Winter Activities in New York City: Union Square Holiday Market by Urban Space
The Union Square Holiday Market is one of New York’s biggest annual holiday markets and is a must-visit destination for both New Yorkers and tourists during the holiday season.
From November to December, red-and-white booths fill up Union Square and millions of people browse and stumble upon unique gifts created by local craftsmen and artists. Many of these vendors don’t have traditional storefronts so you’ll be sure to find something more unique than in a traditional shopping center. In addition to one-of-a-kind gifts, you can indulge in tasty treats and enjoy the live music as you browse. It’s never too early to get your Christmas shopping started! With over 150 vendors, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your list!
Holiday Market Highlights:
Indulge in food and drinks specialities from around the world, from authentic Persian soup to rich hot chocolate. Some other fun food highlights include:
United Chocolate Works - handcrafted chocolate from Italy
Squish Marshmallows - small batch hand cut marshmallows made with unique flavours
Jars by Dani
Bao by Kaya - Established NYC street vendor specializing in Taiwanese snack. Try the “gua bao”
Decorate your home with bowls crafted from natural olive wood to coasters made of slate and framed prints and paintings. Check out Bali Made for designs made in Bali
Stay warm with one-of-a-kind winter accessories from scarves, to hats and gloves
Get holiday party ready and fill your pantry with gourmet items such as small-batch jams to all natural olive oils
Hydrate your skin with homemade beauty products for men and women
Keep your home smelling amazing with the homemade candles
Purchase unique handcrafted jewelry for friends and family. Stalls to check out:
Raw Spirit NYC - Brooklyn based gemstone company with handcrafted raw gemstone pieces
For more stalls, check out the Union Square Holiday Market website
The Artisan Pledge: Look for the Artisan Pledge symbol to shop socially-conscious goods.
Dates & Hours
November 16th - December 24th, 2017
Monday through Friday: 11 am - 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 11 - 7 pm
Closed at 4 pm on Christmas Eve