If there’s one alfresco shopping event worth braving the cold for, it’s this one. This European-style winter market boasts more than 150 local and national vendors hawking an impressive selection of handcrafted gifts, ranging from jewelry and accessories to leather goods and artwork. And with food vendors like Momofuku Milk Bar, Bar Suzette, Wafels & Dinges and No Chewing Allowed!, you could easily spend a whole day here.
|Venue name:||Union Square||Contact:|
14th St to 17th St between Union Sq West and Park Ave South
|Transport:||Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq|
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Food, handmade goods of all kinds & a fresh, hip vibe. Get a tasty crepe to warm you as you peruse the stalls for truly unique gifts: alpaca fuzzy hat? Check. Mexican wrestler angel tin ornaments? Check. Blinking eye optical spinner, handmade truffle oil, and diagram of B-way costumes? check, check, CHECK! Closes Christmas Eve & I'll be bummed to see it close.
My husband and I live near Union Square, so when we saw that the Holiday Market finally opened, of course we needed to make a date night out of it. It’s a lot bigger than it looks with rows and rows of vendors. Admittedly, a lot of the shops started looking the same after while. My favorite part of the market was the assortment of food options. Wanting to try as much as possible, we hit up three different food stalls for arepas, chili/mac and cheese, and lamb stew. The stew was divine especially with the addition of the garlic and mint toppings. The perfect meal for a chilly night.