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!
Union Square and Columbus Circle Holiday Markets
These two staples of the holiday season are must-visits every year! Both locations feature many local vendors with a huge variety of goods to be purchased (and/or devoured). This year's lineup includes toys like puppets and wooden puzzles, handmade jewelry, several delicious food spots, treats like truffles and teas (just follow your nose to the aromatic Spices and Tease stand), and much more. The Union Square spot also has a small craft house for kids to take part in for a small donation.
Union Square Holiday Market:
Nov. 16-Dec. 24 (Closed Nov. 23, closes at 4 p.m. on Dec. 24)
Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Union Square Park
E 14th St. & Union Square W.
Columbus Circle Holiday Market:
Nov. 28-Dec. 24 (Closes at 4 p.m. on Dec. 24)
Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
59th St. & Central Park West
Photo: Urban Space NYC via Facebook.
Where do you head for unique holiday gifts? Let us know in the comments section below!
— Yuliya Geikhman