Christmas is Tuesday??? The procrastinator’s guide to BK holiday markets


If you’ve been procrastinating on your holiday shopping, don’t you worry, we’re here for you. While most of Brooklyn’s wonderful craft markets have packed up, to hibernate until next year, there’ still a few that can provide you with all the hand-made, locally sourced holiday cheer that you can handle. All markets open Saturday and Sunday unless otherwise noted.

Gowanus Print LabHoliday Market and Bender
54 Second Avenue, Gowanus
Friday, 6pm – 11pm

Not only can you drink while you shop for stocking stuffers and last-minute gift ideas, you can also take advantage of the “print” part of the Print Lab and print your own custom “to:/from:” labels and wrapping paper. So that should make up for the gift showing up a week after Christmas if you skimp out on next-day shipping.

Brooklyn Night Bazaar
45 N. 5th Street (enter between Wythe and Kent Ave.), Williamsburg

The big mother trucker of craft markets is open through the weekend, with crafts and music, including a show with BK’s own Dan Friel and Tiny Victories.

Brooklyn Craft Central Annual Holiday Market
Littlefield Art Space, 622 Degraw Street between 3rd and 4th Ave, Gowanus
11am – 5pm

Littlefield is gonna be a busy place this weekend. Not only is it home to our AWESOME No Office Holiday party tonight, but they’re also hosting the final weekend of their craft market

Brooklyn Flea’s Gifted Holiday Market
Skylight One Hanson, 1 Hanson Place, Fort Greene

This market is indoors at the former Williamsburg Savings Bank and features 100 vendors on 3 floors. This year’s Gifted market will have raw oysters shucked by the entrance, Butter & Scotch Brooklyn’s first dessert-cocktail bar, and gift items as SKT Ceramics animal-motif pots and bowls, and Thompson Bags burlap and denim totes.

Vegan Holiday Shop-Ups
Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan St, Bushwick
Saturday, 12pm-5pm

You’ve got one more Saturday to stuff yourself so full of vegan treats that you think you’re going to explode and get cruelty-free eats all over a bunch of horrified bystanders. And buy good food for the people you love, we guess.

Brooklyn ARTery
1020 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park
11am – 7pm

These folks provide handmade clothing, jewelry and artwork year-round, but Christmas is only once a year. This Wednesday in fact. Wait, have you not bought gifts for people yet? Yeah, you should run here and buy some stuff.

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