Traveling is incomplete without shopping! When it comes to New York City you have a lot of places to shop but here we will talk about the holiday markets. These Holiday markets pop up throughout the season. They happen in cities throughout the country. You would sometimes hear them as Christmas markets or Kris Kringle markets. The last few years have been occupied with the effect of the pandemic therefore we couldn’t see the opening of these markets. But the Christmas markets of NYC in the year 2022 are going to open with all various new and unique items.
Not just the fancy Christmas gifts will entice you, NYC’s holiday markets also offer the fun of ice skating, tree and menorah lightings. How can you shop without having food? These holiday markets also have great food vendors when you feel famished. Apart from this there are many holiday activities that you would relish. Make your shopping fun and not stressful by enjoying all the fun activities at these holiday markets. We will discuss some of the NYC Christmas Markets you can’t miss this winter.
Read further to know about the best holiday markets that open in NYC this year.
1. Winter Village at Bryant Park
With the European inspired theme, this market is so much more than just being a market. It hosts an ice-skating rink which is often visited by many new New Yorkers. This seasonal market is open at an earlier date than many others and remains open until just succeeding the new year. Winter village at Bryant park holds more than 125 boutique kinds of shops that provide decorative goods, jewelry, local foods, apparel and much more. Many of the shops will extend their hours when the holidays are closer.
Monday to Friday 11 Am – 8 AM. Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM.
2. The Union Square Holiday Market
This place is a destination to many and gets very, very hustling around the time of Christmas. This market opens until the eve of Christmas and offers a variety of handcrafted jewelry, fine art, handmade gifts along with the toys for kids of all ages and a wider list. You will also get to enjoy the local food of the market. It belongs to that feel of downtown, and many of the goods reflect that artsy spirit. Many artists would likely be engaged with you about their products and tell you the story about their creations and creativity.
Monday to Friday 11 AM to 8 PM, Saturdays from 10 AM to 8 PM, and Sundays from 11 AM to 7 PM.
3. Queens Holiday Market
The Queens Holiday Market lying in Atlas Park serves as an indoor market. It spreads in an area of around 25,000 sqft. Offers gifts, foods and includes spaces for the children to have fun while you can shop comfortably. The items they sell include handcraft jewelry, apparels, accessories, art, furnishings, sweets, beer and wine too.
Every Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM – 7 PM from December 20th.
4. The Makers Show at City Point
The Makers Show is now a partner with the City Point in bringing a holiday market to Downtown Brooklyn this holiday season. It is a curated marketplace of local craftsmen, artisans and entrepreneurs that comes from November 23- December 20-23. You can shop during Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through this holiday season. You can find Black-owned businesses like Black Lamb Handmade, Natchies Art, Mottive Jewelry, The Makers Show, Sock Puppet City, Cali and Dana, Magic Industrie, Breezy Hill Orchard farm. You can enjoy the delicacies at Dekalb Market Hall.
From 11 AM to 7 PM.
5. Columbus Circle Holiday Market
You will find Columbus Circle Holiday Market just below the Central Park and across the street from the Time Warner Center. You can pick all the stocking fillers and some Hanukkah gifts from more than 100 vendors. It also includes goodies such as gingerbread houses, wooden puzzles and many more. You can also find the local culinary delights. It opens from the time of Christmas eve.
Monday- Saturday 10 AM to 8 PM
Sunday 10 AM to 7 PM
If you are looking to buy unique gifts for your friends, colleagues and family the New York City holiday markets are something where you can count on. You can choose any market from the list of best holiday markets in NYC. There is a lot to choose from these markets and you can find them in every nook and cranny of the city!