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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  • Photograph: Courtesy the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park

    The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park

  • Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market

  • Photograph: Fumihiko Sugino for Artists & Fleas

    Artists & Fleas Brooklyn Holiday Market

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Astoria Market

  • Columbus Circle Holiday Market

  • Grand Central Holiday Fair

  • Union Square Holiday Market

  • Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Flea

    Brooklyn Flea

  • Photograph: Courtesy Bust Holiday Craftacular

    Bust Holiday Craftacular

  • Photograph: Courtesy Degenerate Craft Fair

    Degenerate Craft Fair

  • Renegade Craft Fair

     

     

Photograph: Courtesy the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park

The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park

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 glitzy windows aren't your bag. These seasonal marts are great for filling gift-list gaps—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.

  1. Chelsea Market 75 Ninth Ave, at 16th St
  2. Until Sun Jan 5
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Artists & Fleas Brooklyn Holiday Market

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Founders Amy Abrams and Ronen Glimer will again curate a special holiday-themed version of their weekend bazaar, featuring more than 50 vendors inside their Williamsburg warehouse space. Shop local designers like 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 Wythe and Kent Sts
  2. Until Sun Dec 29
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Astoria Market Holiday Markets

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On three Sundays before Christmas (Nov 10; Dec 8, 15), Queens' classic Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden transforms into an NYC-centric artisan market chock-full of handmade and vintage merchandise. Eggnog, hot cider and roasted chestnuts are available for the peckish.

  1. Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden 29-19 24th Ave, between 29th and 31st Sts, 11102
  2. Sun Dec 15
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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 Central Park South, at Central Park West
  2. Until Tue Dec 24
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Grand Central Holiday Fair

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Featuring 76 microboutiques illuminated by golden chandeliers suspended from a 50-foot-high ceiling, this elegant market has everything from contemporary jewelry and art objects to African crafts and Christmas ornaments. And since it's situated inside the terminal itself, you won't have to worry about shivering while you're browsing the goods.

  1. Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall 42nd St, between Vanderbilt and Lexington Aves
  2. Until Tue Dec 24
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The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park

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In its 12th season, this outdoor market boasts more than 125 artisans selling everything from clothing and accessories to food and hot drinks. Gift ideas include Diana Warner New York rose gold necklaces ($128), SOVL NYC recycled messenger bags ($180) and Brazilian Home Collection hand-painted lamps ($350–$650).

  1. The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park Bryant Park, 42nd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves
  2. Until Sun Jan 5
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Union Square Holiday Market

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Purchase gifts from more than 150 vendors at this outdoor bazaar. 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. Until Tue Dec 24
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