Wellesley Marketplace is the premiere Marketplace in New England, featuring 175 of New England’s finest artisans. Organized by The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club, proceeds from the show are given back to the community in the form of need-based scholarships and grants.
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As a juried craft fair, the Old Deerfield Craft Fair selects its exhibitors for their quality. The wonderful variety of crafts includes quilts, baskets, wood carvings, pottery, dolls, dried flower arrangements, teddy bears, decoys, tin, theorem, stenciling, jewelry and more. The Old Deerfield Craft Fairs have been among the highest ranked shows in Massachusetts and New England by Sunshine Artist Magazine, for 25 years a major publication of the arts and crafts movement in the United States.
This event is held at the birthplace of Thanksgiving, Plymouth, Massachusetts, on the weekend before Thanksgiving. The celebration of Thanksgiving becomes history brought to life as Pilgrims, Native Americans, soldiers, patriots and pioneers proudly climb out of the history books and onto the streets of Plymouth. The festivities include historical reenactments, patriotic concerts, vintage cars and a food festival with the area’s best chowders, soups and desserts. The unique Thanksgiving Day parade offers spectacularly creative floats, individually produced by local craftsmen.
WEEKENDS ONLY — Check website for exact dates — All passengers aboard the Hobo Railroad’s popular Santa Express Train receive a cup of hot chocolate and each family or group receives a box of Holiday Cookies to enjoy during the 1 hour and 20 minute holiday excursion. Children are given letters to complete for Santa which he and his Elves pick up as they make their way through the train and on the return trip to Hobo Junction Station, Santa and his Elves surprise each child on the train with a special gift. Upon returning to Hobo Junction Station, guests are encouraged to pose for pictures with Santa and his Elves on the Platform.
Enjoy the season in Cape Cod’s liveliest town – a favorite with LGBTQIA travelers. Partake in the Snow Ball, the Holly Folly Inn Stroll, Holly Folly Sing-A-Longs and Holiday Drag Bingo. Lots of fun in a beautiful seaside location with many shops and restaurants.
The charming seaside village of Kennebunkport, Maine, was voted America’s #2 Christmas town by Home and Garden Television (HGTV)! Christmas Prelude is a magical season of shopping and special events including a champagne reception, candlelight caroling, tree lightings, arts & crafts shows, 12 music programs, a pancake breakfast, lobster bake, the arrival of Santa by lobster boat and much more. Shops offer extended hours and many provide special treats to celebrate the season.