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Christmas Markets in New York City

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This post lists the top 13 Christmas/Holiday markets in New York City.

We include dates (though most are not exact), what kinds of vendors to expect, and food options.

Be sure to read our full guide on Christmas in NYC.


MANHATTAN CHRISTMAS MARKETS

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. 

New York Christmas Markets

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

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A - Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park 

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

It surrounds the ice-skating rink in the middle of the park, making the atmosphere magical.

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

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.

This year, Winter Village has implemented some safety measures like contactless payments and more space between kiosks. Read more here.

  • Dates: Yet to be announced (Last's year's dates were October 27 - March 2) (Holiday shops close on Jan 2)
  • 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 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: Dates to be determined. (Last year's dates were November 14 - December 24)
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm, Sundays, 11 am to 6 pm and Christmas Eve from 10 am to 6 pm. The Holiday Fair will be closed for Thanksgiving.
  • 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.

New York City Christmas Lights Tour

C - Union Square Holiday Market  

This is quite a large market with a downtown, funky vibe. Over 100 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 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: Dates to be determined (Last year's dates were November 17 - December 24)
  • Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 11 am to 8 pm, and Sundays from 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.

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

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

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

  • Dates: Dates to be determined (Last year's dates were November 28 - December 24)
  • Location: West 59th Street and Broadway

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 

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: Dates to be determined (Last year's dates were November 28 - January 2)
  • 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: Dates to be determined (Last year's dates were December 3, 10, and 17)
  • Hours: 4 pm - 8 pm
  • Location: La Marqueta 1590 Park Avenue at E. 115th Street

BROOKLYN + QUEENS CHRISTMAS MARKETS

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.


H - 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: Dates to be determined (Last year's dates were November 28 - December 23)
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 12 pm to 6 pm, Saturday - Sunday 11 am to 6 pm
  • Location: Empire Stores at  55 Water St

I - 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: Dates to be determined
  • 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.


J - Brooklyn Borough Hall Holiday Market

New for 2022 is 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: 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.


K - Renegade Craft Fair 

With over 150 vendors, this is the world’s largest curated exhibition of independent crafts. 

The fair features hundreds of craft makers, artisanal food and drinks, great music, and good times.

Renegade Craft Fair

Renegade holds fairs worldwide throughout the year. They come to New York three times a year, each time at a different venue, so always check their website for any changes.

  • Dates: Dates to be determined (Last year's dates were December 3 and 4)
  • Hours: 11 am - 5 pm
  • Location: Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St., Brooklyn

TIP: For those who love crafts fairs, Renegade is held in major cities throughout the year like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Boston, and even London!


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

M 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: Dates to be determined (Last year's dates were December 11 and 18)
  • 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

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: January 15th, 2023
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