Every holiday season, New Yorkers (and tourists alike) can expect a few things: festive decorations, cold weather, hot chocolates, and diverse marketplaces. From artisan products to one-of-a-kind eats, these NYC holiday markets offer a plethora of unique finds that never fail to tempt holiday shoppers into spending a bit more than they would like to. Holiday markets have popped up in various locations throughout the city and we’ve put together some the biggest and most unique markets to browse this holiday season:
1. Union Square
The internationally renowned Union Square Holiday Market returns to New York City this year! Taking place in Union Square Park, the market features over 180 vendors — from eclectic gifts and handcrafted accessories to gourmet snacks and quirky puppets. A few notable favorites include Wafels & Dinges, United Leather, and the New York Puzzle Company.
The Union Square Holiday Market is the longest-running and largest holiday market in the city. You’ll find it at 14th St. and Broadway. The market is open daily from November 17 through December 24, 2022.