It is nice these days supporting local shops in my community or local markets, and while I still do not do it enough, I think it is something we need to be more intentional about. So let us start by getting local and supporting our community shops and local markets. Join me, New York City. It is time to get local. So today, we are sharing the best Holiday markets and pop-ups in NYC for 2022.
Here are some of the best Holiday Markets and pop-up Holiday Shops in NYC.
Brooklyn Holiday Markets and Pop-Ups
Pop-Up Holiday Market: Brooklyn Pop-Up Holiday Market
Brooklyn Pop-Up Williamsburg Holiday Market
December 16th to the 24th
40 designers and artisans
Brooklyn Pop-Up Williamsburg Holiday Market
135 Kent Avenue—Brooklyn
Old Stone House Holiday Bazaar
The Old Stone House
Saturday, December 10, from 10 AM to 4 PM
The Fort Greene Artisans Bazaar
Fort Greene Park
Every Saturday and Sunday in December, from 9 AM to 4 PM
Over 25 vendors
Brooklyn Museum Holiday Market
More than 40 artisans, makers, small businesses, carolers, and so much more.
The Brooklyn Museum
Saturday, December 17: 11 AM to 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 18: 11 AM to 5:30 PM
Holiday Market at The Williamsburg Hotel [December 17 + 18th, 2022]
At the Holiday Market at The Williamsburg Hotel, vendors will be selling everything from traditional holiday decor to local products that make for wonderfully unique gifts. We’re talking home goods, stationery, books and prints, men’s and women’s apparel and accessories, jewelry, candles, and artisan food products.
There will be plenty of food and drink on-site, with live music and a special guest appearance from Santa.
1) The FAD brings the holiday spirit to Boerum Hill’s The Invisible Dog Art Center with three festive holiday markets held on the first three weekends of December. Each holiday market will feature a rotating roster of over 50 of the region’s most talented makers, designers, and artisanal food brands, offering an excellent selection of impeccably crafted jewelry, apparel, bath and body care, tableware, handmade food items, home furnishings and more.
December 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18
11 AM to 6 PM
The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen Street—Boerum Hill
2) Discover a rotating roster of New York’s talented makers, artisans, and creative small businesses. There will be a curated selection of goods, including handmade jewelry, stationery, bath and body care, tableware, artisanal packaged food and beverage items, home furnishings, and more. Find unique holiday gifts and snag one-of-a-kind stocking stuffers.
The holiday pop-up is located in the lobby of Empire Stores, home to Time Out Market, Cecconi’s, Dumbo House, and West Elm. At Time Out Market, there are 20 plus food vendors [We love La Bella Ferrara’s cannolis and Dough Doughnuts].
November 28 to December 23
Monday – Friday: 12 PM to 6 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 11 AM to 6 PM
55 Water Street—Dumbo
Brooklyn Flea Dumbo
The Brooklyn Flea Market has several locations—check out the Dombo Location in the Dumbo Archway. A Shopping district with 50-plus vintage and handmade vendors selling an assortment of antiques, furniture, clothing, artwork, and jewelry.
Saturdays and Sundays, 10 AM to 5 PM
80 Pearl Street—Dumbo
The Makers Show at City Point
The Makers Show has partnered with City Point to bring a holiday market to Downtown Brooklyn this holiday season. A marketplace of local craftsmen, artisans, and entrepreneurs from Black-owned and women-owned businesses. Look out for Black Lamb Handmade, Natchie Art, Breezy Hill Orchard Farm, and much more.
It begins on November 25 and ends on December 23.
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays [11 AM to 7 PM ]throughout the holiday season.
Fort Hamilton Holiday Market [Tree Lighting & Holiday Market Spectacular]
Fort Hamilton Holiday Market Spectacular is a one-night-ONLY event for some holiday cheer and spirit at the Tree Lighting and Holiday Market Spectacular on beautiful USAG Fort Hamilton Army Installation
Tree lighting, vendors, food, Santa, and music—a night for the entire family. Register for this event for this one night ONLY on December 9 from 4 to 8 PM.
This event is sponsored by Northwell Health Military Liaison Service, Wounded Warrior Project, USAA, and Fort Hamilton Spouses Foundation. Sponsorship does not imply any Federal.
Greenpointers Holiday Market
After being closed for three long years, Greenpointers Holiday Market is back on December 11 from 1 to 7 PM.
