Alternative Markets in NY: The Cooler Christmas Gifts

It’s time for shopping, and if you want to resist the call to consume and buy online before bed, you don’t need to send anyone looking for the perfect gift. Fortunately, there are many alternative markets for gifts and pop-up shops that offer a wealth of goodies and refined gifts.┬áLet’s check them out!

Winter Flea and Holiday Market at Industry City

More than 100 dealers line a huge industrial park, and the front runner-runner – the runner is the sheer mass. The best finds and funniest are the little cool neighborhood affairs, but I don’t know if you need a hip outpost to get the shopping buzz going. This fabulous flea is ideal for traveling from one large, wide area to another and observing a unique environment with shopping, restaurants, and people. From locally made jewelry to artfully curated fashion, the best of both worlds from a Smorgasburger grocer crowdfunding his groceries. 

The Holiday Handmade Cavalcade 

This DIY event in Beacon, New York, which began nine years ago, has become a popular destination for shoppers looking for local and unexpected Christmas gifts and treats. With an emphasis on Christmas decorations and gifts, you expect these alternative markets to have a major impact on the local economy as well as the economy as a whole. This Saturday, small shops will also celebrate their local traders and present locally made fashion from indie traders from the border triangle. It promises to be the place to turn when you ask, “Where did you get that from? 

La Femme holiday pop-up from Young & Able

This year it is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm, with free parking and free food and drinks. 

Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Pop-Ups at Industry City 

The Renegade Craft Fair is a curated indie craft marketplace showcasing the brightest talents of contemporary crafts and design. The event is aimed at experienced and up-and-coming designers who offer a limited edition of – a – Art. Women – in shops and hand-picked producers – can attend this unique feast of local talent on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm. 

Greenpointers Winter Candyland Holiday Market 

This year’s version sweetens things up a bit: over 3,000 shoppers are expected to enjoy live music, food, and drink, as well as a variety of crafts and artisans. There will be a wide range of items for sale, as well as a number of special events for those who might be interested in a more traditional Christmas trading experience. 

BUST Holiday Craftacular 

BUST Craftacular Events is one of the longest and most popular Christmas alternative markets in the country. The BUST market, sponsored by the mother of all craft markets, features a variety of local artisans selling clothes, jewelry, toys, and more that you won’t find in the mall. Take a break from shopping and find a nail salon, hair salon, or nail salon near you where you can enjoy free manicures and pedicures. 

As we put it in cheeky grrlmag, there’s plenty of stuff for the boys, but it’s also about the girls. 

Wanted Design Holiday Market

This annual Christmas market brings a super Santa Claus to Queens, who meets in the main hall and sets you up with a drink and goulash. This is a great place to drink a giant beer without having to buy anything. Every December, the Wanted Design Store at 6 Fulton Street will feature over 20 dealers, including local artists, designers, photographers, musicians, craftsmen, and more. The innovative design market includes international, national, and local brands that offer everything related to the subject of eye candy. 

They also offer a wide range of clothing, accessories, and accessories, as well as a wide range of food and drinks for the whole family.

Vegan Shop-Up 

A not too boring place to meet local traders, with a wide selection of food and drinks for the whole family. From spicy cocktails to a variety of food and drinks, this holiday event is doubly great. 

Atlas Obscura Oddities Holiday Market

You will find a wide selection of food and drinks as well as a variety of gifts, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, and even a Christmas tree exhibition. Curated by one of the world’s most talented craftsmen, this wonderfully macabre market is the place to find truly unique gifts to give yourself. 

Tickets cost $5 at the box office, but there’s a $20 Preview VIP package that includes a silent auction that goes to the charity Housing Works. FAD Weekend is the weekend for fashion, art, and design that you want to spend seasonally in your favorite place in South Brooklyn. This holiday season we will be showcasing our first ever carefully curated Maker Markets and their very first New York Fashion Week, featuring an amazing selection of 180 independent designers and indulging in local – home-made – food and drink. There are also a variety of special events, such as live music, food trucks, and more. 

Grand Holiday Bazaar 

Grand Bazaar NYC is the largest curated weekly market in the city, and it’s likely you’ll find your Christmas gifts. Over 150 hand-picked vendors will sell unique gifts inside and out, including jewelry, home accessories, clothing, accessories, and more, as well as food and beverages. 

The ground floor space is invaded by portable prints designed by artists such as Michael Kors, Jennifer Lawrence, and others. Made in NYC, which opens on November 26 and December 3, promises a wide range of handmade goods, food, and drinks. It is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., from November 27 to December 2, with a special opening on December 1. 

These alternative markets are a great outlet for indie artists and smaller shops to gather a larger audience. The presents bought from them are cool and original! Most of New York is closed, but Central Park is always open!

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