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 selling art, artisan crafts, holiday food delicacies, stocking stuffers, and more every year. Rochester; November 25, December 2, December 9, December 16, 2018 from 9 am to 3 pm
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 until December 24th, recent 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 15 through December 24, 2018
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, 2018
Artists and craftsmen set up shop at Riverfront Park every Saturday, but the holidays give this waterfront market a special touch. Extended hours and free parking on nights and weekends make holiday shopping a breeze. Troy; every Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm
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 a classic Christmas of brass ensemble performances, caroling, and art browsing. Bethpage; December 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 2018 from 5– 9 pm
Sprouting up in cities across the world, this fair comes to Brooklyn Expo Center in December. It blends creative talent and community for a near perfect holiday market of artisan foods, maker-designed goods, art, DIY crafts, and music. Brooklyn; December 22 & 23, 2018
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 31, 2018