Union Square Holiday Market in NYC
Union Square Holiday Market in NYC

The NYC guide to Holiday Markets, Fairs, & Pop-up Shops

If you’re visiting NYC for the holidays, support local craftspeople and independent artisans by checking out one of the many holiday markets and pop-up shops around the city.

Union Square Holiday Market

Dates: Nov 21th – Dec 24th (closed on Thanksgiving)
Location: Union Square

This is the big momma of all the holiday markets and has been around for 22 years, with over 100 red and white booths, with gifts generally in the $10–30 range. The vendors tend to be artisans and independent business owners rather than chain stores, which makes this a great way to support the arts!

Don’t miss: apple cider and cider donuts.


Grand Central Station Holiday Market | Holiday Markets in NYC
Grand Central Holiday Fair

Grand Central Holiday Fair

Dates: Nov 18th – Dec 24th (closed on Thanksgiving)
Location: Grand Central

This is the oldest holiday market in the city (since 1993) and certainly one of the most romantic. Located in Vanderbilt Hall, this market features 40+ vendors and grows every year. 


Columbus Circle Holiday Market | Holiday Markets in NYC
Columbus Circle Holiday Market // Source

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Dates: Dec 4 – December 24
Location: Columbus Circle

Running for 15 years and a bit more upscale than its Union Square sister, the Columbus Circle market has a wide assortment of jewelry, home goods, foods, and artisan goods.


Bryant Park Winter Village | Holidays Markets in NYC
Bryant Park Winter Village

Bryant Park Winter Village

Shop dates: October 31 – January 5
Ice Rink dates: October 31 – March 1
Location: Bryant Park

Complete with a free ice skating rink, this European inspired winter village has 125 small boutique style shops and plenty of stands for food and drink.

Don’t miss: the free skating rink (if you bring your own skates)

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Brooklyn Flea Winter Market | Holiday Markets in NYC
Brooklyn Flea Winter Market at One Hanson Place // Source

Brooklyn Flea Winter Market

Dates: Every Sat + Sunday
Hours: 10am – 6pm
Location: 25 Kent Ave. (8th Floor), Williamsburg Brooklyn

A gigantic legendary flea market in Williamsburg with 75+ vintage dealer vendors and 25 Smorgasborg food stands.

Jingle Market Pop-up Shop at the Chelsea Market | NYC Holiday Markets
Jingle Holiday Pop-up Shops at Chelsea Market

Jingle Holiday Pop-up at Chelsea Market

Dates: Dec 19 – 23rd
Hours: 10am – 6pm
Location: Chelsea Market

The creation of designer Jill Schwartz, this popup holiday market in Chelsea features creative boutique displays from independent designers and artisans.


Etsy Handmade Cavalcade at Chelsea Market | NYC Holiday Pop-up Shops
Etsy Handmade Cavalcade at Chelsea Market // Source

Etsy Holiday Handmade Cavalcade

Dates: Throughout November and December
Hours: 10 – 7:30
Location:Multiple Brooklyn & Manhattan locations

Independent artist marketplace website Etsy has curated in-person popup holiday markets featuring handmade and vintage goods.

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