Do you already hear those sleigh bells jingling, ringling, ting-a-ling too? Are you chomping at the bit to start decking those halls?
What do you mean it’s not even Halloween yet?
Okay, we’ll admit the reason-for-the-season is still a few months out. But if you’re as holiday-holic as we are, we bet you’re already getting excited just thinking about roaming glittering aisles full of local vendors and artisans, roasted chestnuts melting in your mouth and Peppermint Mocha in hand.
With this list of NYC holiday markets, there's no need to wait around for Santa—you can start making plans to find the most unique, amazing gifts yourself for those special people who light up your life every day of the year.
Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park (October 28)
This is the first of the bunch to open up, and perhaps the most famous of the lot. Check out their Tree-Lighting Ceremony and Ice Skating Rink!
Grand Central Holiday Fair (November 13)
Find that perfect present while you wait for the train as Vanderbilt Avenue fills with artisans!
Union Square Holiday Market (November 16)
Enjoy live music, a warming station, and a kid’s craft studio as you prance the aisles at this scenic spot!
Brooklyn Flea Holiday Market (Hudson Square location) (November 25)
This eclectic weekend staple will be holidaying it up for the season!
Columbus Circle Holiday Market (November 28)
Head into Central Park to check out the 15th year of this elegant shopping spot: wooden puzzles, artisan sweets, and so much more!
Fort Hamilton Holiday Market (December 1)
Check in with Santa or hop on a carousel at this Brooklyn spot!
Grand Holiday Bazaar (December 2)
This weekly pop up will be going all out for the Holiday Season! Catch it the weekends of December 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd!
Astoria Market Holiday Markets (December 3)
The Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden will transform into a homemade-and-vintage winter wonderland! Catch it on December 3rd, 10th and 17th!
Etsy Holiday Handmade Cavalcade (Manhattan, December 8 / Brooklyn, December 16)
Find local and unexpected products and enter to win raffle prizes at this unforgettable winter tradition![via Time Out] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]