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Christmas Markets 2023-2024

New York City markets will help you get into the festive spirit and buy some presents for the whole family

Christmas Markets
Christmas Markets
Holiday Market in Union Square
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New Yorkers love Christmas shopping and markets with hot winter drinks and unique gifts. Among the countless festive Christmas markets, there are some special ones. For example, the Winter Village at Bryant Park where you can buy crafts from local vendors while watching the ice-skating rink.

Grand Central Holiday Fair (November 13 – December 24, 2023)

The Grand Central Holiday Fair might seem somewhat pricey, but the setting and the handmade Christmas decorations are worth every penny. The amazing Vanderbilt Hall stuns visitors with a one-of-a-kind curated shopping experience, featuring handmade and unique products. By the way, the Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair is known as the longest-running indoor holiday market in New York City.

Union Square Holiday Market (November 16 – December 24, 2023)

More Christmas cheer awaits at the Union Square Holiday Market where, among other things, you can buy jewelry made out of metal from the bombs from Laos and plants in glass balls. The ultimate holiday destination in NYC features over 150 vendors as well as local restaurants and entertainment venues with a fantastic lineup of events and performances. Union Square also boasts a unique festive atmosphere and beautiful decorations, creating a magical oasis, which attracts about 2,000,000 visitors annually.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Holiday Market (early December, unconfirmed in 2023)

Brooklyn Navy Yard Holiday Market sells everything from skincare and clothing to arts and decorations. The Annual Wallabout Wonderland Holiday Market features over 80+ local artisans and designers as well as exciting, teaching how to make jewelry, holiday wreaths, and greeting cards. The holiday market has a gift-wrapping station, photo booths, a food court with delicious seasonal treats, and the relaxing Wallabout Lounge. On Brooklyn Navy Yard Holiday Market Family Day, kids can enjoy decorating gingerbread cookies, holiday card making, and other fun workshops, as well as storytelling, book giveaways, and LEGO and block building.

Christmas markets dates

NYC Christmas markets have different opening dates, but usually, festive business runs from early November until late December or early days of January. Christmas is indeed a time when New York looks especially festive and magical. Anywhere you go, you'll see lights and decorations. So don't hesitate to visit the most famous NYC Christmas markets and immerse yourself in winter magic.

Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin