Happy Thanksgiving week! If you’re looking for something to do this week while your family is still in town for the holidays or looking for something to do to get away from your family, here are the top 10 things to do in or around Boston.
1. Etsy Makers or Boston at Bow Market
Shop small and shop local this weekend at Bow Market which will feature a team of more than 50 local Etsy artists for Small Business Saturday! Enjoy an awesome day of shopping , holiday festivities, great food, and more! Bow Market is a unique shopping and dining experience in Somerville’s Union Square.
When: Saturday Nov. 30th 9:00am-5:00pm
Where: Bow Market, 1 Bow Market Way, Somerville
2. Holiday Fest
More Than Words bookstore in the South End is turning into a gift market this Saturday. They’ll feature the best of Boston makers and a great selection of books. There will even be a live band! Kick off the holiday season with a market that gives back. In celebration of Small Business Saturday shoppers will receive 20% off books with a purchase from a Holiday Fest maker.
When: Saturday Nov. 30th 10:00am-8:00pm
Where: More Than Words, 242 East Berkeley St., Boston
3. Hot Dog Fest III
Who doesn’t love a good hot dog? Lamplighter Brewing is hosting their annual Hot Dog Fest this Saturday night. This event has FREE admission! There will be global inspired hot dogs, so come hungry!
When: Saturday Nov. 30th 5:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Lamplighter Brewing Co., 284 Broadway, Cambridge
4. Boston Tuba Christmas
Faneuil Hall Marketplace is hosting their 34th annual Boston Tuba Christmas concert this Saturday! There will be over 150 tuba players to serenade the crowd with everyone’s favorite holiday songs. This FREE event is fun for the whole family!
When: Saturday Nov. 30th 2:00pm-3:00pm
Where: Faneuil Hall, 4 South Market Building, Boston
5. Annual Charles Square Tree Lighting
Join the Charles Hotel as they kick off their holiday season with their annual Tree Lighting Celebration. The Charles Hotel is inviting families to their upper courtyard to help decorate the tree. There will even be a visit from Santa himself! There will be complimentary hot chocolate, holiday treats and warm clam chowder.
When: Saturday Nov. 30th 4:30pm-6:30pm
Where: Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge
6. SoWa Small Business Saturday
The artists of SoWa Artists Guild will be opening their doors and offering special promotions for Small Business Saturday. Spend the day holiday shopping with your friends and family. Many of the other shops and the Vintage Market at SoWa will have special deals as well.
When: Saturday Nov. 30th 11:00am-4:00pm
Where: SoWa Artists Guild, 450 Harrison Ave., Boston
7. Holiday Music on The Row
Get into the holiday spirit with Holiday Music at Assembly Row! Every Friday and Saturday throughout the season there will be FREE holiday music performances along with Christmas carolers! This event is FREE and open to the public!
When: Friday Nov. 29th 12:00pm – Saturday Nov. 30th 4:00pm
Where: Assembly Row, 355 Artisan Way, Somerville
8. Hull Holiday Showcase
The Hull Nantasket Chamber of Commerce is inviting you to shop local, stay local and gift creatively at the Hull Holiday Showcase! Shop for handmade items, gifts, home decor, arts & crafts and more. Come get your picture taken with Santa and do some holiday shopping. There will be fun for the whole family!
When: Sunday Dec. 1st 11:00am-4:00pm
Where: Nantasket Beach Resort, 45 Hull Shore Drive, Hull
9. Santa’s Arrival by Charles Riverboat at CambridgeSide
Santa is coming to town and he is arriving on a boat! This Friday at 10am at CambridgeSide Santa will be arriving for the holiday season thanks to the Charles Riverboat Company. Be one of the first 50 shoppers at Santa’s arrival and you’ll receive a mystery gift! Stay for some holiday shopping and get a FREE photo with Santa!
When: Friday Nov. 29th 10:00am
Where: CambridgeSide, 100 CambridgeSide Place, Cambridge
10. Harpoon Winter Market
This Sunday Harpoon Brewery is hosting their Winter Market. There will be seasonal beers, brunch treats and shopping with local crafters. Admission to this event is FREE. There will even be exclusive winter seasonal flights available!
When: Sunday Dec. 1st 10:00am-2:00pm
Where: Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston