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The best holiday and Christmas markets open in NYC this year

At a holiday market, NYC offers the best decorations, food and winter activities to get you in the merriest of moods!

Shaye Weaver
Rossilynne Skena Culgan
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Shaye Weaver
Rossilynne Skena Culgan

The best holiday markets are right here in NYC—full of both the holiday spirit and the most unique gifts out there. While fancy Christmas window displays may entice you, NYC's holiday markets often include ice skating, twinkling lights, great food vendors, and fun holiday activities. Shopping for the perfect gift doesn't have to be stressful, make it fun at these holiday markets.

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Best holiday markets in NYC

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  • Markets and fairs

Bryant Park’s Winter Village by Bank of America is back in NYC with holiday festivities and shopping and food at its holiday shops. Its 17,000-square-foot ice-skating rink that's free to use (if you bring your own skates) is always the highlight, but its Winter Village in all its holiday spirit is a close second. This year, over 170 new and returning kiosks will be there for you to peruse through—all at one of the best NYC parks.

Don't miss the Small Business Spotlight booth, which features minority-owned business. Featured businesses include The Winsome Apothecary, The Picnic Day, Cocoa Puzzles and Avalah. 

Check out our Winter Village video

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