The Christmas spirit is upon us, and millions of Americans go out on the frosty streets to commemorate the greatest American tradition of all (accept pumpkin pie), that is – shopping. Maybe Santa is looking down on us in a loving frown, you never know, but undoubtedly the heart of every holiday season is shopping. Of course, all that shopping is directed into giving gifts to others, and spending time with family and friends, but it’s still all about shopping. And giving! , argh, Anyway…
These are the hottest holiday markets in New York City opening these days, and are a sure must-visit attraction for the holiday season:
Artists & Fleas Williamsburg Holiday market
The Beloved weekend marked takes on a new form for the holiday season, with more than 100 vendors in the Williamsburg space, now extended to include the warehouse next-door.
Artists & Fleas – 70 North 7th St, between Kent and Wythe Aves
Sat Dec 13 – Sun Dec 28
Winter market at Bryant Park by Luke Redmond \Flickr
Bank of America Winter Village as Bryant Park
The Winter Village at Bryant Park is another beloved NYC tradition, and one of the favorite places to celebrate Christmas in New York. Not only can you Ice-Skate for free in a splendid outdoor ring, but also shop around in the 127 holiday shops.
Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park Sixth Ave, between 40th and 42nd Sts
Wed Dec 10 – Sun Jan 4
Brooklyn Pop-Up Holiday Market
For the ones who prefer to shop local, the Brooklyn vendors will offer many wallet friendly deals on little treasures. And whenever the holiday shopping starts to wear you down, you can comfort yourself with a little sangria and mimosas.
Bat Haus 279 Starr St, between St. Nicholas and Wyckoff Aves, 11237
Fri Dec 12 – Sun Dec 21