Yes, it’s still fall and barely Halloween, but the holiday season is coming. And do you know what else is coming? All the holiday markets will soon be dotting New York City with crafts, deals, gifts, and adventures! NYC takes holiday shopping to the next level, and this is your guide to planning your routes and shopping excursions!
Now Through December, Get Your Shop On!
Plan your route, and don’t forget to bring the hot cocoa! Find unique treasures, incredible sales, and homemade wares that all on your holiday shopping list will love. Here are a few outdoor markets to explore in the coming weeks.
Union Square Holiday Market - November 17 - December 24
This sprawling market has all the funky downtown vibes you love. And there are more than 100 vendors, guaranteeing you’ll check everyone off your shopping list here!
Holiday Shops at Winter Village (Bryant Park) - October 27 - January 2
This shopping experience is one of the prettiest in the city. It surrounds the skating rink, adding to the magical atmosphere. It’s now included in the Holiday Lights and Window Displays Tour.
Columbus Circle Holiday Market - November 28 - December 24
In Central Park’s southwest corner, this shopping excursion is perfect when you’ve finished ice skating in Central Park. It’s the only market that also serves hot mulled wine and German beer, too!
Grand Central Holiday Fair - November 14–December 24
Take your shopping indoors and peruse the dozens of shops, vendors, and gifts. This market is located at Grand Central Terminal.
Brooklyn Flea - Sundays only, November 7–December 19
You can always find rare gems and unique gifts when you hit the flea markets in NYC. And the Brooklyn Flea Market is one of the most interesting!
Chelsea Flea - Weekends only, year-round
Find vintage and all things emerging art when you shop the vendor booths at the Chelsea Flea Market!
Brooklyn Borough Hall Holiday Market - November 28 - December 26
Expect all your favorite artisan crafts, antiques, and vintage wares. Located at Borough Hall, this holiday market is a must-see.
Crafts at St. John’s Divine Cathedral - TBD
Get your craft on at this three-day crafts fair, located in one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the nation. Seinfeld fans, Tom’s Restaurant, which is the storefront for the show’s coffee shop, is just around the corner.
Holiday Market at the Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center - TBD
This charming holiday market is small, with pop-up vendors you’ll love. It’s a great place for photo ops, too, amid all the holiday decorations and festivities.
Get your shopping pals together and start plotting your weekends ahead. Holiday markets are coming to NYC, and with this guide, you’ll be ready!
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