2019 Holiday Pop-Ups in NYC
If Santa’s Workshop were a city, it would probably look a lot like NYC in December. Nowhere else in the world is there such a vast selection of holiday markets and pop-ups, including limited-time Christmas- and Hanukkah-themed bars. Here are some of the most popular spots.
Union Square Holiday Market
The Union Square Holiday Market features nearly 150 vendors selling artwork, clothing, jewelry, handicrafts, and delicious holiday treats from all over the world. Dutch waffle establishment Wafels and Dinges, Brooklyn-based puzzle-making company Kubiya Games, and charcuterie establishment Charlito’s Cocina are just a few of the businesses that set up shop in charming little tents throughout this famous park.
Grand Central Holiday Fair
Grand Central’s Holiday Market sells items with more of a folk-art feel, primarily those made in America, such as blown-glass ornaments, leather gloves, and handmade children’s toys. It’s the only holiday market to take place indoors, residing within the train terminal’s century-old former waiting room.
Columbus Circle Holiday Market
Specializing in higher-end and thoughtfully crafted items, the Columbus Circle Holiday Market is considered one of the world’s most elegant holiday villages. Artisans here sell items such as angel ornaments, chocolate truffles, handmade soaps, and baby clothing, among other delightful wares.
Holiday Shops at Bryant Park
The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park is a European-inspired market that features a whopping 170 vendors selling items like hand-loomed Turkish peshtamals, Italian arancini, sculptural lighting fixtures, and artisanal doughnuts. It sits right next to Bryant Park’s seasonal ice rink, so you can finish your shopping session with some ice skating.
Miracle on 12th Street
Debuted in 2014, Miracle on 12th Street was the original location of what is now 90 Christmas-themed pop-up bars worldwide. It boasts charming décor that pays homage to both Christmas and Hanukkah, such as glass ornaments and snowflake-shaped fairy lights, along with festive rum- and eggnog-based cocktails.
Sippin’ Santa takes over the East Village bar Boilermaker and re-creates a Christmas Tiki bar in the Tropics. Here, you can expect palm tree and surfboard motifs and cocktails, such as the Kris Kringle Colada, created with Tiki impresario Jeff “Beachbum” Berry.
Lodge at Gallow Green
Lodge at Gallow Green is the seasonal rooftop bar of McKittrick Hotel, home of Sleep No More. It’s got design that evokes a Scottish home, with pine trees, a fire pit, cozy nooks, and blankets, plus a cocktail menu centered around bourbon and cider.
Plan Your Trip
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