Do you want to give special, locally made and thoughtful gifts this year? We think that’s a good idea. And the best place to look for great gifts is at small businesses. So, why not check out a holiday market or two or three? Shopping small is the best way to find a gift that will surely put a smile on your nearest and dearest’s face. And, you’re supporting local artisans, designers, and business owners instead of faceless big box stores. Score!
Here are our favorite holiday markets to shop at this season.
Greenpointers Polar Vortex Holiday Market, 67 West Street (5th Floor)
Sunday, December 2 1-7pm
Browse 60+ local artisans and vendors for delightful wares, stunning jewels, and other treasures. Plus, there are winter-themed drinks and loads of free activities.
SO Holiday Shoppe Object Marketplace, The Landing at Industry City, 274 36th Street
Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2, 10am-7pm
SHOPPE OBJECT will take over two floors of Industry City for the launch of SO HOLIDAY, and you check of your to-buy list if you’re lookign for ceramics, jewelry, tabletop, stationery, and more.
The Oddities Flea Market
Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Avenue
December 1-2; 12– 6pm
Go dark and macabre. Explore vendors with an array of peculiar items including ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, obscure specimens, taxidermy, home decor, jewelry, dark art, and more.
P.S. 8/M.S. 8 Holiday Market, 37 Hicks Street
Saturday, December 1, 12pm-4pm
Gems include hand-crafted items and treats.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Holiday Market, Building 77, 141 Flushing Avenue
Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, 12pm-6pm
Browse more than 30 Navy Yard tenants and nearby small businesses offering a vast array of gift options including clothing, accessories, art, home décor, children’s toys, and culinary products. Plus, there will be a gift-wrapping station, a toy drive, and a coat drive supporting New York Cares. (Don’t forget to bring your coats for donation!)
BUST Holiday Craftacular
Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street
Saturday, December 8th, 11am-7pm; Sunday, December 9th, 11am-7pm
The BUST magazine Craftacular is back! Discover apparel, jewelry, toys, all while enjoying some food and beer. You can also join in some classes and talks from the BUST School for Creative Living.
Holiday Handmade Cavalcade, 128 Pierrepont Street
Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16, 11am- 6pm
Check our wares from the NY Handmade Collective, with a giant selection of goods handcrafted by New York City-based designers and makers.
Winter Flea Market at Atlantic Center
Saturdays, 11 am-6pm Sundays, 11 am-5pm
Browse food vendors, vintage goodies, jewelry, locally-made fashions, furniture, home goods, stationery, collectibles, and more with a seasonal flair.
Renegade Craft Fair Winter Pop-Up, 72 Noble Street
December 22-23, 11am–5pm
Feast your eyes (and wallet) on curated indie-craft objects and designs. Plus, enjoy jams from local DJs, take a workshop, and eat from savory food truck bites. Don’t forget to try a cocktail, too!
Open House by Young & Able, 277 Berry Street, Brooklyn
Now through December 23; Thursday – Sunday 12pm–7pm
A delightful holiday pop-up experience celebrates women-led businesses with 50 women-led brands.
Winterfest at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway
Now through Monday, December 31
A 40,000-square-foot space between the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden boasts shopping, entertainment, and activities. More than 50 vendors will sell their wares ranging from food to decorations and more.
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