The Harvard Square Holiday Fair, one of the oldest and most popular fairs in Boston, will celebrate its 33rd season in 2018. This year the fair will be held at St Paul's Church Hall, 29 Mt. Auburn St. on the corner of Bow and Arrow Sts.
The fair is juried and includes a changing mix of New England craftspeople and world traveling importers featuring many wonderful gift items. There is always a great selection of beautiful, original and affordable gifts. Talking to the craftspeople who make what they sell gives shoppers a connection to what they are buying that is just not possible at the mall, through a catalogue or online.It's a high energy alternative marketplace with a great soundtrack, where people see old friends and make new ones - a taste of the old Harvard Square.
Admission is free.
Celebrate Newton celebrates the work of outstanding artists who are residents of Newton or are in some other way connected to the city. Over 50 artisans display and sell their work at the fair; they include weavers, jewelers, quilters, potters, printers, photographers, and more. Live music, provided by local musicians, provides an inviting backdrop for the fair throughout the day.
On view will be work by six local artists in a variety of media including painting, encaustic collage, textiles, works on paper, and jewelry made from upcycled tin. Featured artists are Jessica Burko, Forbes Graham, Lilian Graham, Hilary Kassler (Highland Felting Studio), Martha Chason-Sokol and Phyllis Haycock-Poller who will be demonstrating her basket weaving techniques.
ICA Harbor Market, a quarterly marketplace which launched September 2017, brings local vendors, tasty pop-ups, art-making activities, and more to the Seaport. On December 9, stop by our winter market to complete your holiday shopping–for friends and family or yourself!
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