’Tis the season for shopping. And if you didn’t take care of it all on Black Friday, there are plenty of Cambridge and Boston craft fairs that offer unique and often handmade items to fill all your gifting needs. But if you’re already done with your holiday shopping (or if you just want to put it off a little bit longer) there are several concerts going on this weekend to reward you for your preparation (or procrastination).
Boston Craft Fairs
Last week I told you about the Cultural Survival Bazaar. Good news, it hasn’t ended yet! It will be moving around the area for the next couple weeks. If you happen to be in the Watertown area this weekend, that’s where it’s setting down its stakes Friday through Sunday. But luckily, there are a couple other Boston craft festivals closer to home this weekend.
Old South Church Christmas Craft Fair and Music Day
645 Boylston St., Boston
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Are you stumped for gift ideas? With 30 New England artists displaying their finest crafts, you’re sure to find inspiration at the Old South Church this Saturday. Whether it’s pottery, knitting, photography, fine art, jewelry, blown glass, or candles, you won’t find these handcrafted pieces at your local retailer. And the Old South Church isn’t only offering crafts!
Throughout the day, there will be hot mulled cider and live music performances for all to enjoy. At 10 a.m. the Boston Conservatory’s Boylston Brass will perform Christmas music. At noon, the Old South Church’s Minister of Music Harry Huff will play on the famous E.M. Skinner organ. He will play a variety of holiday music (including one of my favorites, the oh so well known Nutcracker Suite). The third performance will move outside for the annual tree lighting and caroling. Starting at 2 p.m., the tree will be lit and carolers will make their way down Boylston Street. And those who came to watch are welcome to join in the caroling as well!
(Editor’s note: Are you a sucker for tree lightings? Check out all the Boston tree lightings coming up here!)