The holiday season is in full swing, meaning it’s time to show a little appreciation to your loved ones and gift them something special. Sure, you can go easy on yourself by ordering some generic stuff online, but why not put a little more effort in and purchase a unique gift at one of New York’s holiday markets? They have everything from art and jewelry to home goods and delicious treats, all from local craftsmen and artists – and as an added bonus, you can indulge yourself in all the great food there as well. Do we need to say more? Read on for the best holiday markets in NYC!

Union Square Holiday Market

This market is situated on the southern side of Union Square Park and has over 100 vendors each year, which is the perfect place to find a wide assortment of items designed by local artists. You’ll find two exciting new sections at the market this year: ‘Little Brooklyn’ which features all Brooklyn-based businesses that are 100% handmade in the borough, and ‘Urbanspace Provisions’, a curated section of locally produced food, drinks, and spice-of-life supplies. The market also has a warming station and lounge, a kids art studio, and live music. Union Square Holiday Market is open now through December 24.

Grand Central Holiday Fair

Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal has transformed once again into “one of the finest, longest-running indoor holiday fairs in New York City”. The market features 40 vendors who offer a beautiful selection of artwork, clothing for all ages, men’s and women’s accessories, children’s clothing and toys, and home goods. The fair at Grand Central is open from now until Christmas Eve.

Holiday Shops at Bryant Park

This European inspired open-air market features designers from all around the world. The shops are located along Bryant Park’s allées and terraces and housed in custom-designed, “jewel box” kiosks. There are over 175 boutiques offering exquisite gifts, distinctive apparel, and local crafts and foods. Big plus: when you finish shopping, you can head over to Bryant Park’s ice skating rink! The shops are open daily until January 5.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Located at the entrance of Central Park West, the Columbus Circle Holiday Market is a beautiful, internationally-known market that comes with 150 vendors selling art, jewelry, and home goods. There’s plenty of food and drinks to choose from and new this year is the city-sponsored holiday lounge, complete with photo booths and phone charging stations. The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is open every day from now through Christmas Eve.

Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg Winter Market

During the winter months, the Brooklyn Flea market heads indoors and can be found at 25 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg. The market’s assortment is similar to its summer market, lots of vintage and antique goods! Delicious food and drinks are provided by Smorgasburg. The Winter Market is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm until March 2020.

So, which holiday market are you checking out this year? We might see you there! And as always, we’re here to help you through every step of the real estate process, whether that’s selling or buying a home, renting a place, or anything in between. Click here or call 646.681.5272 with your questions to speak with an agent from Platinum Properties!