The bustling New York City is typically signified in pop culture by its stunning skyline, awe-inspiring skyscrapers, and a fast-paced life. It’s a fantastic place to visit any time of the year for it is the city that never sleeps–though, there’s plenty of options where you can enjoy a relaxing sleep, from glitzy hotels with a pool to unique tiny houses. But the city is even more special to visit during the holidays because it magically transforms into a fairytale land with sparkling lights, glittering Christmas trees, heavenly aromas of baked goods and, of course, the ubiquitous Christmas markets. Through the winter months, numerous holiday markets sprout across the city, each presenting a one-of-a-kind shopping experience to visitors. You can find holiday items, arts, crafts, artisanal products, and more at these markets. And even if you don’t intend to shop, you can simply enjoy the holiday atmosphere or indulge in holiday food and drinks. For the lowdown on the top Christmas markets in NYC, simply scroll down and keep reading.
1. Holiday Market: The Makers Show at City Point, Brooklyn
When it comes to all that is trendy and new, Brooklyn really does give Manhattan a run for its money as the top dog of the five boroughs. City Point, one of Brooklyn’s biggest shopping centers, has partnered up with The Makers Show with the launch of Holiday Market. The usual offerings at The Makers Show will be joined by seasonal products in time for Christmas. Local makers, artists, and small business owners introduce their unique products to the public. Treat yourself to some exquisite finds at Holiday Market!
Holiday Market: The Makers Show at City Point
Address: 445 Albee Square W, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
Website: The Makers Show
Dates: November 26 - December 19, 2021 (Fri, Sat, and Sun only); December 20 - 23, 2021
2. The Dumbo x Brooklyn Flea Holiday Market
Brooklyn Flea, the borough’s biggest and most sought-after flea market, and the neighborhood of Dumbo joined forces in making Holiday Market happen. Located on the Dumbo Archway, this curated and seasonal marketplace will boast items from almost 50 vintage sellers. Accompanying your holiday shopping are live music and scrumptious delicacies. Bringing home something unique is going to be an easy task when you’re coming from Brooklyn. Kick-off the festivities by making your way to The Dumbo X Brooklyn Flea Holiday Market!
The Dumbo x Brooklyn Flea Holiday Market
Address: 155 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
Dates: November 7 - December 19, 2021 (Sundays only)
Hours: 10am - 4pm
3. Holiday Market at The Oculus
Don’t worry about last-minute Christmas shopping in New York City. Come on down to the ever-sleek Oculus mall and check out the Holiday Market this year. Located in the World Trade Center, the seasonal market provides a wide range of retail shops, from quick and tasty bites to lavish clothing. Winter Wonderland seems to be the recurring theme as you will be welcomed with decorations as white as snow. Get your delicious treats and souvenirs from the fine shops that will welcome you with open arms at the Holiday Market!
Holiday Market at The Oculus
Address: World Trade Center, New York, United States
Dates: December 22 - 23, 2021
Hours: Wed - Thu: 1pm - 1pm
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4. Union Square Holiday Market
Located in Union Square, this holiday market in New York City is one of the most well-known in the world and is visited by locals and tourists alike. Wander through aisles of green-roofed stalls decorated in festive lights and shop for eclectic gifts made by local artisans and craftsmen. Choose from the best vendor selection in the Northeast United States for gift items, holiday decorations, hand-blown glass housewares, New York-themed items, and more. This Union Square, NYC, Christmas market also features exciting new sections like Little Brooklyn that offers 100% Brooklyn-handmade products, a warming station and lounge, an urban provisions section that offers curated food, drink, and everyday items, live music, a kid’s art studio and much more!
Union Square Holiday Market
Address: E 14th St, New York, NY 10011, United States
Website: Union Square Holiday Market
Dates: November 18 - December 24, 2021
5. Columbus Circle Holiday Market
Renowned across the globe as one of New York’s most beautiful and busiest markets for Christmas shopping, Columbus Circle Holiday Market is a fantasy world for holiday shoppers. It is conveniently located at the corner of Central Park and the historic Columbus Circle in Manhattan and full of rows and rows of stalls with sparkling lights and wonderful aromas. The stalls sell all manner of Christmas goodies like jewellery, arts and crafts by local artisans, household items, handicrafts, fair trade products, recycled items, culinary delights like gingerbread and hot cocoa, and German holiday specialties of hot mulled wine and bratwurst.
