The holiday season is in full swing in New York City, and some of Brooklyn’s most famous and festive holiday markets are open for business. There’s no shortage of options — so we’ve found some of the boro’s best holiday markets so you can take a break from busy malls and online shopping to grab a hot drink and shop for some locally-made, totally unique gifts.
For the past decade, City Point BKLYN has branched out from traditional retail with The Makers Show, an indoor holiday market promoting equity and community. The Makers Show was created to platform social justice through retail and support local businesses while boosting the local economy. The holiday market proved immersive, festive, and popular among the locals and those visiting the borough. With no admission fee and several dozen stalls with goods ranging from vintage clothing to scented candles to jewelry and baked goods, The Makers Show is an ideal place to browse through for gifts or purchases one would like to keep for themselves.
Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. through Dec. 23, with extended hours Dec. 20-23, at City Point Mall, 445 Albee Square West in Downtown Brooklyn.
Considered a highlight of the holiday season in Red Hook, the 4th annual Red Hook Holiday Market is one of the most popular markets for Brooklynites shopping for their seasonal gifts. Located on the second floor of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition on Van Brunt Street, the marketplace offers perfect gifts from local artisans, crafters, bakers and designers. While you’re there, be sure to check out local restaurants and attractions and vote for your favorite holiday decorations!
Open Saturdays and Sundays, 1-6 p.m., through Dec. 17 at BWAC, 481 Van Brunt St. in Red Hook,
In partnership with Empire Stores, FAD is bringing a huge selection of local vendors to Dumbo for its biggest holiday market yet! Open seven days a week, the FAD Market offers a curated selection of handmade jewelry, bath and body care, artisanal food and drinks, home goods, stationary, and more. Whether you’re looking for one great gift or some little stocking stuffers, the market is sure to have what you’re looking for — and FAD takes care to rotate its selection of vendors each year, so you’ll be sure to find new and unique gifts!
Open Mondays-Sundays through Dec. 22 at at Empire Stores, 55 Water St. in Dumbo. Hours vary by day, check online for more information.
Mayday Space hosts their annual Social Justice Holiday Market, offering all the locally-made goods you know and love — without the over-commercialization. Shop high-quality items including upcycled clothes, handmade jewelry, art, and skincare products, unique works of art, and more — all for a good cause, as some vendors are donating their proceeds to support important causes. The market will also feature kids’ activities, holiday portraits, and food and drink vendors!
Open Dec. 16, 12-6 p.m., and Dec. 17, 3-7 p.m., at 176 St. Nicholas Ave. in Bushwick. Tickets are free, but a $20 donation is recommended.
This year-round marketplace is the perfect place to get some holiday shopping done — head down to Fort Greene Park to check out a revolving roster of more than 25 local artisans, designers, and other vendors, each selling unique fashion, accessories, home goods, jewelry, and more!
Open Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., year-round, at Fort Greene Park, DeKalb Avenue from Washington Park to South Oxford Street in Fort Greene.