South Shore Holiday Gift Fairs 2016


South Shore Holiday Gift Fairs and Special Holiday Events brought to you by Coldwell Banker Realtor, Alice Pierce, specializing in coastal towns on the South Shore of Boston.

The holiday season is officially on, and instead of reviewing various happenings in and around Hingham this weekend, here is a list of some of the holiday fairs where you can browse local handiwork and artistry near or on the South Shore. Rather than face the lines at retail stores, purchasing hand crafted gifts is a nice alternative.

Included are a few of the many upcoming South Shore holiday season events that you also might enjoy.


SUNDAY, November 27th
12 NOON – 4:00 PM

Hingham Christmas


Hull Holiday Showcase

Nantasket Beach Resort
45 Hull Shore Drive

Hosted by the Hull Nantasket Chamber of Commerce, the Hull Holiday Showcase is a great way to shop locally with all the creative vendors. Handmade items created by professional artisans make wonderful gifts. There will be plenty of ornaments and holiday centerpieces for you or people you are visiting this holiday season. Pick up some one-of-a kind gifts in the artwork or jewelry department, and get photos with Santa (bring your own camera) to make some holiday cards. Parking and admission are both free.

For more information visit the Hull Nantasket Chamber of Commerce website.

SUNDAY, November 27th
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Hingham Christmas


Pet Photo Nights with Santa

South Shore Plaza
250 Granite St
Pet Photo Night means that you can bring your beloved pet for a visit with Santa Claus after the mall is closed. This, of course, makes it less stressful for all involved! Reservations can be made by visiting the Pet Photo Night website.

SATURDAY, November 26th
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Hingham Christmas


Holiday Arts Craft Fair

Great Island Overlook Clubhouse
149 Great Island Rd

The Great Island Artisans Guild is holding an indoor arts and craft fair featuring many artisans from the Pinehills community and beyond. Gift genres include original art, photography, handmade and original American Girl accessories, handbags, totes, scarves, jewelry, crafted woodworking, decorative painting, personalized items, soap, wooden toys, and seasonal dry flower arrangements. Two free $25 Gift Certificates will be given away every hour from 10am to 3pm. Take Exit 3 off Route 3 to Beaver Dam Road and follow the signs to the show.

For more information contact Robin Block by phone at 774-283-4843, email at or visit the Great Island Artisans Guild website.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, November 26th & 27th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Hingham Christmas


Holiday Festival of Crafts

Worcester Center for Crafts
25 Sagamore Road

Worcester Center for Crafts will transform into a European-style holiday marketplace with twinkling lights and loads of cut evergreen to celebrate the American handmade craft. The Festival is part of the Craft Center’s mission to sustain craft as an important part of the community by showcasing craft and artisan gifts for purchase. Over 60 high caliber craft artists will be at this indoor event featuring ceramics, wearable art (including scarves, shawls, and hats), photography, hand-printed stationery, glass work, jewelry and metalwork, work by woodworkers, and much more. There is a $5 admission fee.

For more information call 508-753-8183 or visit the Holiday Festival of Crafts website.



FRIDAY, December 2nd it’s Christmas in The Square!

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, December 2nd & 3rd
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM and 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Hingham Christmas


Festival of Trees

Hingham Community Center
70 South Street

The Festival of Trees is an annual holiday event hosted by the Hingham Mothers’ Club at the Hingham Community Center during Christmas in the Square. A Hingham holiday tradition, over 20 decorated trees and dozens of raffles will be on display and available for silent auction and raffle. There is also a wreath competition this year with all entries available for purchase through the auction. All money raised benefits the Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore and the Hingham Mothers’ Club Scholarship Fund. There will be children’s activities on Friday night courtesy of My Gym and child-friendly treats courtesy of Linden Ponds.

For more details visit the Hingham Mothers Club website.

FRIDAY, December 2nd
6:15 PM

Hingham Christmas


5th Annual Winter Lights 5K

Main Street

Join Santa Claus in historic Plymouth for the annual tree lighting festivities on Main Street in Plymouth as part of the Christmas in Historic Plymouth Celebration. Once the tree lights go on, the race begins and will take you through the downtown area and along the waterfront. Donations from the race will be made to Toys for Tots and Kiwanis of Plymouth to support the tree lighting.

To register for the 5K race, or for a full schedule of events, visit the Annual Winter Lights 5K website.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Hingham Christmas


CraftBoston Holiday Show

Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St.

