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The best NYC holiday markets to explore this year

NYC holiday markets come complete with cool accessories, delicious snacks and so much more

By Danielle Valente
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Update: Rules and regulations have changed in 2020. Some events and activities require registration. Always call ahead before making a visit.

The calendar says Dec 25 is fast approaching! Head to holiday markets in NYC to find a special gift for your loved ones. 

Why not make a day of it? Dress in layers (you'll thank us later), sip on the tastiest hot chocolate in NYC and peruse the vendors! You'll find plenty of toys, accessories and other nifty trinkets.

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After a shopping spree, take a gander at our other favorite holiday activities for kids: a drive-thru light show, a trip to 30 Rock to see the tree, holiday train shows and more! 

Which one of these Christmas markets in NYC will you venture to first?

Best holiday markets in NYC

The GIANT Room Holiday Market
The GIANT Room Holiday Market
Photograph: Courtesy The Giant Room

1. The GIANT Room

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Kids' favorite creative space is putting its own twist on the holiday market tradition. Weekdays from 10am–6pm and weekends from 10am–3pm, visitors can check out a variety of STEAM goodies offered at The GIANT Room's market. If the little ones feel a rush of inspiration, parents can purchase timed tickets to the studio ($35/child) where STEAM enthusiasts can make their own gifts for loved ones.

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