Fair and Not Square

The Palisades is packed and Macy’s is mobbed. So what’s a holiday shopper to do? Fleas and markets and fairs, oh my!


Holiday Shops at Bryant Park
The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park are back and better than ever. Check out more than 120 artisans, specialty boutiques, and food kiosks in a unique open-air location through January 8. More than 3.8 million people visit the shops each year. Will you be one of them?

Holiday Pop-Up at Chelsea Market
Artist & Fleas is bringing the best of Brooklyn to Chelsea Market with a two-week pop-up shop Holiday Market showcasing 30 artists and designers. You can also stop by the Chelsea Market shops, which include Fat Witch Bakery, Jaques Torres Chocolates, People’s Pops, and more!

Seaport Holiday Shops
Smaller than many of the other markets out there, the Seaport Holiday Shops includes 25 vendors selling crafts and food on Fulton Street. Stop by between 10:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. through December 31.

Grand Central Holiday Fair
Located in the Terminal’s historic Vanderbilt Hall, you’ll find the Grand Central Holiday Fair and one of the city’s best holiday shopping experiences featuring 76 vendors selling unique crafts, jewelry, clothing, home furnishings, children’s gifts, and more. 

Columbus Circle Holiday Market
One of New York’s most elegant markets, the Columbus Circle Holiday Market, brings you some unique handmade gifts including home accessories, wooden puzzles, gingerbread houses and kits, truffles, and more! Open through December 24.

Union Square Holiday Market
The annual Union Square Holiday Market, open through December 24, is a favorite of many New Yorkers. Check out 21 new vendors added to their already extensive list of shops. And make sure to download their winter coupon book here.

Brooklyn Flea
While their annual Gifted holiday market is on hiatus, the Brooklyn Flea is still open and great for holiday gift shopping. In addition to their weekend dates, the Flea will be open for holiday shopping on December 21 and 22, so stop by the Skylight One Hanson a few subway stops away from the NYC Campus.

Dekalb Market
Also in Brooklyn, the Dekalb Market is a one-of-a-kind market housed in a collection of salvaged shipping containers. With more than 50 shops and eateries, stop by this new market for some great gifts and Robicelli cupcakes. You can thank us later.  Open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day.

Harlem Arts Alliance Marketplace
On December 31, the American Museum of Natural History’s Milstein Hall of Ocean Life will transform into a giant Kwanzaa party, as Harlem Arts Alliance hosts a marketplace featuring hand-stitched pillows, gourmet chocolates, holiday kid’s books, and other fine arts and crafts.


Stop by the Pelham Art Center through January 7 for Craft-Tastic, the center’s annual artisan exhibit and craft sale featuring one of a kind handmade (and affordable) gifts including ceramics, jewelry, glass, and more!

The Gift of Art
Through December 31, Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild will be holding their annual exhibit and Holiday Gift Boutique, The Gift of Art, where you’ll find affordable 2D and 3D original works of art, jewelry, ceramics, and more. Open 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day and open Thursdays until 7:00 p.m.

Clay Holiday
Give the gift of clay this holiday season! The Clay Art Center in Port Chester will host their annual studio sale through December 23, where you’ll find pottery and ceramic sculpture by almost 50 artists. The center is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.