Well, it sure doesn’t feel like the holidays with the 60+ weather! But that doesn’t mean they aren’t here and god knows we are all behind on our shopping.
To get in the holiday spirit we suggest checking out NYC’s holiday markets!
Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
Midtown – 42nd between Fifth and Sixth Avenue
Shopping open till January 3, 2016
Ice Skating open till March
How about free ice-skating on Bryant Park’s 17,000-square-foot outdoor rink (bring your own skates!) and then shop locally.
Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park’s tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park’s transformation into a winter wonderland.
From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.
After Shopping and Skating, why not relax at Celsius? The restaurant offers lunch, dinner, and drinks every day.
With spectacular views of the park, ice, and holiday tree, this two-story restaurant also features glass-enclosed lounges and an outdoor terrace with heat lamps.
The Garment District Holiday Market
Midtown – Broadway between 39th St and 41st Street
Open from November 16th – December 24th
The market features both local and international vendors in a central and easily accessible location. Join us for warm food and drinks, shop for holiday gifts from artisans and designers, and enjoy the transformation of one of New York’s major streets.
The markets will be open from 11am-8pm daily
Columbus Circle Holiday Market
Columbus Circle – 59th Street and Central Park West (near the southwest entrance of the park)
Open from Dec. 1st – Dec. 24th, 2015
The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is located in one of the most stunning locations in New York City: historic Central Park. The market is the perfect place to shop for holiday gifts from artisans and designers.
This bazaar has a market concierge to help you navigate your way through the approximately 100 booths.
The market will be open, Monday through Saturday from 10am-9pm and Sunday from 10am-8pm.
Some Items you will find:
- Handmade wooden puzzles
- Artisan chocolates and truffles
- Home accessories from local makers
- Jewelry from up-and-coming designers
- Clothing and accessories for men, women and children
The Union Square Holiday Market
Union Square – 14th St and Broadway
Open from Nov. 19th – Dec. 24th, 2015
Allow yourself the time relax and connect with local artisans who are selling their amazing goods. It’s a delightful place to get swept up in the festive spirit.
The market will be open, from Monday through Friday hours are 11am-9pm, Saturday from 10am-9pm, and Sunday from11am – 8pm (*Extended hours weather permitting)
Some items you will find:
- An array of warm and indulgent food and beverage, from authentic Persian soup to rich hot chocolate
- Local, handmade jewelry and accessories
- Gifts for children, teens, and the young-at-heart
- Artwork, from posters to framed prints and more
- Socially-conscious goods (look for our Artisan Pledge stickers to verify that products are 100% made in USA, local, organic, fair trade certified, recycled, and/or handmade)
- Home goods, from bowls crafted from natural olive wood to coasters made of slate
- Candles, soaps, and skin care products for men and women
- Winter accessories like scarves, hats, and gloves
- Gourmet pantry items, from small-batch jams to all natural olive oils
GRAND CENTRAL HOLIDAY FAIR
Grand Central – Vanderbilt Hall, 42nd and Park Avenue Entrance
Open from November 16 – December 24, 2015
Grand Central Terminal’s 2015 Holiday Fair, sponsored by LG Electronics OLED TV. This year’s Holiday Fair boasts 74 artists, craftspeople and businesses drawn primarily from New York City and its surrounding areas.
The market will be open, Monday through Friday 10AM – 8PM, Saturday 10AM – 7PM, and Sunday 11AM- 7PM