Top Must-go Annual Holiday Markets In The USA With Details

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When the festive season is around, holiday markets are always one of the best places to visit. There won’t be the “warm and cozy” holiday spirit without these festive bazaars. Of course the places will be flooded with tourists but that’s how you call it holiday time! There are marvelous twinkling light, workshops, vendors, many big brands, exciting winter activities and games, etc. waiting for you, not to mention the rich culture and heritage exchange.

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Downtown Holiday Market in Washington DC

Downtown Holiday Market in Washington DC

Location:

Downtown Holiday Market is located on the F Street sidewalk in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery, and between 7th & 9th Streets, NW in Washington DC.

Duration:

From mid-November until Christmas, every year (in 26 consecutive days or more) and from noon to 8:00pm each day.

Details:

Downtown Holiday Market is one of the best holiday markets in USA. Until 2016, there have been total 12 markets taken place. The first Downtown Holiday Market was organized in 2005.

Coming to this festive shopping village, you’ll enjoy the wonderful handmade arts, fine art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, clothing, snacks and festive drinks, etc. from over 160 participants who are brilliant artisans and exhibitors offering. There is also a variety of lively entertainment including musical acts, dancing… on the Market Stage.

Union Square Holiday Market in New York

Union Square Holiday Market in New York

Location:

The Union Square Holiday Market takes place at the heart of New York City, in Union Square Park, Southern Side.

Duration:

From mid-November until Christmas Eve. Specific opening hours: from 11:00am-8:00pm on week days, from 10:00am-8:00pm on Saturdays and 11:00am-7:00pm on Sundays.

Details:

Union Square is a famous destination and in holiday season, it becomes the winter wonderland ideal for seasonal shopping as well as seasonal foods. It’s a vibrant event with cutting-edge businesses, various dining options and excellent entertainment.

This holiday market is the best for you to wander through the Christmas-decorated aisles and connect with local artisans.  There are various wares selling, from home goods, winter wear accessories to gourmet goodies and handmade gift ideas.

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

Location:

This “winter village” lies at 1065 Avenue of the Americas New York, between 40th St & 41st St Theater District, Midtown West.

Duration:

From late October to January, usually from 8:00am to 10:00pm.

Details:

The best thing about this fantastic winter village is ice skating. You can go early and bring your own skates to skate for free in Skating Rink which locates at the center of the winter village. However, if you’re a tourist (non-New Yorkers), you’ll have to spend about $30 for renting skates as well as a locker and wait in a long line to join the rink.

Besides skating, there are great foods, hot drinks, movie screening, gifts, jewels, etc. (however they said this stuff might be overpriced). Bryant Park is definitely a great place to celebrate your holiday time.

Junior League of Austin’s “A Christmas Affair” holiday market

best holiday markets in the usa

Location:

A Christmas Affair is held at Palmer Events Center, Austin, Texas.

Duration:

Usually in mid-November (in 2016, it was from 16-20 November).

Details:

This event is a local tradition since 1976 when the holly holiday spirit rings in. There are around 200 vendors joining in the event. This exciting holiday extravaganza is also a charity funding program for the League activities.

There is a wide variety of merchandise (although they’re a little pricey) from children’s clothing, toys, cutesy cups, women’s clothing, handbags, jewelry, snacks to home decors and holiday decors, etc.

Junior League Holiday Mart in Indianapolis

Location:

This mart is located at Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion, Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 East 38th Street Indianapolis.

Duration:

During mid-November

Details:

This is one of the oldest holiday marts in the country. Like many other best holiday markets, you’ll find a vast selection of local artisans and vendors selling children’s gifts, holiday decor, exceptional home goods, gourmet food and many more at this holiday mart.

Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market

Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market

Location:

Artists & Fleas locates at Chelsea Market 88 Tenth Ave New York, Meatpacking District, Chelsea.

Duration:

Open permanently inside Chelsea Market

Mon – Sat: 10AM – 9PM
Sun: 10AM – 8PM

Details:

Artists & Fleas was first opened in Williamsburg in 2003. Coming to this flea market, you can shop many unique art, design and fashion or vintage stuff. It’s one of the best places to buy gifts for anyone.

Texas Christkindl Market in Texas

Location:

Globe Life Park in Arlington, 1000 Ballpark Way

Duration:

Usually from late November to Christmas Eve

Details:

Texas Christkindl Market is one of the largest open-air holiday markets in the Southwest. This family-friendly market features many interesting gifts and holiday decorations, delicious German cuisine, holiday beverages, excellent live entertainment, children’s activities, and much more.

Christmas Village in Philadelphia

Christmas Village in Philadelphia

Location:

City Hall 1400 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia

Duration:

From Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve

Details:

Christmas Village in Philadelphia thrills visitors with the charm of an authentic German Christmas market. They make it special for you with more than 80 wooden booths selling traditional European food, sweets and drinks from different vendors.

Grand Central Holiday Fair in New York

Location:

42nd St and Lexington Ave New York

Duration:

From mid-November to Christmas Eve

Details:

The Grand Central Holiday Fair is one of the finest and longest-running indoor holiday fairs in New York City. You’ll find many artwork, clothing for all ages, men’s and women’s accessories, children’s clothing, toys and home goods there.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market in New York

Columbus Circle Holiday Market in New York

Location:

Columbus Circle, 59th Street and Central Park West

Duration:

From late November to Christmas Eve

Details:

The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is an elegant and beautiful place for holiday shopping. There are jewelry, chocolate, art, gifts of all types, plus lots of food vendors. You’ll come to visit this holiday market every year just by attending it once.

Christmas Village in Baltimore

Location:

West Shore Park 501 Light St Baltimore.

Duration:

From late November to Christmas Eve

Details:

Baltimore’s Christmas market was first held in 2013 and since then, it has become one of the German Christmas markets in USA. You’ll have a great holiday experience with the many activities here, from the German food to the performances.

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco

Location:

Cow Palace Exhibition Halls, 2600 Geneva Avenue, Daly City

Duration:

From mind-November to mid-December

Details:

Named as the heart of the holiday, you cannot skip this amazing Christmas fair, especially when you’re a fan of the works of Charles Dickens. You can enjoy the Victorian London theme by walking through the lamp-lit streets, lively pubs and wondrous theatres, music halls, dance parties, tearooms, and shops.

Have fun with the holiday shopping!