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2018 Holiday Markets and Fairs in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens

2018 Holiday Markets and Fairs in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens

Check out this roundup of holiday markets, fairs, and festivals in NYC to find gifts for everyone on your list.

If you’re looking for the perfect, unique, handmade gift to give to a loved one for the holidays this year, stop by one of the many holiday markets in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Queens this month. From the annual Handmade Cavalcade in Chelsea, the Urbanspace markets in Columbus Circle and Union Square, and Bryant Park’s Winter Village in Manhattan to Brooklyn Flea and Renegade Craft Fair in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and even a few pop-up holiday markets in Flushing, Astoria, and Sunnyside, Queens, you’re sure to find the perfect artisanal gift for your friend, child, partner, or colleague. There’s nothing better than a unique, homemade for the holidays!

Holiday Markets in Manhattan

11th Annual Holiday Handmade Cavalcade
WHEN: Dec. 3-9, Monday-Sunday, 10:30am-7:30pm
WHERE: Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave., Chelsea
WHAT: A week-long pop-up inside Chelsea Market offering a carefully crafted selection of vendors to make sure you have the greatest variety of handmade goods to see, feel, touch, smell, and fall in love with, including jewelry, greeting cards, art, beauty products, clothing, and baby items. There will also be interactive demos courtesy of Blick Art Materials, for you to get in touch with your inner artist, as well as special gifts and prizes via raffles.
WANT TO GO? FREE admission. 

Deck the Stalls Holiday Market
WHEN: Through Dec. 23: Sundays, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Seaport District NYC, Water Street between Fulton and Beekman streets, Seaport
WHAT: Market-goers can enjoy holiday gifts, locally made food, multi-cultural performances, Seaport tours, live music, wine, and craft beverages.
WANT TO GO? FREE admission. 212-349-1380. 

Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair
WHEN: Through Dec. 24: Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm; Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall, 89 E. 42nd St., Midtown
WHAT: Forty vendors will take over half of the historic Vanderbilt Hall for almost six weeks to sell artwork, clothing for all ages, men’s and women’s accessories, children’s clothing and toys, and home goods.
WANT TO GO? FREE admission. 212-576-2700.

Union Square Holiday Market
WHEN: Through Dec. 24: Monday-Friday, 11am-8pm; Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Union Square Park, Southern Side, Union Square
WHAT: This internationally renowned holiday market is a must-visit destination for unique gifts created by local craftsmen and artists.
WANT TO GO? FREE admission. 212-274-0986.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market
WHEN: Through Dec. 24: Monday-Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, 10am-7pm.
WHERE: Columbus Circle, 59th Street and Central Park West, Midtown
WHAT: Known as one of the most elegant and beautiful places for holiday shopping, this market features art, jewelry, home goods, and delicious treats from local artisans and designers.
WANT TO GO? FREE admission. 212-529-9262.

Holiday Market at the Oculus
WHEN: Through Dec. 31: Monday-Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Westfield World Trade Center, 185 Greenwich St., Lower Manhattan
WHAT: Enter a magical, enchanted forest with popular life-size chrome Snowmen and browse shopping galleries, live music, tasty treats, and festive experiences for visitors of all ages.
WANT TO GO? FREE admission. 212-284-9982.

Bank of America Winter Village Holiday Shops
WHEN: Through Jan. 2, 2019: Monday-Friday, 11am-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-8pm
WHERE: Bryant Park, 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Midtown
WHAT: This European inspired open-air market features artisans from around the world. Located throughout Bryant Park, the Holiday Shops are housed in custom-designed, “jewel box” kiosks. Enjoy local crafts, artisanal food, and goods from around the world.
WANT TO GO? FREE admission. 212-768-4242.   

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Holiday Markets in Brooklyn

Holiday Handmade Cavalcade
WHEN: Dec. 15-16, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights
WHAT: Featuring more than 60 makers from the tri-state area, the cavalcade offers jewelry, greeting cards, art, beauty products, clothing, baby items, and more
WANT TO GO? FREE admission. 646-410-3884.

Renegade Craft Fair
WHEN: Dec. 22-23; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St., Greenpoint
WHAT: Renegade curates artists alongside interactive features, including local DJs, craft cuisine, and installations for guests from all over to discover and enjoy.
WANT TO GO? FREE admission. 718-775-3315.

WHEN: Through Dec. 31: Thursday-Friday, 1-8pm; Saturday, 11am-8pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
WHAT: For six weeks, a portion of the Brooklyn Museum’s grounds will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland featuring winter activities, holiday shopping from local and international vendors, and cultural programs for visitors and local New Yorkers of all ages. Occupying 40,000 square feet between the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Winterfest is the quintessential outing for community members, families, friends, and tourists.
WANT TO GO? FREE admission; activities cost extra.

Brooklyn Flea
WHEN: Through March 31, 2019: Saturday, 11am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Atlantic Center, 635 Atlantic Ave., across from Barclays Center,  
AGES: 3-12
WHAT: For the holidays and the winter months the flea is at Atlantic Center. Find vendors from Brooklyn Flea selling furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles, and more, plus Smorgasburg vendors. 
WANT TO GO? FREE admission to event; prices for food and products vary. 201-417-6423. 

Holiday Markets in Queens

Holiday Market
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 9, 1-5pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
WHAT: Artists and Crafts people from the Queens area will be selling their wares in our gallery, including jewelry, paintings, hand-crafted ceramics, paper goods, greeting cards, clothing, and more.
WANT TO GO? FREE admission. 718-463-7700.

Astoria Holiday Market
WHEN: Through Dec. 16: Sundays, 12-6pm
WHERE: Bohemian Hall, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria
WHAT: Swing by Bohemian Hall's main hall to snag that perfect handmade gift for your loved ones. There will be a full house of vendors selling art, jewelry, toys, chocolates, body care, handbags, clothing, stationery, scarves and hats, pottery, and more.
WANT TO GO? FREE admission. 718-274-4925.

Bliss Plaza Pop-Up Holiday Market
WHEN: Through Dec. 16: Saturday-Sunday, 12-6pm
WHERE: Blizz Plaza, 46th Street and Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside
WHAT: This outdoor market will include more than 30 vendors, including local businesses, entrepreneurs, and craftspeople offering gift items ranging from 3-D printed jewelry, fine ceramics, artisanal candles, handmade swaddle and other gifts for babies, to popular food vendors selling Burmese palatas, Romanian-Hungarian chimney cakes, and much more!
WANT TO GO? FREE admission.