Shop at a holiday market or craft fair in NYC to find gifts for everyone on your Christmas and Hanukkah lists. NY Design Agenda is going to present you some Holiday Market, in New York, that you should visit this year.
Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market:
Brooklyn purveyors set up shop across the river at Artists & Fleas’ seasonal pop-up bazaar, situated inside Chelsea Market. Expect to find trendy and noncommercial holiday-themed gifts vetted by husband-and-wife team Amy Abrams and Ronen Glimer, who ensure that every item is locally made and well crafted. Among the 30-plus vendors are bag designer Pamela Barsky, vinyl slinger Eat Records and vintage seller Brooklyn Bleu. Enter the building at the corner of Tenth Avenue and 15th Street.
Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park:Not only is there free ice-skating on Bryant Park’s 17,000-square-foot outdoor rink (bring your own skates!) but also 128 holiday shops, including a bunch of new kiosks and eateries—think Marty V’s Burger and Super Mac + Cheez. And after you shop and skate, warm up at spacious rinkside restaurant Celsius. FYI: The vendors are only there until January 3, but if you want to practice your lutzes and axels with ample spinning room, try visiting during off-peak hours (open through March 6).
Columbus Circle Holiday Market:This annual holiday bazaar, run by the people behind the Union Square market, features handmade items from local artisans and snacks from vendors such as Mrs. Dorsey’s Kitchen and Sigmund Pretzel Shop. Look for the market concierge to help you navigate your way through the approximately 100 booths.
Union Square Holiday Market:
If there’s one alfresco shopping event worth braving the cold for, it’s this one. This European-style winter market boast more than 150 local and national vendors hawking an impressive selection of handcrafted gifts, ranging from jewelry and accessories to leather goods and artwork.
Winter Solstice Celebration & Holiday MarketplaceEnjoy 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.