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The best Christmas stores NYC has to offer

Looking for a Christmas store? NYC has just the place to bring you holiday cheer and ornaments for your tree.

By Jacqueline Nochisaki

At a Christmas store, NYC brings the holiday cheer in a big way. Whether you’re Christmas shopping for discount Nutcrackers in July or getting super-psyched for the flurry of wintery holidays that are just around the corner, celebrate at these shops. As end-of-year holiday mania revs up, you can pick up everything from a couple strands of Christmas lights to an entire fully decorated Christmas tree—delivery included.

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Best Christmas stores in NYC

Christmas in Little Italy
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1. Christmas in Little Italy

Shopping Toys and games Little Italy

Sure, you can shop for tinsel and ornaments here, but the real treasure of this shop is on the lower level. There, you’ll find a life-size, 24-exhibit Christmas Village featuring Mrs. Claus’s Café, a nativity scene, Santa’s Workshop, a toy-making school for the elves and more. It’s open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and tickets are $5.

Christmas in New York
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2. Christmas in New York

Shopping Midtown West

This two-location holiday megastore—there’s another in Little Italy—has all the Christmas-y accouterment you’d imagine, including special sections such as Irish-, Hanukkah- or white-and-gold-themed décor. The Little Italy location is known for its actual village of exhibits, but get ready—a similar one will finally open at this location this season.

Christmas ornament stores
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3. The Christmas Cottage

Shopping Design and interiors Midtown West

This tiny Midtown store feels a little like stepping back in time to when the holidays were less maniacal LED and more soft candlelight. The place is all ornaments and seasonal decorations, and because most people stopping by are tourists, the New York items are especially prevalent and popular. But there are also about eight totally #goals-worthy trees decorated by theme—think glass, wine, ballet or gingerbread—that spruce up the space.

House Of Holiday
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4. House of Holiday

Shopping Queens

Head out to Queens to pop into a former artificial tree factory dating from the 1800s that’s best described now as a traditional old Christmas store on steroids. Loads of New England charm meets themed trees, nativity scenes, angel décor, winter villages and more. It’s the biggest holiday store in NYC, and there are lots of little nooks and crannies to explore, so plan to stay awhile.

SoHo Trees
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5. SoHo Trees

Shopping West Village

By law, SoHo Trees—with nine tree-stand locations and one huge SoHo store—can’t officially open until after Thanksgiving, so hold off on heading over until then. When it does open, go wander among the trees and decorations to pick and choose—or have the store take care of all the trimming and shipping for you. You’re also welcome to just wander around and pretend you’re walking in a winter wonderland.

Ornament shop
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6. Christmas Village in New York City

Shopping Design and interiors Midtown West

This two-floor shop on 5th Avenue is stuffed with Christmas goodies, including 21 exhibits of animatronics bringing the holidays to life. After a tour, head upstairs to the ornament shop, where you can get free personalization on anything from a Santa Claus statue to a taxicab figurine. The location is open year-round, and if you head over during the warmer months you’ll likely find a solid selection for half price.

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