What do you buy for the person who has everything? Holiday markets are sprouting up across New York where local art, specialty crafts, and food and drink make gift-giving season a breeze. Here are the markets to hit before the season's over!
The free holiday cookie decorating, horse-drawn carriage rides and visits with Santa are just some of the special treats you'll find at this festive market. Browse dozens of vendors baring art, artisan crafts, holiday food delicacies, stocking stuffers and more every year. Rochester; November 26, December 3 & 10 from 9 - 3
Connect with local artisans over their crafts and stories at Union Square, a go-to spot for New Yorkers and travelers alike, where a plethora of vendors set up shop for the holidays. Open till December 24th, new additions like Little Brooklyn, Urbanspace Provisions, a kid's craft studio, live music and a warming station make this market a destination in and of itself. Manhattan; November 16 through December 24
Broadway Market has been a bustling hub of vendors, shoppers and traders since the 1800s--and the holidays make it even more charming. Enjoy holiday food and drink, craft vendors, visits with Santa and a free holiday train show at Buffalo's historic marketplace. Buffalo; November 26 through December 17
Artists and craftsmen set up shop at Riverfront Park every Saturday, but the holidays gives this waterfront market a special touch. Extended hours and free parking on nights and weekends makes holiday shopping a breeze. Troy; every Saturday from 9 - 2
Old Bethpage lights up their historic village for three nights of music, holiday treats and craft fair shopping. Experience the village as it would appear back in the day for an classic Christmas of brass ensemble performances, caroling and art browsing. Bethpage; December 26 through 30 from 5:30 - 9
Sprouting up in nine cities across the world, this fair blends creative talent and community for a near perfect holiday market of artisan foods, maker-designed goods, art, DIY crafts and music. Brooklyn; December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, & 17
Main Street storefronts are transformed into pop-up shops where local artisans, crafters and artists set up for holiday shopping. Indulge in downtown's art and craftsman scene where you'll find the unique, one-of-a-kind gifts you've been searching for. Buffalo; Through December 30