2013 NYC Holiday Market Guide

There’s nothing quite like New York City during the holidays. Between the decorations, lights, and festive spirit, it is a magical place to be. It is also one of the busiest times of the year, and the city is bustling with holiday shoppers. Whether you live in NYC or will be visiting, attending one of the many holiday markets is a must! There are dozens to attend, and the best part about holiday markets is that you are supporting local artisans and makers. Below are seven of our favorite holiday markets where you can find a wide array of locally made gifts for your family and friends. We have also created a map to help you navigate the various markets across the city. You can print the map by clicking on the image below:

 2013 NYC Holiday Market Guide

Stuff You Should Buy
What you will find: Located at PS 321, Stuff You Should Buy has gathered some of the best local artisans and emerging independent designers to showcase their work. From jewelry, art, stationery, toys and beauty products, you’ll be sure to find something for your loved ones.
When: Saturday, December 7th, 10am – 5pm
Where: PS 321 (180 Seventh Ave. at First Street in Park Slope)

Brooklyn Flea Market
What you will find: The Brooklyn Flea Market is open year round, however it is still a great place to go during the holidays. You will find locally made food, home goods, jewelry and clothes.
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 7pm
Where: 80 North 5 St.

Grand Central Holiday Fair
What you will find: With 76 different vendors participating, you will find a wide array of gifts including art, clothes, handbags and jewelry.
When: Now through December 24th
Mon-Sat 10am – 8pm, Sun 11am – 7pm (Christmas Eve 10am – 6pm)
Where: Grand Central Station (87 E 42nd St)

Related Reading:  Why Packaging Matters: Thinking About The Box

The Union Square Holiday Market
What you will find: The Union Square Holiday Market is one of the most popular holiday markets in the city. It offers a wonderful selection of jewelry, accessories, food, leather goods, and home goods from local artisans.
When: Now through December 24th
Weekdays 11am-8pm, Saturday 10am – 8pm, Sunday 11am – 7pm
Where: Union Square

The Columbus Circle Holiday Market
What you will find: Located right next Central Park, The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is a great place to stroll and find locally made products and food. Vendors sell toys, food, jewelry, and home accessories.
When: Now through December 24th
Weekdays 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am – 8pm, Sunday 10am – 7pm
Where: Columbus Circle

Holiday Shops at Bryant Park
What you will find: The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park include over 125 shops that offer gifts for everyone from adults, kids and pets.
When: Now through January 5th
Weekdays 11am – 8pm, Saturday: 10am – 9pm, Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Where: Bryant Park

The BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair
What you will find: A great place to find one-of-a-kind gifts. With more than 200 vendors participating, you’ll find an immense selection of goods.
When: December 14th – 15th, 10am – 7pm
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street)


Do you have a favorite NYC holiday market? Share in the comment section below!