Support your local artisans and shop around the city’s Holiday markets! We know a number of designers and jewelers that participate in these fairs and we love to shop for something unique and special as our holiday gifts. We’ve compiled a pretty extensive list below for your shopping pleasure!
Holiday Shops at Bryant Park’s WInter Village
Date: Opens October 30, 2015-January 3, 2016
The Holiday Shops include more than 125 boutique-like shops offering exquisite gift ideas from distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more. There’s something for everyone – adults, kids, and even pets. The Holiday Shops are laid out along the park’s allees and terraces, and housed in Bryant Park’s own custom-designed kiosks. Look for Surya Brasil’s shop with the brand’s coveted products including skin, hair, and shave collections, as well as vegan lip balms. Surya Brasil is also collaborating with emerging artisanal Brazilian brands like Bambusa, Natural Fashion and Natural Cotton Color, creators of 100% organic cotton intimate apparel, products for the home and men’s, women’s and children’s fashion that is produced with natural dyes made from plant extracts.
Hours: Monday-Friday: 11am-8pm; Saturday: 10am-9pm; Sunday: 10am-6pm
Location: Bryant Park, 40th to 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenue
Grand Central Holiday Fair
Date: November 14-December 24, 2015
Grand Central Terminal’s 16th annual Holiday Fair is the only holiday market in the city to operate indoors. 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.
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 11am-7pm; Thanksgiving Eve Closing at 8pm; closed Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Eve Closing at 6pm
Location: Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall, 15 Vanderbilt Ave. (42nd St. and Park Ave.)
Date: November 19-December 24, 2015
Over 100 merchants are on hand to bring you the most unique gifts available. The Union Square Holiday Market is the place to do your holiday shopping. Some of the items you may find this year include: Hand-blown glass housewares; Local, handmade leather belts; Bags and accessories made from recycled plastic; A variety of handmade jewelry; Gloves, hats, Tibetan crafts and more!
There will also be nibbles and noshes throughout the market. Dig into German delights, both sweet and savory treats. Top things off with a hot apple cider or cappuccino to stay warm. There are so many beautiful things to browse and relish!
Hours: : Monday–Friday 11am-8pm; Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 11am-7pm; on December 24 market closes at 4pm
Location: Union Square at 14th Street
Date: December 1-December 24, 2015
Located in one of the most stunning locations in New York City, historic Central Park, the market is the perfect place to enjoy 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
• French truffles
• Mother and daughter apparel
• Handcrafted home accessories
• Gorgeous handmade jewelry
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am to 8pm; Sunday 10am-7pm Sunday; on December 24 market closes at 4pm
Location: West 59th St. and Broadway
20th Annual Crafts at the Cathedral
Date: December 4, 5, 6, 2015
Welcome to the site of one of the top crafts events in the New York Metro Region for the holiday season. Crafts at the Cathedral celebrates its 19th Annual Fair with excellence in arts and crafts in a high quality and well attended 3 day event. Over 60 Artisans will be exhibiting their finest work. Our goals for the show are to provide a great environment for skilled crafts people to exhibit and sell their work and to provide a great buying experience for all who come. Hope to see you at the show!
Hours: Dec 4: 5-8pm; Dec 5: 10am-6pm; Dec 6: 11am-5pm; $6 / day, $7 / weekend
Location: St. John the Divine, Amsterdam Ave and West 110th St, Manhattan
Date: December 19-20, 2015
More than 200 vendors will participate in our two-day holiday shopping extravaganza — more than 200 of the best craft, handmade, vintage, and tasty treat vendors to our brand new space in the vibrant heart of Greenpoint for our ninth BUST Holiday Craftacular in New York!
Hours: Saturday and Sunday: 11am-7pm
Location: Brooklyn Expo Center, 79 Franklin St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn
The 163rd Jolly Holly Fair: This popular holiday event is brought to the North Shore community through the labor, donations and enthusiastic participation of the congregation at the Unitarian Church of Staten Island. Once again perennial favorites will include home-baked Christmas goodies; the Boutique, which displays an abundance of gently used items; White Elephants; raffles and 50/50. New this year: DIY Crafts table; Fair Trade coffees, teas and chocolates. And, as always, a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus who will drop by at 1pm. to delight the children. Breakfast and a delicious home-cooked lunch will be available at a modest price. Admission to the fair is free.
Location: Unitarian Church of Staten Island, 312 Fillmore St, Staten Island
Date: December 6, 13, 20, 2015, 12-6pm
Astoria Market is an artisan market filled with handmade, baked, and vintage goods. The market is based out of the Main Hall of the famous Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden. The creators of the Astoria Market also occasionally work on creating various pop-up events at other locations.
Location: Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Avenue between 29th and 31st Streets, Queens
Artists and Fleas at Chelsea Market
Date: Daily. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market is an exciting Fall / Holiday seasonal pop-up shop bringing a curated collection of independent designers, emerging artists and vintage collectors from the Artists & Fleas family over time to the heart of Chelsea Market and the Meatpacking District. Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market is where old world bazaar meets new world chic, where globe-trotting Romany culture meets the best of boho Brooklyn. Part designer showcase, part maker’s market, the market will host over 30 independent creators, makers and designers of art, jewelry, design, home accessories, vintage clothing, and all things indie, funky, Brooklyn and bespoke from both Artists & Fleas’ 9 years in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and the larger creative community across New York City.
Location: Chelsea Market, 88 10th Avenue at 15th Street
Brooklyn Flea/Smorgasburg Holiday Market
Date: Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-6pm
The New York Times called the Flea “One of the great urban experiences in New York”; Travel + Leisure, Country Living, Budget Travel, and Fodor’s have ranked the Flea one of the best markets or antiques shows in the U.S. and the world; and Time Out NY named the Flea one of New York’s Essential Pick-Up Spots.
November through March, Brooklyn Flea moves indoors for the Winter Flea + Holiday Market with 100 vintage/antique/other vendors plus 25 vendors selling food every
Hours: 10am-7pm until Christmas; 10am-6pm from Christmas-March
Location: 241 37th Street, Industry City, Brooklyn
Winter Solstice Celebration & Holiday Marketplace
Date: Sunday December 6 2015
Enjoy nature, music, food and shopping for a full day at the Queens Botanical Garden’s holiday marketplace. Children can participate in a variety of activities from storytelling to interactive crafts, and parents can impress the whole family with unique gifts come holiday season.
Queens Botanical Garden , Queens