Manhattan Holiday Markets - Manhattan NYC
Christmas Markets, Hanukkah Markets, Kwanzaa Markets & Outdoor Holiday Markets - Holiday Shopping in Manhattan NYC
December 17, 2021 / Upper East Side UES / Upper West Side UWS / Midtown NYC / East Village & West Village / Tribeca SoHo Bowery / Holiday Events & Holiday Markets - Kwanzaa, Hanukkah & Christmas Holidays in Manhattan / Holiday Shopping Manhattan / Manhattan Buzz NYC.
EDITOR NOTE. While it seems we've turned the corner on the CoVid pandemic, it's after effects still linger. Hence a number of holiday markets we saw in 2019 may not yet return in 2021 for reasons related to CoVid, or possibly finances, or perhaps an assessment that the rewards of a holiday market at this time aren't worth the risks of operating one. Lastly, shopkeepers / market makers still have to operate knowing there remains some uncertainty in being able to obtain the selection goods you want in the time frame you want because of lingering issues associated with the supply chain. So while they may not return this year, they might make a comeback next year.
Holiday outdoor markets have been on the rise in Manhattan since the dawn of the 21st century. While some date back many years, some are relatively new.
Shopping at holiday markets alone, with friends, or with the kids gives folks a chance to enjoy the fruits of their labor and satisfy some of their yearnings as well as the yearnings of those we love.
Each of the Manhattan holiday markets is a bit different, as some are organized by community groups and others by business organizations. Oftentimes one can find artisanal products that are made in NYC or NYS.
Manhattan Holiday Markets Getting Underway
Some of the Manhattan holiday markets get underway almost immediately after Halloween, while others open up around Thanksgiving time. The Manhattan holiday markets are located in or near the following Manhattan neighborhoods - the Upper East Side UES, the Upper West Side UWS, Midtown NYC, the East Village, the West Village, the Bowery, SoHo, Tribeca, Lower East Side, Harlem, Inwood and Washington Heights. Many either include the serving of some beverage like hot chocolate and generally snacks like cookies - or are near food vendors and restaurants.
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Manhattan Holiday Markets - Manhattan NYC
Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa & Holiday Markets on the Upper East Side UES, Upper West Side UWS, Midtown NYC, East Village, West Village, Bowery, SoHo, Tribeca - Holiday Shopping in Manhattan NYC
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The following is a compendium of holiday markets in Manhattan. The markets usually begin popping up just after Halloween and run up to Christmas and beyond. The latest of them ends early / mid January.
We have also provided our readers with a report about many of the biggest holiday events in Manhattan running throughout the holiday season. Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukka, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
Click here to view our report about Manhattan holiday events - Manhattan NYC.
We'll update & add to this periodically through the holidays.
Pay attention to the dates / year.
Asterisked markets have NOT been updated to 2021
Midtown Holiday Markets
Holiday Shopping Manhattan NYC
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Times Square Holiday Market - Midtown Manhattan NYC
Daily from Saturday, November 27, 2021 - Thursday, December 23, 2021 from 9 am - 11 pm
Description. A well known vendor who organizes dozens of street fairs during the warm weather months is operating this holiday market.
Location. At 1585 Broadway between 47th and 48th Streets at the north end of Times Square.
Contact. Mardi Gras Productions
Grand Central Station Holiday Market - Manhattan Holiday Shops
Grand Central Holiday Market / Grand Central Holiday Fair Midtown NYC
Monday, November 15 through Friday, Dec 24, 2021
Hours. The Grand Central Station holiday market is open daily, Monday - Friday from 10 am - 8 pm, Saturday from 10 am - 7 pm & Sunday from 11 am - 6 pm. Thanksgiving closed & Christmas Eve only open from 10 am - 6 pm.
DESCRIPTION. This Manhattan holiday market in Midtown began in 1993, and now has 40 vendors occupying half of historic Vanderbilt Hall throughout the holidays selling artwork, clothing, accessories, clothing, toys and home goods. This is one of the Manhattan holiday markets in Midtown Manhattan NYC.
The photo at right shows the holiday market in Grand Central Terminal in Vanderbilt Hall in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood.
