It’s finally December! If you’ve never been in New York for the holidays, then you have a lot in store. You’ll find from the end of November to December that New York City becomes a shopper’s paradise.
The holiday markets and fairs that pop-up around the city will lead you to cool, unique gift items from jewelry, clothing, home goods, arts, crafts, antiques and so much more. The Holiday Shops include locations at Bryant Park, Columbus Circle, Union Square and Grand Central Terminal.
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The shops include more than 125 boutique-like shops! There’s something for everyone – adults, kids, and even pets. The Holiday Shops are laid out along the park’s walkways and terraces, and housed in Bryant Park’s own custom-designed kiosks.
P.S. Don’t forget to check out the ice skating while you’re there!
This season, the Fair will fill Vanderbilt Hall with 76 vendors for six weeks each offering a wonderful array of holiday gifts for all your loved ones including art, clothing for adults and children, handbags, jewelry and accessories for men and women, bath and body items, home goods, collectible toys, holiday items and gifts for pets.
The Union Square Holiday Market is the place to do your holiday shopping. More than 100 merchants are on hand to bring you the most unique gifts available. Some of the items you may find this year include: hand-blown glass housewares, handmade leather belts, bags and accessories made from recycled plastic and a variety of handmade jewelry, Tibetan crafts and more! There are so many beautiful things to browse and relish!
Historic Central Park, is by far the perfect place to enjoy the market! You’ll have a chance to indulge in a hot meal or snack, shop for holiday gifts and spend time with friends and family.
Some of the items you’ll find include:
- Handmade wooden puzzles
- Gingerbread houses and kits
- Artisan chocolates and truffles
- Home accessories from local makers
- Jewelry from up-and-coming designers
- Clothing and accessories for men, women and children
Open every Saturday and Sunday, the famous Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg has moved indoors for the winter. Their space in Williamsburg includes room for almost 200 vendors, including 60 food booths! How amazing does that sound?
Trust me, whether you’re shopping or just looking, the holiday markets are truly magical and worth a visit to any location!