This year they have partnered with the local favorite Dusty Rose Vintage. And they have handpicked each vendor with an eye on eco-friendliness and sustainability. Sweet vintage finds, handmade items, and ethical business practices take center
Located at 67 West Street, 5th Floor, inside the historic Greenpoint Loft, over sixty-plus of the best vendors will be on hand with their handmade and vintage wares.
Get toasty with a warm mulled wine. Perhaps a frosty Greenpoint beer or a Smokey legal Mezcal Cider Margarita.
Bedford Stuyvesant Winter Wonderland Market
Bed Stuy Gateway BID’s Winter Wonderland is back, and it is better than ever. A month-long family-friendly holiday tradition that includes live entertainment, fashion showcases, and live music from local DJs.
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, December 1 through the 23rd.
Thursday and Friday from 4 to 8 PM, and Saturday from 2 to 8 PM.
1368 Fulton Street [Corner of Marcy Ave & Fulton Street]—Bedford Stuyvesant
Bushwick Holiday Market
The Essential Bushwick Holiday Market features more than 100 vendors of local handmade goods, vintage finds, and art.
12 to 6 PM
1329 Willoughby Galleries—Bushwick
Jummy’s Picks Holiday Pop-Up
Join Black-Owned Brooklyn for an immersive indoor shopping experience at Atlantic Center. Shop more than 40 local Black-owned businesses each day of the Jummy’s Picks Holiday Pop-Up—with 50 brands participating across both weekends. Shop specialty products that everyone on your list will love.
Alongside shopping and eating in the 30,000 square-foot marketplaces, enjoy live DJ sets, appearances by “Papa and Mama Soul Santa,” and relaxing lounge areas in a beautifully designed space. This event is free to attend
Saturday, December 10 at 11 AM to Sunday, December. 18 at 6 PM
624 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn Borough Hall Holiday Market
Urbanspace presents Brooklyn-based artisans, food and beverage operators, vintage and antique collectors selling one-of-a-kind pieces, and so much more.
Urbanspace is committed to partnering with Brooklyn-based businesses and community organizations to curate a Brooklyn-centric market mix.
Holiday Handmade Cavalcade
With over ten years of history, the NY Handmade Collective’s Holiday Handmade Cavalcade has become a must for holiday shoppers looking for truly unique and locally crafted gifts for their loved ones. This exceptional holiday market showcases a curated selection of handmade wares from independent artisans, all of whom are based in the NYC metro area.
December 7th and 8th + 9th to 15th at various times during the day.
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street—Brooklyn Heights
Winter Wonderland Market
A Winter Wonderland Market representing queer artists will be hosted at Rice Studios. It is a free event and will offer plenty of gift opportunities from small businesses and artists.
December 10 + 11, 4 to 9 PM
56 Bogart Street, Suite 107–Williamsburg
NYC’s Holiday Markets and Pop-Ups
Bryant Park Winter Village
Bank of America Winter Village is back in NYC with Ice skating, holiday shopping, and festive rinkside dining at New York City’s winter wonderland.
The 17,000-square-foot ice-skating rink is free to use when you bring your skates. And with over 170 new and returning kiosks, you will have various choices.
The Small Business Spotlight booth will feature minority-owned businesses.
Columbus Circle Holiday Market
Columbus Circle Holiday Market Internationally known as one of the most elegant and beautiful places for holiday shopping, visitors can expect to peruse through glittering aisles of art, jewelry, home goods, and delicious eats from local artisans and designers.
November 29th to December 24th
Saturdays: 11 AM to 8 PM
Sundays: 11 AM to 7 PM
Columbus Circle + Central Park
The Santa Clauses’ Winter Wonderland.
The Watermark at Pier 15 will magically transform into Santa’s headquarters at the North Pole—primarily inspired by the Disney+ Original Series The Santa Clauses that premiered on November 16.
Come and step into this Santa Winter Wonderland. Walk down a hallway with candy cane pillars that leads to a gingerbread bar where you can fill up seasonal treats and drinks.
December 3rd, 4th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th and 31st
78th South Street—Pier 15
Union Square Holiday Market
Union Square Holiday Market is named one of the best holiday markets in the entire United States; the Union Square Holiday Market welcomes 185 vendors featuring unique gifts created by local craftsmen, artists, and entrepreneurs.
November 17th to December 24th
Monday to Friday: 11 AM to 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM to 8 PM
Sunday: 11 AM to 7 PM
14th Street—Union Square Park
Grand Holiday Bazaar
Holiday Food and Shopping at Grand Holiday Bazaar takes place on December 7th, 11th, and 18th.