Location. The Grand Central Station holiday market is located in the entrance halls / foyer of Vanderbilt Hall near the southern entrance to Grand Central Station at 89 East 42nd Street at Park Avenue South between Lexington & Vanderbilt Avenue.
Bryant Park Holiday Shops - Midtown Holiday Markets NYC
Hours. Open daily 11 am - 8 pm.
Click Holiday Events link at the top of this page for Bryant Park Christmas Tree Lighting.
Historically after Thanksgiving they stayed open until 9 pm but UNCONFIRMED for 2021. A few of the shops are also open on major holidays.
Description. This Manhattan holiday market in Bryant Park began in 2002 with about 80 shops, the skating rink opened in 2005 and today you'll find about 175 boutiques offering gifts, apparel and foods - oftentimes made by local NYC and NYS artisans. This is one of the Manhattan holiday markets in Midtown Manhattan NYC.
The photo at the top of this page shows the holiday shops in Bryant Park in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood.
Location. In Bryant Park at 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in Midtown.
Midtown Manhattan Holiday Market - Javits Center Manhattan NYC
Midtown Manhattan Holiday Markets near Chelsea, Port Authority & Times Square
November 14 & 15, 2021 - from 10 am - 5 pm
Description. The International Contemporary Furniture Fair hosts contemporary furniture makers from around the nation and around the world. This isn't exactly a Manhattan holiday market, per se, but a good place to find furniture gifts. This is a Manhattan holiday-like market in Midtown near Chelsea and Times Square NYC.
Location. At the Javits Center at 429 11th Avenue at 36th Street in Midtown Manhattan.
Contact. www.icff.com / www.wanteddesignnyc.com will be there
Manhattan Holiday Shopping in Chelsea - Renegade Craft Fair at Metropolitan Pavilion
Brooklyn Holiday Shopping & Markets in Greenpoint Neighborhood
Saturday & Sunday, November 13 & 14, 2021 from 11 am - 5 pm
Description. In 2019 this event was billed as, "... a celebration of DIY culture, featuring handmade and vintage vendors from all over the nation. There will also be food, cocktails,prizes and DIY activities for all ages." Manhattan holiday markets & shopping in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.
Location. There's the Renegade Craft Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 18th Street in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.
Contact. www.renegadecraft.com / www.metropolitanevents.com
Upper East Side Holiday Markets
Manhattan Holiday Shopping NYC
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We Don't See Anything for 2021, so Doubtful at this late date
Holy Trinity Holiday Market - UES Manhattan
Holy Trinity Yorkville Holiday Exhibit & Sale - Upper East NYC
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 13, 14 & 15, 2019
Hours. Opening reception Friday night with complimentary wine and nibbles from 5 to 8 pm. On Saturday, from 11 am - 6 pm, and Sunday 11.30 am - 12.30 pm.
Description. The 8th Annual Yorkville Holiday Exhibit & Sale returns to the Upper East Side. Since 2011 they have sold hand crafted gifts including ceramics, jewelry, textiles, accessories, photography, home décor, edibles and more by exhibiting artists. Complimentary drinks and refreshments served throughout the weekend in a gracious, wood-paneled setting. This is one of the Manhattan holiday markets on the Upper East Side of Manhattan NYC.
Location. This Upper East Side Manhattan holiday market is located in Draesel Hall in the Church of the Holy Trinity at 316 East 88th Street between 1st & 2nd Avenues.
Contact. www.holytrinity-nyc.org / Tel 212.289.4100
Upper West Side Holiday Markets
Manhattan Holiday Shops
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Winters Eve at Lincoln Center on the UWS
Monday, November 29, 2021 from 5.30 - 9 pm
Description. The festivities begin at 5.30 pm with a tree lighting in Dante Park at Lincoln Center at Broadway & 63rd Street. Numerous talented musicians, sometimes with national reputations, will be there to perform.
Lincoln Square’s sidewalks and public spaces will have musicians, processional groups, jugglers and stilt-walkers and over 30 of Lincoln Square’s restaurants and eateries will offer food tastings at nominal cost [$1-$4] at three separate outdoor locations between 6 and 8.30 pm. Organized by Lincoln Square BID. Manhattan holiday events / tree lighting on the Upper West Side UWS NYC.
Location. From Columbus Circle to 70th Street along Broadway.
