Forget online shopping. Make your list, check it twice, and head for one of these markets to find one-of-a-kind items.
Jump start your holiday shopping here, and also at temporary pop-up holiday markets, which are mostly on weekends.
NYCOTC list of best pop-up holiday markets and crafts fairs
This popular European-inspired open-air market has more than 170 holiday shops, where you’ll have no issue finding gifts for everyone on your list. When you get hungry, visit The Lodge by Urbanspace, the Winter Village’s new rinkside bar and food hall. Besides an outdoor beer garden and holiday-themed cocktail bar, you’ll find pop-ups of NYC restaurants like Pierogi Boys, Todaro Bros, and Chimney Cakes by Stackery.
- Already open, and open daily through Jan. 2
- Monday – Friday: 11am-8pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10am-8pm
One of the longest-running indoor holiday markets in NYC takes over Grand Central Termina’s soaring Vanderbilt Hall once again, with a focus on vendors offering American-made and handmade products with locally sourced materials, and those using a socially conscious business model. There are some 40 stalls selling artwork, clothing, accessories, toys, and home goods.
- Open daily, November 12–December 24
Another European-style outdoor holiday market, focusing on locally crafted gifts including home goods, gourmet food and drinks, winter accessories, artwork, and skin care products. New this year is live music and a kids’ arts studio for family-friendly shopping breaks.
- Open daily, November 15–December 24
Grand Holiday Bazaar
One of NYC’s largest weekly flea and crafts markets year-round, with vendors both outside and inside, all 150 independent vendors at NYC Grand Bazaar focus on the holidays through the end of the year, with fashion items, collectibles, art, jewelry and decor, including antiques.
- Sundays only, November 25–December 30
- November 28–December 24
More than 100 vendors cluster on the plaza around the entrance to Central Park at Columbus Circle, offering a mix of art, jewelry, home goods and baked treats. There’s even a market concierge to help you navigate the aisles and find the vendor selling just the thing you are hoping to find.
- November 28–December 24
Kickoff the winter season at the farm, with a rich assortment of Christmas trees, wreaths, poinsettias and unique holiday gifts. Our farm store is stocked with traditional games, toys and handmade stuffed animals for the lil’ farmer in every family. Small-batch Queens Farm herbal teas, wildflower honey and naturally-dyed yarn from our Cotswold sheep are available to make it a cozy and bright holiday!
- December 1-24, 10am to 5pm daily (closes 2pm on 12/24)