Support local businesses this holiday season. The holidays are here, and you might be thinking didn’t we just celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year and where did the time go by? The holidays are here. It’s amazing what a year can do. 2020 holiday season we didn’t have a vaccine available to everyone and this year we are fortunate to have it available.
Dining out has changed. We are back to enjoying being around friends and family.
One thing that hasn’t changed is local businesses need our support. It’s critical we all Support are local restaurants, local shops this holiday season. Finding that perfect tree go to the local tree place in your neighborhood or surrounding neighborhood. All of these businesses are local and you can shop them in person or virtually.
Festivals and Expos
Snowport at Seaport–European-style holiday market 100 small businesses including local craftsmen, artisans, and entrepreneurs selling unique gifts and wares. Snowport will transform the Seaport neighborhood into a winter wonderland, and The Holiday Market at Snowport will enhance the festive experience as it celebrates a diverse mix of original concepts from local entrepreneurs and chefs. Expect to find holiday ornaments and trimmings, jewelry, homeware, apparel and accessories, children’s games and toys, kitchen and garden items, prints and stationery, packaged artisanal food products, and more. The market will run from November 19, 2021, through January 2nd, 2022, and will be located at 88 Seaport Boulevard, one of the city’s most popular shopping destinations.
SOWA WinterFestival– December 3rd-12th of December You’ll find the perfect handmade gifts, sip on winter cocktails, and discover the best of the SoWa Art + Design District. Shop from 100 of the region’s best makers and specialty food vendors in the SoWa Power Station which is transformed into a local and unique marketplace. Stroll through SOWA Winter Festival while you savor your favorite winter cocktail or seasonal craft brew. Wines lovers don’t worry you can get your wine on while enjoying local food and activities. Galleries and artist studios are open.
Harvard Square Holiday Fair – One of the oldest holiday fairs in the Boston area. Located in Havard Square Free admission. Juried, with a mix of craftspeople from the region and world-traveling importers A great selection of beautiful, original, affordable gifts Talking with the artist gives us a connection to what we are buying A high energy marketplace with a great soundtrack. December 10th-12th, Dec 17th-19th,
Silver Bells Craft Show– November 6th Shop early for the Holidays & buy American-made gifts at this awesome craft fair with over 80 fabulous exhibitors! Held Outside Rain or Shine! Pet Friendly. Tilton New Hampshire
Great New England 2021 Holiday Shopping Extravaganza– December 10th, 5 pm-9 pm Hampshire Hills Athletic club 50 Emerson Road Milford NH FREE ADMISSION ~ to our final show of the year!! Winter Indoor/Outdoor Holiday Shopping Extravaganza70+ handmade creators come together in a festive setting to offer you a Friday evening and Saturday shopping event! Pottery, Wood, Jewelry, Specialty Foods, Fabric, Apparel, Personal Care, CBD products, Candles, Scarves, Metal Art and much more $100 Cash Door Prize giveaway
Holiday Music Friday evening Cash bar
Local Business in Massachusetts To Shop
Lumiere Lauren -Soy Candles are available in a variety of scents. Floral arrangements can be delivered every Friday in the month. Designer choice Pick of the week, the most stunning flowers we could find at the market. Hand-picked for your enjoyment featuring luxe blooms and unique finds. Receive a bucket full of seasonal blooms to arrange yourself! Experiment with different colors and textures for a fun, calming way to bring beauty into your home. Flowers will change weekly. If your looking for corporate gifts, Sympathy arrangements or wedding arrangements with a personal touch Lumiere Lauren can do it. Located in Marblehead MA.
OneHope- Wine with a purpose. You pick a charity and a portion of the sale goes to supporting your charity. CA Wine. Corporate gifts, weddings,s and there are a host of buying options from by-the-bottle, case and there are even subscription services where pick the wine. Red, White, Rose, and Sparkling are all available.
VPV Photographer– Orginal Photography work that is available in coasters and prints. Each one is unique. Photos are from New England, Europe, and different parts of the United States. VPV has been at SOWA WinterFestival in the past and they were featured in Chronicle.
Formaggio Kitchen– Locations in New York, Cambridge, South End of Boston, and Kendall Square. You can find gift baskets that have been predesigned and custom-designed. Corporate gifts. Formaggio offers Delivery and in-store pickup. They sell assort cheese, meats, offer subscription-based gifts, and classes that can be gifted. You can shop in person or online.
BrixWines– Locations in both the South End and Nantucket and you can pick up items at both locations or you can have items delivered. They have an assorted array of gifts to choose from different cheeses, gift packages, Vintage barware, Cheeseboards, wine, and sports, Gift Certificates.
Boston General Store– Assorted gift boxes from food, mixology, Eco-friendly gifts, bath and beauty products, Kitchen and food products, gifts for the home and workplace, gifts for children, greeting cards, and a host of other items.