Contact. www.winterseve.nyc / www.lincolnsquarebid.org
Columbus Circle Holiday Market - Holiday Shopping UWS
Upper West Side Holiday Markets in Manhattan - Columbus Circle Holiday Market UWS
Monday, November 29 - Friday, December 24, 2021
Hours. The Manhattan holiday market at Columbus Circle is open Monday - Saturday from 11 am - 8 pm, Sunday 11 am - 7 pm, and closes 4 pm Christmas Eve.
Description. The Columbus Circle holiday market includes a number of unique offerings such as handmade wooden puzzles, artisan chocolates, locally made accessories and jewelry, clothing and food and drink. The market is managed by UrbanSpaceNYC in conjunction with the Central Park Conservancy, the Lincoln Center BID and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. This is one of the Manhattan holiday markets on the Upper West Side of Manhattan NYC.
The photo at right shows the holiday shops in Columbus Circle near the southern end of the Upper West Side neighborhood in Manhattan.
Location. At 59th Street, Central Park West and Broadway off Columbus Circle on the Upper West Side.
Grand Bazaar Holiday Market on the UWS Manhattan NYC
Sundays, November 28 and December 5 & 11, 2021 from 10 am - 5 pm
Description. Holiday market with about 100 artisans, dealers and vendors. Some of the proceeds go to support a nearby school with 2,000 students.
Location. At 77th Street and Columbus Avenue on the UWS of Manhattan. This market is open year round on Sundays.
This crafts fair was postponed until 2022
Crafts at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ December 6 - 8, 2019 from 12 noon - 8 pm, 10 am - 6 pm & 1 pm - 5 pm respectively
Description. 23rd Annual Crafts Show to take place within the nave of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. This craft fair is one of the best in Manhattan, showcasing local and visiting artists and craftspeople, who sell their objets d'arte. Items include jewelry, artwork of all kinds, clothing, fashion accessories, stained glass, small furniture items like wicker baskets, vases, bowls and more.
Location. St. John the Divine at 1047 Amsterdam Ave at West 112th Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Contact. WS - www.stjohndivine.org/ / FB - www.facebook.com/StJohnDivineNYC / This site appears discontinued - www.craftsatthecathedral.org
Holiday Markets East Village, West Village & Chelsea
Manhattan Holiday Shopping NYC
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Chelsea Holiday Market - Holiday Markets in Chelsea Manhattan NYC
December 2 - 19, 2021 on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 10.30 am - 8 pm
Description. A holiday market featuring numerous different vendors, organized by . The Chelsea Market hours are: Monday through Saturday, from 7 am - 2 am and Sunday from 8 am - 10 pm.
Location. At 75 9th Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets in Chelsea in Manhattan NYC.
Contact. www.chelseamarket.com / www.artistsandfleas.com
Union Square - Holiday Markets Shopping Manhattan NYC
Manhattan Holiday Markets in the East & West Village NYC / Union Square Holiday Market in the Village NYC
Thursday, November 18 through Friday, December 24, 2021
Hours. The Union Square holiday market in Union Square Park open Monday - Saturday from 11 am - 8 pm, Sunday 11 am - 7 pm, and closes 4 pm Christmas Eve. Also, it is closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Description. This Manhattan holiday market is organized by UrbanSpaceNYC in collaboration with the Union Square Partnership and and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. This is one of the Manhattan holiday markets near near the East Village, West Village, Chelsea and Midtown in Manhattan NYC.
The photo at right shows the Union Square holday market during daylight hours.
Location. The Union Square holiday market is located on the southern end of Union Square Park along 14th Street between Park Avenue and Union Square West / University Place in the Village.
No Holiday Market this year due to the Pandemic, but they are hosting a Live Artist Talk on 11/21/21
Holiday Market East Village - Ukrainian Museum Christmas Bazaar in the East Village of Manhattan
The Ukrainian Museum Hosts a Holiday Market for Shoppers in the East Village NYC
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8, 2019 from 11 am - 5 pm
Location. At 222 E 6th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in the East Village of Manhattan.
Description. The museum describes their holiday market as thus, "... cassettes, books, handmade unique Christmas tree decorations, art works by contemporary artists, embroidered and woven textiles, jewelry, ceramics, and woodwork. Browse the wide selection of beautifully illustrated childrens story books from Ukraine, art books, Museum exhibition catalogues, greeting cards. Buy tasty homebaked Christmas breads: makivnyky, medivnyky and tsvibaky. Proceeds benefit The Ukrainian Museum ..."
