Shop Local Newton MA

Shop Local Event in Newton!


Four days of events bring local businesses, musicians and visual artists together

Shop Local Weekend will take place from Friday Dec. 13 to Sunday Dec. 15 with special events planned in three Newton villages and Needham Centre.

In an effort to encourage shoppers to explore as many businesses as possible, the Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce will be distributing Shop Local Weekend cards, which will offer participants chances to win prizes, including an iPad Mini and gift cards from local merchants and restaurants.

For more details and contest rules, go to  “Shop Local” tab here. 

Shop Local Newton MA

Arts Stroll & Shop in Newton

The Newton Cultural Alliance makes it fashionable for you to support local with its Third Annual Arts Stroll & Shop held in Chestnut Hill, Newton Centre and West Newton. This enchanting event highlights the collaboration between Newton’s local arts and business communities while encouraging visitors to “Shop Local. Eat Local. Art Local.”

The Arts Stroll & Shop events include pop-up art galleries in empty storefronts, spontaneous performances, special store discounts, restaurant tastings, giveaways, and more. Each participating village has its own signature look – visit all three for the full experience!

The Arts Stroll & Shop is being presented by THE STREET (Chestnut Hill) where the Stroll Kickoff Event will be held on Friday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. with a grand community party sponsored in part by Boston Magazine. Other Stroll highlights include the Second Annual Celebrations! performance by the New Philharmonia Orchestra, Boston Ballet School, and Newton’s All-City Chorus in Newton Centre and the first ever Stroll in West Newton where visitors will find their new favorite shops amongst the haven of handmade and fine arts businesses. For a full list of participants, performance schedules and more information, visit

Needham Holiday Stroll

The Needham Merchant Association is hosting the Needham Holiday Stroll on Saturday, Dec. 14 in Needham Center. There will be street performers, musicians, carolers, singers, minstrels and an appearance by Santa Claus. There wil also be a hot chocolate stand to warm up the strollers, collection boxes for the Needham Firefighters’ Toys for Tots and Needham Community Council’s food pantry, a tiny train (sponsored by Wingate) bringing children to Santa, and, of course, children bringing their parents to find their art. Visit for additional information.

Shop Local Weekend Schedule:

  • Friday, Dec. 13, 6-9 p.m.
    THE STREET (Chestnut Hill)
  • Saturday, Dec. 14, noon-6 p.m.
    NEEDHAM CENTER (noon-5 p.m.)
  • Sunday, Dec. 15, noon-6 p.m.

For more information contact Greg Reibman at the Newton-Needham Chamber 617-244-1688 or

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