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The Best Holiday Markets in NYC
by New York Bucket List
No one does shopping like New York, and that includes its seasonal holiday markets. As temperatures start to drop, and the holidays approach, the city comes alive with holiday lights, seasonal pop-up bars, and festive kiosks everywhere you look.
Whether you want a full day of activities and window shopping, need to find the perfect holiday gift for the in-laws, or want to find one-of-a-kind stocking stuffers for your best friends, you can find it all at a holiday market in NYC.
3rd & B’Zaar
The 3rd & B’Zaar Holiday Market is accurately self-described as “all things vintage, art, and wearable art… at affordable prices.” Find unique gifts, vintage art, handmade goods, and more from quirky vendors and one-of-a-kind shops at this East Village location.
When: November 25–December 24
Where: 191 E. Third St. between Avenue A and Avenue B
For more information on 3rd & Bazaar.
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Makers Show at City Point
The Makers Show (a social justice market platform for small businesses), and City Point (Brooklyn’s largest shopping and dining complex), teamed up to host an inaugural holiday market in downtown Brooklyn! The vendors consist of BIPOC and LGBTQIA creatives, and you can find a myriad of colorful apparel, organic skin and body care, plant buddies, and seasonal favorites.
When: November 25—December 22
Where: 445 Albee Square W, Brooklyn, NY 11201
For more information on the Makers Show at City Point.
Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair
Is it just us, or do train stations feel extra Christmas-y? NYC’s longest-running indoor holiday fair is located within Grand Central Terminal. Starting November 14, there will be 36 local artisan vendors setting up shop in the gorgeous beaux-arts Vanderbilt hall. This fair is known for its curation and high-quality small business products that make stunning holiday keepsakes. This can range from men's and women's cothing to self-care products to original artwork.
When: November 14—December 24, 2022
Monday–Saturday, 10:00am–7:00pm; Sunday, 11:00am–6:00pm
Closed for Thanksgiving; Open Christmas Eve, 10:00am–6:00pm
Where: Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd Street
For more information on the Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair.
Brooklyn Flea Holiday Market
Brooklyn Flea in DUMBO operates a flea market every weekend of the year from April through December, but from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, you can stop by for the holiday market. Featuring 50 vintage and handmade vendors, you can find everything from furniture, vintage clothing, and collectibles to jewelry, art, and whiskey. There are also delicious food options where you can fuel up and keep your holiday shopping spree going.
Where: 80 Pearl St., Brooklyn
For more information on the Brooklyn Flea Holiday Market.
Brooklyn Borough Hall
Urbanspace, the creators behind the Union Square and Columbus Circle markets, have a new venture coming this November to Brooklyn Borough Hall. The market will be filled with Brooklyn-based artists, food and drink vendors, vintage goodies, and one-of-a-kind pieces. Open daily, starting November 28.
When: November 28—December 26
Where: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
For more information on Brooklyn Borough Hall
Columbus Circle Holiday Market
Next stop: Central Park. The one-week holiday pop-up market at Columbus Circle is one of the most glittering, elegant holiday markets in the city. Steps away from the Museum of Arts and Design, and conveniently located at the southernmost entrance to the park at 59th Street and Central Park West, patrons can wander through kiosks of unique art, jewelry, and home decor with Billionaire’s Row and Central Park as the backdrop.
When: November 28—December 24
Where: Columbus Cir & Central Park S, New York, NY 10019
For more information on Columbus Circle Holiday Market.
Union Square Holiday Market
Named one of the best holiday markets in the nation, the Union Square Holiday Market welcomes nearly 200 craftsman vendors to the iconic Union Square area each year. The market returns this year on Thursday, November 17th, and will showcase a dynamic mix of global cuisines, art, and much more. You can shop till you drop at the thousands of red and white vendor booths all while munching on creative food dishes like spaghetti donuts from Pop Pasta.
When: November 17—December 24
Where: Union Sq Park, 14th st, New York, NY 10011
For more information on Union Square Holiday Market.
Bryant Park Winter Village
On October 28, the Bank of America Winter Village will be back with its seasonal staples: the rinkside Lodge, complete with festively themed cocktails and bites, cozy glowing igloos to sit and eat in, and of course, the open-air, euro-inspired holiday market!
You’ll find shops selling a variety of giftable items like ornaments, jewelry, candles, and all kinds of unique art—from chopstick structures to handcrafted figurines. Located along Bryant Park’s plazas and terraces, the shops are housed in custom-designed “jewel box” kiosks and are open daily until 10 PM.
Open daily from 8am–10pm
October 28–Early March
Open daily from 10am–10pm
October 28–Early March
Open Monday–Friday from 11am–8pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10am–8pm
October 28–January 2
Where: Bryant Park: Between Fifth Ave and Sixth Ave and between 40th and 42nd Streets.
For more information on Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park.