Holiday craft fairs in New York City

Stock up on creative gifts at these seasonal markets, including the Renegade Craft Fair Winter Market and Bust Holiday Craftacular.

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Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Flea

Brooklyn Flea

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Brooklyn Friends School Winter Festival & Artisan Craft Fair

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Bust Holiday Craftacular

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Bust Holiday Craftacular

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Bust Holiday Craftacular, Glitterlimes necklaces
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Degenerate Craft Fair

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Degenerate Craft Fair, Simple Times Inc. printed pillows

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Renegade Craft Fair

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Renegade Craft Fair Winter Market, Billy Wolf dog jacket

Brooklyn Flea’s Gifted Holiday Market

Have your weekends felt empty since this Kings County favorite closed its outdoor digs? Dry those tears, dear shopper: Brooklyn Flea’s holiday bazaar returns on Thanksgiving weekend, filling its spacious new winter location with items by top crafters, as well as artisanal eats, antiques and vintage threads. Pick up handcrafted stocking stuffers like Species by the Thousands Spell Sprays for love, money, protection or energy ($20), Birdhouse Jewelry charm necklaces ($15) and printed flasks by Citybitz ($35–$55). • brooklynflea.com. Free.

Brooklyn Friends School Winter Festival & Artisan Craft Fair

Help support the Brooklyn Friends School at this seasonal market, which boasts fun activities for kiddies like face painting and magic shows, as well as vendors selling wreaths, books, knitwear and more. • 718-852-1029, brooklynfriends.org

Bust Holiday Craftacular

The hipster-feminist mag Bust is known for its DIY sensibility, so it’s no surprise that its giant craft extravaganza highlights some of the best indie wares out there. The $3 admission fee grants you access to about 200 sellers peddling everything from vegan beauty products to restored vintage housewares. In addition to DJs spinning tunes, raffles for prizes and drop-in classes, you’ll find Glitterlimes necklaces made from real, preserved fruits ($35), fascinator hats by Artikal Handcrafted Millinery ($45–$120) and gourmet hot dogs from Snap ($5). • bust.com/craftacular. $3.

Degenerate Craft Fair

Founded in 2009 by artists and pals Shannon Broder and Amy Wilson, this art-focused fest aims to provide New Yorkers with affordable paintings, sculptures and craft items for holiday gifting. More than 50 vendors will hawk their handmade pieces. Highlights include Broderpress silk-screened animal pillows ($30) and ornaments ($10) and one-of-a-kind guitars ($200 and up) crafted from discarded cigar boxes by the Grim Dandy Cigar Box Guitar Co. • degeneratecraftfair.com. Free.

Renegade Craft Fair Winter Market

The traveling Chicago-based craft fair hosts its second holiday market in Kings County. More than 200 vendors from across the country will set up shop at Skylight One Hanson, where you can find gifts for the whole family, including AHeirloom New York State–shaped cutting boards ($45), Gnome Enterprises Brooklyn-emblazoned men’s tees ($28) and Billy Wolf dog jackets made from deadstock-vintage fabrics ($58–$65). After you’ve checked everyone off of your list, warm up with a bite from vendors such as Jicama NYC, Wandering Waffle and Brooklyn Roasting Company, attend a craft workshop and pose for pics in the free photo booth. renegadecraft.com. Free.

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