Jump start your holiday shopping at this once a year event!

Visit all 350+ pop up boutiques by American Artisans 

Enjoy sampling the delicious products found in the Farmer’s Market Aisle. One entire aisle was not big enough and this year there are even more exhibitors to tantalize your taste buds.  

Be amazed at the sensational Gingerbread Houses created by Boston’s top pastry chefs vying for Best in Show honors. 

Meet the Artisans and commission a piece OR buy from their new 2018  line.


Friday: Noon-7pm, Saturday: 10am-6pm, Sunday: 10am-5pm

Seaport World Trade Center fills its 120,000 square feet with American Artisans


Close your eyes and open them… are surrounded by 350+ pop up boutiques by American Artisans that come together once a year…For 3 days only! You will find special and unique gifts for everyone on your list – in all price ranges. This award-winning show is the largest arts and crafts festival in New England supporting American Artisan

Arts and Crafts

  •  Holiday decorations 
  • Jewelry: gold, silver, glass, pearls, beaded, leather, crystals, wire, recycled 
  • Adorable kids clothing 
  • Scarves – silk, alpaca, ribbons, make your own
  • Stunning lights
  • Contemporary pottery
  • Sheepskin slippers for babies and adults
  • Folk Art Santas 
  • Photographs – taken all over the world …buy a picture then buy a ticket to go there
  • Coats and raincoats for your pets
  • Organic spa and candle products
  • Totes and Handbags in leather and colorful fabrics
  • Wood inlay  tables
  • Rock Art
  • Blown Glass penguins and more
  • Tidal Treasures
  • Personalized Snowmen signs
  • Baby goodies galore
  • Wonderfully creative Arts and Crafts you had not imagined!

The Farmers Market

  • Scrumptious foods to sample, buy and cook with 
  • Oat cakes
  • Peanut, Almond and Seed Butters
  • Bloody  Mary Mix
  • Truffles, Toffees and Caramels
  • Finishing sauces, Herbal Oils, Balsamic Vinegars
  • Maple Syrup infused, smoked and barrel aged
  • Fortune cookies
  • Jerky
  • Hot sauces and really hot sauces
  • BBQ sauces…fingerlicking
  • Shortbread – a little piece of heaven
  •  Whoopie Pies
  • Cannolis
  • Drizzling Oils
  • Gingerbread Muffins
  • Elephant Cookies
  • Lava Cakes 
  • Caramel and Fudge Sauces

The Gingerbread House Competition

The 25th annual Gingerbread House competition is proud to showcase the amazing talent of Master Pastry Chefs hiding in Kitchens all over Boston. They have generously donated their time and talent to produce architectural masterpieces from sugar and candy. Over the years they have figured ways to replicate Fenway Park, The State House, an entire block of the North end, Santa’s workshop in the North Pole, Dr. Seuss’ Whoville, The Leonard Zakim Bridge and many more.

The entries are judged by Boston celebrities and their children just prior to the opening of The Festival. As you wander amongst the displays you will see who won Best in Show, Best Decoration, Best Tasting, Kids Choice and Most Creative.

Housing Families, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending family homelessness,  is the beneficiary of the sale of these creations. Most are bought by generous Boston corporations.

Please visit the Community Engagement page to see photos of past houses and learn more. We invite you to enter the contest or purchase one of the houses.  

Proud Sponsors

These generous companies are supporting American Artisans – Please support them by stopping by their booth. 

Clarins. It’s all about you.

Booth 142

Your Kitchen Transformed, Like Magic!

Booth 1114

We bring the Supermarket to You!

Booth 1118

We Design It. Build It. Install It. Guarantee It.

Booth 1106

Booth 174

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

The Boston Christmas Festival provides sponsorship opportunities to exhibit your product in front of thousands of guests in 3 days. 
With your corporate sponsorship you provide an important component for supporting the American Arts and Crafts Community. This support cultivates creativity and connects the community.

For a sponsorship package contact : or call 561-465-3676

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