And just like that, the holiday season is upon New York. Just on the toes of Halloween weekend, New York City’s iconic holiday markets have opened shop, so you can start browsing and buying for all your December gift giving occasions, with more markets to celebrate opening day in the coming weeks.
As of Friday, October 28, the Holiday Shops at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park have opened their seasonal destination with over 160 vendors. In the heart of Manhattan this holiday pop up market boasts innovative items and creative food concepts. Notable vendors include Hell’s Kitchen Hot Sauce, Fluffy Alpacas, and Sallye Ander. Plus, the market surrounds the Bryant Park Ice Skating rink, which will celebrate opening day along with the market. Skating is free with your own skates, or $18 for rentals.
Next up is Union Square, the Urbanspace Union Square Holiday Market, which opens on Thursday, November 17. This holiday market is the longest running Urbanspace holiday market and welcomes over 180 vendors, featuring unique gifts, crafts, art, and food. Some notable vendors include Wafels & Dinges, United Leather, and the New York Puzzle Company. The Holiday Market coins with the Union Square Greenmarket, which runs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 am – 6 pm
Opening on Monday, November 28 will be the first-ever Urbanspace Borough Hall Holiday Market in Downtown Brooklyn. Brooklyn-based businesses shine at this holiday market, showcasing the diversity of the borough. Guests can find unique crafts and foods at vendors like Pixie Doodle Farms, In Theory Clay, and Zulia & Huipa.
Right outside Central Park’s southwest entrance, the Urbanspace Columbus Circle Holiday Market opens Tuesday, November 29. 130 vendors featuring art, jewelry, and delicious food will be present this year. Local artisans and vendors include Couture Brands, Paper Crane Heart, and Cake Jars.
For a fill list of vendors, visit urbanspacenyc.com