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Christmas Markets in New York City

Updated: November 30, 2023
 By Courtney

One of our favorite things to do around the holidays is to visit the charming Christmas markets and holiday markets throughout New York City.

Below are the best holiday markets to check out.

We've listed the dates (though some have yet to be announced), what kinds of vendors to expect, and the food you'll find.

For some of the markets, we share a video of Lori and Katie, tour guides with Free Tours by Foot, giving you virtual tours of those markets.

And, in the video below, Katie explains the differences between the major markets.

For even more holiday fun, read our complete guide on Christmas in NYC!


The holiday season in New York City is one of the most festive and beautiful times of the year.

It is also a shopper’s paradise if you like unique items, artisan gifts, crafts, and souvenirs.  

From November through January, there are holiday markets in the city that sell special holiday items as well as jewelry, clothing, arts and crafts, and so much more.

Even if you don’t plan on shopping, the atmosphere is fun and many markets offer fantastic food and warm drinks. 

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TIP: Check a market's website before heading out to make sure there have been no changes to their schedule or locations. 

A - Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

This is one of the prettiest and most centrally-located holiday markets in NYC.

The village includes over 60 shops selling everything from artisan coin jewelry to vegan hot chocolates.

There is of course the famous Bryant Park ice skating rink and Christmas tree.

There are also special hangout igloos and curling rinks.

And in this video, Lori and Katie take you on a virtual walk through the market.

Stalls sell all kinds of items, like winter clothing, Christmas decorations, jewelry, local foods, and more.

You can also snack at food stands with a variety of treats, hot drinks, kettle corn, and holiday sweets.

The market is so special that it's included in our pay-what-you-wish Holiday Lights and Window Displays Tour.

  • Dates: October 27, 2023 - January 2, 2024 (food stalls stay open until early March)
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 11 am to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 8 pm
  • Location: Bryant Park, 40th to 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenue 

TIP: Bryant Park is also a stop on our Midtown Manhattan Tour as well as our GPS-enabled audio tour of Midtown Manhattan.

B - Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair

What a spectacular location for a holiday market!

Better still, it's indoors so, you’ll keep warm while perusing the dozens of shopping stalls with an array of holiday gifts.

Grand Central Holiday Market

You can find clothing for adults and children, accessories, bath and body items, collectible toys, holiday items, and more.

  • Dates: Monday, November 13, 2023 – Sunday, December 24, 2023. Closed Thanksgiving, November 23.
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7 pm, Sundays 11 am to 6 pm and Christmas Eve 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Location: Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

Learn about this historic train terminal from our free guide to Grand Central Terminal or join us on one of our pay-what-you-wish guided tours of Grand Central

We also have a GPS-enabled audio tour version.

C - Union Square Holiday Market

This is quite a large market with a downtown, funky vibe. Over 150 vendors fill the park and the atmosphere is jovial.

You'll find truly unique items here, many with New York themes.

From hand-blown glass housewares, bags, and accessories made from recycled plastic, Tibetan crafts, and more!

And in this video, Lori and Katie take you on a virtual walk through the market.

And of course, you shouldn’t shop on an empty stomach so try some of the sweet and savory treats or a hot apple cider!

  • Dates: November 16 to December 24, 2023. Closed Thanksgiving November 23.
  • Hours: Weekdays 11 am to 8 pm, Saturdays 10 am - 8 pm, Sundays 11 am to 7 pm. On Christmas Eve, December 24, the market closes at 4 pm.
  • Location: Union Square at 14th Street

D - Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Located at Central Park’s southwest corner is historic Columbus Circle with a medium-sized holiday market.

At the Columbus Circle Holiday Market, you'll find lots of lovely artisan crafts, food, and hot drinks to warm you and loads of holiday spirit!

Treat yourself to hot cocoa and gingerbread while browsing the stalls.

And in this video, Lori and Katie take you on a virtual walk through the market.

This is the only market with a stand that serves hot mulled wine (Gluhwein) and German Beer at their Bratwurst Stand.

  • Dates: November 28th to December 31st, 2023 (closed Christmas Day)
  • Location: West 59th Street and Broadway

It's a great place to stop by after ice skating in Central Park.

Read our guide to Central Park or take one of our Central Park Tours that start next to the market.

E - Artists and Fleas at Chelsea Market

This market is open year-round, but near the holidays, everything is cheery!

The items here are funkier than you find at some of the other markets as they are made by independent designers, emerging artists, and vintage collectors.  

Artists and Fleas

Before or after your visit, explore more of Chelsea Market.

We have a post to help guide you through this huge and interesting shopping location.

Join our Highline and Chelsea tour if it suits your schedule!

  • Dates: Open daily.
  • Hours: 11 am - 7 pm
  • Location: Chelsea Market, 88 10th Avenue at 15th Street

F - Holiday Market at the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center

This small but charming pop-up holiday market is set up in the magnificent atrium of the Oculus in Lower Manhattan. 

If you don't already know about the Oculus, read about it here.

It is definitely a place to stop by for a fantastic photo-op if you are down by the 9/11 Memorial and Museum or One World Observatory.

