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13th Annual SoWa Holiday Market

13th Annual SoWa Holiday Market, Boston’s
​ ​
​Original
​ Handmade Holiday Spectacular, Returns to the South End this Weekend (Dec 10-11)​


​What: ​
The SoWa Holiday Market, Boston’s 
original 
handmade
 holiday 
​market
, is back for it’s 13
th season this weekend
​ (12/10 & 12/11)​
 and will be held at 
​​
​​
 
historic 
Benjamin Franklin Institute
​ in Boston's South End neighborhood. 
The annual 
​indie ​
holiday bizarre features the very best of New England’s independent designers, artists and crafters. From the fashionably chic to the traditional gift giver, shoppers are sure to find an original 
​and locally made ​
gift for everyone on their list. Expect to discover an exceptional array of homespun, holiday goods
​ and specialty food items​
, including: handbags, jewelry, scarves, silk-screened t-shirts, baby clothing, ornaments, artisan chocolates, paintings, pottery, 
​handmade pet products ​
and more
​. ​

Over 90 vendors fill the 
​lobby of the ​
historic
​ ​
Benjamin Franklin Institute, just as eager holiday shoppers line the block outside, waiting to get in. Admission to this 
​annual
 
​holiday 
​shopping tradition 
is $5, children under 12 free.

 Who:
​​The 
SoWa Holiday Market
​, p​
resented by New England Open Markets
​,​
​ ​is appropriate for customers and shoppers of all ages

When: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11AM-6PM & Sunday, December 11, 2016, 11AM-5PM
Where: Benjamin Franklin Institute, 41 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116. 
​Customers
 are encouraged to use public transportation as parking is limited. SoWa Holiday Market is accessible via orange and silver MBTA lines. 

​Digital & Social Info: 
 

​About New England Open Markets: ​
In the energizing era of entrepreneurship, New England Open Markets serves over 400 small businesses each weekend, providing them with a venue for their talents and wares, and for the public, a unique shopping experience. Buyers meet the makers, the growers, the chefs, and learn a bit about the goods they are purchasing, where they originated, and how they were created. The vendors themselves, from all over New England and beyond, enjoy a supportive community of like-minded craftspeople, artisans and designers. The authenticity that can be found in the handmade and the independent give a refreshing choice to those in search of the individual. The mission of New England Open Markets is to support that movement. Please visit www.newenglandopenmarkets.com, or www.sowaholidaymarket.net or follow @neopenmarkets on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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