New York Christmas Markets

New York Christmas Markets

New Yorkers really know how to celebrate the 'holiday season', and it's the Christmas markets that make the city so festive. The Union Square Park Holiday Market welcomes you with more than 100 artisan stalls, offering hot cider, giant pretzels and striped candy canes!

Astoria Market

Astoria Market

Get out of the cold and see what’s happening in Astoria Market. The usual stall affair unfolds into an array of local produce and artistic items, all with a Christmassy twist. Have a look around when the crisp New York air’s that bit too chilly, and you’re bound to stumble upon a few knick-knacks amongst the streams of twinkling lights.

Bank of America Winter Village, Bryant Park

Bank of America Winter Village, Bryant Park

Get ready for a merry old time! You’ll find awesome pop-ups, with toys and accessories a little more modern than the traditional Christmas goodies, as well as burger bars and other American eats. Get your skates on – the rink's open until late, so you can glide around in the moonlight.

Columbus Circle Market

Columbus Circle Market

It wouldn’t be New York without pretzels, and this Christmas market can certainly deliver! Aside from the many warming culinary treats, enjoy the air of festive cheer as you browse. Glittering stalls all fringed with garland and lights pave the way for a fabulous shopping experience. You’ll find art, jewellery, homeware and various designer pieces.

Grand Central Holiday Fair

Grand Central Holiday Fair

As you navigate your way around this famous concourse, you’ll find about 70 sparkling stands just waiting to fulfil your festive needs. The elegant station oozes decadence, so it’s the ideal spot for a rummage around a Christmas market. You’ll find arty prints, jewellery, children’s toys and even something for your pets back home!

St. Bartholomew’s Holiday Gift Shops

St. Bartholomew’s Holiday Gift Shops

Outside the church, you’ll find a fairly modest market selling all sorts of gifts you might not be expecting. It isn’t totally brimming with typically gaudy festive collections, but you’ll be able to bag the odd graphic T-shirt or piece of unique jewellery. This quirky little setup is great for a wander if you’re after stocking fillers.

Union Square Market

Union Square Market

An international hit that’s well worth donning your woollens for, you’ll find 150 stalls with a European flavour in Union Square. There’s a craft studio for children, live music sets and all the foodie delights you’ve been dreaming about. Potter around and scour the huts for souvenirs, decorations, artisan gifts and handmade jewellery.

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Union Square Greenmarket, East Village

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1. Skate 'til late
New York is synonymous with ice-skating at Christmas. Traipse through the wintery wilderness of the snow-capped greenery in Central Park and take to the ice at Wollman Rink. Or keep things stylish and simply skate around at the Rockefeller. It’s filled with gleaming baubles, lights strewn around and houses the main Christmas tree. It really flies the flag for festivities in the cosmopolitan city.
2. An elegant evening at the ballet
Fan of the Pantomime as the 25th draws near? Change it up and sit down to the ballet for an unforgettable night in New York. Performed by the amazing New York City Ballet, George Balanchine’s incredibly choreographed festive favourite, The Nutcracker, truly shines at Christmas. You’ll be completely dazzled by the toy soldiers and visual effects, too.
3. A window into winter
There’s nothing more inspirational than gazing into festively decorated shop windows. Whether you’re hunting for gifts, something else for your tree, or you’re simply a sucker for Christmas, New York’s department stores will leave you tickled pink. Fifth Avenue is the place to be, with the famous Saks and Tiffany’s throwing down the gauntlet. The Macy’s display is another to marvel at, spiced latte in hand.
4. Lights by night
If you just don’t know where to start with seeing the Christmas lights in the city, why not hop on a bus? The double-decker will be partially open up top for daring scarf-clad cold weather-bravers, so you’ll be offered even better views as you pass the brightly-lit sculptures and huge decorations. Get ready to be totally immersed in utter magic.
5. Rocking around the Christmas tree
Radio City Music Hall throws its doors open to festive types, putting on some spectacular shows across the Christmas period. This is a great time to make merry, regardless of which iconic performance you choose! Take your pick from Santa, The Nutcracker and the charming Nativity. The cherished pieces are well worth seeing – even if you’ve watched them before!
6. Santa’s little helper
Get in line, because Santa’s coming to town! Wade through the stunning Christmas village Macy’s put together, kitted out with pretty, delicate decorations. Make sure you’ve got your cameras at the ready. Whether you just can’t wait to meet the man himself or have children eager to share their lists – it’s an absolute must.