Columbus Circle Holiday Market
Address: Columbus Cir & 59th Street, New York, NY 10019
Website: Columbus Circle Holiday Market
Dates: November 29 - December 24, 2021
Hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 8pm; Sun: 11am - 7pm; December 24: 11am - 4pm
6. Grand Central Holiday Fair
The Grand Central Holiday Fair is now open through December 24! ? Come to Vanderbilt Hall to shop thousands of one-of-a-kind gifts from 40 artisan vendors. #gctholidayfairPosted by Grand Central Terminal on Monday, 12 November 2018
Located in the world-renowned Grand Central Terminal in New York is the Grand Central Holiday Fair that is opulent, indoors, and full of holiday cheer. Enjoy shopping for yourself or your loved ones in the beautiful architectural settings of the train station. It is New York’s longest-running indoor holiday market, with a focus on ‘Made in the USA’ handcrafted products and a socially-conscious business model. From the dozens of stalls, you can check out an array of holiday gifts such as collectables, artwork, accessories, clothing, household items, bath and body products, and more.
Grand Central Holiday Fair
Address: Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017
Website: Grand Central Holiday Fair
7. Winter Village at Bryant Park
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
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The highlight of Winter Village at Bryant Park is the massive ice skating rink located in the centre of the park, which is also the only free ice skating rink in the city. Visitors can enjoy skating, bumper car rides, broomball, and other activities on the rink. And lending a magical air to the winter village is the holiday market with its colourful stalls, selling everything from Christmas treats to holiday decor items and winter clothing and jewellery. Food and drink stalls and children’s entertainment areas are present too. An evening at Winter Village at Bryant Park is the ideal way to spend the holidays in New York City.
Winter Village at Bryant Park
Address: Bryant Park, New York, NY 10018
Website: Winter Village at Bryant Park
Dates: October 29, 2021 - March 6, 2022
Hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 8pm; Sat - Sun: 10am - 8pm
8. New York Vegan Christmas Market
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For all those looking to celebrate the holidays the vegan-friendly way in New York, head on over to New York Vegan Christmas Market. This market promotes holiday celebrations in a compassionate, peaceful, and loving manner towards all living beings, including animals. Accordingly, visitors to the market can find an amazing number of vendors selling vegan products of every kind: cheeses, chocolates, cosmetics, skincare items, pastries, baked goods, clothing, jewellery, accessories, handbags, artisanal soaps, and more. Most of the products at this market come from local New York City or neighbouring area vendors. Due to the pandemic, the 2021 event will be held virtually.
New York Vegan Christmas Market
Address: 342 W 37th Street, New York, NY 10018
Website: New York Vegan Christmas Market
Dates: December 4 - 12, 2021
9. Crafts at the St. John the Divine Cathedral
Situated within the environs of the historic St. John the Divine Cathedral is the annual Crafts at the St. John the Divine Cathedral holiday market. Held inside the magnificent cathedral, this arts and crafts fair offers visitors a chance to shop for curated items like North American handicrafts, artwork, jewellery, clothing, handmade gift articles, glass, ceramics, woodwork, metalwork, and paper items, among others. You also get the opportunity to interact directly with skilled artisans and craftsmen while you pick up unique gifts for your loved ones.
Crafts at the St. John the Divine Cathedral
Address: Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025
Dates: December 3 - 5, 2021
Hours: December 3: 12pm - 8pm; December 4: 10am - 6pm; December 5: 1pm - 5pm
10. Brooklyn Flea Winter Market
Operational through the winter months is the eclectic Brooklyn Flea Winter Market. Every weekend, this indoor holiday market plays host to more than 75 vendors from across the city selling artisanal, antique, or vintage products as well as fresh food. If you are on the lookout for vintage clothing, home decor items, antique furniture, Christmas decorations, unique finds, household articles, and collectable items, then Brooklyn Flea Winter Market is the place for you. You can also replenish yourself at Smorgasburg, a giant all-food market that has a plethora of food and drink options.
Brooklyn Flea Winter Market
Address: 25 Kent Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Website: Brooklyn Flea Winter Market
11. Renegade Craft Fair
For fans of craft fairs, Renegade Craft Fair in New York is a must-visit destination during the holidays. This Christmas market is cosy and full of winter marvels, with more than a hundred vendors, immersive experiences, creative installations, and superb culinary delights. Meet up-and-coming designers and artisans, shop curated goods, enjoy artisanal food and drinks, and listen to live music from local DJs. Known as the world’s largest curated exhibition of independent crafts, Renegade Craft Fair is a Christmas experience you must not miss in Brooklyn!
