Downtown Holiday Guide


Downtown Holiday Guide
Experience the spirit of the holiday season!
Live Entertainment
See this week's entertainment & programming in our walkable urban core.
Check out the 8 art galleries, too!
Downtown Framingham, Inc. Holiday Events

Holiday Stroll

Dec 8

7 pm - 11 pm

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Downtown Artisan Market
meet your local artisans below

Dec 16

12 pm - 4 pm

only 2 spots left!

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Downtown Celebration

Dec 17

6 pm - 9 pm

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500-photo challenge

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Dec 14
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Downtown Storefront Contest

Voting open
Dec 14 -
Jan 4
Meet Your 2018 Local Artisan Vendors - Dec 16, 2018

Fat Boyfriend Bakery

It's a battle between sweet and savory; Fat Boyfriend Bakery's Pretzels battle Caldwell Confections 5 Inch Pies and Chocolates.

Pairs well with: Pearly Wit

Jewelinga Designs

Inga Puzikov’s products include handmade jewelry out of semi-precious stones and sterling silver. She also has great accessories, including hats, purses and wallets. Inga is a major DFI supporter and frequent market participant!

Pairs well with: Chat Room

Photos by Jackie

Jacquelyn Braxton takes her own photos to craft handmade photo greeting cards, matted prints and stationery. She also hand-knits hats, scarves and more!

Pairs well with: Not Stirred Mint Julip

Still Dead Illustrations

Still Dead Illustrations is the freelance studio of Massachusetts-based illustrator and designer Melanie Christopher. She enjoys working with Halloween themes and loves to draw creepy, yet adorable characters. She offers original illustrations as well as prints, stickers, buttons, along with custom work. You can see more of her work on instagram @stilldeadart

Pairs well with: Secret Shields


Multi-talented Ann Newberry presents functional pottery and nature photography. Her items are decorative and useful, making them go-to gifts or everyday necessities.

Pairs well with: Supporter Scarf

Stella & Dot

Paola Briamonte will be your shopping guide this holiday season. Every purchase from Stella & Dot supports helps drive flexible incomes for women around the world. That's fashion you can feel good about.

Pairs well with: YAWP!

Sweet Suds from Melissa

Don’t miss the vast array of colorful, scented soaps in fun sizes and holiday shapes from Melissa. These sweet stocking stuffers are made from real honey, too!

Pairs well with: Citrus Got Real

Sea Glass by Loni Butera

Loni proudly displays her whimsical sea glass pictures entitled “Beach Memories”. Her pictures are made with sea glass, pebbles, and sand all encapsulated in a frame. Prices range from $18 to $118. These adventure portraits are guaranteed to spark interest from friends, family, and guests!

Pairs well with: Apriculture

Native Spirit Gifts by Jesus Cachimuel

Stay warm this winter with Alpaca Ponchos, hats, gloves, and scarves all handcrafted by Jesus!

Pairs well with: Where Am I?

Two Orange Cats Jewelry

These handcrafted jewels and ornaments inspired by the Sea and the Shore. Surf tumbled sea glass, sea pottery, beach stones, semi precious stones and sterling silver are used to create unique one of a kind pieces of jewelry. The ornaments are made with genuine beach sand, shells, sea glass and more.

Pairs well with: But I Digress


Discover unique and whimsical hand-knit accessories and wearables created from only the finest yarns. No two products are the same!

Pairs well with: Maple Brigadeiro

Cody’s Creations

Celebrate your furry friends this holiday season! Reward your pets with handmade dog and cat collars (leashes, treat bags, bow ties, etc).

Pairs well with: Crypto Currents

Excursions in Art

Get acquainted with fine artist Susan Marino at this year’s Holiday Market! She will present an amazing array of original pastel art, commission work, giclee prints, and more!

Pairs well with: Brigadeiro

Brookfield Candle Company

This famous local vendor will bring you a great variety of hand-poured soy candles to make the winter season that much cozier!

