About The Festival
The Boston Christmas Festival is an eagerly anticipated annual event that has kicked off the holiday season in Boston for 33 years. 350 American Artisans from all over the country come to display and sell their unique products, all made by hand. For 3 days only shoppers go on a giant treasure hunt to find unique holiday gifts for their loved ones while also tucking away a goodie or two for themselves.. They are looking for wacky, contemporary, unusual, "green," gourmet, traditional, personalized, you name it!
There is something for everyone, and in all price ranges. The array of handmade products includes stunning jewelry, seasonal decorations, photography, distinctive home accessories, children's toys and clothes, pet specialties, gifts for the sports minded, specialty foods from over 60 pop-up boutiques and much much more.
These are items that will not be found on store shelves, but rather cater to those looking for "something more."
What might I find?
We intentionally don’t publish it all because most of the fun from this event comes from the magic of discovering lots of new and interesting treasures.
That aside, here is an idea of the types of items you can expect to find at The Boston Christmas Festival.
Arts and Crafts
Jewelry: gold, silver, glass, pearls, beaded, leather, crystals, wire, recycled
Adorable kids clothing
Scarves – silk, alpaca, ribbons, make your own
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
Blown Glass penguins and more
Personalized Snowmen signs
Baby goodies galore
Wonderfully creative Arts and Crafts you had not imagined!
Scrumptious foods to sample, buy and cook with
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
Hot sauces and really hot sauces
Shortbread – a little piece of heaven
Caramel and Fudge Sauces
Want more see more?
Seeing is believing, so check out this year’s current Featured Artisan’s for more pictures and video of some of the things you can expect to find.
116,000 square feet of boutique shopping! 350 American craftsmen from all over the country.
Tickets are currently discounted to $14 from $16! Buy Today!
At the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA
We’ve collected some resources to help you find the perfect spot.
Take the subway, bus or train.
Many of the Artisans don’t accept credit cards, so its a good idea to bring some cash. For convenience, there are 2 ATM’s nearby.
One in the lobby
One across the street in the hotel lobby
Its cool outside and warm inside. We have a package/coat check for $3 per item. Great way to keep your packages safe while continuing to shop!
There are a great variety of restaurants in both directions from the Seaport World Trade Center.
On site concession stand for lunch, a glass of wine, or lite refreshments so you can take a break from shopping without leaving the Festival.
We sell Totes on site for only $2 if you need help carrying away your finds.
There are restrooms in both the front and the back of the hall. PROTIP: The Bathrooms in the back of the hall will rarely have a line like the front of the hall.
Plenty of seating is available near the concession stands on both sides of the floor as well as some additional seating in the rear of the hall near the restrooms.
Still have questions? There is a very helpful Information Booth in the show lobby if you need anything.
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Seaport Hotel Parking Lot
Sat/Sun = $22 SPECIAL event parking (flat fee)
Friday normal hourly rates apply
4 entrances one on each side of the block across the street from the Boston Christmas Festival.
SBWTC South Boston Waterfront Transportation Center
Use World Trade Center ramp to walk to Festival
Find your Own Parking
If you’d like to hunt for your own lot, we recommend checking out “BestParking.com” for the most up to date information about parking locations and pricing around the Seaport World Trade Center.
bus and train info
We highly recommend Public Transportation to the event at Seaport World Trade Center.
From South Station, take the MBTA Silver Line (one level above the Red Line, one below the food court) to WTC Station. Take the stairs/escalators/elevators to the upper level and exit onto WTC Ave.
Use this MBTA Trip Planner to help you find your way to the Seaport World Trade Center from wherever you’re located.
Please remember these two are great options and ready to help with your transportation needs.