Holidays: Markets

Find unique, artisanal gifts and sample a range of yummy treats at these festive holiday markets.
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Winter Village at Bryant Park

Bryant Park
42nd Street & Fifth Avenue

Through Dec 24
11:00 am–8:00 pm

Shop at over 100 boutique-style booths offering a wide array of handmade gifts and food – including 5 top-notch chocolatiers. Warm up in the rink-side Danny Meyer restaurant Public Fare or enjoy a selection of games, chess, and art supplies at the second floor Overlook as you watch the ice skating at the city’s only free-admission rink (or skate yourself). After the tree-lighting ceremony on Dec 1, check out the dazzling 50-foot Norway Spruce by the library.


Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Columbus Circle
Central Park West & 59th Street

Through Dec 24
10:00 am–8:00 pm

Enjoy a hot meal or snack and shop for holiday gifts among booths featuring wooden puzzles, adorable puppets, gingerbread houses and kits, chocolate and savory truffles, handcrafted home accessories, Japanese tacos, handmade jewelry and more at this charming market near the southwest entrance of Central Park. Don’t miss the nutella-stuffed churros. Warm up in nearby Time Warner and watch the jazzy Holiday Under the Stars light show.


Union Square Holiday Market

Union Square
14th Street & Fourth Avenue

Through Dec 24
11:00 am–8:00 pm

Browse holly-lined aisles for unique gifts, nibble on sweet and savory treats and sip on cider and cappuccino. Upgrades for this year include new sections like Little Brooklyn and Urbanspace Provisions, a warming station and lounge and live music. On Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday also visit the city’s flagship farmers’ market and enjoy nature’s seasonal bounty of cheese, baked goods, cider and local produce. Between 3pm – 6 pm throughout the week and 11 am – 7 pm on weekends, make ornaments and other art projects with Children’s Museum of the Arts.


Grand Central Holiday Fair

Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal
87 East 42nd Street

Through Dec 24
10:00 am–8:00 pm

When you need a roof and heating along with that hot chocolate, shop this indoor holiday market in Vanderbilt Hall for American-made and handmade products from locally-sourced materials including art, edible gifts, clothing for adults and children, handbags, jewelry, bath and body items, home goods, collectible toys, holiday items and gifts for pets. From Dec 11–22, get up to five of gifts form anywhere in Grand Central wrapped in custom wrapping paper featuring the iconic Zodiac ceiling mural. Make sure to peek in the Holiday Train Show at the MTA museum across the terminal.


Story: Home for the Holidays

Story
144 10th Avenue at 19th Street

Through Dec 24
11:00 am–7:00 pm

“Home for the Holidays” is this seasons theme for Story, the “retail concept that takes the point of view of a magazine, changes like a gallery and sells things like a store.” In a circus-themed fantasyland inspired by the new P.T. Barnum biopic, The Greatest Showman,find whimsical gifts for all ages including games, toys, food, clothes and more made by over 300 small business brands from across the country plus an exclusive collection of limited-edition items that boast original artwork by designers Zipeng Zhu and Sunday Afternoon. On Saturdays, local favorites Korilla BBQ, Cinnamon Snail and Snowday serve up a complimentary a la carte menu.


Seaport Holiday Market At WantedDesign

Seaport District
Fulton & Front Streets

Through Dec 31
11:00 am–7:00 pm

The WantedDesign Store (6 Fulton Street) hosts over 20 vendors including Brooklyn Candle Studio, Elodie Blanchard, Assouline, Flaneur, Malle London, and many more unique design brands and designers. Shop for creative and unique gifts in a festive environment and enjoy card-making classes, kids entertainment and other activities to get you in the holiday mood. After Dec 5, explore the new installaion Sea of Light: An Interactive Journey Through Light and Sound.


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