Pairs well with: Not Stirred - Dark and Stormy

Special Holiday Events
Nov 24 - Dec 22
11 am - 7 pm

Ellen Spencer's
Holiday Open Studios

763 Waverly Street
South #408
Nov 30 7 pm

RIA House Benefit Concert

Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street
Nov 30 7:30 pm
Dec 1 3:00 pm

Voices of MetroWest
Deja Voices: A Decade Together

Boston Church of Christ
214 Concord Street
Nov 30 9:00 am
Dec 1 9:00 am

Framingham Garden Club Holiday Greens Sale

Cushing Maintenance Building
700 Winter Street
Dec 1 6:00 pm

Pints for Pantries

Exhibit 'A' Brewing Co.
81 Morton Street
Dec 7 5:45 pm

City of Framingham
Tree Lighting

Memorial Plaza / Nevin's Hall
150 Concord Street
Dec 8 10 am

City of Framingham
Public Works Open House

DPW Operations Center
100 Western Avenue
Dec 8 9:30 am

Community Kiln
Holiday Sale & Open House

46 Park Street
Dec 8 10 am

Framingham Auxiliary Police
Holiday Craft Fair

Keefe Vocational Technical High School
750 Winter Street
Dec 8 1 pm

Gifts that Give Holiday Fair

Edwards Church
39 Edwards Street
Dec 8 1 pm

Caroling on the Common

Edgell Memorial Library
3 Oak Street
Dec 9 3 pm

Giving Children the
Gift of Giving

Discovering Hidden Gems

Framingham Eagles 894
55 Park Street
Dec 14 6:30 pm

Timothy's Toy Box
Benefit Concert

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
3 Maple Street
Dec 19 11 am

