New York City is a magical place and, even more so, during the holidays. Amp up your gift giving game by sourcing your trinkets from one of the many artisanal holiday markets in the city during this joyful season. Below is your guide to the top markets to help you decide where to begin your adventure.
Monday, November 14, 2016 – Saturday, December 24, 2016
Gather in historic Vanderbilt Hall for a market with a focus on all things American-made and locally-sourced. With a collection of 40 vendors, this holiday market offers an array of gift ideas like find clothing to add to your winter wardrobe, masterfully crafted jewelry, fine arts and a variety of glassworks. Now in its 23rd year, the Holiday Fair includes prices for every salary, allowing every visitor a chance to happen upon the perfect gift this holiday season.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 – Saturday, December 24, 2016
Wander the winding aisles of this winter wonderland market this holiday season and discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Local craftsmen display handmade artwork, jewelry, and clothing while delicious food and drink options like rich Persian soup and hot chocolate keep you warm throughout your shopping experience. Unique gifts like crafted candles, soaps and skincare products intermingle with artisan olive wood coasters and slate coasters to create an atmosphere unlike anything else. Live music and a kid’s craft station also serve to keep all who come entertained.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 – Saturday, December 24, 2016
Known as the most beautiful Christmas market in NYC, Columbus Circle offers a chance to find incredible gifts while basking in the majesty of new York mid-winter. Local makers display home accessories while up-and-coming designers showcase exquisite new pieces of jewelry. Add a unique new piece of winter clothing to your collection or try to solve a handmade wooden puzzle, all while enjoying warm food and drink and indulging in artisan chocolates and truffles. If you’re searching for the spirit of holiday shopping, this market is not to be missed.
November 25, 2016 – January 2, 2017
With every shop enclosed in its own “jewel box” kiosk, entering each shop in Bryant’s Park is like unwrapping a present full of wonder. Within each of these 125 boxes, you can expect to find something magical for anyone on your mind this holiday season. Clothing from Brazilian brands like Bambusa and Natural Fashion present clothing and home goods made from 100% organic cotton, while decorative goods, and jewelry makers create sparkling masterpieces to capture the holiday’s magic. Traipse the alleys and walkways and try delicious food items and warm drinks while you uncover your next holiday desire amongst one of New York’s most awe-inspiring markets.