ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

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About The Festival

We’ve been doing this for a while! This coupon is from 1989 and Debbie Noiseux is still exhibiting her stunning jewelry!  See her in Booth #300

We’ve been doing this for a while! This coupon is from 1989 and Debbie Noiseux is still exhibiting her stunning jewelry! See her in Booth #300

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?

So. Much.

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

  • 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!

Specialty Foods

  • 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

 

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.

 

 Everything you need to know

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What

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!


Where

At the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA


Parking

We’ve collected some resources to help you find the perfect spot.


Public Transit

Take the subway, bus or train.


Food

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.

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Tote

We sell Totes on site for only $2 if you need help carrying away your finds.

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Restrooms

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.


Seating

Plenty of seating is available near the concession stands on both sides of the floor.


More?

Still have questions? There is a very helpful Information Booth in the show lobby if you have any questions.

 PARKING and TRANSPORTATION

Parking

Discounted Parking

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Discounted Parking Available with SpotHero.

Use Code SAVE2019 for 5% Off!

Popular Lots

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.


Uber/Lyft :

Please remember these two are great options and ready to help with your transportation needs.