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Check out the new additions at the Union Square Holiday Market

Written by
Jennifer Picht

Here’s another holiday market teaser to get you in the festive spirit! The Union Square Holiday Market opens on November 19, and we couldn’t be more excited. The European-style bazaar features more than 150 local and national vendors in red-and-white striped booths plus, delicious hot grub to keep you warm and toasty during the colder months. We asked the folks from UrbanSpace what’s on the lineup for this year’s season and there are a lot of new goodies and additions in the works.

Here’s a few bullet points about what’s to come!

- The market is partnering with the Children's Museum Of The Arts to offer an art making station for kids. For a suggested donation, kiddies and grownups alike can create festive art projects such as designing wrapping paper, crafting ornaments, and decorating cookies. It will be open 3pm to 7pm on weekdays, and all 11am to 7pm on weekends.

- A warming station will be located around the George Washington Statue. Market goers can sit and collect their bags, enjoy fresh donuts for Doughnuttery, a crepe from Bar Suzette or some Barbecue from Delaney Barbecue.

- There will be two performance stages at the market (one at the North West end of the market, and the other by the Pavilion near the green market). The Pavilion Stage will feature family and kid friendly programming such as Grace Church School's choirs and Mott Haven Academy's kid choir on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The Market stage will feature funky independent acts Tuesday, Thursdays and Sundays.

- As for Vendors, Union Square is starting a new aisle called UrbanSpace Provisions that will feature packaged pantry goods, fun kitchenware, stationary and books from new vendors such as Bedford Cheese Shop, the Truffleist and the Strand Book Store. The bazaar is also expanding its Brooklyn section to include new vendors such as Kiln Design Studio, Two Arms Inc. and Boneyard Pets, along with returning favorites such as Brooklyn Charm and Momofuku Milk Bar. 

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