Shop Cambridge this Holiday Season

11/17/20238 months ago

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This holiday season, the City is partnering with local businesses and business associations to encourage residents and visitors to shop local! 

Celebrate small businesses and shop in Cambridge on Small Business Saturday (November 25, 2023) and all season long. You can also view and download maps detailing small business retail and restaurants in each commercial district. Don't forget to shop local art the Cambridge Holiday Art Market happening on December 1-3

News and Events by District

Click a Cambridge commercial district to learn more about small businesses specials and upcoming events:

Starred (*) events were supported in part through the City's Boosting Business Blocks Grant Program

Central Square

East Cambridge & Inman Square

Fresh Pond-Alewife

Harvard Square

Huron Village & Observatory Hill

Kendall Square

Porter Square/North Massachusetts Ave. 

  • Download the Porter Square and Massachusetts Ave. Retail and Restaurant Map
  • South of Porter Square Holiday Stroll* - Saturday, December 9, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • NoCa Blocks Holiday Stroll (Massachusetts Ave. between Haskell St. and Rice St.) - Saturday, December 16, 12 - 4:00 p.m. tastings, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. carolers. Stop by North Massachusetts Ave. for a window decorating contest, carolers, Santa, and more!


Cambridge Local First Holiday Shopping Guide features Cambridge businesses, products or promotions as well as curated holiday shopping, entertaining, and gift recommendations. Shoppers can sort through the guide by location and category in order to visit you online or in person. 


For More Information 

Business owners can contact City staff at at or 617/349-9122 if interested in sharing their business specials on this page, or to request the Holiday Social Media Tool Kit,  "Small Business Saturday" poster or “Shop Local - I’m Local” window decal.