Some of my favorite gifts I’ve received are unique items that you can’t find at big box department stores.  One of the perks of living in NYC is being able to find a huge selection of small-batched manufactured items and share them with your family and friends for the holidays.  New York has numerous holiday fairs where you can support local craftsmanship and entrepreneurs.  You can find jewelry, home decor, fashion and art easily by attending one of the many markets during the holiday season.  We have gathered eight holiday fairs here in New York where you can explore the creativity designers and makers have put into their craft and share with your loved ones. You can print a PDF version of this here (or click the image above).

Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market, Brooklyn
When:
November 17th-18th
11 am- 6 pm
Where:
East River State Park – N. 7th St. & Kent Ave (Williamsburg Waterfront)
What you will find:
Indie Makers, Workshops, Food, Drinks, Music.  You can see the lineup here!

3rd Ward Holiday Craft Fair, Brooklyn
When:
December 15th
12-6 pm
Where:
195 Morgan Ave in Brooklyn between Meadow St. & Stagg St.
What you will find:
Hundreds of creative gift givers and crafts

Grand Central Holiday Fair
When:
November 12th – December 24th
Monday – Saturday 10AM-8PM
Sunday 11AM-7PM
Closed Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve 10AM-6PM
Where:
Grand Central
What you will find:
Indoor holiday fair that showcases independent artists and makers

The Union Square Holiday Market
When:
November 16th- December 24th
Monday – Friday, 11am-8pm
Saturday, 10am-8pm
Sunday, 11am-7pm
Monday, December 24th closes at 4pm
Where:
Union Square
What you will find:
Hand-blown glass housewares, handmade leather belts, bags and accessories made from recycled plastic, a variety of handmade jewelry, gloves, hats, and more.

The Columbus Circle Holiday Market
When:
November 28th -December 24th
Monday – Saturday, 10am-8pm
Sunday, 10am-7pm
Saturday, December 24th, 10am- 4pm
Where:
Columbus Circle
What you will find:
Handmade wooden puzzles, Gingerbread houses and kits, French truffles, Mother and daughter apparel, Shearling, Handcrafted home and pet accessories.

Holiday Shops at Bryant Park
When:
October 26th – December 24th
Mon-Fri, 11am – 8pm
Sat, 10am – 9 pm
Sun, 10am – 6pm
Where:
Bryant Park
What you will find:
Accessories , gifts, food, home decor, beauty products, women’s and mens fashion.

The BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair, SoHo
When:
December 1st 11am- 7pm
December 2nd 11am-7pm
Where:
82 Mercer St. SoHo
What you will find:
Handmade gifts, food, craft beer, DJs, and raffle prizes.

Unique NYC Pop-Up Market
When:
November 17-18
11am-6pm
Where:
Center  548, 548 West 22nd St. in Chelsea’s Art Gallery District
What you will find:
Sells all products that are proudly made right here in the USA   Attendees get the rare chance to meet and shop directly from hundreds of hand-selected designers and artists, making it easy to purchase made in USA.
Cost:
$10 at the door or buy online (which guarantees you’ll get our free cotton tote bag)! Kids 12 and under are free. 10% of all ticket sales go to the local non-profit organization World-Up.

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