Motion & Energy
Feeds the Hungry

NAPA Auto Parts
113 Irving Street
Parking Tips
  • Best choice: parking lot accessed from 14 Frederick Street is for local customers
  • Park and Howard streets have more available on-street spaces after 5 pm
  • The MWRTA lot has more available spaces after 5 pm (paid parking)
  • Access the Hollis Court lot from 52 Boris Way or 432 Waverly Street (paid parking)
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The 1854 Cycling Company is a premium bicycle and apparel brand inspired by the burning of the US Constitution by abolitionists in protest of the Fugitive Slave Act in 1854. Proceeds from each item will be contributed to programs that will help end cycles of poverty among the formerly incarcerated.
Alira Health is a global advisory firm providing strategy, execution and innovation services for healthcare and life science companies.
Atlantis Dental provides a wide range of dental treatments. Dr. Sumbul Naqvi focuses on helping patients achieve healthy teeth and gums for life.
Avidia Bank is committed to the concept of community banking. We proudly accept and fulfill our responsibilities as a corporate citizen by contributing to the well-being of the people and organizations around us.
We “always dream of things that are better, and think of ways to reach those things.” From the first noise cancelling headphones for consumers to a revolutionary seat suspension system for long-haul drivers, we invite you to experience the first 50 years of innovation of Bose.
BPI Construction is a locally-managed construction company prepared to meet your needs and match your vision, no matter how grandiose or wonderfully simple.
At Brookline Bank, we provide a full range of financial services to individuals and businesses with outstanding service online, by phone or at any of our convenient branches in Greater Boston.
As independent insurance agents, the professionals at BRZ Insurance are ready to help you protect your part of The American Dream. We're eager to show you the benefits you realize when you shop local and work with a local, independent insurance agency.
The Bullard Building, LLC - a historic brownstone located at the intersections of Routes 135 Waverly St and 126 Irving St in Downtown Framingham across from the MBTA Station. Lease Space Now.
As a lifetime MetroWest area resident with 35 years of experience selling real estate, Charlene is uniquely qualified to advise real estate purchases and advocate for homes in the West-of-Boston area. As an agent who can speak from personal experience, Charlene demonstrates how a wide range of local amenities is an asset to both the seller (who needs to promote not just their home but also their neighborhood and community) as well as the buyer (who needs guidance selecting the home and location that will fit their needs today and in the future).
China Gourmet is an upscale restaurant accompanied by a full bar that serves a wide assortment of Japanese, Thai and Chinese dishes. They also support take-out orders and offer fun weekend entertainment.
Congress Insurance Agency has been building successful client relationships for over 70 years, spanning several generations. Congress Insurance Agency offers professional insurance services to suit your individual, family, or business needs. Customer service excellence continues to be the Agency’s #1 goal, a market of success witnessed through their dedicated client base.
Although now closed, Depot 417 supported DFI's efforts through hosting several indoor and outdoor events, including the Marathon Party and recent Oktoberfest!
Dulce D Leche offers specialty gelato and sorbeto, cakes and pies, chocolab, sandwiches and more desserts in Framingham Centre since 2016.
Framingham State University is a place where inquisitive, career-focused students thrive. New ideas and discoveries are a daily occurrence on campus.
IK Images captures your very best, enabling you to present a professional, enduring personal reflection to the world - whether potential connections on LinkedIn or that all-important image for your business flyer or conference presentation.
IPL & Equipment Inc. located in Framingham, Massachusetts has grown since 1998 from a specialty Irrigation Supply business to a wide selection of Power Equipment, Landscape Lighting, and Pond Supplies.
Founded in 2011 by three brothers, Jack, Eric, and Sam Hendler, Jack’s Abby has become a mainstay of the craft brewing scene in the Northeast and nationwide. Jack’s Abby brews lagers, and only lagers.
LaRueBoweRs Photography is unique and YOU. We strive to make sure every photo is one of a kind. I love watching my couples grow - from engagement to family and beyond. It's such a thrill to be able to capture each step of a client's life cycle.
It's no ORDINARY night when the Lavish Band is on the scene! Exploding with energy, their goal is to make your night one to remember!!!
We provide high quality and cost effective translations, interpreter services and multilingual voice overs for public schools, academic institutions, law firms, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, medical personnel, multinational companies, and individuals.
The MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, located in Framingham, Massachusetts is a not-for-profit business networking, advocacy, community and economic development organization
MetroWest Commercial Real Estate company provides you with the highest level of service for your commercial real estate needs.
MetroWest Community Federal Credit Union is committed to helping individuals and eligible business in our communities to manage their financial needs by offering a wide range of affordable products.
MetroWest Medical Care, Inc. is a medical practice group serving the downtown community. MetroWest Medical Care is located at 61 Lincoln Street Suite 701.
Perfecting the art and science of payments. Michael P. Cannon & Associates provides specialized multi-disciplinary advisory and consulting services to multiple facets of the payments industry: acquirers, ISOs and the merchant community.
MutualOne Charitable Foundation Dedicated to enhancing the qualify of life in the Bank's market area through its ongoing support of charitable, educational, and civic initiatives that contribute to the overall well-being of the people and communities it serves.
n+1 cyclery is a bicycle shop in Framingham, MA that sells and repairs new and used bicycles and also restores old bikes.
Papa Wheelies in Natick is MetroWest's expert source for everything cycling. Our full-service shop offers professional repairs and maintenance on all makes and styles of bikes. We promise great, knowledgeable service for riders of all levels, without attitude or condescension.
Philip Ottaviani has 20 years of experience in real estate & construction.

He knows what the Seller needs and what the Buyer wants. "I Make Deals Happen!"
RR6 Kitchen & Bar is a Family Restaurant offering the wonderful flavors of North, Central and South American cuisine with quality and great pricing. RR6 is best known for its delicious tacos, burritos and soups.
Springdale is the experimental offshoot of Jack's Abby Brewing. The Barrel Room is where we let the ancient alchemy between beer and oak work its slow magic.
Together with our 2800 members and 200 volunteers, we... Conserve and care for over 4300 acres of fields, forests, and farms in the 36 communities surrounding the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers. Maintain more than 55 miles of hiking trails.
We make business simple. Trustfulness, efficiency, and a personal approach drives our work. We act toward our client's objectives, focusing on producing the best possible results.
Welcome to TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank. Visit now to learn about all our personal banking products like accounts, loans, cards & more.
Tesoro Supermarket has been a downtown mainstay for 12 years, boasting more than 10,000 products. The newly redesigned interior makes shopping for fresh produce, meat cuts, bakery, dairy, and grocery products an easy and enjoyable experience.
WSV is proud to be redeveloping the historic Bancroft building into 258 class A apartment units to be delivered in spring 2020. WSV is a vertically integrated Real Estate Investment Management and Development firm with offices in Boston and New York City.
Provides cable tv, internet and voice/phone services available in Framingham. You can sign up for services, pay bills, exchange equipment and other services at this location
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