Time to dust off that holiday sweater, have your tinsel at the ready and get your DIY-decoration on because BUST, the magazine “for women with something to get off their chests,” is bringing its award-winning BUST Holiday Craftacular to Brooklyn, and, for the very first time, Boston, this year. This holiday shopping bonanza will take place in Boston’s South End on Saturday, November 22, and in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 & from 11am to 6pm.
In Boston, more than 120 of New England’s very best handmade, vintage, and tasty treats vendors will be offering handcrafted gifts for everyone on your list, even yourself. New Yorkers, you’ll have the chance to check off everyone on your gift list with a 2-day event featuring over 200 vendors selling handmade crafts, delicious foods, gorgeous vintage finds and more at NYC’s longest-running indie craft fair and most festive shopping event.
In addition to craft, vintage and food vendors, each location will offer a number of special features. Both BUST Holiday Craftaculars will include stellar DJs, tantalizing food, lust-worthy prizes, and free goodie bags for the first 300 attendees. Make-and-take craft workshops and artist demonstrations will spark your creativity and give you the chance to make a gift for yourself or someone else. Wrap your gifts in style at the wrapping paper station, handcraft a card for someone special, and don’t miss the Ugly Sweater Selfie Booth. In Boston, be delighted by an acoustic holiday music showcase while you shop and enjoy yummy delicacies. In Brooklyn, sip a holiday brew between craft workshops. Last, but certainly not least, there will be a cat cafe at both events. Take a little break from shopping with adorable, adoptable cats and a nice cup of tea all while benefitting a number of great animal rescue organizations.
Sponsored by Mail Chimp and Black Phoenix Alchemy, with additional sponsorship from The Boston Globe, Fenway Health and Gather Here in Boston, and David’s Tea and Green Mountain Energy in Brooklyn.
Tickets for the BUST Holiday Craftacular are $3 and available at the door. Get there early! The first 300 shoppers each day will receive a free goodie bag chock full of swag from sponsors and vendors alike.
About BUST Magazine and BUST Holiday Craftacular
BUST is the groundbreaking, independent, feminist women’s lifestyle magazine and website. The company was founded in 1993 by Debbie Stoller, author of the New York Times bestselling Stitch ‘n Bitch knitting books, and award-winning graphic designer Laurie Henzel. www.bust.com
The BUST Craftacular began in 2004 with the holiday event in Brooklyn and has expanded to include events in the Spring and Summer as well as in Los Angeles, London, Hudson, and now Boston.