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Top Picks of Brooklyn Holiday Markets: Christmas Presents, Hanukkah Gifts & Fun

Some of New York City's Best 2013 Holiday Craft Fairs, Markets Are in Brooklyn


Shop local this year. Explore nearly two dozen wonderful holiday markets and craft fairs, both indoor and outdoor, all over Brooklyn this holiday season. Check out the Brooklyn Night Bazaar in Greenpoint.  Don't miss Brooklyn Flea's  shopping extravaganza in Fort Greene.




1. Weekends: Brooklyn Flea--NOW ONLY in Williamsburg

Vintage music score found at Brooklyn Flea. Photo Ellen Freudenheim
You can't beat the classy Brooklyn Flea, a curated vintage marketplace that also has booths with crafts and wonderful artisanal food. For fun there are also games and scavenger hunts. During the winter, Brooklyn Flea is indoors. 200 vendors, including 75 food booths, so you'll finally be able to visit the Flea and Smorgasburg in one cozy location during the winter. Note: There won't be a "Gifted" market at Brooklyn Flea this year. Instead, the regular market will be open on three additional dates for Christmas shopping.
  • Where: 50,000 square feet on the second floor at North 5th St. and Wythe Ave. 
  • When: Every Saturday and Sunday from November 30/December 1 through April 13, 2014. 10am-7pm until Christmas.
  • Admission: Free

2. Weekends: Brooklyn Night Bazaar (Williamsburg)

Courtesy of Night Bazaar 2013
Not to be missed! The night bazaar idea, exotic and increasingly popular in Brooklyn, means you can take your date Christmas shopping this weekend, and still catch a concert. Have some wine or beer, check out the art installations, hear live music, and browse among the 100 food and craft vendors at this outdoor market. Note that entry is free but there are some ticketed music events.
  • Where: 45 North 5th St. between Wythe and Kent Aves, in Williamsburg
  • When: Weekends through Dec. 22, Friday and Saturday nights, 6 PM until midnight.

3. Fri-Sat Dec. 6-7, 2013: Crafted on the Canal Fair & Party (Gowanus)

Sponsored by the recycling leader Build It Green, this market will host local artists and features interesting items that are off-the-grid for most major department stores or mainstream web stores. Look for reused items, fair trade items, hand and homemade items. The possibility of interesting finds here is matched by the possibility of interesting conversation.
  • Where: 69 9th Street, in Gowanus.
  • When: Dec. 6-7, 2013 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. Details

4. Dec 7: Various School Craft Fairs

You can hit two great crafts fairs in  local Brooklyn schools today: the Winter Festival at Brooklyn Friends School (Downtown) and  PS 321 (Park Slope).

5. Dec 5-6: Plymouth Church School Craft Fair (Brooklyn Heights)

A sweet local school fair, held on two consecutive evenings.

6. Sat Dec 7: Scandinavian Christmas Market (Bay Ridge)

This special holiday event is organized in part by the Scandinavian East Coast Museum, along with a old-time Bay Ridge store, Nordic Delicacies, that specializes in, what else, Scandinavian goods.
  • Where: Nordic Delicacies, at 6909 Third Avenue in Bay Ridge.
  • When: Saturday,Dec 7, 2013 , from 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.

7. Weekends: Artists & Fleas (Williamsburg and Manhattan)

They're back for 2013! Visit this huge indoor flea market called Artists & Fleas this holiday season, in the heart of Williamsburg "
  • Where: 70 North 7th Street  between Kent & Wythe Avenues, 3 blocks from the Bedford Avenue L train. 1 block from Williamsburg's waterfront.
  • When:Saturdays and Sundays, 10-7
  • Admission: Free

8. Dec 8: PS 29's Eat Pie and Shop (Cobble Hill)

 PS 29 in Cobble Hill hosts their annual “Eat Pie and Shop” Holiday Gift Fair and Pie Social, to benefit the  local public school. Don't miss the pie contest!
  • Where: PS 29 in Cobble Hill.
  • When: Sunday Dec. 8 , 2013 from 11am to 4pm
  • Admission: Free

9. Sun Dec 8: Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar

 Brooklyn Exposed t and Brooklyn Makers have joined forces to create the first ever Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar with 30+ handpicked vendors with Brooklyn Makers and lots of hands on workshopy things to do courtesy of Brooklyn ARTery.  Food from local Dinosaur BBQ and Lavender Lake, specialty cocktails, fun.

  • Where: 501 Union venue in Carroll Gardens.195 Columbia St. (Sacket and Degraw)
  • When: December 8th from 11am until 6pm


10. Dec 14 & 15: Etsy Holiday Handmade (Williamsburg)

Handmade Cavalcade is a biannual Craft Fair put together by Etsy New York- local New York metro area Etsy Sellers. You can shop the unique handmade gifts of your local Etsy Shops while snacking on locally made sweets and connecting with other small crafty businesses.

  • Where: 50 No. Third between Kent & Wythe
  • When: December  14-15th from 110 AM-5 PM


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