Tis’ the season of craft fairs and holiday markets! If you’re looking for something fun and FREE to do this weekend, look no further. Here’s a list of the top 10 free things to do in and around Boston this weekend. Have fun!
1. Opening Day at the Somerville Winter Farmer’s Market
The Somerville Winter Farmer’s Market is back for another season! Join them this Saturday to shop a variety of products from local New England farmers and vendors. There will be produces, meat, cheese, fish, baked goods and more! There will also be live music and treats to snack on. This farmers market runs every Saturday from now through April 11th!
When: Saturday Dec. 7th 8:30am-2:00pm
Where: Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville
2. Harvard Square Holiday Fair
One of the oldest and most popular holiday fairs is back for another year! The Harvard Square Holiday Fair is this weekend and features products from New England craft vendors. This isn’t your ordinary holiday fair, the party-like atmosphere is a fun place to shop while listening to great music!
When: Saturday Dec. 7th 10:00am – Sunday Dec. 8th 6:00pm
Where: St. Paul’s Parish, 29 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge
3. Primark’s Share the Joy Celebration
Primark is a destination for festive fashion this holiday season. This weekend they’re partnering with Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker to spread the joy of the holiday season! Join them to meet and greet The Nutcracker’s Bear, take your photo in the festive photo-op, and create your own holiday button!
When: Saturday Dec. 7th 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Primark at Burlington Mall, 75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington
4. Greek Holiday Food Fest
This weekend Greek food brands will offer an day of fun for the whole family at the Greek Holiday Food Fest! There will be imported, hand-selected Greek food brands, holiday music, a visit from Santa, and lots of food samples. This is the perfect event for the family.
When: Saturday Dec. 7th 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: Greek International Food Market, 5204 Washington St., Boston
5. The Nutcracker Brandeis University
The Brandeis Ballet Club is putting on a FREE production of The Nutcracker! This classical ballet performance will feature the original Nutcracker music with a contemporary modern dance twist.
When: Saturday Dec. 7th 12:30pm & Sunday Dec. 8th 5:00pm
Where: SCC Theatre @ Brandeis University, 415 South St., Waltham
6. SantaCon Boston
This Saturday is SantaCon in Boston! SantaCon is a FREE pub crawl where people dress in Santa Clause costumes and other holiday characters. This parade through the streets of Boston from bar to bar will feature more than 3,000 Santa’s! Get your friends together because this is the perfect way to spend your Saturday.
When: Saturday Dec. 7th 12:00pm
Where: The Kinsale Irish Pub, 2 Center Plaza, Boston
7. Christmas Family Fun
Christmas Family Fun is a FREE community event. Enjoy a visit from live animals, a chili dinner, create your own snowman, family photo-ops and have the chance to create your own Christmas ornaments. This is a great event with something for the whole family to enjoy.
When: Saturday Dec. 7th 4:00pm-6:00pm
Where: Trinity Covenant Church, 7 Clematis Road, Lexington
8. Holidays on the Green at The Pinehills
Holidays on the Green are an all day long celebration which features a holiday artisan market, food trucks, caroling, cookie decorating, ornament making, petting zoo and so much more! There is a lot to do with the day ending with their annual Christmas Tree lighting on the Village Green.
When: Saturday Dec. 7th 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: The Pinehills, Village Green North, Plymouth
9. North End 13th Annual Holiday Stroll
The 13th Annual North End Shop & Stroll is this Friday! Celebrate the holiday season and shop local all while exploring the festive list streets of Boston’s historic North End. This year’s stroll features 14 independently owned shops, boutiques, pop-ups, galleries and more. Sip and snack as you stroll around!
When: Friday Dec. 6th 5:00pm-10:00pm
Where: North End Boston
10. SoWa Winter Festival
This weekend SoWa is throwing their 5th Annual Winter Festival, the biggest winter shopping village and holiday festival in Boston! Sip on winter cocktails as you shop for the perfect handmade gifts and discover the best of the SoWa art and design district.
When: Friday Dec. 6th 6:00pm – Sunday Dec. 8th 6:00pm
Where: SoWa Market, 500 Harrison Ave., Boston