The holidays are right around the corner, can you believe it? Luckily, there is still time to get some shopping in and a couple of fantastic opportunities are coming right up: Seasonal holiday markets at Berkshire Botanical Garden and Greylock Works!
The end of the year holidays can be such bright fun. All the colorful decorations and lights, the bright smiles, music, and high spirits. It’s a time to come together with friends and family over yummy treats, warm drinks, and long dinners. They’re also the perfect excuse for a relaxing getaway to somewhere special, like the Berkshires for example.
While the holidays are about so much more than giving gifts, that tradition does play a special part. Finding the right gift for everyone on your list can be a real challenge. Thus, should you find yourself in the Berkshires this holiday season, you’ll be pleased to discover a variety of unique shopping opportunities.
The Berkshires not only home to many excellent shops and galleries but, this time of year, you’ll also find holiday markets.
Holiday markets feature one of a kind, high quality, regionally handcrafted or grown gifts. Unique and special items available nowhere else. If these sound like your kind of gifts, you’ll not want to miss these upcoming Berkshire holiday shopping events!
Berkshire Botanical Garden Holiday Market
Visit Berkshire Botanical Garden the first weekend in December for the eagerly awaited return of the Holiday Marketplace.
Attendees will find an assortment plants for sale in both decorative and plain clay containers. Holiday-blooming amaryllis, paperwhites, succulent arrangements, garlands, hanging terrariums, centerpieces, and more.
Berkshire Botanical Garden’s annual Holiday Marketplace is also home to the always spectacular Gallery of Wreaths. Come choose from among 100 unique, hand assembled, designer wreaths. Wow!
The Holiday Marketplace also includes handcrafted offerings from 20 artisans, live music, s’mores around a campfire, and more.
Saturday and Sunday, December 4th and 5th, 2021, from 10am to 4pm. Berkshire Botanical Garden is located at 5 West Stockbridge Road, in Stockbridge, MA, less than 10 minutes drive from our Berkshires bed and breakfast, The Inn at Stockbridge.
Festive Holiday Market at Greylock WORKS
The 4th annual Fall Festive Holiday Marketplace at Greylock WORKS is set to feature the hand crafted offerings from 70 of the region’s very best artisans and makers. Handmade, jewelry, ciders, soaps, ceramics, fiber arts, apparel, farm goods, and so much more!
Greylock WORKS is a 240,000 square foot cotton-spinning mill in North Adams, MA repurposed as a multi-use space and an event center. The beautiful campus hosts a co-work space, a culinary LAB, and a craft distillery.
Greylock WORKS is located at 508 State Road in North Adams, MA. This is just under an hour’s drive from The Inn at Stockbridge.
Make a day of your trip and stop by some of the other attractions along the way: Tanglewood, Edith Wharton’s The Mount, Ventfort Hall, Hancock Shaker Village, Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, Balderdash Cellars, and more.
The Festive Holiday Market at Greylock WORKS is scheduled for Saturday, December 11th, from 10am to 3pm. Admission is free.
Visit greylockworks.com to learn more.
And That’s Not All …
The Berkshires are a magical place all year long but the holidays really bring out some of our best. Everyone gets in the spirit with lights and decorations and there are lots of special events and attractions to attend.
Won’t you come enjoy them with us? The Inn will be decorated for the holidays and you can admire the twinkling lights as you sit before the roaring fire with a cup of something warm and yummy. See you soon!