This is not your average craft fair - it's more like a party where you can buy stuff!
The Harvard Square Holiday Fair, one of the oldest and most popular fairs in Boston, will celebrate its 32nd season in 2017. This year the fair will be held at 50 Church St, upstairs, with some vendors outside in the courtyard on the corner of Church St. & Mass Ave.
The fair is juried and includes a changing mix of New England craftspeople and world travelling importers featuring many wonderful gift items. There is always a great selection of beautiful, original and affordable gifts. Talking to the craftspeople who make what they sell gives shoppers a connection to what 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.
Admission is free.