Contact. www.ukrainianmuseum.org / Tel - 212.228.0110.
In 2021 this will be a PRIVATE EVENT due to the Pandemic. This year the Christmas Fair is only open to fully vaccinated students and their families. They hope to return to normal next year, as it has traditionally been open to the public.
St. Luke’s Christmas Fair in the West Village NYC
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10 am - 3 pm
Description. Photos with Santa, toys, raffles, baked goods, crafts, spa, book sale and plenty more to support the school. Admission $15 / $5. Manhattan holiday markets in the West Village of NYC.
Location. St. Lukes' School is located at 487 Hudson Street Between Christopher and Barrow Streets.
Contact. www.stlukesschool.org / Tel - 212.924.5960
Holiday Markets Downtown Manhattan NYC
Holiday Shopping near Tribeca & the South St Seaport
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Downtown Manhattan Holiday Markets - Hester St Fair at South Street Seaport
The Hester Street Fair is Hosting a Holiday Gift Market in the FiDi Neighborhood NYC
Saturdays, November 6 & 13, 2021 from 11 am - 6 pm
Description. The Hester Street Fair is moving back downtown for a holiday weekend market at the South Street Seaport in the FiDi neighborhood. The event will include music and food available for purchase. The vendors will likely include many who operate in the Hester street fair during the summer. This is one of the Manhattan holiday markets at the South Street Seaport in the FiDi neighborhood in downtown Manhattan NYC.
Location. This Downtown Manhattan holiday market is located at the South Street Seaport in the FiDi neighborhood of downtown Manhattan.
In Nov I called & they indicated they're thinking of doing something this year. It's now nearly mid December and nothing has happened ... so Doubtful at best
South Street Seaport Holiday Market & Shopping - Downtown NYC
Downtown Manhattan Holiday Markets near Tribeca, SoHo & Lower East Side
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Sunday, December 8, 13, 14 & 15, 2019 from 11 am - 5 pm
Description. This is the second Deck the Stalls Holiday Market at the South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan. The Fulton Stall Market farmers and producers will be offering a wide range of food, beverages and gift items by dozens of different vendors. , entertainment and free tours of the historic district.
There will be live music, a ceremony at 1 pm, various tours departing at various times, and a Chinese Lion Dance at 1.15 pm. Holiday markets at the South St Seaport in NYC.
Location. A holiday market at 28-20 Fulton Street [in 2021 possibly at 91 South Street' in the South Street Seaport shopping district.
Contact. www.fultonstallmarket.org / www.nyecd.com
There's no indication of a holiday market this year & when I called the voicemail was full, so ... not a good sign for anything in 2021
Native American Art - Holiday Market Downtown Manhattan NYC
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ December 7 & 8, 2019 from 10 am - 5 pm
Description. An opportunity to buy unique items, the market is described as, "... unique shopping opportunity for visitors to purchase traditional and contemporary works—including silver and semiprecious jewelry, ceramics, fine apparel, handwoven baskets, traditional beadwork, dolls, paintings, prints, and sculpture—by some of the finest Native American artists ..."
Location. At the National Museum of the American Indian which is located in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at 1 Bowling Green in Downtown Manhattan NYC. Holiday markets / shopping in downtown Manhattan NYC.
Contact. www.americanindian.si.edu/artmarket & www.downtownny.com
Harlem Holiday Markets Manhattan
Holiday Markets near Washington Heights & Inwood
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Kwanzaa Crawl in Harlem & Brooklyn - Kwanzaa Markets in Manhattan NYC
Sunday, December 26, 2021 from 12 noon - 11 pm
Description. This is a restaurant / bar crawl. You pick the first place on the list you want to go and then the remaining three places are randomly selected by the organizer. You also select a team number so you can be assigned to a crawl group. On the first day of Kwanzaa, 12/26/21 you meet your group at an assigned location and off on the crawl you go.
Admission. $55 [early bird before 12/10/21 / $65 thereafter / No Refunds
Contact. It's by Kwanzaa Crawl on Eventbrite. Editor's Note - we have not met the organizers and we have not partaken in this crawl, so this listing comes w/o the due diligence we normally do.
