December 15, 2016
NYC is famous for many things leading up to the Christmas Holidays and one the most famous is their Christmas Markets around Manhattan. It is the most festive time of year and this is displayed beautifully at the top markets in Manhattan. If you have come to shop in New York at this time of year you will be overwhelmed with the choice at the Christmas Markets. You will find a great variety of items such as arts and crafts, jewellery, clothing and much much more. And if shopping isn’t on the agenda, the markets are still great to soak up the atmosphere with great food and warm drinks. Here are our top three favourite christmas markets around NYC leading up to christmas this year.
The Holiday Fair at Grand Central Terminal is a fantastic spot to start off your Christmas Market shopping. Located in the Grand Central building it is easy to get to and offers the luxury of warmth while shopping at the market. In the fair you will find a wide variety of items from clothing for all ages to artwork to toys and chocolates. If you have made the trip to the Grand Central Holiday fair be sure to visit The Lode Man Shop to see some fantastic candles on sale. The fair runs for six weeks in the lead up to Christmas opening from 10am-8pm Monday – Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday and 11am-6pm Sunday. The fair closes at 6pm Dec 24. More information can be found by clicking here.
Bryant Park’s Winter Village surronds a 17,000 square foot outdoor ice skaking rink making it one of the prettiest Christmas Markets in New York. With over 100 stalls there is sure to be something for everyone. Some of the items on sale include jewellery, decorative goods, winter clothing, handbags and of course there are plenty of kiosks with hot food and drinks to keep everyone warm while they soak up the Christmas atmosphere. Oh and the big ice rink isn’t just for show, you can ice skate for free! Bryant Park’s Winter Village starts Nov 25 through to Jan 2 with opening hours of Monday-Friday 11am-8pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am-8pm. For more information on this click here.
The Union Square Holiday Market can boast to being one of the biggest Christmas Markets with over 100 red and white vender booths. Not only is the Union Square Holiday Market big it is also very affordable which is always welcomed at this busy time of year. At the unique Union Square Holiday Market you will find some really impressive items on sale from Tibetan crafts to hand blown glass housewares and you certainly won’t go hungry with the choice of food available. The Union Square Holiday Market is open from Nov 17 – Dec 24 with opening hours of 11am-8pm Monday – Friday, 10am-8pm Saturday and 11am-7pm Sunday. The market closes at 4pm Dec 24. To find out more information on this click here.
Christmas is a special time of the year and where better to do your Christmas shopping that in Magical Manhattan. Make sure to visit Fitzpatrick Hotels and have a drink, unwind and relax in our warm and welcoming surroundings.