Holiday Market at Oculus

In addition to the 20 or so Christmas shopping stalls, you can shop at all the stores in the Oculus which itself will be decked out for the holiday season!

  • Dates: November 24, 2023 - January 21, 2024
  • Hours: 10 am to 8 pm Mon-Sat and 11 am to 7 pm on Sundays
  • Location: 185 Greenwich Street at the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center

G - Harlem Night Market - Holiday Edition

For three weekends in December, the year-round Harlem Night Market will host a holiday edition at the historic La Marqueta in Central Harlem.

Harlem Night Market

Spanning three blocks under the Park Avenue elevated train tracks, the market will have unique crafts and gifts from local artisans, foods of all kinds, and kids’ activities including a bounce house. 

  • Dates: December 2, 9, and 16, 2023
  • Hours: 4 pm - 8 pm
  • Location: La Marqueta, 1590 Park Avenue at E. 115th Street

H - Grand Holiday Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar flea market on the Upper West Side of Manhattan operates Sunday all year, and on four Sundays leading up to Christmas, the bazaar is all about the holidays!

This bazaar is already amazing and at the holidays it is extra special with over 350 unique merchants.

  • Dates: November 26, December 3, 10, and 17, 2023
  • Hours: 10 am - 5 pm 
  • Location: 100 W 77th St. at Columbus Avenue

Vendors will be selling handmade holiday decorations as well as all these: candles, skincare, vintage accessories and collectibles, handmade jewelry, rare antique silver and glassware.

And as always there will be delicious food stalls.


There are several fantastic Christmas and holiday markets in Brooklyn and Queens, but below are the most accessible for visitors to the city.

Be sure to read our guide on things to do in Brooklyn.

I - DUMBO Holiday Market

This pop-up holiday market is inside a historic coffee and tea warehouse dating from 1869.

The vendors will be selling handmade jewelry, bath and body care products, artisanal food items, and more.

DUMBO Holiday Market

You’ll find some unique stocking stuffers too!

Since the Time Out Market is there, you can dine on food from 20 indoor food stalls.

  • Dates: November 27 to December 22, 2023
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 12 pm to 6 pm, Saturday - Sunday 11 am to 6 pm
  • Location: Empire Stores at  55 Water St

J- Brooklyn Flea

If you like one-of-a-kind treasures like vintage hip furniture and housewares, vintage clothing, trendy antiques, collectibles, jewelry, and more, the Brooklyn Flea is a must!  

Brooklyn Flea Market
  • Dates: Open every weekend from April - December 2023.
  • Hours: 10 am-5 pm.
  • Location: DUMBO by the Archway at 80 Pearl St.

Note that Brooklyn Flea is open all year round in Chelsea in Manhattan. Find out more here.

K - Brooklyn Borough Hall Holiday Market

A holiday market located at Borough Hall in beautiful Brooklyn Heights. You can expect lots of local artisan crafts, vintage clothing, and antique sellers.

Of course, there will be yummy food and hot drinks to enjoy!

  • Dates: 2023 dates to be determined (Last year's dates were November 28 - December 26)
  • Hours: Daily 11 am – 8 pm
  • Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

When visiting this market, take time to stroll around lovely and historic Brooklyn Heights.

L Bust Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday

Located in the super cool Industry City in the waterfront area of Sunset Park in Brooklyn.

You can take the East River Ferry here! You'll get great views on your way to the fair. 

Bust Holiday Fair

More than 200 vendors will be out at this two-day holiday shopping extravaganza showcasing handmade, vintage, and craft items as well as tasty treats.

  • Dates: 2023 dates to be determined.
  • Hours:  Saturday and Sunday: 11 am-7 pm
  • Location: Industry City, Factory Floor, 242 37th Street, Brooklyn

M - Brooklyn Navy Yard Holiday Market

Located in the fascinating historic Navy Yard near Downtown Brooklyn, this huge market will have over 80 local vendors selling their very best goods.

Plus, on both days there are fun activities for people of all ages, and a special kids zone!

It's free to attend but you need to reserve your free ticket in advance.

  • Dates: December 2 and 3, 2023 from 12 pm to 5 pm
  • Hours: 12 pm - 5 pm
  • Location: Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 293 at Gee Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

N - Astoria Market

Maybe a bit more about the food and drink than shopping, the market is located in the Main Hall of the famous Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden.

Astoria Holiday Market

Here you will find an artisan market filled with handmade items, vintage goods, and baked treats.

  • Dates: In 2023, the dates are December 10 and December 17
  • Hours: 12 pm - 6 pm
  • Location: Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Avenue between 29th and 31st Streets, Astoria, Queens

About The Author


Courtney is a lifelong New Yorker fascinated with the city’s history, culture and cuisine. She loves exploring the world, as well as sharing her travel expertise with others. She joined the Free Tours by Foot team in 2011, first as a guide and then as a writer. She has a law degree, a teaching degree and a worn-out passport. Her motto is “Have backpack, will travel”.
Updated: November 30th, 2023
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