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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.
The Grand Central Holiday Fair might seem somewhat pricey, but the setting and the handmade Christmas decorations are worth every penny. By the way, the Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair is known as the longest-running indoor holiday market in New York City.
There's also 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. Brooklyn Navy Yard Holiday Market sells everything from skincare and clothing to arts and goods (this year online).
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.
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.
Winter Village at Bryant Park opening dates and hours
Dates: October 30, 2020–January 3, 2021 Operating hours: Monday–Friday: 11 am–8 pm Saturday & Sunday: 10 am–8 pm
Brooklyn Navy Yard Holiday Market dates
November 6, 2020–January 3, 2021 (online)
What are the dates of the Union Square Holiday Market 2020?
Union Square Holiday Market is canceled in 202 and is postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19.
What are the dates of the Grand Central Holiday Fair 2020?
November 16–December 24, 2020