Union Square Holiday Market featuring Santa Claus
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Best Holiday Markets in NYC

By Joe Ieraci

In an episode of Travel Savvy's "The Lowdown", Joe Ieraci, creator of luxury jewelry brand The Blue Hound, share with us his favorite places to eat, shop, and hang out during the holiday season in the Big Apple. Whether you're listening to Frank Sinatra or still sipping on Pumpkin Spice Lattes, these markets will officially get you into the holiday mood! 

Let's take a look at his top picks for holiday markets in New York City! 

Brooklyn Flea Market with Manhattan Skyline in background 1

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The Brooklyn Flea

Brooklyn Flea

Various Brooklyn locations (check site for details)

Open weekends, 10AM-5PM

Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the market is open every weekend throughout the year selling anything from antiques, furniture and apparel. According to their site, everyone from the New York Times to Time Out NY has called this market "one of the great urban experiences in New York" and "one of New York's essential pick-up spots" respectively. It's easy to see why the Brooklyn Flea is topping our list today! 

Aerial view of the Holiday Market at Union Square in NYC 2

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The Holiday Market in Union Square

Holiday Market Union Square

November 17th through December 24th; Closed Thanksgiving Day

Open 10AM-8PM daily

Every holiday season, the Union Square Holiday Market shows up on the plaza. Decked in red and white striped tents, the market offers trendy, yet affordable gifts and trinkets. This market is actually organized by the company Urbanspace, which runs various shopping and food markets throughout the New York City area. 

Winter Village Holiday shops inside Bryant Park in NYC 3

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The Holiday Market in Bryant Park

Bank of America Winter Village (formerly the Holiday Market Bryant Park)

October 29th, 2016 through January 2nd, 2017

Open daily 11AM-8PM

Located near the iconic New York Public Library, this historic market knows how to ring in the holiday season. Alongside the Ice Rink, there are vendors selling cute gifts, delicious savories and sweets.

Holiday Fair sign inside Grand Central in NYC 4

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The Grand Central Holiday Fair at Vanderbilt Hall

Grand Central Holiday Fair
89 E 42nd St, New York, NY, 10017

November 14th through December 24th; Closed Thanksgiving Day

Open Mondays–Fridays 10AM–8PM; Saturdays 10AM–7PM; Sundays 11AM–6PM

The is the brightest and biggest holiday market that is held indoors in NYC, all inside Grand Central's Vanderbilt Hall. Expect vendors of all sizes and industries, and soak up the exciting mix of food, art, clothing, jewelry, accessories, toys, bath and body items, holiday decor, home goods, and more! 


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