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Shop for the holidays outdoors

In the midst of holiday stress, we all need a breath of fresh air. Embrace the outdoors (and make a dent in your shopping list) at the Providence Holiday Market! Now in its second year, the market brings local artisans, farmers and food vendors to Grants Block every Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. From 11 amto 4 pm, November 24th through December 22nd, look for the tents and crowds on the corner of Westminster and Union streets. On opening day, starting at 1 pm, don’t miss the Very Merry Dickens Carolers singing nostalgic Christmas carols while dressed in period costumes.

This season, the organizers from Robin Hollow Farm have put together an amazing collection of vendors! Come hungry—you’ll want to grab lunch from Bravo Wood Fired Pizza and Tallulah’s Tacos. Other offerings include Botanical Beauties and Beasties, Community Ayurvedic Herbalist, Fraggles and Friggles, Jewelry From The Heart, Light Forge Studio, Providence Granola, The Reynolds Barn, Robin Hollow Farm, Seven Acre Toys, Willywaw household textiles, and Zuernermade Cutting Boards.

When you get too chilly, warm up in the incredible shops nearby. If jewelry is on your list, look no further than Craftland, Alex & Ani, noon design shop, and Queen of Hearts. For clothing, check out clover, Wharf, Civil, and Modern Love. And for home goods, one-of-a-kind gifts, and books, Homestyle, Symposium Books, and Craftland have you covered!