The SoWa Holiday Market is open for business this weekend
SMALL WONDERS 2012 | Yes.Oui.Si
and Future Boston present this holiday art-and-craft sale with refreshments,
live music, performance art, an open mic, and more| Gallery at the Piano
Factory | Friday, December 7 to Sunday, December 9 + 15-16; Fri 6 to 10 pm; Sat 10
to 6 pm; Sun 1 to 6 pm | galleryatthepianofactory.
Only 25 more shopping days left. . . . so
begins the jolliest (and undeniably the most stressful) time of the year. Especially these
days, with the economy wallowing in the shitter. So what's a cash-poor holiday
shopper to do? Well, we
suggest checking out the many handmade and DIY craft fairs popping up this week (and throughout the rest of the month.
HOLLY FAIR | Saturday + Sunday, December 11 + 12 | 9am-9pm | 44 and 52 Brattle Street, Cambridge | http://www.ccae.org/hollyfair
For the 57th year in a row, over 70 vendors will transform Harvard Square into holiday craft central. "It's definitely an institution in Cambridge," says Jerome Berkeley. Berkeley, who works for sponsor Cambridge College of Adult Education, gets to helm the vendor selection jury.
More craft fairs, you ask? Yes, we say!
CULTURAL SURVIVAL BAZAAR | http://www.culturalsurvival.org/bazaar
Saturday + Sunday, December 11 + 12 | 10am-6pm | Harvard University Center for Government and International Students, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
Friday-Sunday, December 17-19 | 10am-9pm Fri-Sat; 11am-6pm Sun | The Shops At Prudential Center, Belvidere Arcade, 800 Boylston St Boston
Are your friends sick of getting Christmas-themed scratchoffs? Is the Whitman's Sampler just not cutting it this year? Fear not! There are scads of craft fairs coming up in the next week to keep your list in handmade bounty from now unto death. We know that rows of one-of-a-kind artisinal artifacts can feel overwhelming. and so we asked the organizers of each fair for their favorite vendors.