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Shop, play, and dine at Snowport, a holiday wonderland

Snowport will welcome visitors from Nov. 19 to Jan. 2.

Photo Courtesy of Boston Seaport by WS Development
Boston Seaport will again turn into Snowport this holiday season. Boston Seaport by WS Development

Boston Seaport is bringing back Snowport and adding a European-style market for the holiday season. Billed as “the ultimate holiday destination,” the third annual Snowport will include large-scale winter games, the Seaport Tree Market, Light Up Seaport, and, for the first time ever, a holiday market.

The Holiday Market at Snowport will showcase more than 60 small businesses. Tuscan Kitchen will serve festive craft cocktails and arancini, pizza, calzones, and more from a wood-burning stove inside a 10,000 square-foot dining space. What’s more: Breezy Hill Orchard will serve hot cider, cider doughnuts, and gingerbread treats. Guests can relax and eat at seating areas inside a heated tent.


Revelers feeling sporty can try iceless curling, light-up Bocce, and large-scale versions of Battleship, Jenga, KanJam, and more. The North End Curling Club will also teach complimentary learn-to-curl classes on select Saturdays. Other attractions worth checking out: a “dramatic” canopy of more than 2,000 twinkling lights, a 3-D backdrop of gifts, and a 30-foot interactive chalkboard called a “Winter Wish Wall” where guests can share their holiday wishes.

Light Up Seaport will take place Dec. 3 on the Seaport Common, when Boston Seaport’s 54-foot Norway Spruce tree will be lit more than 10,000 white lights and the Boston Children’s Chorus and other local entertainers will perform. After that, guests can take part in a Holiday Stroll, where more than 40 local businesses will offer one-night-only promotions. There will be a Menorah lighting Dec. 5 at One Seaport Courtyard, and guests will be treated to traditional kosher jelly donuts and chocolate gelt. 

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