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  • Writer's pictureKaren Seiger

2012 Holiday Markets Guide

Welcome to the 2012

Holiday Markets of New York City Guide!

The city is at its sparkly best during the holidays! Our amazing holiday markets are at the heart of the season here. Shop for everyone on your list in the markets, and make yours the best gifts under the tree. Local, handmade, beautiful.

If you have an addition to the list or an update on your event, let us know!

Season-Long Markets

September 19 – December 31.  Artists and Fleas Fall/Holiday Pop Up at Chelsea Market, 9th and 15th Sts, Manhattan

October 26 – January 11.  Holiday Shops at Bryant Park, Manhattan

November 14 – December 24.  Grand Central Holiday Fair, Vanderbilt Hall, Manhattan

November 18 – December 31. Artists & Fleas Holiday Shopping, 70 North 7th Street between Kent & Wythe Avenues, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

November 18 – December 24.  Union Square Holiday Market, Manhattan

November 18 – December 23. Holiday Shopping at the Fulton Stall Market, Manhattan

November 24 – 25, December 1 – 2, 8 – 9, 15 -16, 22 – 23.  Brooklyn Flea’s Gifted Holiday Market, One Hanson Place, Brooklyn

November 28 – December 24.  Columbus Circle Holiday Market, Manhattan

November 23 – 24, 30, December 1, 7 – 8, 14 -15, 21 – 22.  Brooklyn Night Bazaar, 45 N. 5th St, Brooklyn

December 1 – 2, 8 – 9, 15 – 23.  Hester Holiday Market, 233 Mott St, Manhattan

December 1 – 24. Holiday Shopping at The Market NYC, 159 Bleecker St, Manhattan

December 1-24. Home for the Holidays – Krrb Pop-Up Shop, KRRB offices, 99 Richardson St, 2nd Floor Williamsburg, Brooklyn

December 1 – 24.  Pompeii Flea and Artisan Market, Bleecker Street between Carmine and Leroy Streets, Manhattan

December 5 – 24. Deck the Halls NYC, 344 W. 14th St, Manhattan

One-Day or Weekend-Long Markets

November 17.  Beat-the-Crowds Handmade Holiday Happening, St. Anthony’s, 155 Sullivan St, Manhattan

November 17-18. Renegade Brooklyn Holiday Market, East River State Park, Williamsburg Waterfront, Brooklyn

November 17 – 18. Unique NYC Holiday Show, Center 548, 548 West 22nd St, Manhattan

November 18  Riverdale Temple Holiday Gift and Craft Sale, 4545 Independence Ave, Bronx

November 23. The Magical Mercato Market, Top of the Strand, The Strand Hotel NYC, 33 W. 37th St, between 5th and 6th Aves, Manhattan

November 29 – December 8. Etsy Holiday Shop, 131 Green Street, Manhattan

November 30, Yorkville Holiday Show & Exhibition, Church of The Holy Trinity, 316 E 88th St, Manhattan

November 30, December 1.  Give Good Holiday Market for Women-Owned and Sustainable Gifts, Starrett Lehigh Building, 601 West 26th St, Manhattan

November 30, December 1 – 2.  Crafts at the Cathedral, St. John the Divine, Amsterdam Ave and West 110th St, Manhattan

December 1. Carroll Street Market, Old First Reformed Church, 729 Carroll St, Brooklyn

December 1. Fort Greene Holiday Market, Arts & Letters School, 225 Adelphi St, Brooklyn

December 1.  Holiday Kids’ Bazaar in Astoria, 22-27 33rd St, Astoria, Queens

December 1.  Not Yo Mama’s Holiday Craft Fair, Powerhouse Lounge, 360 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ

December 1. PS Bookshop’s Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair, Old Stone House, 336 Third St, between 4th & 5th Aves, Brooklyn

December 1.  St. Luke’s School Annual Christmas Fair, 487 Hudson St (1 block south of Christopher St), Manhattan

December 1 – 2.  Bust Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2012, 82 Mercer St, Manhattan

December 1 – 2.  Etsy New York Holiday Handmade Cavalcade, The Space, 50 N. 3rd St, Brooklyn

December 1 – 2.  National Museum of the American Indian Art Market, Bowling Green, Manhattan

December 1 – 2. St. Boniface Christmas Fair, St. Joseph High School Auditorium, 80 Willoughby St, Brooklyn

December 2. Eat Pie & Shop, P.S. 29, 425 Henry St, Brooklyn

December 2.  The Queens Traveling Market, TEN10 Studio, 10-10 47th Road, Long Island City, Queens

