The Bank of America Winter Market in Bryant Park
And so is the holiday season in New York. Just on the cusp of Halloween weekend, New York City’s iconic Christmas markets have opened up shop, so you can start browsing and buying for all your December gift occasions, with more markets to celebrate opening day in the weeks ahead.
As of Friday, October 28, Bank of America Winter Village Holiday Shops in Bryant Park have opened their seasonal destination with more than 160 vendors. In the heart of Manhattan, this holiday pop-up market offers innovative items and creative food concepts. Well-known suppliers include Hell’s Kitchen Hot Sauce, Fluffy Alpacas, and Sallye Ander. In addition, the market surrounds the Bryant Park ice rink, which will celebrate opening day along with the market. Skating is free with your own skates, or $18 for rent.
An overhead view of people shopping at the holiday market in Union Square
Next up is Union Square, the Urbanspace Union Square holiday market, which opens on Thursday, November 17. This holiday market is the longest running Urbanspace holiday market and welcomes more than 180 vendors, selling unique gifts, crafts, arts and food. Some notable suppliers include Wafels & Dinges, United Leather, and the New York Puzzle Company. The holiday market coincides with the Union Square Greenmarket, which runs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8am – 6pm
The Holiday Market at Columbus Circle
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Opening Monday, November 28, is the first-ever Urbanspace Borough Hall Holiday Market in downtown Brooklyn. Brooklyn-based businesses shine at this holiday market, showcasing the neighborhood’s diversity. Guests can find unique crafts and food items at vendors such as Pixie Doodle Farms, In Theory Clay, and Zulia & Huipa.
Just outside the southwest entrance to Central Park, the Urbanspace Columbus Circle Holiday Market opens on Tuesday, November 29. This year, 130 vendors selling art, jewelry and delicious food will be in attendance. Local artisans and vendors include Couture Brands, Paper Crane Heart, and Cake Jars.
For a list of suppliers, visit urbanspacenyc.com