Here are NYC’s best holiday markets and pop-up shops of 2022

Image with permission FAD Holiday Market

The holiday season has arrived in New York and with it dozens of festive winter shops offering unique gifts and locally made goods for New Yorkers and their loved ones. Discover the best holiday markets and pop-up shops in the city, from long-established markets in Union Square and Bryant Park to newcomers like the Brooklyn Borough Hall Holiday Market.

Market in 2019; Photo courtesy of Laura Fontaine


Union Square Holiday Market
Union Square Park, Manhattan
November 17 to December 14
Organized by Urbanspace, the Union Square Holiday Market is arguably the city’s most famous holiday shopping event. This year, the market will host more than 160 vendors, each offering their own unique gifts created by local businesses, artists and entrepreneurs. There will also be a number of food vendors offering festive bites, including Empanada Papa, Andie’s Eats, Oh K-Dog and more.

Image courtesy of Colin Miller

Holiday shopping at Bank of America Winter Village in Bryant Park
Bryant Park, 42nd Street and 6th Avenue
Until March 5
Bryant Park’s beloved Bank of America Winter Village has returned to Midtown for its 22nd season. Hosted by Bank of America, the festive market features New York City’s only free skating rink and its ice rink hut offering seasonal snacks and cocktails. The holiday market will be open to the public through Jan. 2 and features more than 170 new and returning vendors.

Image courtesy of Marc A. Hermann/MTA

Grand Central Holiday Fair
Grand Central Terminal, 89 East 42nd Street
November 14 to December 24
New York’s longest-running indoor holiday fair returns to Grand Central Terminal after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The trade show presented by SL Green Realty Corp. and in Vanderbilt Hall, will feature a variety of local vendors and small businesses offering gifts such as clothing, artwork, jewelry and more.

Criollas at the 2021 Columbus Circle Holiday Market, image courtesy of Jacob Williamson

Columbus Circle Holiday Market
Columbus Circle, 59th Street and Central Park West
November 29 to December 24
The Columbus Circle Holiday Market, hosted by Urbanspace, is located right next to the Central Park entrance at 59th Street and Central Park West. The iconic holiday market offers visitors a variety of clothing, homewares, jewelry, food and more.

Turnstyle Holiday Market
Inside the 59th Street-Columbus Circle subway station
December 1 to December 30
Located under Columbus Circle at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle subway station, the Turnstyle Holiday Market features 39 food vendors and a variety of pop-up deals offering festive foods, gift items, art and more.

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Image courtesy of Grand Bazaar NYC

Big holiday bazaar
100 West 77th Street at Columbus Avenue
November 24, December 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Grand Holiday Bazaar is the only holiday market in the city that takes place both indoors and outdoors with rotating vendors. More than 150 hand-picked local merchants will offer visitors their wares, which include gift items such as vintage accessories and collectibles, skin care, handmade jewelry and furniture, and more. The money you spend goes to a good cause, as 100 percent of Grand Bazaar NYC’s profits are donated to four local public schools that serve more than 2,000 children.

Holiday Market at Oculus
185 Greenwich Street
November 26 to January 2
Market at Westfield World Trade Center, hosted as part of Oculus at the World Trade Center, will bring holiday cheer to New Yorkers on their commute. The modest winter village will host over 20 vendors offering creative gifts, snacks and souvenirs.

Artists and flea markets at Chelsea Market
88 10th Avenue
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m
Located directly under the High Line, Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market hosts over 30 vendors, each offering their own handmade, high-quality creative goods. Whether it’s jewelry, art, clothing, accessories, or another creative item, you can be sure to find the perfect holiday gift for a loved one.

Image courtesy of FAD Holiday Market


FAD Holiday Pop-up Markets
The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street
Empire Stores, 55 Water Street, Dumbo
3-4 December, 10-11 and 17-18 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The FAD Market holiday pop-up is returning to Brooklyn this year for the holiday months. Located at The Invisible Dog Center in Boerum Hill and Empire Stores in Dumbo, the art, fashion and design pop-up markets will feature goods from 80 local entrepreneurs representing the diverse talent New York City has to offer.