December 2.  Washington Heights Holiday Fair, West 187th Street at Wadsworth Ave, Manhattan

December 3. The Second Annual Slow Food Show, Jimmy’s No. 43 – 43 East 7th St between 2nd & 3rd Ave, Manhattan

December 4 – 9. Independent Designer Pop Shop (ID Pop), Chelsea Market’s Central Event Space, 75 9th Ave, Manhattan

December 6 – 8. Tribeca Potters Holiday Show & Sale, 131 West 37th St, 4th Floor, Manhattan

December 7 – 8. Crafted at the Canal, Build It Green NYC, 69 9th St, Brooklyn

December 7 – 9, 14 – 16.  NYCreates & SUPER!market Holiday Artisans Market, 268 Mulberry St, Manhattan

December 8. Gowanus NITE Market, Film Biz Recycling, 540 President St, Brooklyn

December 8. Greenpointers Holiday Market, 69 West St, Brooklyn

December 8. Manufacture NY x Love NY Holiday Pop Up Shop, 13 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn

December 8.  PS 321 Holiday Shop – Stuff You Should Buy, 180 7th Ave, Brooklyn

December 8, 15, 22.  Vegan Holiday Shop-Up, 12 Grattan St, Brooklyn

December 8 – 9, 15 – 16. Om Grown Holiday Market by Bread & Yoga, Inwood Center Building, 5030 Broadway at 213th Street, Manhattan

December 9. Duck Duck Jewelry Fair, 161 Montrose Ave, Brooklyn

December 13. Queens Travelling Market, Daly’s Pub, 31-86 31st St, Queens

December 13 – 23.  Jingle at Chelsea Market, 9th and 15th Sts, Manhattan

December 15.  3rd Ward Handmade Holiday Craft Fair, 195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn

December 15. Clay Festival, St. Anthony’s Church, Noon – 7PM, Sullivan St at Houston, Manhattan

December 15.  Columbus Avenue Holiday Market at St. Paul’s. Columbus Ave bet 59th and 60th Sts, Manhattan

December 15. Harlem Pop Up Holiday Bazaar, 2280 Frederick Douglass Blvd. bet 122nd & 123rd Sts, Manhattan

December 15.  South Slope Holiday Craft Fair Benefiting PS 10, 511 Seventh Ave, Brooklyn

December 15. Queens County Holiday Food Market, at Quaint, 46-10 Skillman Ave bet 46 & 47 St, Sunnyside, Queens

December 15 – 16, 22 – 23. ArtsCetera Pop Up Shop, 212 Smith St, Brooklyn

December 15 – 16, 22 – 23.  Brooklyn Craft Central Holiday Market, Littlefield Art Space, 622 Degraw St, Brooklyn

December 15 – 16, 22 – 23. Christmas Market in Astoria, Bohemian Hall, 29-19 24th Ave, Astoria, Queens

December 15 – 16.  Brooklyn Lyceum Holiday Market, 227 4th Ave, Brooklyn

December 15 – 16.  Degenerate Craft Fair, The Dumbo Loft, 155 Water St, Brooklyn

December 15 – 16. Williamsburg Fashion Weekend Holiday Market, Bird River Studios, 343 Grand St, Brooklyn

December 16. Chocolate World Expo, The Armory, Lexington Ave between 25th & 26th St, Manhattan

December 16. Winter Wonderland Holiday Bazaar, McBurney YMCA, 125 West 14th Street, Manhattan

December 22. Carriage House Holiday Market, Ten10 Studios, 10-10 47th Road, Long Island City, Queens

December 21, 22, 23. Our Lady of Guadalupe Indoor Holiday Fair.  328 West 14th St between 8th & 9th Aves, Manhattan

December 22 – 23.  Last Minute Holiday Shopping Extravaganza, Bohemian Hall, 29-19 24th Ave, Astoria, Queens

December 22 – 23. West 14th Street Holiday Market, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 328 W. 14th St, Manhattan

The sweet little girl in the image is my wonderful niece Maddie. (Can you guess where it was taken?) I used a similar image of her in my book. When I was looking for inspiration for this year’s Holiday Markets Guide, I came across this one, and it made me smile. I asked my dear and talented friend, artist Ami Kroon, to add a touch of holiday whimsy and magic to it, which she did fabulously, don’t you think? I hope it inspires you to get out and enjoy the wonders of the holidays in New York City!


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