Holiday markets in New York City

Shop the best seasonal markets and craft fairs in NYC to find gifts for everyone on your Christmas and Hanukkah lists

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Winter Village at Bryant Park

Winter Village at Bryant Park Photograph: Courtesy Bryant Park Corporation


Fed up with mass-produced merchandise and stuffy, crowded stores? Fortunately, New York has a wealth of holiday markets and craft fairs that you can browse if the big department stores with their holiday windows aren't your bag. These seasonal marts are great for checking things off of your holiday gift guide list—and for kindling a little holiday spirit in our hardened Gothamite hearts.

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Holiday markets in NYC

Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market

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Brooklyn purveyors set up shop across the river at Artists & Fleas’ seasonal pop-up bazaar, situated inside Chelsea Market. Expect to find trendy and noncommercial holiday-themed gifts vetted by husband-and-wife team Amy Abrams and Ronen Glimer, who ensure that every item is locally made and well crafted. Among the 30-plus vendors are bag designer Pamela Barsky, vinyl slinger Eat Records and vintage seller Brooklyn Bleu. Enter the building at the corner of Tenth Avenue and 15th Street.

  1. Artists & Fleas - Chelsea Market 75 Ninth Ave, between 15th and 16th Sts, 10011
  2. Sat Nov 1 - Wed Dec 24
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Artists & Fleas Holiday Market

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Founders Amy Abrams and Ronen Glimer will again curate a special holiday-themed version of their weekend market, featuring more than 50 vendors inside their Williamsburg warehouse space. Shop local designers such as Handmade by Sara Cramer, Father Panik and Love Hue Studios, and grab a hot brew from Cloud Coffee to stave off the chill.

  1. Artists & Fleas 70 North 7th St, between Kent and Wythe Aves
  2. Sat Nov 1 - Sat Dec 27
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Astoria Market Holiday Markets

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On three Sundays before Christmas (Nov 16; Dec 24, 21), Queens' classic Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden transforms into an NYC-centric artisan market chock-full of handmade and vintage merchandise. Standout vendors include handmade ceramics from Mayware and delicious gluten-free baked goods from WHOS bakery. Eggnog, hot cider and roasted chestnuts are available for the peckish, too.

  1. Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden 29-19 24th Ave, between 29th and 31st Sts, 11102
  2. Sun Nov 16 - Sun Dec 21
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Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

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Bryant Park’s 17,000-square-foot outdoor rink is free and open late. Don’t get too excited—the admission may be gratis, but you’ll have to shell out $19 to rent skates (or BYO). Still, it’s a veritable winter wonderland: After your skate, warm up at spacious rinkside restaurant Celsius. If you want to practice your lutzes and axels with ample spinning room, try visiting during off-peak hours. 

  1. Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park Sixth Ave, between 40th and 42nd Sts
  2. Tue Oct 21 - Sun Jan 4
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Columbus Circle Holiday Market

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This annual holiday bazaar, run by the people behind the Union Square market, features handmade items from local artisans and snacks from vendors such as Mrs. Dorsey's Kitchen and Sigmund Pretzel Shop. Look for the market concierge to help you navigate your way through the approximately 100 booths.

  1. Columbus Circle Holiday Market Central Park South, at Central Park West
  2. Mon Dec 1 - Wed Dec 24
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Union Square Holiday Market

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This European-style winter market boasts more than 150 local and national vendors hawking an impressive selection of handcrafted gifts, ranging from jewelry and accessories to leather goods and artwork. Look for Kristiana Parn stationery sets (six note cards for $18), Stories mounted art prints ($45 each), Organic Treatment facial serums ($38), and Pageant Print Shop antique Brooklyn and Manhattan maps ($200).

  1. Union Square Holiday Market 14th St to 17th St, between Broadway and Park Ave South
  2. Thu Nov 20 - Wed Dec 24
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Winter Solstice Celebration & Holiday Marketplace

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Enjoy nature, music, food and shopping for a full day at the Queens Botanical Garden’s holiday marketplace. Children can participate in a variety of activities from storytelling to interactive crafts and parents can impress the whole family with unique gifts come holiday season. All ages.

  1. Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main St, at Dahlia Ave
  2. Sun Dec 7
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