New York City takes shopping very seriously, especially around the holiday season. And while nothing beats the magic of New York City during this magical season, there are still ways to enjoy the shopping experience while supporting local artists, businesses, and vendors this year. We’ve rounded up our favorite markets happening both in-person and virtually this year, allowing you to shop safely from home, with hot cocoa of course.
Winter Village at Bryant Park
The Winter Village at Bryant Park is back this year and bringing the holiday spirit. There are multiple shops available to find that extra special gift for your friends and family, as well as delicious food kiosks when you need a little shopping break. Of course extra health and safety measures are put in place this year but you can expect to enjoy this little winter wonderland just like previous years. Don’t forget to reserve your time for the ice skating rink through their website.
Brooklyn Navy Yard
The third annual holiday market at the Brooklyn Navy Yard will go virtual this year. Over 20 local Brooklyn vendors will be participating in the online market, selling a wide range of gifts like home goods, clothing, accessories, art, food and wine. The market, found at madeattheyard.com, will run until January 3rd. Happy shopping!
Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair
For the first time this year, the Grand Central Holiday Fair will be totally virtual, allowing shoppers to browse and buy gifts from the comfort and safety of their homes. Now through December 24th, 40 local vendors are selling accessories, apparels, children’s gifts, home goods, holiday ornaments, and much more. To start, simply choose your gift category, visit the stores’ pages, and get gifting by clicking “Shop Now”. Easy and so convenient to shop for loved ones. Check out the categories at the Grand Central Portal.
Long Branch Holiday Bazaar at Pier Village
Asbury Park Bazaar will be hosting its annual holiday market at Long Branch’s Pier Village this year. The oceanfront market will feature 25 local vendors, live music, selfie stations, wreath-making workshops, food, drink and so much more, all under a huge heated tent. Opening weekend kicks off November 27, 28, and 29, with the event taking place every week from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Dec 3rd-20th. Get the full line up for the Long Branch Holiday Bazaar here.
Turnstyle Underground Market
The Turnstyle Underground Market has reopened this year at the 59th St-Columbus Circle station. Shops and kiosks inside the corridor sell everything from doughnuts, to natural wine, to ornaments and lush soaps. The best part? you don’t even need to swipe a MetroCard to get inside the market!