Grand Bazaar NYC is the most extensive curated weekly shopping in NYC, indoors and outdoors. Every Sunday, year-round, up to 200 local independent artists, designers, craft-makers, vintage/antique dealers, and food entrepreneurs set up their booths, selling one-of-a-kind, rare and limited-edition goods.
In addition, special themed events and pop-ups are organized, such as Summer Brunch and Shop, Made in NYC, Handmade Bazaar, Grand Vintage Bazaar, and Grand Holiday Bazaar. One hundred percent of Grand Bazaar NYC’s profits are donated to four local public schools, benefiting over 2,000 children.
Columbus Avenue [76th & 77th Streets]—Upper West Side
Grand Central Holiday Fair
Grand Central Terminal celebrates the festive season with the return of New York City’s longest-running indoor Holiday Fair, presented by SL Green Realty Corp. and AmericanGreetings.com. Showcasing 36 local-artisan vendors offering one-of-a-kind products across a variety of categories, the Grand Central Holiday Fair runs for six weeks. One of New York’s most extraordinary shopping events, the Grand Central Holiday Fair takes place in the stunning beaux-arts Vanderbilt Hall, welcoming countless visitors for a truly curated holiday shopping experience. This year’s fair features unique local artisans and small businesses focusing on quality craftsmanship and products made in New York and the United States.
Vendors offer a diverse mix of gift-able items, including men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, original artwork, jewelry, stunning holiday keepsakes and distinctive home décor, self-care products, and endless varieties of handcrafted goods.
The market opens on November 14 and closes on December 24.
87 East 42nd Street—Midtown East
The Market at Westfield World Trade Center
Inside the Oculus, you can find a whimsical pop-up holiday market called “The Market at Westfield World Trade Center” that will make your commute even more magical. Next, a path leads you through a little winter village featuring over 20 specialty shops, limited edition gifts, snacks, and souvenirs.
November 26th to January 2nd, 2023
Monday to Saturday: 10 AM to 8 PM
Sunday: 11 AM to 7 PM
185 Greenwich Street—World Trade Center
Turnstyle Holiday Market
The Underground market named “Turnstyle” features 39 eateries and several pop-ups. They added several additional shops for the holiday season, helping you do indoor gift shopping. It is perfect for those who want to stay indoors. However, it feels less festive here than in other holiday markets in New York.
1000 South 8th Avenue—Columbus Circle
Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market
Artists & Fleas is a marketplace of makers—tastemakers, experienced creators, designers, collectors, and curators—and a community for shoppers and sellers to come together to discover. Over 30 plus sellers.
88 10th Avenue—Chelsea
Staten Island + Queens Holiday Markets and Pop-Ups
Queens Craft Brigade Holiday Market
At the Queens Craft Brigade, the best makers from the borough will create highly curated events featuring artwork, food, jewelry, fashion, crafts, and more.
December 10th, 12 to 5 PM, final market day.
31-19 Newtown Avenue—Astoria
Astoria Holiday Market
On three Sundays before Christmas, December 4th, 11th, and 18th. Queens’ classic Bohemian Hall beer garden transforms into an NYC-centric artisan market chock-full of handmade and vintage merchandise. Standout vendors include jewelry from Lady M Designs and delicious gluten-free baked goods. In addition, eggnog, hot cider, and roasted chestnuts are available.
2919 24th Avenue—Astoria
Pop-Up Holiday Market at Empire Outlets
This year at Empire Outlets is savoring every sight, sound, scent, and flavor of the holidays. The excitement of getting to the front of the line at Santa’s Workshop, trying all those peppermint treats on the menu, or even grabbing the perfect gift without waiting for it to ship. There is nothing more delightFULLY special than everything available under one roof this holiday season at Empire Outlets. There are 18 more days to shop
55 Richmond Terrace—Staten Island
Christmas Market at Amaze Light Festival
Amaze Light Festival; the magic comes to light. Amaze Light Festival welcomes everyone of every age to feel the spirit of the Holiday unfold in a universe of sparkle, music, food, dance, celebration, and wonder.
Be immersed in a million twinkling lights as you stroll inside larger-than-life-themed worlds. Meet the lovable characters, Zing and Sparky from the Amaze storybook, who bring the stage dancers, singers, and light show to life with their magic powers.
Visit the holiday market and then stop in and grab a treat at Sparky’s Sweet Spot. Enjoy savory and sweet culinary delights and specialty drinks, and cocktails.
New York Citi Field
41 Seaver Way—Queens
Will you be shopping locally this year? If your favorite community shop or market is not on our list—please share it with us, and we will be sure to update our list.