• Karen Seiger

The 2015 Holiday Fair Graces Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal

Luscious handblown glass art and home accessories By Gartner Blade Glass at Grand Central

Luscious handblown glass art and home accessories By Gartner Blade Glass at Grand Central


I visited the Grand Central Holiday Fair on the eve of opening day this week, and I am thrilled to report that this year’s collection of boutiques is wonderful and diverse, and brimming with creativity.

The great majority of products are designed and made in New York and other parts of the US. Some are actually handmade by artisans in places like Peru and Azerbaijan, where the makers, mostly women, are paid a fare wage.

The Grand Central Holiday Fair is open daily through December 24th

  1. Monday – Friday 10AM – 8PM

  2. Saturday 10AM – 7PM

  3. Sunday 11AM – 7PM

Go enjoy this festive indoor holiday market many times throughout the season, and the nearby and equally lovely Bryant Park Holiday Village. If you need a bite to eat, Urbanspace Vanderbilt, Manhattan’s newest food hall, is just across the way at Vanderbilt Avenue and 45th Street.

Piles of Penguins and many other designs from Craftspring --handmade in Kyrgyzstan
I want to live in Saska de Vries' incredible handmade booth at Grand Central.
Ahhh! Cashmere! And upcycled too! Handmade by Eko-Logic

Ahhh! Cashmere! And upcycled too! Handmade by Eko-Logic


Accessories with photos from Insiders1 - they get better and softer with age!

Accessories with photos from Insiders1 – they get better and softer with age!


Victoria Beckerman's styish jewelry designs at the Grand Central Holiday Fair

Victoria Beckerman’s styish jewelry designs at the Grand Central Holiday Fair


Who wouldn't love a gift of these zen elephant coasters from Karla Gudeon Gudeon Family Press

Who wouldn’t love a gift of these zen elephant coasters from Karla Gudeon Gudeon Family Press


Lovely graphic holiday cards by R. Nicols cards

Lovely graphic holiday cards by R. Nicols cards


I love the clevery display of ties by Josh Bach Limited

I love the clevery display of ties by Josh Bach Limited


Selen Design's gorgeous bracelets are both bold and refined

Selen Design’s gorgeous bracelets are both bold and refined


Meet Ann from Chikahisa Studio and her bold, flattering jewelry designs

Meet Ann from Chikahisa Studio and her bold, flattering jewelry designs


Ashleigh and Jude Verrier, talented designers of whimsical cards and prints at the Verrier Boutique

Ashleigh and Jude Verrier, talented designers of glittery, whimsical cards and prints at the Verrier Boutique – building their Holiday Market shop before Opening Day!


Raw Designs colorful salt and pepper mills

Raw Designs colorful salt and pepper mills


Just look at this piece of art! A pencil hat by Danielle Gori Montanelli

Just look at this work of art! The incredible Pencil Hat by Danielle Gori Montanelli


Fine jewelry designs inspired by nature from Any New York

Fine jewelry designs inspired by nature from Any New York


Cate and Levi's Puppet Collection. Can you spot Santa?!

Cate and Levi’s soft puppet collection. Can you spot Santa?!


Marie Belle's Chocolate Shop features some of the loveliest packaging, like these book boxes.

Marie Belle’s Chocolate Shop features some of the loveliest packaging, like these book boxes filled with chocolate ganache cakes!


David Levy's Handmade Cutting Boards and Game Boards are handmade in Davis, CA

David Levy’s Handmade Cutting Boards and Game Boards are handmade in Davis, CA


Sculptural Handmade Hats from Enna

Sculptural Handmade Hats from Enna


I had to share the textured walls in Enna's beautiful booth

I had to share the textured walls in Enna’s beautiful booth


Cozy home goods from Fort Greene General Store

Cozy home goods from Fort Greene General Store


Happy Holidays!

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City

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