Downtown Artisan Market

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Come meet our local artisans and business leaders in the vibrant Springdale Beer barrel room.  Your last-minute shopping will be fun with the surrounding games and art gallery presented by the Framingham Contemporary Artists Group.  Each vendor is paired with a unique Springdale brew!

> Fair Trade Caravans

FairTrade Caravans is a social enterprise that educates about and sells fair trade products through fundraising events for schools and nonprofits.

This exhibit includes fair trade coffee, tea, chocolate, honey and quilling cards. Also, 25% of sales will be donated back to the Framingham Downtown Renaissance!

Pair it with The Groni

> 1854 Cycling pays homage to the Abolitionist movement in Framingham's own Harmony Grove, where activists like Henry David Thoreau, William Lloyd Garrison, and Sojourner Truth gathered in 1854.  Proceeds help end cycles of poverty among formerly incarcerated.  

* Pair it with Good n' You?

> Venezuelan Artist Franklin Marval lives in Boston and works as an art teacher at the Boston Day and Evening Academy in Roxbury, MA.  He is intrigued by colors and shapes, which create situations similar to human behavior, events of nature, and the observation of reality.

* Pair it with Suspended Animation

> Sweet Suds from Melissa has soaps to meet your changing mood or season!  Reward your loved ones with these amazing hand-crafted gifts!

* Pair it with Desert Solitaire

> MW Knits offers uniquely colorful creations.  Amy Weader is a well-known artist and clerk of Framingham's former Fountain Street Studios.  Come meet Amy and check out her wonderful, eye-popping collection!

* Pair it with Fresh Boysen

> Brookfield Candle Company is home-based out of Framingham and creates triple-scented, handmade candles. Each candle is made to order using 100% all natural renewable soy wax. Only the finest uncut, undiluted oils are used.  Stop  by and say hello to Karen!

* Pair it with Poive Raz

 

> Susie Rich is an author of children's books and a social worker

Raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Susie has spent her career working in the social work/homelessness prevention field. She has written great children's books and resides near Boston with her family.  Please stop by to meet her and pick up some empowering books for kids.

* Pair it with Where Am I?

 

 

> Welcome to School of Rock, where students learn to rock their worlds.

School of Rock has the best combination of instructors, instruments, and captivating programs to get your student strumming, drumming, playing, or singing their way to rock-star status.

* Pair it with Proper Daft.

 

 

 

> Visit Cheryl's Knits, from our very own local Framingham knitter!

Cheryl makes her keep by delivering you this wonderful, stylish gear to help you stay warm in the colder months!  Gift your family and reward Cheryl for all her hard work! 

* Pair it with Between the Clouds

 

 

 

 

> Toy Trucks and Succulents from Nicole will not disappoint!

These memorable, vintage items will help you make an impressive mark upon your friends and family.  Stop by Nicole's table to see what the commotion is all about!

* Pair it with Ein Dussel

 

> If you're into trend-setting style, Janine's Jewels is your go-to stop. 

Janine creates  pieces to help you capture current milestones and express special memories! 

* Pair it with YAWP

> Hand-knits by Jackie includes hats and accessories made from wool, alpaca and other luxury yarns.  Stop by this table to see what coziness is all about!

* Pair it with Pearly

 

> Jensine Casey's LuLaRoe Collection includes comfortable clothing in tons of patterns that are shaped into styles that flatter!


* Pair it with Isosceles #1

> Don't let the holiday stress aggravate your body. 

Framingham's
Chiropractic Solutions is offering much-need complimentary screenings for our holiday shoppers!

* Pair it with Good N'You?

 

> Atlantis Dental's team knows that oral hygiene is important during all months, especially the holiday season.  Stop by to visit this hard-working team that proudly represents downtown Framingham.  Care kits will be available for everyone!

* Pair it with Nectarine Berliner Weisse

> Munro Market

You won't want to miss this eclectic handmade and vintage home decor. It's a mix of funky plants, where mid-century inspired meets boho vibe. Please check out this Instagram for a sneak peak @munromarket!

* Pair it with Briagdeiro

 

> Still Dead Illustrations

Still Dead illustrations is the artwork of MA-based illustrator Melanie Christopher. She offers illustrations, paintings, prints, and more! Melanie is also available for custom artwork and freelance opportunities.  You will be blown away!

*Pair it with Grand Cru

 

 

> Jewelinga Designs

You're in store for jewelry made out of semi-precious stones and sterling silver, hat pieces, hand-made leather roses, and wristlets/wallets.  Stop by to say hello to Inga!

* Pair it with Suspended Animation

> Red Castle Beer Soap

Home-court advantage goes to Red Castle Beer Soap!  This beer soap is made by hand in the traditional cold process method, and it is the perfect stocking stuffer!

* Pair it with Between the Clouds

> New England Pallet Guy

Get sustainable with the New England Pallet Guy.  Here, you'll find hand-crafted custom furniture and decor made out of pallet wood and recycled reclaimed wood!

* Pair it with Proper Daft

 

Holiday Stroll   7 pm - 11 pm
                

Get to know your community on this four-hour adventure through downtown Framingham!  Learn about others' passions and aspirations this holiday season while you partake in our fun holiday games and show off your unique stroll swag!  We'll announce the holiday gear winner and help you vote on the best storefront window decorations, too!  Remember - there is zero pressure to drink or even spend money at every venue!

Downtown Celebration   
La Cantina 911 Waverly Street 6 pm - 10 pm
Tickets

                

It's time to come together and celebrate 2017 - a year full of business and community accomplishments!

  • Sign and facade improvements
  • Business milestones and expansions
  • New businesses
  • Green space enhancements
  • Community events and faith-based missions
  • Achievements in arts and culture
Whether you're a private citizen or business leader, ticket holders will receive great benefits, including paid social media marketing and complimentary passes to 2018 events!
7th Annual Downtown Framingham Holiday Storefront Window Decorating Contest
                             

Wait - the voting isn't over!  Throughout the month, we will upload storefront window displays from our downtown businesses.  You, the people, can vote online for your favorites!  Our esteemed panel of Celebrity Judges will decide the best overall. Stay tuned for more voting news!  Winners will be announced at a January City Council meeting, and winners will receive complimentary paid social media marketing!

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