Discovering NYC Series: Best Holiday Markets in NYC

Discovering NYC Series: Best Holiday Markets in NYC

‘Tis the season to get together with friends, family and loved ones and enjoy each other’s company. ‘Tis also the season to buy everyone gifts for the holidays! Instead of dreading mall crowds or busy streets in SoHo, adventure to one of the many holiday markets in New York City. Here are our top favorites and what each has to offer:

Winter Village at Bryant Park

(Now until January 5th; Bryant Park, 40th to 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenue, New York)

Probably one of the most iconic and picturesque markets in New York City, Bryant Park’s Winter Village not only provides a variety of shopping stalls but also free ice skating ($20 rental for skates), food and warm beverages to soothe your holiday soul!

Union Square Holiday Market

(Now until December 24th; Union Square at 14th Street, New York)

Spend an entire day here at this funky, European-styled winter market full of local and national goodies. Whether you need leather goods, artwork or something sparkly for that special someone, Union Square Holiday Market has it all. Stop by Momofuku Milk Bar’s stall for a quick snack break.

Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market

(Winter season; Chelsea Market, 88 10th Avenue, New York)

While the Artists & Fleas Market normally resides in Williamsburg, every winter season they take over a portion of Chelsea Market to spread the holiday cheer, Brooklyn-style. Shop for a variety of unique craft items—perfect for that quirky friend.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

(Now until December 24th; West 59th Street and Broadway, New York)

After perusing through Central Park’s wintery sights, head over to the Southwest corner of the park and meander through the Columbus Circle Holiday Market. Grab a cup of delicious hot cocoa to warm up while knocking out some holiday shopping.

Brooklyn Flea Holiday Market

(Now until March 2017; One Hanson Place, Brooklyn)

According to the New York Times, Brooklyn Flea is “One of the great urban experiences in New York.” Get lost in hundreds of vendors selling everything from trendy antiques to hip furniture and houseware items. Once you’ve wrapped up your holiday shopping, head over to Smorgasburg for a sampling of eclectic food.

See? Holiday shopping can be fun! Whether you frequent one market or all, invite others along to get in the holiday spirit collectively. For more information about local happenings and business tips, visit Q&A Residential Hotel’s official blog.