7. Shop at a Holiday Market
Photograph Courtesy of Cut & Crafted
New York City is full of holiday markets this season that are just getting started, from Bryant Park’s Winter Village Holiday Shops to the sprawling Union Square Holiday market and Brooklyn’s Holiday Bazaar. Instead of wrestling with crowds and waiting in crazy lines for big brand Black Friday deals, shop small this holiday weekend. These markets provide a great place to find unique, locally made and handcrafted gifts and food. This weekend’s Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar will take place in two locations, 501 Union and the Green Building from 11am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and in addition to all of the vendors, there will be a live DJ, crafts for kids and a photobooth!