Renegade Craft Fair
Address: Brooklyn Expo Center, 79 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY 11222
Website: Renegade Craft Fair
Dates: December 4 - 5, 2021
Hours: 11am - 5pm
12. Bust Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday Market
Said to be New York’s longest-running indie craft fair, Bust Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday Market is celebrating the DIY culture and women-owned businesses this year. At this holiday fair, you can shop for vintage, craft, and handmade items from over 200 vendors. Visitors can also tuck into artisanal food, sip eclectic cocktails, groove to live DJ music, participate in workshops, gain knowledge from expert panels, and indulge in DIY activities. Fabulous prizes can be won at this Bust magazine event.
Bust Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday Market
Address: Industry City, Factory Floor, 242 37th Street, Brooklyn
13. Astoria Market
Focused more on food than shopping, Astoria Market is an artisan market in NYC that operates from the popular Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden. At the holiday edition of this market, you can find a range of baked goods, artisanal food products, delicious drinks, and a plethora of handmade, vintage, and antique products. Christmas decorations, gifts, jewellery, clothing, homemade chocolates, candies, cookies, cakes, bread, artisanal sauces, jams, and jellies are the products on offer here.
Address: Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Avenue between 29th and 31st Streets, Astoria, Queens
Website: Astoria Market
14. Brooklyn Navy Yard Holiday Market
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Enjoy the festive atmosphere and offerings at Brooklyn Navy Yard Holiday Market. The market has more than 30 vendors selling everything from arts and crafts, fashion and accessories to home goods. This year’s market is going to have a one-of-a-kind ‘create your own gift’ section, where visitors can craft special gifts for their loved ones like hand-decorated cookies, designing your own prints, engraved Christmas ornaments, and more. Plenty of food and drink options are also available here.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Holiday Market
Address: Building 77, 141 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Website: Brooklyn Navy Yard Holiday Market
Dates: December 4 - 5, 2021
Hours: 12pm - 5pm
15. Grand Holiday Bazaar
The speciality of the Grand Holiday Bazaar during the holiday time is its roster of rotating merchants that offer a wide range of holiday shopping options. This indoor-outdoor market has more than 150 local vendors and artisans selling candles, jewellery, antique glassware and silverware, collectables, gifts, handmade holiday decorations, chocolates, cheeses and more. All profits from the market are donated to local schools.
Grand Holiday Bazaar
Address: 100 W 77th St, New York, NY 10024
Website: Grand Holiday Bazaar
Dates: November 28, 2021; December 5, 12, and 19, 2021
Hours: 10am - 5pm
16. Strasbourg-Alsace Christmas Market NYC
Bringing the Christmas spirit of France to New York City is Strasbourg-Alsace Christmas Market NYC. The market kicks off with a lighting ceremony of the majestic Christmas tree that has been decorated with handmade traditional ornaments. The layout of the market is designed by a team from Strasbourg and is full of brilliant light displays and festive-looking wooden chalets. Visitors can tuck into and buy traditional European holiday treats, shop for fine kitchen textiles, artisanal pottery, hand-painted ornaments, and other crafts, or simply enjoy French Christmas carols and interactive workshops at the market.
Strasbourg-Alsace Christmas Market NYC
Address: Bowling Green Fountain, 26 Broadway, New York 10004
17. Holiday Shopping at the Hilton
Enjoy shopping to your heart’s content at this day-long holiday market held at the lovely Hilton Garden Inn in Staten Island. At this small business shopping event, visitors can browse through the beautiful products of more than 50 vendors. Most of the products are handmade or direct from the business owner and include items like soaps, candles, jewellery, chocolates, books, crafts, art, clothing, jams and jellies, toys, and apparel. A free door prize raffle is also offered to visitors of Holiday Shopping at the Hilton.
Holiday Shopping at the Hilton
Address: Hilton Garden Inn, 1100 South Avenue, Staten Island 10314
18. Whole Foods Market Local for the Holidays
Merry Christmas! Hope your day is merry, bright and filled with sweets . Photo by sarah_fel / InstagramPosted by Whole Foods Market on Tuesday, 25 December 2018
A well-known brand across the country, Whole Foods firmly believes in supplying local products to shoppers. And taking this concept forward during the holidays is Whole Foods Market Local for the Holidays, a pop-up fair where you can buy locally made items for the holiday season. Supporting local artisans, growers and craftsmen, this event offers unique products ranging from sauces and pickles to chocolates and cookies and everything in between.
Whole Foods Market Local for the Holidays
Address: Whole Foods Market, 214 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Enjoy Christmas shopping in New York City
A megacity of many wonders, New York is a well-known shopping destination across the globe. This reputation extends well into the holiday season when bustling Christmas markets sprout across the city. When you’re here, do remember to check out all our recommendations for the best Christmas markets in NYC.
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