Winter is just around the corner, and Boston’s Seaport neighborhood is gearing up for its annual transformation into a magical winter wonderland known as Snowport. Now in its fifth year, Snowport promises a season filled with enchanting experiences, festive activities, and a shopping extravaganza that will leave you in awe.
The Holiday Market at Snowport: A Shopping Haven
From November 10 to December 31, 2023, the Seaport Boulevard will host The Holiday Market at Snowport in Partnership with Constant Contact, created with The Makers Show. This open-air market will showcase over 120 businesses, with 30% new additions, 60% local vendors, and an impressive 71% owned by minorities and/or females. The market will offer a diverse range of giftable items, including art, accessories, apparel, jewelry, home décor, and more.
Returning favorites like the 10-foot-tall Mistletoe Archway, Presents Place, and the Winter Wish Wall will captivate visitors. Additionally, the Crafting Corner by The Maker’s Club introduces creative workshops for both kids and adults, featuring holiday-themed crafts and interactive activities.
As you shop, indulge in the delightful food and beverage offerings at the market’s 10,000-square foot outdoor dining space. With 17 food and beverage concepts, including holiday-themed bars like the “Jingle Bar” and “The Dizzy Dreidel,” you can savor festive craft cocktails and warm drinks while enjoying the magical atmosphere.
Give It a Curl in Snowport: Iceless Curling Fun
Snowport introduces iceless curling at 101 Seaport Boulevard from November 10, 2023, to February 25, 2024. Whether you’re a curling pro or a beginner, you can book daily curling outings with friends or sign up for complimentary Learn to Curl classes provided by the North End Curling Club.
The Curling Lane, located along Harbor Way, will be open seven days a week, offering extended hours during the peak holiday season and winter vacation week. The immersive experience is complemented by the Guest Services Gondola, where Snowport ambassadors will be ready to assist with activities.
The Tree Market at Snowport: Bring Home the Holiday Spirit
Partnering with Christmas Tree 4 Me, The Tree Market at Snowport (65 Northern Avenue) will be open seven days a week from November 17 to December 23, 2023. Here, you can purchase holiday trees, wreaths, kissing balls, tree stands, and lights, bringing the festive spirit directly to your home.
Light Up Seaport & Holiday Stroll: A Dazzling Evening
On December 1, 2023, from 5 pm to 9 pm, witness the lighting of the 50-foot holiday tree, the largest in Boston, at Seaport Common. Enjoy musical performances and a holiday stroll with exclusive promotions from 60+ Seaport retailers. Don’t miss the chance to meet Betty the Yeti at Betty’s Blizzard Bluff for an exclusive meet and greet.
Menorah Lighting: A Chanukkah Celebration
Seaport celebrates Chanukkah on December 10, 2023, from 4 pm to 6 pm at One Seaport Courtyard. Join the Menorah Lighting celebration with Chabad of Downtown Boston, featuring a spectacular light show, kosher jelly donuts, and chocolate gelt.
CeleBetty Sightings: Meet Boston’s Beloved Yeti
Betty the Yeti makes special appearances on December 27, 2023, January 7, January 21, February 4, February 18, and February 21, 2024, from 12 pm to 3 pm at Betty’s Blizzard Bluff. Capture selfies with Betty, grab exclusive Betty merch, and contribute to a good cause, as proceeds go to 826 Boston, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center.
New Year’s Eve Ice Sculpture Stroll: Ring in the New Year with Style
On December 31, 2023, join the New Year’s Eve Ice Sculpture Stroll throughout the neighborhood. Admire large-scale ice sculptures, including one featuring the iconic Betty the Yeti, and welcome the new year with this special day-long celebration.
Snowport has truly outdone itself this year, offering an array of activities and events that promise to make this winter season unforgettable. Whether you’re a Boston local or a visitor, Snowport is the ultimate destination for holiday joy and winter magic. Embrace the season, explore the wonders, and create lasting memories in the heart of Boston’s Seaport.