It’s November 1, which means it’s officially Christmas in NYC! We don’t care if Halloween was yesterday—it’s time to bust out your holiday wreaths, light a pine-scented candle and hang twinkly lights.
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Okay, we’re a little overly excited for the merriest time of year—but we’re not the only ones. A few holiday markets in NYC are already open for business (we see you, Winter Village at Bryant Park). And there are plenty more yuletide bazaars on the way! One worth noting is the Renegade Holiday Craft fair, which is returning to the city on November 12 and 13.
If you’re not familiar with Renegade, it’s the largest independent showcase of modern craft design featuring works from jewelers, authors, artists, crafters and all sorts of talented makers. You’re guaranteed to find one-of-kind gifts for your friends and family here, as there will be over 200 carefully selected vendors present.
Think of it as one big ‘ol shopping party, equipped with DJ sets by Sugartown Industries as well as food and drink options from Peaceful Provisions, Mama Lam’s, Artistic Taste, La Crepe C’est Si Bon and more.
When you go, make sure to enter the raffle for a chance to win a bag full of handmade goodies worth over $1,000, but there will also be great freebies for everyone. Attendees should stop by Martha Stewart’s (a.k.a. the queen of crafts) American Made experience for gratis DIY activities sponsored by Toyota and Libman. You can also snag complimentary samples from Torani flavored syrups and a free screen-printed tote bag.
Remember: It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping, even if the presents you purchase are strictly for yourself. (No judgments).
The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St. Nov 12, 13 11am–6pm.