Brooklyn Navy Yard 5th Annual Holiday Market
Building 77, 141 Flushing Avenue
December 3 and 4 from 2 to 5 p.m
Brooklyn Navy Yard’s design-focused holiday market returns for its fifth year. There will be over 80 vendors offering a mix of items including handmade jewelry, home decor, fashion and accessories, art and much more. Visitors will be able to participate in a variety of workshops, including jewelry making, holiday wreaths and card making. There will be plenty of free activities for children on December 4, including making festive cards, fairy tale and book gifts, Lego building and gingerbread decorating. Entry is free, but you can reserve a seat here.

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Brooklyn Borough Hall Holiday Market
209 Joralemon Street
November 28 to December 26 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m
The Brooklyn Borough Hall Holiday Market is the city’s newest holiday market hosted by Urbanspace. The list of suppliers will be published soon. Urbanspace is always looking for Brooklyn-based artisans, food and beverage operators and more. Those interested in setting up shop at the market can apply here.

Photo courtesy of Markers Show Holiday Market

The Makers Show Holiday Market at City Point
445 Albee Square West
Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 25 to December 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
City Point hosts its very own holiday market for the holiday season with a mission to grow businesses owned by BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women and other underrepresented groups. Vendors will offer handmade goods, gift items, art and more. This market is close to Borough Hall Holiday Market so you can visit both at the same time if you want to see what each has to offer.

Image courtesy of Sam Hollenshead

Brooklyn Flea Dumbo Holiday Market
Perlová Street 80
Thanksgiving through Christmas Day, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
The revered Dumbo Holiday Flea Market returns to Brooklyn for the holiday season, offering shoppers one-of-a-kind items including vintage clothing, furniture, jewelry, stationery, collectibles, lighting and much more. Come and see goods from 50 sellers, including market regulars and newcomers. There will also be various weekend pop-ups offering whiskey tastings, mini donuts and more.

Holiday festivities begin on December 3rd, marked by the erection of a huge Christmas tree. On December 10, Flea is hosting a day of art courtesy of Art at Dumbo’s Shop The Studios.

Old Stone House Holiday Bazaar
336 3rd Street
December 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
Located in Park Slope, the Old Stone House Holiday Bazaar is an outdoor craft market offering quality goods from over 40 carefully selected vendors. In addition to shopping, there are plenty of festive activities to enjoy, including arts and crafts, music and more.

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On December 2 and 3 at 9:30 a.m., country-inspired homewares and interior design store The Six Bells Free and open to the public, the pop-up will offer gifts, decorations, hot drinks, arts and crafts for kids and lots of other holiday festivities .

Staten Island

Holiday Hop at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens
1000 Richmond Terrace
December 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m
A one-stop holiday shopping destination is coming to Staten Island. The Art Lab, Noble Maritime Collection, Staten Island Museum and Snug Harbor are joining forces for this year’s “Holiday Hop,” a free craft market featuring more than 100 local vendors. Snug Harbor’s 83-acre property is home to five markets, all selling unique gifts, from handmade jewelry and ornaments to antiques and regional sweets. Enjoy food, drink and live pop-up performances throughout the day.

Image courtesy of Amaze Light Festival


Christmas market at Amaze Light Festival
Citi Field, 41 Seaver Way
November 20 to January 8
The dazzling spectacle of lights is expected to bring approximately 400,000 guests to Queens’ Citi Field this holiday season. The light show will take visitors on a holiday adventure alongside lovable fairy tale characters Zing and Sparky who will “bring the light show to life”. In addition to the fantastic array of lights, Amaze will also offer festive food and drink in its winter village, snow tubing, a holiday-themed train and live music and dance performances nightly at 5pm, 7pm and 9pm.

Astoria Market
29-19 24th Avenue
December 11 and 18 from 12 noon to 6 p.m
Astoria Market, located in the main hall of the famed Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, will feature handmade, baked and vintage goods offered by a variety of Queens-based businesses.

Image courtesy of Max Blease

Queens Craft Brigade Holiday Market
Katch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Avenue
November 26 and December 10 from noon to 5 p.m
Come and browse items from some of Queens’ best artisans, offering items from homewares to fashion, crafts, artwork, food and much more. The Queens Craft Brigade organizes highly curated market events and celebrates its fifth anniversary this year.


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