baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, art-to-wear, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. The show runs December 13, 14, and 15 this year.

900 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115

6. Winter Revelry

21 Drydock Ave, Boston, MA 02210

This holiday market takes over part of the Innovation and Design Building in the Seaport on December 6 and 7, and includes a popup tree farm as well as a lounge with craft beer.

21 Drydock Ave
Boston, MA 02210

7. SoWa Winter Festival

500 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

This sizable market includes food and drink—and some 130 vendors. There’s also ice-sculpting and other cozy wintertime activities. If you’re looking for volume (as in selection) in your holiday market, this is the one.

500 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

8. First Church In Jamaica Plain

6 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

There will be products from locals, as well as from those who might be more familiar to shoppers through Etsy, at this market on December 7.

6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130