In New York City or headed that way in the next few days and still looking for that perfect gift? Then there is still time to take part in the holiday markets that spring up all over the city. Here is a list of a few of our favorites.
Bryant Park’s Winter Village:
If boutique style shopping is what you have in mind then Bryant Park and its 125 mini shops are right up your alley. You can find gifts for your favorite kids, adults and even pets in the many alleys and landings of Bryant Park. And if you happen to need said kid entertained while you stroll the aisles, there is also an ice skating rink to keep them busy; not to mention food vendors. Offerings include distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more.
Bryant Park is situated behind the New York Public Library in Midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Take the B, D, F, or M train to “42nd Street/Bryant Park” or take the 7 train to “Fifth Avenue”. The Winter Village is open until January 4th. Hours: M-F: 11am-8pm, Sat: 10am-9pm, and Sun: 10am-6pm. The Rink is open 7 days a week from 8am-10pm until March 1st.
Grand Central Holiday Fair:
Certainly the easiest market to get to as it is in Grand Central Terminal and it is indoors, so that is a plus on a chilly day. In the Vanderbilt Hall you will find 76 vendors offering an array of holiday gifts including artisans selling unique crafts, jewelry, clothing, home furnishings, children’s gifts, and more. Of course this is in addition to all the permanent shops and restaurants already in Grand Central.
Grand Central Terminal is located at 15 Vanderbilt Ave. (42nd St. and Park Ave.). Take the 4, 5, 6, 7 or S train and exit “Grand Central”. The Holiday Fair is open until December 24th. Hours: M-Sat: 10am-8pm and Sun: 11am-7pm. December 24th the fair closes at 6pm.
Union Square Holiday Market:
The square that brings you the fantastic farmers market, transforms in to a holiday delight. Providing you with over 1oo vendors to help you with all your holiday shopping needs, Union Square proves it’s a friend for all seasons. Besides all the delicious food available one can also expect to find: 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!
Union Square resides at 201 Park Avenue South. (Broadway between 14th & 17th Street). Take the 4, 5, 6, L, N, R, or Q and exit “14th St & Union Square”. The Holiday Market is open until December 24th. Hours: M-F: 11am-8pm, Sat: 10am-8pm and Sun: 11am-7pm. December 24th the market closes at 4pm.
Brooklyn Flea – Smorgasburg Holiday Market:
Hailed by the New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Budget Travel & Fodor’s as one of the best flea markets not only in the city, but the country; it might be time for you to give these guys a look. When winter rolls around the flea picks up and moves indoors until March. With a hundred vendors and twenty five foods stalls selling anything you can think, the Brooklyn Flea is certain to have what you need.
The Brooklyn Flea Market hails at 1000 Dean (between Classon and Franklin), Brooklyn. Take the 2, 3, 4, 5 or C to “Franklyn Ave” or the S to “Park Pl”. Holiday Market Hours: Saturday and Sunday: 10am-7pm until Christmas, then 10am-6pm thru March.
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