‘This the season to be shopping! As the year nears its conclusion, the whole country gains its Christmas spirit and what better place to be at than New York?!
The city takes its shopping affair to new heights. If you’re tired of the same old departmental stores with their season’s greetings and long for something new and unique for your dollar, you need to brave the cold and visit these bazaars that offer you the chance to spend on all your guilty holiday pleasures without spending all of your savings in one go.
With beautiful lights and the brilliant view of the sky if you don’t shop now, when will you?
Here’s a list of holiday markets to make your Christmas merrier:
1. Union Square Holiday Market
Union Square Park, 14th St & Union Square W, New York, NY 10011, USA
The holiday market at Union Square Park is internationally renowned for its idiosyncratic gifts made by talented local artists and is frequented and loved by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. This exclusive but huge market has something peculiar for each person offering beer brewing kits, handcrafted holiday-themed goodies and accessories. The bars and eateries, here, are brilliant too.
2. FAD Market: Holiday Edition
(Different location every time)
This pop up marketplace featuring art and design is unique in several ways as it tends to folks of all kind. With a selected 40 independent vendors of separate flair specialising in apparel, bath and body products, jewellery and artisanal food, this makes for a very premier holiday shopping destination.
3. Astoria Market Holiday Markets
2919 24th Ave, Astoria, New York 11102
Astoria Market on its own is pretty brilliant, bringing together vendors of all goods and trades. the holiday market, on the other hand, gives you the opportunity of finding the perfect gift for your kith and kin. With beautiful handmade hats and scarves, jewellery, gluten-free baked goodies, art pieces and themed candy, Astoria Market really does have it all!
These markets will blow you away without burning a hole in your pocket. I take the Maryland to NYC bus every year just for this.