NYC's holiday fairs and holiday markets are a shopper's paradise!
From November through the end of December you'll find the best that New York City has to offer - unique gifts items including jewelry, clothing, home goods, arts, crafts, antiques, electronics, and so much more. Holiday markets and fairs include the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park, Union Square, Columbus Circle and the Grand Central Holiday Fair.
Not only will this tour take you to several of these fabulous shopping experiences, you'll be able to store your purchases as you move from market to market - there's no need to carry (or in New York City vernacular, schlep) your bags all day until your shoulders ache!
Holiday Shops at Bryant Park's Winter Village
The Holiday Shops include more than 125 boutique-like shops
offering exquisite gift ideas from distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative
goods, local foods, and much more. There's something for everyone – adults,
kids, and even pets. The Holiday Shops are laid out along the park's allees and
terraces, and housed in Bryant Park's own custom-designed kiosks. Look for Surya
Brasil’s shop with the brand’s coveted products including skin, hair, and shave
collections, as well as vegan lip balms. Surya Brasil is also collaborating with
emerging artisanal Brazilian brands like Bambusa, Natural Fashion and Natural
Cotton Color, creators of 100% organic cotton intimate apparel, products for the
home and men’s, women’s and children’s fashion that is produced with natural
dyes made from plant extracts.
Grand Central Holiday Fair & Food Court
Grand Central Terminal’s 17th annual Holiday Fair is the
only holiday market in the city to operate indoors. This season, the Fair will
fill Vanderbilt Hall with 76 vendors for six weeks each offering a wonderful
array of holiday gifts for all your loved ones including art, clothing for
adults and children, handbags, jewelry and accessories for men and women, bath
and body items, home goods, collectible toys, holiday items and gifts for pets.
Union Square Holiday Market
Over 100 merchants are on hand to bring you the most unique
gifts available. The Union Square Holiday Market is the place to do your holiday
shopping. Some of the items you may find this year include: Hand-blown glass
housewares; Local, handmade leather belts; Bags and accessories made from
recycled plastic; A variety of handmade jewelry; Gloves, hats, Tibetan crafts
There will also be nibbles and noshes throughout the market. Dig
into German delights, both sweet and savory treats. Top things off with a hot
apple cider or cappuccino to stay warm. There are so many beautiful things to
browse and relish!
Columbus Circle Holiday Market
The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is internationally known as one of the most elegant and beautiful places for holiday shopping. Located at the entrance to Central Park, at 59th street and Central Park West, visitors lose themselves in glittering aisles of art, jewelry, home goods and delicious eats from local artisans and designers. Now in it’s 13th year, the market is the perfect place to do all your holiday shopping while soaking in the splendor of winter in New York City.
The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is open from November 29 through December 24.
Tours depart daily at 10am for 6 hours. Tour participants meet your guide in the rear lobby (53rd street side entrance) of the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 811 7th Avenue. Shoppers will spend about 1 1/2 hours at each of several markets. Your tour escort will choose the most appropriate venues depending upon advance scouting, weather and traffic.
This tour operates on selected dates through December 22, 2017:
"I highly recommend the Holiday Markets
Tour and the Holiday Lights Tour. The markets tour especially if one
has never been to New York."
Becky, Travel Specialist
The tour operates rain or shine. The order and exact itinerary is dependent upon
weather conditions, traffic and other factors and may change. No refunds
are issued for any reason. Tour guide gratuity
is not included. New York City Vacation Packages is not responsible for delays,
non-operation of tour or accessibility to sites mentioned in the itinerary. Tours may be cancelled in advance due to insufficient
participation. Although all routine precautions will be taken, neither the transportation provider nor New York City Vacation Packages is responsible for the security of items left unattended