The Harvard Square Holiday Fair, one of the oldest and most popular fairs in Boston, will celebrate its 33rd season in 2018. This year the fair will be held at a new and larger space; St Paul’s Church Hall, 29 Mt. Auburn St. on the corner of Bow and Arrow Streets, just a few minutes walk from the center of Harvard Square.
The fair is juried and includes a changing mix of New England craftspeople and world traveling importers. There is always a great selection of original and affordable gifts. Talking to the craftspeople who make what they are selling gives shoppers a connection to the gifts they are buying that is just not possible at the mall, through a catalogue or online.
It’s a high energy alternative marketplace with a great soundtrack, where people see old friends and make new ones – a taste of the old Harvard Square.
Dec. 8th-9th, Dec. 14th-16th, Dec. 20th-23rd
Sats: 10-7, Suns: 12-6, Weekdays: 11:30-7
Admission is free.