4 Holiday Markets you shouldn’t miss in NYC!

4 Holiday Markets you shouldn’t miss in NYC!

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you probably know Christmas in one of my favorite times of  the year in NYC. During the season, the city becomes a holiday movie scenario and prides itself on the beautiful lights, Christmas trees, decorations and markets that grow more and more impressive as winter approaches. If you’re planning on traveling to the Big Apple for the holidays, I’ve got you covered! In today’s post, I’ve listed some of the most popular holiday fairs in the city. Check it out!

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Winter Village – Bryant Park

Winter Village is an annual holiday market located in Bryant Park, NYC. During the season, the park’s normally green lawn turns into a skating rink and brings life to one of the most amazing and diversified holiday markets in the city! Winter Village is usually open from late October all the way to March – keep in mind that the stores are only open until early January -, which makes it the longest-running market in the entire city. I really recommend the visit, because the atmosphere is truly magical! There you can skate like in the movies (equipment rental is at US$ 20 in 2o18 if you don’t own skates), have  a cup of hot cocoa, enjoy the lights and buy some Christmas  presents for the whole family. For those traveling with young children, a ride in the Le Carrousel, one of the most notorious attractions in the park, is a must!

You can visit Winter Village at any day, but I suggest you plan beforehand so that you can attend the tree lighting ceremony, which always happens in the first week of December and features an ice skating performance and fireworks. It’s breathtaking! And if you wanna go ice skating, I recommend getting there early to avoid a crowded rink.

Official website: HERE!

Address: Bryant Park – 41 W 40th St, New York.

Visual da árvore e da pista de patinação do Bryant Park

Clima invernal da Winter Village

Árvore de natal do Bryant Park iluminada

Pessoas patinando na pista do Bryant Park

Grand Central Holiday Fair

This is the perfect pick for those who want to escape the chilly NYC wind and do some Christmas shopping at the same time. Located in Grand Central Station, this annual holiday market gathers dozens of vendors of gifts, craft works, bags, toys, ornaments and more. Despite its variety in Christmas goods, it doesn’t sell any food or drinks, but that can be compensated in Grand Central’s own restaurants and cafes. Totally recommend it! Grand Central Holiday Fair runs from mid-November to Christmas Eve. It’s a bit smaller than the others, but it has its charm! You’ll certainly enjoy the visit!

Official website: HERE!

Address: Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central. 

Grand Central Holiday Fair, feira natalina localizada na Grand Central, Nova York.

Photo: mycentraljersey.com

Union Square Holiday Market

Union Square Holiday Market is one of the largest holiday markets in New York. Loved by New Yorkers and tourists , this seasonal fair gathers more than 100 stands which offer Christmas presents, craft works, ornaments, delicious typical food (yummy hot cocoa!), winter clothing and countless other products. Located near Greenwich Village, one of the most charming parts of the city, the atmosphere is delightful and unlike anything I’ve seen before. You’ll love it for sure!

The market is officially open from mid-November to Christmas Eve.

Official website: HERE!

Address: E 14th St, New York, NY 10011, EUA.

Union Square Holiday Market

Union Square Holiday Market | Photo: Travel + Leisure

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Columbus Circle Holiday Market is located right next to Central Park, in the Columbus Circle area. The fair itself isn’t very big, but it offers enough variety to spend a few extra dollars. Overall, you’ll find typical Christmas food, clothing, accessories, gifts, jewelry and other seasonal goods. It’s usually open from early-December to Christmas Eve.

You should definitely give it a try, especially after a trip around Central Park. I’m sure you’ll fall in love with the elegant stands and the beautiful decorations, just like the ones we are used to seeing in holiday movies. I love it!

Official website: HERE!

Address: Columbus Cir & 59th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Lojinhas da Columbus Circle Holiday Market

Photo: Time Out

Columbus Circle Holiday Market, em Columbus Circle, Nova York

Columbus Circle Holiday Market, at Columbus Circle, NY-  photo: nycgo

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