Boston’s Holiday Market at Snowport

Updated November 2022

One of these years, I will make it over to Europe in December to visit some of the Christmas markets, but until then I’m glad that many cities in the United States have started their own Christmas Markets, including right here in Boston. Although not exactly the same as the Christmas Markets in Europe, it is nice to get a little taste of it here at home.

In 2021, the Boston Holiday Market opened for its first year in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood.

It was such a success that it’s back for its second year in 2022. This year the Holiday Market will be twice the size that it was in 2021.

The Seaport neighborhood is part of the bigger South Boston neighborhood of Boston. It’s the closest part of South Boston to downtown Boston. Located right on the water, it used to be nothing more than an industrial area with a couple of long-time restaurants right on the water and some parking lots. The area has since been revitalized and is unrecognizable to what it looked like in my childhood. It’s one of the most popular areas of the city, with plenty of restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and plenty of great areas to sit and relax by the water when the weather is nice. It’s one of my favorite areas of the city as it has one of the best views of the downtown skyline in the entire city in my opinion. I’ll let you be the judge from the photo below.

Fan Pier in Boston’s Seaport

The Seaport host “Snowport” each holiday season as a way to showcase the neighborhood with some fun outdoor winter activities. From holiday shopping to curling lessons to dining in an igloo, Snowport has it all. New this year is the Holiday Market at Snowport.

Holiday Market at Snowport

The Holiday Market features over 60 local merchants, making it the great place to find a unique gift and support small local businesses all at the same time. You can find all sorts of gifts from these merchants. From jewelry, bath and body products, and apparel to home decor, art and candles. Many of the merchants are woman-owned or black-owned businesses. In keeping with the spirit of the season, the merchants are referred to as “Merry Makers”.

One of the Merry Makers shops

And since this is a holiday market, there is no shortage of Merry Makers selling Christmas ornaments. You will find classic ornaments, ornaments to personalize, Boston themed ornaments and unique handmade ornaments.

Holiday Market at Snowport

For the foodies on your gift list, there are Merry Makers selling truffles, candies, cookies, hot sauce and coffee. And if shopping for these goodies makes you hungry, well there are quite a few food and drink Merry Makers to help satisfy your appetite. Try a waffle, apple cider, hot chocolate, donuts, tacos, seafood, pizza and more. Nearby restaurant Tuscan Kitchen has a dining tent where they sell pizza, calzones, cocktails and more. Featuring seating inside and outside the tent, it’s the perfect way to relax after shopping in the holiday market. And since the weather is cold in Boston during the holiday season, there are plenty of outdoor heaters to help warm you up.

Dining Tent at Boston Holiday Market at Snowport

While walking thru the Holiday Market, make sure to write your wish on the “winter wish” wall. There was a quite a crowd when I walked by so I didn’t get to write anything down, but I know my number one wish is for covid to just go away and everything to go back to normal, I’m sure I’m not alone when it comes to that wish!

Wish Wall

Need a Christmas tree to put all the gifts you bought at the holiday market under? You are in luck, located right at the Holiday Market is the Tree Market at Snowport where you can choose the perfect Christmas tree or wreath for your home.

Tree Market at Snowport

Speaking of trees, while at the Holiday Market at Snowport, stop by the nearby Seaport Common to check out the Seaport Christmas Tree. On Friday December 2nd, the tree will be lit for the season. The tree lighting will take place during a four-hour event from 5pm-9pm featuring local musicians and a holiday stroll. Along with the main tree, there are many smaller trees within the Seaport Common to enjoy as well.

Right next to the trees are iceless curling lanes. Not to fear, if you don’t know how to curl, the New England Curling Club will host free 30 minute lessons on select Saturdays thru February 2023.

Curling Lane at Snowport

The Holiday Market at Snowport runs thru December 31, 2022. It’s open the following hours:

Monday – Thursday 3pm-8pm

Fridays and Saturdays 11am-9pm

Sundays 11am – 8pm

Holiday Market at Snowport

Whether you’re a local or visiting from out of town the Holiday Market at Snowport is a must visit spot this holiday season in Boston. Get in the Christmas spirit, enjoy time with friends and family and get some holiday shopping done. While it’s not the beautiful Christmas markets of Europe, it’s definitely worth a visit while in Boston.

Looking for other great ways to enjoy the holiday season in Boston, be sure to check out my post on some Boston Holiday Favorites.

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26 thoughts on “Boston’s Holiday Market at Snowport

  1. That looks like the perfect place to spend some time and get into the holiday spirit. What a lot they have to offer there! I definitely would agree with you about the number one wish…here’s hoping! Would sure be nice to visit a European Christmas market…but I think yours is pretty special!

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  2. I had no idea Boston had a Christmas Market but that’s so neat! I was amazed at how much Seaport changed on my last visit. A very cool area now and seems like a great spot to host a Xmas market. I’ve always wanted to try curling so that’s a unique bonus to visiting. It looks easy but I’m sure it’s not. Haha.

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  3. That market looks really lovely. I live in Germany and yes, the markets here are beautiful. But sadly last year and again this year many of them have been cancelled. Enjoy yours there!!

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  4. I would love to visit some European Christmas markets also. Although the Boston Holiday Market at Snowport looks pretty festive. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Looks like you can get a lot from this place and there are also fun things you can do within the area. I will definitely check out this market when I revisit Boston. By the way, I like the Winter Wish Wall! Hope Santa will make all my travel plans next year come true! 😉

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  6. Wow, what a lovely Holiday Market at Snowport, Boston. Such festive decor. Have not yet, visited a Christmas market in the US, but I’m adding them to my list of still to visit Christmas markets.

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  7. When you can’t get to Europe for one of their famous Christmas markets…go to Boston! This looks like such a great experience. Can’t wait to spend some time there and now I have a great reason to visit in the winter, too.

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