10 Christmas Markets in NYC You Can’t Miss This Winter

10 Christmas Markets in NYC You Can’t Miss This Winter

I honed in on the familiar smell, and like a bloodhound I weaved through the maze of stalls. Then it came into focus. A warm, cozy stall with a sign for Glühwein. I knew once I took a sip of the warm mulled wine, I’d be transported back to my time living in Germany.

10 Christmas Markets in NYC You Can't Miss This Winter

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Last Updated: Nov 6, 2018

Christmas Markets in NYC To Visit This Winter

Christmas is one of the most magical times to visit NYC. There are only a few things that can get me out of the apartment during the winter, and one of which are the Christmas Markets that pop up throughout the city. Despite the cold and the crowds, I love visiting them to get in the holiday spirit. There are four major holiday markets in the city, and many smaller ones that open for an even more limited time. Be sure to stop by one of these markets while they are around.

40th to 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenue, map

Dates: October 28 to January 5, 2018
Hours: Daily: 11am-8pm; Nov 25-Jan 2 Mon-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat & Sun 10am-8pm

This is one of the most centrally located holiday markets and our favorite one to hangout if we had to pick one of the markets. There are over 100 stalls selling clothes, hats, mittens, jewelry, local foods, and more. It has the best ambiance, and people watching. While you’re there, you can also watch ice-skaters or get on the ice yourself.

Local Tip: The ice skating rink is free if you have your own skates.

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10 Christmas Markets in NYC You Can't Miss This Winter

201 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10003, map

Dates: November 15 to December 24, 2018 (closed Thanksgiving Day)
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sunday 11am-7pm, closes at 4pm Dec 24

This is our favorite market to shop. It’s set up in a large semi-circle and there are over 100 vendors with gifts, jewelry, crafts, and sweet and savory treats.

Local Tip: This is the market where we found  our Glühwein last year.

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89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, map

Dates: November 13 to December 24, 2018 (closed Thanksgiving Day)
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-7pm, Closes at 6 pm on Dec 24

If you’re looking for a holiday market and want to avoid the cold, head to Grand Central. It’s small, but indoor is hard to beat. This indoor market has over 70 stalls selling art, clothes, bags, toys, and more. While you’re there, you can also stop by the food court and try some of the most popular food in the city. 

Local Tip: Do yourself a favor and try the Coconut Creme at Doughnut Plant. It’s our favorite!

Christmas Market Grand Central

Columbus Circle, 59th Street and Central Park West, map

Dates: November 28 to December 24, 2018
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-7pm, closes at 4pm on December 24

This is the smallest market out of the main ones, with over 60 vendors, but it’s a great location if you plan on spending time in Central Park. Shop the goods, pick up a warm drink, then head over for some ice skating at Wollman Rink.

More: Best Things to do in Central Park

More Holiday Markets to Check Out

Astoria Market 

Dates: December 2, 9, and 16, 2018.
Hours: 12pm-6pm
Address: 2919 24th Ave, Astoria, NY 11102, map

If the holidays are more about food to you, then stop by the Astoria Market. You’ll still find some shopping opportunities, but you might get too distracted by all the delicious smelling goodies. 

Bust Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday

Dates: December 8-9, 2018.
Hours: 11am-7pm
Address: 72 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, map

Stop by this two-day holiday event in Greenpoint to check out over 200 vendors specializing in handmade, vintage, and craft items. There are also plenty of sweet and savory options to keep your belly full. Dates: Sat & Sun, Dec 8 & 9, 2018 Hours: Saturday and Sunday: 11am-7pm

Crafts at St. John’s the Divine Cathedral

Dates: November 29 to December 2, 2018.
Hours: Nov 30 1pm-9pm, Dec 1 10am-8pm, Dec 2 10am-6pm
Address: 1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, map

We missed this three-day arts and crafts fair last year and hope to stop by this year. It’s held inside one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the country.

Deck the Stalls Holiday Market

Dates: Every Sunday in December
Hours: 11am-5pm
Address: Water Street (between Fulton & Beekman), map

This is a multi-cultural market celebrating the best of NYC with food, performances, Seaport tours, live music, and more.

Flushing Town Hall Holiday Market

Dates: December 9, 2018.
Hours: 1pm-5pm
Address: 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354, map

Shop for arts and crafts from the people of queens. 

Grand Holiday Bazaar

Dates: Every Sunday from Nov 25 to Dec 30
Hours: 10am-5:30pm
Address: 100 W 77th St, New York, NY 10024, map

150+ local artisans and dealers in an indoor and outdoor market.

Holiday Handmade Cavalcade

Dates: Brooklyn Nov 24-25 & Dec 15-16, Manhattan Dec 3-9
Hours: Times Vary – Check Site
Address: 75 9th Ave New York, NY 10011, map & 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, map

NY Handmade Collective showcases local makers at this pop up market.

Holiday Shopping at the Hilton

Dates: December 9, 2018
Hours: 10am-4:30pm
Address: 1100 South Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314, map

Come see 50 local small businesses, shop and play raffles in a beautiful atmosphere.

Luke’s Christmas Fair

Dates: December 1, 2018
Hours: 10am-3pm
Address: 487 Hudson Street New York, NY 10014, map

Every year they run a fair to support the school’s scholarship fund. 

Renegade Craft Fair

Dates: December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 2018
Hours: 11am-6pm
Address: 274 36th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232, map

This is the world’s largest exhibition of independent crafts. There are over 150 vendors and they visit different cities throughout the year. This holiday season, they will be in the city 3 weekends in a row.

Urban Zen’s Holiday Marketplace

Dates: December 6-23, 2018
Hours: M-W 10am-6pm, Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm
Address: 705 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10014, map

The market features 30 international artisans in one place featuring accessories, textiles, and home decor.

White Label CBD Market

Dates: December 8-9, 2018.
Hours: 11am-6pm
Address: 515 Greenwich St 506, New York, NY 10013, map

If you’re interested in checking out CBD products, there is holiday pop up completely dedicated to it.

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