Harlem Lights Holiday Festival - 125th Street BID
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 6 - 9 pm
Description. They tell us "... The 125th Street Business Improvement District (BID) along with Community Boards 9 & 10, and the Mount Morris Community Improvement Association will host the 28th Annual Harlem Holiday Lights Event which has become a part of the historic community's cultural tradition ... The Caravan of festive floats departs from 125th Street and Broadway at 6:00 pm ET on November 16th, and continues down the corridor to Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, turning on to Central Park North/110th Street, where it will turn again on to Malcolm X Blvd and 125th, winding around Marcus Garvey Park and circling around to 126th and 5th Avenue, where it will turn back up on to 125th for the final leg, concluding at Morningside Avenue. In partnership with the Mt. Morris Park ommunity Improvement Association, business owners and community residents along the route will add to the festivities ...".
Location. See parade route, primarily along 125th Street in Harlem.
Contact. www.125thstreet.nyc / Tel 212.662.8999
Harlem Night Market at La Marqueta in East Harlem
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 17, 18 & 19, 2021 from 5 - 9 pm, 4 pm - 9 pm and from 3 pm - 8 pm respectively
Description. They tell us "... From tamales to coquito, sorrel to sweet potato pie: The Harlem Night Market at La Marqueta is back for the 2021 holiday season, to celebrate the diversity of cultures that make up Harlem... will fill three lots of La Marqueta with foods and artisanal gifts. D.J.s Ted Smooth and Stormin' Norman will anchor the turntables, plus parrandas and a gospel choir. Plus they're be a family space inside Urban Garden Center with children's activities by El Museo. ...".
Admission. Tickets are free, but rsvp and CoVid protocols remain in effect. Copy & paste this into your browser bar to rsvp.
Location. At 1590 Park Avenue at 115th, 116th & 117th Streets in East Harlem, underneath the Metro North tracks.
Contact. www.instagram.com/tbo.harlem / www.unionsettlement.org / www.publicmarkets.nyc / www.uptowngrandcentral.org
Don't See Anything at this Market for Dec 2021
Uptown Night Market in West Harlem
Description. A Night Market with about 40 food vendors from sometime in March / April to Oct / November. I believe they started in 2019'ish.
Location. At 701 West 133rd Street in West Harlem in Manhattan NYC.
At present I don't see anything regarding this market returning in 2021
Harlem Holiday Markets in Manhattan NYC
Shop Harlem Live Harlem Holiday Gift Fair / Holiday Market in Harlem near Washington Heights & Inwood
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 11 am - 6 pm
Description. The Uptown Artisanal Market is organized by alumni of Harlem Park to Park. They have a couple dozen different vendors who are local artisans and craftspeople selling art, jewelry, crafts, clothing and "... Harlem Made Gifts and Delicious Treats". They go on to tell us that it's not just a market, but an experience "... Fun Family/Kids Activities including Santa's Village, Holiday Tree Trimming and Kids Cooking Demo; Enjoy Music by DJ Stormin' Norman, Sundae Sermon and more ...".
Location. At 2878 Broadway Street at 112th Street in Harlem.
Contact. www.uptownartisanal.com / www.harlemparktopark.org / Tel 917.568.3490
At present I don't see anything regarding this market returning in 2021
Harlem Holiday Markets - Harlem Holiday Gift Fair
10th Annual Harlem Craft Fair at St Mary's Episcopal Church
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 11 am - 5 pm
Description. The Harlem Holiday Gift Fair is organized by St Mary's Episcopal Church. The sale includes artisan handmade items, vintage goods, and baked treats, by numerous vendors, at a wide range of prices. Many of the items are unique by local artists [Columbia Arts Community], independent designers, emerging artists, and vintage collectors and I believe there's hot cider and nibbles, but as of this posting the inclusion of edibles has not been confirmed.
Location. At St. Mary's Episcopal Church at 521 West 126th Street in Harlem, near Washington Heights & Inwood. It's next to Columbia University newly opened Lenfest Center for the Arts - in the downstairs area of the St. Mary's Episcopal church.
Contact. Email - firstname.lastname@example.org / www.stmarysharlem.org
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