Our 5 Favorite NYC Holiday Markets

NYC’s best holiday shopping spots have everything from ice skating to vintage goods for one-of-a-kind Christmas presents. Stay through dinner as you snack on grub from the city’s best food trucks, and make sure not to miss the tree lightings. Here are our five favorite NYC holiday markets of the season.


Not only is there free ice skating on Bryant Park’s 17,000-square-foot outdoor rink, but also more than 125 holiday shops, including a bunch of new kiosks and eateries! Once you’re done practicing your lutzes and axels, be sure to grab some of NYC’s best babka from Breads Bakery.


This downtown staple features winding rows of stalls never fail to make us feel like we’re in some cozy Nordic town. New this year, be sure to visit exciting new sections like Little Brooklyn and Urbanspace Provisions, a warming station, a kid’s craft studio, and live music!


Whoops, you’re about to hop on a train to your aunt’s place in Connecticut and you forgot to get something for your brother’s new girlfriend. Not to worry: You’ll find dozens of vendors right inside Grand Central Terminal. The Grand Central Holiday Fair is perfect for the last minute shopper. It’s also pretty fantastic for anyone looking to gawk at the swirls of constellations on the roof and the towering, bejeweled tree.


For Upper West Siders and residents of the UDR-owned Columbus Square Apartments, the Columbus Circle Holiday Market is one of the most elegant and beautiful places for holiday shopping. Lose yourself in glittering aisles of art, jewelry, home goods and delicious eats from local artisans and designers- or look for the market concierge to help you navigate your way through the approximately 100 booths.

Did we miss your favorite NYC Holiday Market? We wouldn’t want to miss out on more shopping, so be sure to share in the comments below!

Amy Johnson

is UDR’s budding social media guru, and has been instrumental in constructing the brand’s content strategy. After graduating from University of Colorado- Boulder, she started working for UDR as a marketing intern. When she isn’t perusing the web for the perfect pins and Facebook posts, she can be found hiking somewhere with her dog Rory.

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