Ukrainian Cultural Center of New England

 

Ukrainian Christmas Market 2023

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πŸŽ„ You are cordially invited to experience the magic of the holiday season at the Ukrainian Christmas Market hosted at the historic Lexington Depot. Join us on December 10, 2023, for a delightful celebration of Ukrainian culture and the spirit of Christmas.

Schedule of the day:

  • 11:30 AM
    Market opens
  • 11:30 AM – 2:45 PM
    Visit with St. Nicholas
    *Please reserve free tickets for your children
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM –Β 59 Worthen Rd, Lexington, MA
    Ukrainian Christmas Stars showcase followed by
    Vertep performance
    *Market takes a break to restock
  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Market reopens
    Visit with St. Nicholas resumes
  • 5:30 PM
    Market closes

VERTEP LOCATION UPDATE

Due to weather concerns, we were looking for a venue for the Ukrainian Vertep and Christmas Stars Showcase performance. And we are very happy to announce that Grace Chapel Lexington graciously opened its doors to our community.

This is nothing short of a Christmas miracle and we are very thankful to be able to share this beautiful tradition in such an amazing setting.

Please mark the address – 59 Worthen Rd, Lexington, MA as the place for the Performance.

The event is open to all!

It will start sharp at 3:00 PM!

PS: The address of the market remains the same – 13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA.

What to Expect:

🎁 Unique Gifts: Explore a variety of handcrafted gifts and traditional Ukrainian items, perfect for your holiday shopping. We are honored to present 20 Ukrainian vendors, artists and crafters, and nonprofit organizations from around New England that will join us for this day.

🌟 Entertainment: Capture the essence of Ukrainian Christmas traditions with Ukrainian carols, such as the world’s famous Shchedryk – Carol of the Bells and the performance of Vertep – the Ukrainian Christmas tradition of the nativity story and other mystery plays presented through acting.

πŸŽ€ Festive Atmosphere: Immerse yourself in the festive ambiance with beautifully decorated tables, holiday lights, and the joyful spirit of the season.

πŸ’› Family-Friendly: This event is family-friendly, and kids will have the chance to meet St. Nicholas – the one that brings kids Christmas gifts in Ukraine. You will have a chance to take a Holiday photo with St Nicholas and your family.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ Community Engagement: Connect with your community and learn about Ukrainian customs and traditions.

We can’t wait to celebrate with you at the Ukrainian Christmas Market!