Uncover Shopping Itineraries
More than 33% of businesses in Massachusetts are owned by women. To celebrate the boss-women in our region, we’ve created a Women-Owned Shopping Trail that will have you visiting a choice selection of businesses run by some of the fiercest females in Worcester.
With 39 stops, this ultimate holiday shopping itinerary will keep you busy and take you all across Central Massachusetts. If that sounds intimidating, browse the list and pick your own stops! From Sensory Station Toys to Thyme Herbal Apothecary, there's a spot to peruse for every giftee on your radar. With our Visit Widget, you can also check out local events and dining options along your route.
New England is known for cold, snowy winters, so you've got to layer up to stay cozy. The holiday season is a great time to gift your loved ones (or yourself) new winterwear, from wool sweaters to snow jackets. This guide highlights an array of local options.
We highlighted dozens of shops and artisan-made gifts during the 2020 holiday season in our Handmade Holidays Gift Guide. If you're looking for one-of-a-kind, this list is for you!
Celebrating Black-owned businesses in Worcester’s fashion scene, this article highlights where to look for designer gowns, accessories, streetwear, custom creations and beautifully curated knits.
Find Local Flavors
From a celebratory bottle to a flight with a friend, peruse Canal District Wines for holiday celebrations of every sort. Both wineries and breweries are aplenty in Central Massachusetts, of which you can find a full list here.
Peruse Holiday Markets
Nov. 4 at Worcester Technical High School
Over 40 vendors and students display their creations at the Craft Fair.
Nov. 10 & Nov. 11 at Vaillancourt Folk Art
Celebrate the start of the season with a traditional German outdoor market—the Vaillancourt Christkindlesmarkt & Artisan Show—in Sutton, a quintessential New England town.
Saturdays Nov. 25 to Dec. 23 at Timberyard Brewing Co.
The Winter Market at Timberyard is back in East Brookfield with gifts and freshly baked goods.
Nov. 24 to Nov. 26 at Worcester Center for Crafts
The Holiday Festival of Crafts transforms the place into a European-style holiday marketplace (+$5 admission).
Nov. 24 to Nov. 26 at Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center
Visit the Country Folk Art Show & Artisan Market Friday & Saturday from 10 am til 4 pm and Sunday 10 am to 3 pm.
Dec. 3 at The Grafton Municipal Center
Take a peek at artisan goods, wood items, photography, jewelry, soap/scrubs, spices and more at the Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair from 10 am through 2 pm.
Follow Our Growing Gift Guide on Social
Follow along on Instagram, where we're sharing gift ideas throughout the holiday season! Catch up on what you missed in our 'Gift Guide' Highlight, and screenshot our templates to shout out the shops you love most.