Grand Central, Union Square, Bryant Park

Explore the top holiday markets in NYC, sip hot cocoa, ice skate and shop your way through our fantastic holiday bazaars, featuring unique artisan gifts for the whole family. We review Grand Central Holiday Market, Union Square Holiday Market, Shops at Winter Village Bryant Park, flea markets, Holiday Markets Shopping Tours and more.

Union Square Holiday Market

Union Square Holiday Market

The outdoor Union Square Holiday Market is filled with thousands of unique gifts created by local craftsmen and artists. Artwork, accessories, home goods, jewelry, candles, bags and so much more will keep you checking off your holiday shopping lists. When you are hungry from overwhelm, there’s plenty of great artisanal food waiting to renew your energy. Enjoy their newest sections like Little Brooklyn and Urbanspace Provisions, a Warming Station and Lounge Presented by Citi, a Kid’s Arts Studio, live music and more.

November 15 – December 24
Monday – Friday 11am-8pm
Saturday 10am-8pm / Sunday 11am – 7pm

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Winter Village at Bryant Park Holiday Market

Bryant Park Holiday Market Winter Village

The Winter Village at Bryant Park Holiday Market is a European inspired open air market with over 170 unique artisans from around the world. The shops are housed in custom-designed, “jewel box” kiosks and surround the entire Bryant Park Ice Skating Rink (free ice skating!) and Christmas Tree.

When you’re shopped out, or just need a break, there’s dozens of great food options, like their food kiosks, Bryant Park Grill and Café, Southwest Porch and Public Fare. An exciting new addition at this year’s Winter Village will be The Lodge, a food hall operated by Urbanspace located rinkside near the Upper Terrace. The Tree Lighting Skate-Tacular is on Tuesday, December 4.

Holiday Shops open Saturday, October 27 at 12pm

October 27, 2018 – January 2, 2019
Monday – Friday: 11am-8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-8pm
Many Shops are open on major holidays and after Thanksgiving will be open later than 8pm

http://bryantpark.org/eat-drink/holiday-shops

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Grand Central Holiday Market

Grand Central Holiday Market

The indoor Grand Central Holiday Market, set up in Vanderbilt Hall, is home to over 40 unique vendors with a focus on American-made and handmade products with locally-sourced materials or a socially-conscious business model. They sell artwork, clothing for all ages, men’s/women’s accessories, children’s clothing/toys and home goods. In my opinion, this is the highest end of all the holiday markets, with quality goods and prices rivaling those of our famous department stores.

Monday, November 12-Monday, December 24, 2018

Monday – Friday 10AM–8PM
Saturday 10AM–7PM
Sunday 11AM–6PM
(Closed Thanksgiving • Christmas Eve 10AM–6PM)

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New York Holiday Markets and Christmas Lights Tours

NYC Christmas Markets Shopping Tour

New York Holiday Markets and Christmas Lights Tour – Holiday markets and fairs may include the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park, Union Square, Columbus Circle and the Grand Central Holiday Fair, plus you get to store your purchases as you move from market to market without having to schlep your bags all day! This 6 hour tour departs @ 10am from Midtown NYC and your escort will choose the most appropriate venues depending upon advance scouting, weather and traffic. Nov 22, Dec 1, 8 & 15th.

New York Holiday Markets and Christmas Lights Tour – Check off your holiday shopping list on this 4-hour walking tour of New York’s seasonal holiday markets. Discover local art and crafts and unique foods while warming up on Christmas drinks. See the festive lights and department store window displays. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from December 1st – December 23rd.

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WinterFest at the Brooklyn Museum

A world of holiday joy and wonder awaits at Winterfest at the Brooklyn Museum as your one-stop shop for unique local craft, gifts and more. Makers Market offers over 50 charming holiday-decorated wooden chalets for local crafts, unique gifts and more. With an array of beautiful jewelry, accessories, clothing, handmade crafts, traditional holiday decorations and more, you can buy the perfect gift for everyone on your list – naughty or nice.

Go on our holiday scavenger hunt and wander through the enchanted maze, try a chocolate tasting at the Candy Dome, experience the Thrills Snowzilla and Bouncy Snowman, take a picture inside a giant snow globe, and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus for a photo or a snack. Thursdays nights are Santa Pet Nights!

November 23 – December 31, 2018
https://winterfestbrooklynmuseum.com

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More Holiday Markets in NYC

  • Columbus Circle Holiday Market – Located at the entrance to Central Park, at 59th street and Central Park West, visitors lose themselves in glittering aisles of art, jewelry, home goods and delicious eats from local artisans and designers. Now in it’s 15th year, the market is the perfect place to do all your holiday shopping while soaking in the splendor of winter in New York City.
    November 28 – December 24
    Monday – Friday 10am -8pm
    Saturday 10am-8pm
    Sunday 10am – 7pm
  • Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar – Nov 24 & 25, 2018 | 11am-5pm
    http://brooklynholidaybazaar.com/
    Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar is a unique annual event that showcases the best of Brooklyn under TWO beautiful roofs: 501 Union and The Green Building in Gowanus. The 2018 edition will be packed with fine handmade goods, delicious food, drinks, music, craft activities and more good times for the whole family on Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Brooklyn Flea + Winter Holiday Market – Opening Nov 3rd, Saturdays + Sundays, 625 Atlantic Ave (across from Barclays Center)

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Christmas in New York Holiday Season Calendar

Christmas in New York Holiday Season Calendar

Check our day by day guide to the Holiday Season in New York City. Thanksgiving, the Rockettes, Cocoa and Carols Cruises, The Nutcracker Rockefeller Tree, Central Park Christmas Tree and more on our NYC Holiday Events Calendar. Deck the Halls, Light the Menorah and celebrate Christmas in New York with our calendar.

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Holiday Shopping in December in New York City

Union Square Holiday Market NYCOne of the best things to do in New York in December is check out our one-of-a-kind artists’ markets, craft fairs, flea markets or shopping festivals. Indoors and outdoors, uptown and downtown. These special markets offer original artists’ creations, one-of-a-kind finds, antiques, deep bargains, lots of food and drink, and a festive shopping atmosphere. Here is our overview of holiday markets in New York City and a private NYC Christmas Markets Shopping Tour if you prefer to be guided around the best NYC markets.

In prior years, December designer sample sales included L’Oreal, Botkier, Autumn Cashmere, Theory and Diane von Furstenberg and many more. Stay up to date on deep designer discounts on your favorite brands with our New York City Sample Sale Calendar.

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