Christmas in New York is always something special. The city is full of lights like never before. There are several ice skating rinks and many Christmas trees covered with lights and Christmas decorations. All of the larger shopping centers and the most important commercial streets of the city are adorned with Christmas lights. Many shop windows are competing to have the most extensive presentation of lights and colors. The Christmas season is probably the most fascinating time of year to visit New York. Here is a selection of the largest and interesting Christmas fairs in New York.
NEW YORK CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Dates of the Christmas Market:
Usually end of November – December
Strasbourg-Alsace Christmas Market in Bowling Green Park, New York.
Strasbourg-Alsace Christmas Market.
New Yorkers and visitors alike love Christmastime in New York City. The lights, decorations and holiday music accompany a collective feeling of goodwill to all. In that same spirit, the Marché de Noël de Strasbourg-Alsace is bringing its magic to Bowling Green Park in Lower Manhattan from December 6 to 22nd. Founded in 1570, it is fitting that Strasbourg’s
Christkindelsmärik, the oldest Christmas market in France, will celebrate 449consecutive years of merriment in New York City’s oldest public park.
A tree lighting ceremony will be held on Thursday, December 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The majestic 22-foot tree will be decorated with traditional handcrafted ornaments from the city of Mulhouse. The Strasbourg-Alsace Christmas Market will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Strasbourg’s internationally recognized design team will create an enchanted atmosphere with traditional decorations and dazzling light displays imported from Europe for the occasion. As evening falls on the Christmas village, the magic begins. Colorful ornaments and shimmering lights deck the 30 authentic wooden chalets fashioned by master artisans and shipped directly from Alsace. Genuine artisanal crafts such as pottery from Soufflenheim and Betschdorf, hand-painted ornaments from Strasbourg, and fine table linens from Colmar make for original gifts. Gastronomic specialties include handmade candies, jams, foie gras pâté, bredele Christmas cookies, and fragrant gingerbread. In between holiday gift shopping, freshly made Alsatian specialties are available including tarte
flambée and steaming plates of choucroute piled high with hearty sausages and potatoes. Daily performances of French Christmas carols enhance the cheerful atmosphere à la française, and children will delight in creative interactive workshops and a visit with old Saint Nick.
Opening Hours: daily from 11am to 9pm.
How to get to Bowling Green Park:
Subway: Bowling Green 4,5
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Union Square Holiday Market – Union Square Park, Southern Side. This Christmas market located in the heart of New York is known outside of the United States border for unique gifts created by local craftsmen and artists. This market is one of the most visited Christmas destinations by New Yorkers and tourists.
Opening Hours: daily from 11am to 8pm (closed on Thanksgiving).
Columbus Circle Holiday Market – Columbus Circle, 59th Street and Central Park West. The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is famous for being one of the busiest places of the Christmas shopping. Located at the corner of Central Park at the intersection of W 59th Street and Central Park West is located almost in the center of the island of Manhattan. Here you will find art objects, jewelry, household products and delicious creations of local artisans and designers.
Opening Hours: daily from 11am to 8pm.
Grand Central Holiday Fair – Terminal’s historic Vanderbilt Hall. This is one of the busiest and richest indoor Christmas fairs in New York. It is located on the island of Manhattan between the United Nations headquarters and Bryant Park, not far from the Empire State Building. This market is highly selective in the choice of exhibitors, the organizers prefer unique products with a focus on American-made and handmade products using local materials or a socially conscious business model. In the market you will find works of art, clothing for all ages, toys and household products.
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-8pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-6pm. Closed on Thanksgiving. Christmas Eve open 10am – 6pm.
Winter Village at Bryant Park. Bryant Park is located on the island of Manhattan just south of Central Park. This park is nestled between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue, and the park is behind the New York Public Library. In this market you will find more than 125 boutiques offering exquisite gift ideas from clothing to jewelry, from decorative objects to local foods, and much more. There is something for everyone – adults, children and more. This open air market has an European appearance and hosts artisans from all over the world. The ice rink is another attraction of the Winter Village at Bryant Park.
Opening Hours: daily from 11am to 8pm.
Vegan Christmas Market in New York. Offering a unique twist on traditional holiday fairs, the New York Vegan Christmas Market is launching its first edition in the city on November 30 and December 1, 2019.
The holiday market will feature a selection of vendors, mostly local businesses from New York and neighboring areas, to offer a variety of exclusively vegan products to the general public.
Attendees will find skincare care products, cosmetics, baked goods, dairy-free fine cheeses, chocolates, savory foods, fashion items such as handbags, jewelry, winter coats, and more. All products are made without any animal-sourced material or exploitation, a defining characteristic of veganism and main concept behind the event.
More than two dozen vendors have been selected and are slated to participate in the first edition in NYC, which will take place at 342 W. 37th Street, New York.
Opening Hours: General admission is free. The Market opens from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 30, then from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 1. VIP tickets are $8 (plus eventbrite processing fee), and include a limited collection vegan beanie by VEGAGOOZ, 1-hour advanced shopping time on Nov. 30 starting at 10 a.m., as well as exclusive promotions.
For information & press inquiries
An Pham, Organizer
VEGAN CHRISTMAS MARKET
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