The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park
Bryant Park, Sixth Ave., at 42nd St.; 212-768-4242
More than 100 booths make this European-style holiday market one of the biggest in town, while free ice skating on the park's rink makes it one of the most festive.
• Dates: Nov. 5–Jan. 2; Mon.–Fri. 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Grand Central Holiday Fair
Lexington Ave., at 42nd St.; 212-340-2583
First, check out the kaleidoscopic light show in the main concourse. Then, sneak over to Vanderbilt Hall for the station's 12,000-square-foot impromptu mall.
• Dates: Nov. 15–Dec. 24; Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.–7 p.m. (Closed Thanksgiving)
The Holiday Gift Shops at St. Bartholomew's
325 Park Ave., at 50th St.; 212-378-0200
Not only does the scene look like a Currier and Ives print, but you can also pick up enough cold-weather gear to look like you've just walked out of the artwork.
• Dates: Nov. 15–Dec. 24; 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Holiday Market at Union Square
14th St., at Broadway; 212-529-9262
The red-and-white tents are resurrected with winter accessories, Christmas-y trinkets, and some less predictable, more interesting merchandise.
• Dates: Nov. 15–Dec. 24; 11 a.m.–8 p.m. (Closed Thanksgiving)
Holiday Market at Columbus Circle
Central Park S., at Central Park W.; 212-529-9262
Some of the best booths are devoted to foodies: gift baskets stocked with snacks and sweets, and decks of coupon cards with discounts to Suba and the Tasting Room.
• Dates: Dec. 1–Dec. 24; 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square
Broadway from Columbus Circle to 68th St.; 212-581-3774
For one night at least, Upper West Side merchants turn a pocket of Manhattan into Small Town, USA, with music and (for a nominal fee) food tastings.
• Dates: Nov. 29, 5:30 p.m.–9 p.m.
Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar
N. 7th St., at Wythe Ave.; 917-301-5765
Artists & Fleas debuts an additional holiday market space, showcasing a festive twist on the wares of their regulars and more.
• Dates: Dec. 4–5, 11–12, 18–19; noon–8 p.m.
Made in Harlem Art & Gift Festival
Casa Frela Gallery, 47 W. 119th St.
Hand-crafted gifts at the Casa Frela’s one-off weekend market will include jewelry, quilts, decorative items, and holiday ornaments.
• Dates: Dec. 4–5; 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Gifted: A Holiday Market presented by the Brooklyn Flea and Design*Sponge
Skylight One Hanson, One Hanson Pl.
More than 100 of the Brooklyn Flea’s vendors will fill three floors with delightfully kitsch holiday gifts and miscellany.
• Dates: Dec. 15–23; 11 a.m. –7 p.m.
Brooklyn Craft Central Holiday Market
Littlefield Performance Space, 622 Degraw St. and Textile Arts Center, 505 Carroll St.
Browse the stalls at two separate venues filled with seasonal crafts and hip wares, sample artisanal food and drinks, and pick up DIY tips from instructional demos.
• Dates: Dec. 18–19; Sat. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.