Manhattan Holiday Markets - Manhattan NYC
Christmas Markets, Hanukkah Markets, Kwanzaa Markets & Outdoor Holiday Markets - Holiday Shopping in Manhattan NYC
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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 and some of 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
The Manhattan holiday markets get underway shortly after Halloween, with some coming opening up about the time of Thanksgiving. 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
December 8, 2019 update from 11/19/19 / 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. Continued.
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.
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Midtown Holiday Markets
Holiday Shopping Manhattan NYC
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* Grand Central Station Holiday Market - Manhattan Holiday Shops
Grand Central Holiday Market / Grand Central Holiday Fair Midtown NYC
Monday, November 18 through Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019
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 Monday - Friday 11 am - 8 pm [and after Thanksgiving until 9 pm] & Sat & Sun 10 am - 8 pm. Some 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 Markets - Hester St Fair at Ace Hotel
This Year the Hester Street Fair is Hosting a Holiday Gift Market at Ace Hotel NYC
Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8, 2019 from 11 am - 6 pm
Description. The Hester Street Fair is moving uptown for a holiday weekend market at the Ace Hotel in Chelsea. The event will include music by DJ Ownes and food available for purchase by The Breslin Gastropub. The vendors will likely include many who operate in the Hester street fair during the summer. This is one of the Manhattan holiday markets in Chelsea Manhattan NYC.
Location. This Midtown Manhattan holiday market is located in Liberty Hall in the Ace Hotel at 20 West 29th Street in Chelsea / Midtown Manhattan.
Upper East Side Holiday Markets
Manhattan Holiday Shopping NYC
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* Holy Trinity Holiday Market - UES Manhattan
Holy Trinity Yorkville Holiday Exhibit & Sale - Upper East NYC
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, December 2, 2019 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
Wednesday, December 4 through Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Hours. The Manhattan holiday market at Columbus Circle is open daily from 10 am - 8 pm, except on Sunday when it closes at 7 pm.
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.
* Crafts at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
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.
Holiday Markets East Village & West Village
Manhattan Holiday Shopping NYC
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* 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 21 through Monday, December 24, 2019
Hours. The Union Square holiday market in Union Square Park runs weekdays from 11 am - 8 pm, except Saturday beginning at 10 am and Sundays ending at 7 pm.
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.
* 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
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.
* St. Luke’s Christmas Fair in the West Village NYC
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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* South Street Seaport Holiday Market & Shopping - Downtown NYC
Downtown Manhattan Holiday Markets near Tribeca, SoHo & Lower East Side
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 the South Street Seaport shopping district.
Contact. www.fultonstallmarket.org / www.nyecd.com
* Native American Art - Holiday Market Downtown Manhattan NYC
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
* On Hiatus _ South Street Seaport Holiday Market - Downtown Manhattan NYC
Downtown Manhattan Holiday Markets near Tribeca, SoHo & Lower East Side
**** NOTE - Hester Street Fair is Hosting a Market at the Ace Hotel - scroll up to Midtown for details ****
2017 OLD - November 25 - December 24, 2017
Hours. The South Street Seaport holiday market is open from 11 am - 8 pm daily.
Description. This Manhattan holiday market includes handmade clothing, artisanal gifts, chocolates, food and beverages - some of which is made and / or sold by local artisans, with about three dozen vendors participating. This downtown Manhattan market began in 2016 by the folks who organize the seasonal Hester Street Fair on the Lower East Side. This is one of the Manhattan holiday markets near Tribeca, SoHo, the Lower East Side in Downtown NYC.
Location. The South Street Seaport holiday market is located inside at 117 Beekman Street on the Lower East Side just north of the South Street Seaport in Downtown Manhattan.
Harlem Holiday Markets Manhattan
Holiday Markets near Washington Heights & Inwood
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* Harlem Holiday Markets in Manhattan NYC
Shop Harlem Live Harlem Holiday Gift Fair / Holiday Market in Harlem near Washington Heights & Inwood
Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 11 am - 6 pm
Location. At 2878 Broadway Street at 112th Street in Harlem.
Description. The Uptown Artisinal 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 ...".
Contact. www.uptownartisanal.com / www.harlemparktopark.org / Tel 917.568.3490
* Harlem Holiday Markets - Harlem Holiday Gift Fair
10th Annual Harlem Craft Fair at St Mary's Episcopal Church
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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