Tired of shopping in the same spots all year? Take your kids to some fun pop-up stores and markets setting up shop around NYC for the holidays. Revisit some favorites like the holiday markets or check out a few new spots. The temporary shops below are fun for the whole family, and a great chance to stock up on some unique gifts for everyone on your list. Just remember—these shops won’t be here for long!

Winter Village at Bryant Park

Bank of America's annual Winter Village is back at Bryant Park for some festive shopping fun. The beautifully designed outdoor market stalls house everything from delicious food to artisanal decorations and more, presented by vendors from all over the world. Need a break from shopping? Stop by the cozy Activity Nook, which houses select games, craft supplies, and reading materials for some down-time. And as always, the centerpiece of this holiday popup is the ice skating rink, the only place in NYC where you can ice-skate for free (though renting ice skates will set you back $20). And a reminder: while the shops will only be around until January, the rink will remain open daily until March 4.

Oct. 28-Jan 2, 2018
Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat & Sun 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Bryant Park
Btwn. 10th & 42nd St., & 5th & 6th Ave.
Online: wintervillage.org/

Photo: Elizabeth Shrier via Facebook.


Where do you head for unique holiday gifts? Let us know in the comments section below!

— Yuliya Geikhman