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Published October 23, 2023

Everything to Know About the 2023 Union Square Holiday Market

An insider's guide to this year's Union Square Holiday Market, including dates, times, vendors, and more. 🎁🎄

by New York Bucket List


Temperatures are dropping, ice rinks are opening, and New Yorkers are drinking hot coffee again. The holiday season is coming, and with it comes the return of New York's holiday markets. This year, beloved favorites like the Winter Village at Bryant Park and the Union Square Market will return.

Named one of the best holiday markets in the United States, this popular event welcomes over 150 vendors featuring unique gifts, treasures, and treats created by local makers and artists. Not to mention live music, activities, and food and drink options from some of New York’s best restaurants and merchants.

Set to launch one week before Thanksgiving on November 16th, the Union Square Holiday Market will be open seven days a week and will run through December 24th. Here’s everything you need to know, including some of the vendors and attractions you won’t want to miss.

Union Square Holiday Market 2023

2023 Union Square Market Dates and Location

  • When: November 16th – December 24th
  • Weekday Hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Closed on: November 23rd (Thanksgiving) and December 24th (closing at 4:00 pm)
  • Where: Union Square, situated at the crossroads of Broadway and Fourth Avenue


Top Attractions and Featured Vendors at Union Square Holiday Market 2023

Books and Unique Gifts
Discover exceptional gift options at Happy Socks, Beecher's Handmade Cheese, and Rescue Spa. Alternatively, pay a visit to two of the city's oldest bookstores, Strand and Alabaster Bookshop, for an enchanting literary journey.

Apparel and Beauty
Browse through a wide range of fashion and beauty offerings, from major retailers such as Banana Republic, Zara, and Sephora to local boutiques like Rothman’s and Eve Beauty Source.

Kids and Pets
Make the little ones' dreams come true with an array of toys and games at Camp Stores, Kidding Around, and Forbidden Planet. For your furry friends, Pet Central and Wagwear have you covered with everything to fill your pet's stocking.

Home and Decor
Prepare your home for the holiday season with a visit to ABC Carpet & Home, Chilewich, and Fishs Eddy. Additionally, City Papery and Paper Source offer a delightful selection of ornaments, wrapping paper, gift boxes, and craft supplies.

Food and Drink
Union Square Market is a haven for foodies. Find delectable gourmet chocolates at Cocoa Store NYC or Venchi, perfect hostess gifts at Garden of Eden and Union Square Wines, and don't forget to indulge in a heavenly chocolate babka from Breads Bakery.


Additional Attractions

Besides the incredible shopping opportunities, the Union Square Holiday Market has a host of other attractions to offer. Enjoy access to the Union Square dog run, visit Evelyn’s Playground, and feel free to bring the whole family along. The city's largest Greenmarket is also back, offering fresh produce, herbs, greenery, and florals, along with a lineup of entertainment and performances throughout the season.


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