The holidays seem to come earlier and earlier every year (yesterday, a reader sent us this photo of decorations going up on the Lower East Side) but that’s just fine with us. Tis the season to get some sweet shopping done at these local holiday markets.
Greenpointers Holiday Market
Dec. 7 from 1pm to 7pm at The Greenpoint Loft, 67 West St. on the 5th floor; RSVP on Facebook.
Take free photo-booth selfies, get a free manicure, watch a documentary about Ridgewood neon maker Artistic Neon, enter a raffle, and — oh, yeah — buy some gifts, too. Local blog Greenpointers has wrangled over 70 local artists and makers who’ll be selling pottery, vintage, clothing, artwork, décor, and more. Plus there’ll be food, beer from Brooklyn Brewery, and coffee from Café Grumpy.
Shwick Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Daily in December from 11am to 7pm at 6 Charles Pl., Bushwick
The relatively new Shwick Market of Makers brings you Christmas trees, gifts, holiday treats, and more. These guys will definitely be in the holiday spirit — their website says they’re “allergic to negativity.”
Made in Brooklyn Holiday Market
Nov. 22 and 23 from 10am to 6pm at Industry City, 274 36th Street, Sunset Park
The folks behind NYCxDesign have partnered with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to bring you some Brooklyn-made products that will make for fine gifts. For instance, a gingerbread glass filled with Spoonable’s caramel sauce, a custom cigar ashtray from Brooklyn Bowls & Furniture, reclaimed metal rings from Brooklyn Heavy Metal, and artisanal wines from Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Winery. You can also meet the designers around some hot drinks in the lounge. Next door, find a wide selection of American-made products at American Field pop-up market.
The Winter Flea+Holiday Market
Saturday and Sundays from 10am to 6pm at 1000 Dean St., Crown Heights
This year, Brooklyn Flea’s holiday market on steroids will be spread out across three floors. Next-door to the 100-some vendors selling antiques, vintage items, handmade jewelry, and food, the Flea’s new beer hall, Berg’n, will offer a dozen drafts and many ways to heat up for winter.
Hester Holiday Market
Dec. 1 to 21 from 11am to 8pm at 1 Pennsylvania Plaza, Midtown
The Lower East Side market is wintering in Midtown, as it presents no less than 30 vendors. Expect gift hawkers like Rasany (Indian clothing) Dempsey and Gazelle (retro sunglasses), and Etsy NY, plus food vendors like Oconomi, Kizmet Kitchens. We hear there might be some caroling, as well.
Dec. 12 from 4pm to 10pm and Dec. 13 from noon to 8pm at 200 Livingston Street., Downtown Brooklyn
The folks at Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and Gowanus Nite Market, who’ve brought a handful of fun events to downtown Brooklyn’s Grove Alley, are getting food trucks like Mexicue and Mamu Thai Noodle to pull up to their holiday market. Expect DIY gift-making stations, DJs to rock you around the Christmas tree, and Brooklyn-based vendors like Shamanic Stylist, Mynlyn, Sole Rebel Art, Jwhite, and more.
Brooklyn Pop-Up Holiday Market
Select Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from now until Dec. 21, beginning most nights at 8pm at 279 Starr Street, Bushwick
At its new indoor location in Bushwick, the flea market is debuting its “Sell by the L” holiday goods with complimentary sangria and mimosas. Among the local items are leather journals by Elizabeth Dunn ($45) and organic hand cream from Sustainable Shanti ($18).
Union Square Holiday Market
Nov. 16 to Dec. 24, from 11am to 8pm Mon. to Fri., 10am to 8pm on Sat., 11am to 7pm Sunday; closed on Thanksgiving.
Over 150 vendors are going to be at this grandaddy of holiday markets. Discover items like homemade jewelry, brew-your-own-beer kits, and reindeer ties. Some twenty food vendors will help you gain that holiday weight, too.
Artists & Fleas
Chelsea: Through Dec. 24, from 10am to 7pm at Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave (enter at the corner of 10th Avenue and 15th St.); open until 5pm on Christmas Eve.
Williamsburg: Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 7pm at 70 North 7th St.
Husband-and-wife team Ronen Glimer and Amy Abrams evaluate every trendy item at their 30-plus-vendor market in Chelsea. Expect items like leather bags with original New York photo prints from Insiders1, personalized necklaces from Ever+Ever, and handmade scarves from Lungta Crafts. Vintage vendors include Fluke Vintage Clothing (women’s clothing) and Starlight Vintage (antique jewelry). The Williamsburg market recently expanded to feature over 100 vendors.
Nov. 20 from 6pm to 8pm at Lord+Taylor, 424 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Fl.
This one’s a bit uptown, but we’d be remiss not to mention it, since it’s brought to you by our partner New York magazine. This new concept shop showcases one-of-a-kind items that are perfect for gift-giving. As Hannah Bronfman DJs, reps from the magazine will show you what they think should be under your tree.