With shops counting down the days you have left to Christmas, and the present lists seeming to grow longer rather than shorter, it is time to take the relaxed route by visiting a holiday market where you can enjoy a meal, a beverage and browse the vendors to find the unusual, the unique, and the handmade items that people will appreciate – of course, other than kids who will have their hearts set on a particular ‘it’ toy for the season that every other kid wants. We hope you ordered those early!
About: The Grand Central Market in Vanderbilt Hall has around 40 vendors which the Holiday Fair Committee spends time handpicking, with a focus on American-made and handmade products using locally-sourced materials or with a socially-conscious business model. There will be artwork, clothing for all ages, men’s and women’s accessories, children’s clothing, toys and home goods, with a range of price points that ensures you’ll find an appropriate gift for everyone on your list including yourself!While you are there take in a meal at one of the restaurants and enjoy the amazing architectural features of the whispering gallery, the grand chandeliers in the foyer and so much more.
When: December 1-24. Monday – Friday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closed Thanksgiving and open Christmas Eve from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Event starts November 12.
Contact: via website under Contact us – Holiday Fair section.
About: The Columbus Circle Holiday Market has attained an international reputation for being one of the most elegantly beautiful spots for holiday shopping. Here you can choose from many vendors for handmade and exquisitely crafted décor, ornaments, and personal items. Enjoy a hot beverage or meal, between shopping from the 150 vendors.
When: November 28 – December 24. Monday – Friday 10:00 am -8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am-8:00 pm / Sunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Cost: Free admission.