Best Christmas Markets and Boutiques for Holiday Shopping in Manhattan

Explore some of Manhattan’s finest Christmas markets and boutiques to finish up your Christmas shopping this holiday season

Christmas shopping ManhattanIf you’re out and about doing some last minute Christmas shopping this holiday season, then you’ll want to check out these 5 holiday hot spots located in Manhattan. Grab some of the best unique gifts for family and friends at Manhattan’s finest Christmas markets and boutiques.

Watch your loved ones light up with delight when they see their new special treasures that you lovingly, and possibly in a rush, picked out for them from only the best vendors. Attending a Christmas market is literally the perfect way to find that unique and unexpected gift. Holiday markets have become a new-found favorite of holiday shoppers and a must-visit event this holiday season.

Here are some of the Best Christmas Markets and Boutiques for Holiday Shopping in Manhattan:

Outdoor Manhattan Holiday Markets

The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park: Located in Midtown West and 40th-42nd Streets, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues – 212-661-6640 – Open from November 1-January 5, 2014, Monday-Friday from 11am-8pm, Saturday from 10am-9pm, and on Sunday from 10am-6pm. Shop for jewelry, clothing, accessories, hats, interesting trinkets, locally-made art, items from around the world, and more, while also sipping hot cocoa, ice skating, taking a round on the carousel, or singing karaoke inside of a 7 foot freezer while you test out the Columbia Omni Heat Jacket.

Union Square Holiday Market: The Union Square Holiday Market is located at Union Square at 14th-16th Streets between Union Square East and Union Square West and runs November 21-December 24th, Monday-Friday from 11am-8pm, Saturdays from 10am-8pm, and on Sundays from 11am-7pm. The Union Square Holiday Market closes at 4pm on Christmas Eve.

If you’ve never been to the Union Square Holiday Market, you’ll find it located nearby fun family-friendly local playground. At this Manhattan holiday market, you’ll find over 100 vendors selling everything from beautifully handmade toys, to jewelry, to holiday food and much, much more.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market: The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is located in Midtown West at 59th Street and Central Park West, and runs from December 3-December 24th, Monday-Saturday from 10am-8pm, and on Sundays from 10am-7pm.

The Columbus Circle Holiday Market will close at 4pm on Christmas Eve and is located just a walking distance from Central Park and the nearby family friendly Heckscher Playground, which is just inside Central Park.

At this fun-filled holiday market, you’ll find deliciously and delicately decorated gingerbread houses, beautifully handmade wooden puzzles, to-die-for French truffles, and much, much more. Enjoy a carriage ride after your leisure stroll and take in the wonderful winter air of New York at Christmas time.

Indoor Manhattan Holiday Markets

Holiday Pop-Up: Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market: This holiday inspired pop-up event is located at 88 Tenth Avenue and West 15th Street from fall through December 31, Monday-Sunday from 10am-7pm, and is closed on Christmas Day. Here you’ll find all kinds of goodies, such as artsy vintage items from its popular Brooklyn mainstay location. Goodies that you’ll find at this indoor holiday market include the clothing, home goods, and jewelry sold by over 30 artists and designers.

Grand Central Holiday Fair: The Grand Central Holiday Fair is located at Vanderbilt Hall on 42nd Street and Park Avenue from November 18-December 24, Monday-Saturday from 10am-8pm, Sundays from 11am-7pm. The Grand Central Holiday Fair closes at 6pm on Christmas Eve.

Explore the Grand Central Holiday Fair and find plenty of one-of-a-kind special handmade items, as well as many vendors for kids selling popular clothing items from Brooklyn Junior, toys for tots from the toy company Alexander Doll Company, and much, much more.

After you’ve finished shopping and browsing through all of these wonderful items at the Grand Central Holiday Fair, check out New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex’s annual holiday train show and find more to do inside Grand Central!

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