If you are feeling like a trip into our great city of Boston, no better time than when you can to peruse ceramics, fiber, furniture, jewelry, glass, leather, wearables, or mixed media at the CraftBoston Holiday event at the Hynes Auditorium. Presented by the Society of Arts and Crafts, this semi-annual show features over 175 truly outstanding artists. Come for the day to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, meet and support the artists, and learn about fine contemporary craft. General admission is $15, $13 for seniors, and $12 for students. Children 12 and under are FREE.

Visit the Society of Arts and Crafts website to print out a $3 discount or to learn more.

SATURDAY, December 3rd
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

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Country Christmas Fair

Dalby Farm
59 Grove St.

A true country gift fair in Scituate where your can purchase things like homemade preserves, dog treats, salsas, and even pickles. Prepared holiday gift baskets are ideal gifts for teachers, bus drivers, babysitters and neighbors. There will be many hand crafted things on hand like goat milk soaps/lotions, brown bag pantry mixes, and baked goods. Plenty of children’s activities and you might even see Santa Claus! An old-fashioned atmosphere and a wonderful way to start the holiday season.

For particulars, call Dalby Farm 781-545-4952 or visit the Dalby Farm website.

SATURDAY, December 3rd
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Hingham Christmas


Old South Church Christmas Craft Fair

Old South Church in Boston
645 Boylston Street

Boston’s historic Old South Church in Copley Square hosts over 30 accomplished New England artists who will vend unique offerings in pottery, knits, photography, fine art, jewelry, blown glass, beeswax candles, turned wood, and more. Families can enjoy Christmas greens and the scent of hot mulled cider in the air while wandering the exhibits and purchasing holiday treasures The day includes live performances from the Boston Conservatory of Music, an organ concert, caroling and seasonal jazz. The highlight is the famous Cookie Walk!

For all the details on this very New England holiday fair, call 617-536-1970 or visit the Old South Church Christmas Craft Fair website.

SATURDAY, December 3rd
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Hingham Christmas


Quincy Holiday Craft Fair

First Church of Squantum
164 Bellevue Rd.

Popular vendors including Thirty-One Gifts and Tastefully Simple, Grandma’s Attic will be on hand as well as local crafters. There will be baked goods for sale and lunch available for purchase.

SATURDAY, December 3rd
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Hingham Christmas


Holiday Fair Trade Shopping

DoubleTree by Hilton
929 Hingham St.

For conscious shoppers looking to get meaningful, purposeful mind, body, soul gifts for the holidays. Shop outside the big box with unique items and support more than 40 creative local artisans showcasing their handmade, inspirational products made with love and care.

SATURDAY, December 3rd
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Hingham Christmas


Wrap a Gift “Made In Lakeville”

2 Locations:
Lakeville Senior Center
1 Dear Crossing

Lakeville Public Library
4 Precinct Street

The annual holiday craft and gift sale sponsored by the Lakeville Arts Council, “Made in Lakeville” will feature a variety of Lakeville-made arts and crafts. Music by the Starry Night Duo with Barry Simon on hammered dulcimer and Patty Simon on flutes will entertain you as you shop and eat some holiday lunch.

For additional details and a list of the crafters at each location please check the Lakeville Arts website.


SATURDAY & SUNDAY, December 10th & 11th
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Hingham Christmas


SOWA Holiday Market

Benjamin Franklin Institute
41 Berkeley St.

The SOWA Holiday Market has a more Indie theme and features many independent designers and artists offering unique gifts that are one-of-a-kind. There will be handbags, jewelry, pottery, letterpress stationery, silk-screened t-shirts, baby clothes, and re-purposed wool accessories. The event will be held in the historic main building of the Benjamin Franklin Institute, located in the heart of Boston’s South End. Admission is $5 and children under the age of 12 are FREE.

Check out the SOWA Holiday Market website where they have a nice display of some of the available items.

THURSDAY, December 8th
3:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Hingham Christmas


Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll

Beacon Hill
Charles Street

Start your day in Boston with Santa Clause pictures at the Hill House firehouse from 3:30 until 5:30 PM and then start caroling, bell ringing, and strolling up and down Charles Street. The celebration begins at 6:00 PM with tree lighting, and horse drawn carriage rides around 7:15 PM. Performing will be the Apollo Club Men’s Singing Group; Back Bay Bell Ringers, King’s Chapel Choir, and Brass Quartet.

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