Olive Connection– focus on artisans and small producers who are proud of the products and services they provide. Unique food products you might not find in other stores around Boston. One-of-a-kind gifts for every host and hostess, personally selected gift baskets for every price point and taste. Tailor-made for your friends and family.
Olives and Grace – Founded in 2012 as a way to introduce emerging food and gift makers. Located in the South End and you can shop online and in person.
Green tail Table– Greentail Table is a destination resource for inspired, modern tabletop and home entertaining wares including housewarming and hostess gifts. Most of the products are handcrafted of natural and sustainable materials. Our clean, simple aesthetic appeals to a range of customers, and the products work well in many home environments. They value form, function, and timelessness. We want our goods to enhance your lifestyle and strive to offer products in a range of price points. You can shop online and at their local shop in Newton MA.
Gifted Boston– Gifted is an independent, woman-owned gift boutique in Boston’s beautiful South End. Shoppers can find works from over 75 U.S. artists/makers, as well as beautiful items from around the world. They offer the area’s largest selection of greeting cards – printed in the USA!. You can shop in person in the South End on Tremont St or can you shop online.
Local Tree Shopping in Massachusetts
Boston Christmas Trees in Allston MA- Christmas Tree’s and Wreath and they do offer to pick up and deliver to Allston, Belmont, Brookline, Cambridge, Newton, Somerville, Watertown, and a few other locations. Tree season starts on November 29th.
Beverly Tree Farm– Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, trees baled, saws provided, free hot chocolate, concessions/refreshment stand. -Call to make sure open and hours. Phone: 978-778-5832
Brooksby Farm–Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Christmas decorations, trees bagged, trees tied, free tree trimmings, winter wagon rides, Honey from hives on the farm, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location. Call to make sure open and hours Phone: (9785317456.
Crane Neck Tree Farm–Precut Christmas trees, shaking, wrapping, hayrides. Call to make sure open and hours Phone: 978-363-1272.
New Hampshire Local Business
Hampshire Toffee: Gourmet Toffee and Toffee Pop. Almond Toffee with semi-sweet chocolate, plain butter toffee with semi-sweet chocolate and sea salt, and Toffee Pop – a mouthwatering combination of toffee and non-GMO popcorn (not your typical caramel popcorn)! Corporate Gifts available, Wedding and Event Favors.
Innisfree Bookshop– Local bookstore where you can find both local Authors but as well as national well-known books. You can shop online and in-person in Meredith New Hampshire
Mill Falls on the lake– shops, and restaurants are open year-round. Mill Falls Marketplace offers truly unique shopping and dining experience. The Marketplace features 9 fabulous shops, 3 distinctive dining options throughout the hotel, brick walkways, flower gardens, a 40-foot waterfall, and views of Lake Winnipesaukee.
You can find the following stores located at Mill Falls
Adornments & Creative Clothing is proud to be a part of the Lakes Region for over 30 years and is known for Art-To-Wear Clothing, Unique Jewelry & Accessories!
Lee’s Candy Store is something for everybody from gourmet chocolates and fudge to over 100 types of Gummy candy. It’s always a sweet day at Lee’s
Great Northern Trading Company has a large selection of Lake Winnipesaukee clothing, gift items and home décor as well as other area lakes. You’ll have wonderful memories of the Lakes Region for years to come with one of our Lake Winnipesaukee or area lakes’ Christmas ornaments.
Great Northern Too– cutest Patagonia ever for your baby..or for yourself? Great Northern, Too! Has a fantastic selection of the latest styles from Patagonia for the whole family. Great Northern Too you can also find other great brands like Scout Bags, Spartina 449, Hatley, Lazy One, Lakegirl, as well as a variety of home décor and gift items with a lake house flair. Big Sky Carvers, greeting cards, and gift items are only some of the other items you’ll find at this unique Marketplace shop.
Voila Salon- at Mill Falls where the focus is to listen to each client’s needs and concerns and to come up with the best way to achieve the final result. Kymm Smith is the new owner of this salon and brings with her 27 years of experience and expertise. Come join the “Voila” family for your salon services.
Cozy Cabin Rustics– Cozy Cabin Rustics specializes in locally made furniture fitting rustic and log cabin décor. We carry living, dining, and bedroom furniture made of cedar, pine, birch, and barnboard. From sofas, coffee tables, dining room sets, cabinets, shelving, tables, benches, bedroom sets, mattresses, lighting, and lamps.
League of New Hampshire Craftsman– Local artist of finely crafted items. Items avail for purchase in person and online.
Local New Hampshire Tree Shopping
Moulton Farm– Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, Christmas decorations, trees tied, tree shaking provided, Christmas event or festival, school tours. Call for hours at 603-279-3915
Muehike Family Tree Farm– Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, trees baled, saws provided, free hot cider. Call for hours (603) 524-9507. Alternate Phone: (978) 857-6101
Third Stone Christmas Tree Farm- Uses natural growing practices, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas wreaths, trees baled, saws provided, free hot cider, Honey from hives on the farm, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm. Call for hours Phone: 603-957-1422.
Additional Tree Shopping Places
Massachusetts Holiday Events
Annual Trellis Lighting Ceremony- November 23rd 5-630pm Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
Boston Common Tree Lighting December 3rd 139 Tremont St 7 pm to 8 pm
Massachusetts State House Tree Lighting– November 23rd
Seaport Holiday Tree Lighting- Dec 3rd, 5 pm-9 pm Celebrate the season with holiday tunes, a celeb appearance by Betty the Yeti, and more. Enjoy special offers and sparkling surprises throughout our local neighborhood businesses as part of The Holiday Stroll
New Hampshire Holiday Events
Christmas at the castle- November 20th-21st November 26th-28th tour the Lucknow mansion, festively dressed for the holidays by creative businesses and designers to reflect their take on Holiday Carols! This evening event is full of warmth, ambiance, and merriment. Tour the Lucknow mansion amidst the glow of its historic lighting and holiday twinkle; mingle by the fireplace in the Carriage House with hors d’oeuvres and accompaniments from the bar; browse local wares at the Artisan Fair – a perfect place to find unique holiday gifts, and relax to live jazz on the piano.
Santa Claus Shuffle– Run in person or virtually on December 4th, 3 pm, and following race which is 3 miles, there is the Christmas parade. After race refreshments avail.
Light up the night December 12th 430pm Race is at Loudon Speedway Post-race refreshments will be available.
The Fells Holiday Decorator Showhouse and Boutique– November 6th and 7th Professional interior designers, floral artists, decorators, and talented volunteers have sprinkled their magic throughout to create this one-of-a-kind showcase. Tickets are $20 in advance through November 1, $25 at the door, $8 for children at all times. Dining Room Café is open on weekends. Our Holiday Gift Boutique features the finest regional artisans. Buy tickets online
Christmastime November 26th- December 18th With Christmas carols heard throughout the park, the possibility of snow on the ground, and about a million lights illuminating the park at dusk, a visit during this time of year is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
Santa Visits Jackson with Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour Sleigh Ride Nov 28th 430-6 pm -Santa will sit on his sleigh and happily hear all about what each child wishes for Christmas. Santa will be sure to have a special treat for each of the children he meets. Lisa DuFault will be taking photos that she will load up on our website for mom and dad to download for their use. There is no charge for photos or treats.
Friday Night under the lights– December 3rd, 5 pm-8 pm see Santa light the Christmas Tree on the Goffstown Common. Window Shopping Decorating contest, ornament making, holiday hayrides, cocoa, cookies, and more Main Street in Goffstown New Hampshire
Concord Annual Tree Lighting- November 26th, 4 pm- In front of the statehouse 36th annual tree lighting, with music, entertainment, stuff a police cruiser with food and toys, hot drinks, Santa, and fireworks.
Christmas Tree Painting Party– Paint a Christmas Tree in person or virtually. November 6th, 1-3 pm at Art Escape in Laconia New Hampshire
Tuftonboro Holiday Festival November 13th Every year Tuftonboro Holds a fun little holiday festival. A map is shared of all the open houses around Tuftonboro Christmas Festival
Gift of Lights at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon Experiences the wonderful display of LED lights on this two-mile-long drive through the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This is one of the Christmas Events that you don’t want to miss. There are hundreds of displays that everyone will enjoy no matter the age. The hours are 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The opening day will be on Dec. 10th. Ticket prices are $15 Mon-Thurs and $20 Fri-Sun. and Holidays. Gift of Lights is closed on Dec 25th.
Ho-Ho-Hobo Santa Express holiday spirit by riding the Ho-Ho-Hobo Santa Express Train in Lincoln. Enjoy an 80 minute round trip ride along the Pemigewasset River down to the Jack O’Lantern Resort south of Woodstock. There are plenty of activities for the children. These include writing a letter to Santa and meeting him. While riding on the holiday express you can enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. Holiday Express trains run every weekend from Nov. 24th until Dec. 23rd.
Christmas in Wolfboro Parade November 27th, 3 pm-4 pm A view of the entire parade is available from either side of Main Street, from in front of Carpenter School heading North to Mill Street. Santa Claus arrives in the Parade! Santa will use his magic to light Wolfeboro’s Community Christmas Tree immediately following the Parade.
Festival of Trees Wolfboro– The Wolfeboro Festival of Trees is an annual charity benefit featuring more than sixty-five trees, uniquely decorated by area businesses and organizations, and displayed on two levels at the Wright Museum. The Festive fun begins December 2nd