Marketplace is an annual retail favorite — and the unofficial start of the holiday season — for those seeking unique locally made gifts for family and friends. The event typically draws a crowd of over 1,700 shoppers eager to see what goodies the 200 vendors and artisans from New England and afar have brought. Available wares include gourmet foods, handmade jewelry, artwork, home accessories, dog toys, and even dolls’ clothes. About 500 smart shoppers last year paid for premium admission tickets to get into the show early. You are encouraged to join those early birds, and beat the crowds.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 (Veterans Day)
Time: 9am – 4pm
Where: Wellesley High School, 50 Rice St., Wellesley, MA 02481
Tickets: General admission $15; students and seniors $5. Premium early-admission admission tickets $20 (for early entry from 9am – 10am)
Where to buy tickets: Roche Bros. and The Linden Store in Wellesley or online here. Tickets also can be purchased at the door.
Veterans’ discount: Military veterans and active-duty service members will get free admission at the door.