Tis’ the season of Friendsgivings, Pop-ups, and holiday craft fairs! If you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to travel this weekend, we have a list of the top ten free things to do this weekend!
1. Ash & Rose Grand Opening
Ash & Rose is opening their newest location in the South End! Bring a friend and join them for their Grand Opening Celebration. You can enjoy FREE beauty treatments, wine, tasty foods, and more! Come and get a jump start on your holiday shopping. Ash & Rose is a mother-daughter owned boutique on a mission to make the world a little more beautiful by offering ethical and sustainable styles for chic, creative women.
When: Friday Nov. 22nd 6:00-9:00pm
Where: Ash & Rose, 460 Harrison Ave., Boston
2. Holiday Fall Craft Fair & Bazaar
Shop 45 crafters and vendors this Saturday at the VFQ in Medway. Find homemade unique gifts and holiday decor. Come get your photo with Santa and enter to win raffles. There will be instant win games and mystery boxes. There will be lots to do to keep you entertained as you start your holiday shopping!
When: Saturday Nov. 23rd 10:00am-3:00pm
Where: VFW Medway, 123 Holliston Street, Medway
3. Vino Day At Eataly Boston
This weekend Eataly Boston is hosting their Vino Day! Enjoy discounts in their wine shop, complimentary tastings and of course Vino! Learn about regional Italian wines, grape varieties and wine production from their experts! If you’re hosting for the holidays or looking for stocking stuffers, you don’t want to miss this event.
When: Saturday Nov. 23rd 10:00am-11:00pm
Where: Eataly Boston, 800 Boylston St., Boston
4. Lamplighter’s Three Year Birthday Bash
Lamplighter is turning 3 and they want to invite you to their birthday bash! This all day party in celebration of three years will have some exclusive, taproom-only releases on draft, and limited edition FREE glassware for everyone to take home.
When: Saturday Nov. 23rd 11:00am-11:45pm
Where: Lamplighter Brewing Co., 284 Broadway, Cambridge
5. Thanksgiving Day Parade – Plymouth, MA
This Saturday is the annual Plymouth, MA Thanksgiving Day Parade! There will be bands, historic and patriotic marching units, a flyover, and a food festival of the area’s best chowders, soups and desserts! This is the perfect event for the whole family.
When: Saturday Nov. 23rd 11:00am
Where: Nelson Street, Plymouth
6. Castle Island’s Brewer’s Market
Sip local and shop local at Castle Island’s First Brewer’s Market. This market will feature local small businesses, artisans, and food vendors. There will be caricature drawings and music from Hillbilly Holiday. This event is kid friendly so come celebrate with family and friends!
When: Saturday Nov. 23rd 2:00pm-6:00pm
Where: Castle Island Brewing Co., 31 Astor Ave., Norwood
7. Ski Bum Bash
Embrace the ski bum lifestyle at Hurricane’s Ski Bum Bash! There will be live music from The Pop Disaster and FREE raffles including a custom Pacifico snowboard, lift tickets to Look Mountain and one grand prize voucher to the Homelight Killington Cup! Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite retro ski gear, the best outfit will win a gift card to Hurricane’s! Admission to this event is FREE.
When: Saturday Nov. 23rd 9:00pm-12:00am
Where: Hurricane’s At The Garden, 150 Canal St., Boston
8. Candy Cane Christmas Fair
The Candy Cane Christmas Fair is this weekend! This annual event will have 40 local vendors featuring a wide range of self-made products. There will be a Candy Cane Bakery and Sweet Shoppe an so much more. This FREE event is child-friendly and has fun for the whole family!
When: Saturday Nov. 23rd 9:00am-3:00pm
Where: First Church of Christ, 10 Church Street, Haverhill
9. Harvard Museum Of Natural History
The Harvard Museum of Natural History is offering FREE admission to Massachusetts residents every Sunday morning year-round! Proof of residency is required. This is a great time to bring the kids an explore the museum of a family.
When: Sunday Nov. 24th 9:00am-12:00pm
Where: Harvard Museum of Natural History 26 Oxford St., Cambridge
10. Artist Marketplace
The Brookline Arts Center’s annual Artists Marketplace is an opportunity for local artists to sell their work. This year the marketplace will feature jewelry, pottery, prints, cards, soaps, glasswork, home goods, toys and so much more! There will also be opportunities for shoppers to make their own crafts as well.
When: Saturday Nov. 23rd 11:00am – Sunday Nov. 24th 5:00pm
Where: Brookline Arts Center, 86 Monmouth St., Brookline