The Christmas markets in New York

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With the arrival of the end of October, the traditional Christmas markets throughout New York, one of the most beloved traditions of my city. In this article we will talk about the opening and closing dates of the main Christmas markets located in the center of Manhattan, and that are probably very close at some point of any of the routes you are doing.

Union Square Market

As always remember that the Christmas period in the United States is celebrated until the arrival of Santa Claus, the December 24, so the vast majority of these Christmas markets will close their doors on Christmas Eve, if you arrive in New York for New Year will only be open the market of Bryant Park, and for a few days.

The market of Bryant Park

The early riser, and the one that you will find the most time open, is the Bryant Park Market, which will open its doors right next to the Winter Village at the same time as the ice skating rink, the 27 in October, and will close its doors next 2 January 2017. It will be open Monday through Friday from 11 in the morning to 8 in the afternoon, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 in the morning to 8 in the afternoon, although after Thanksgiving many shops close later.

The Union Square Christmas Market

One of those with more tradition, the Union Square Holiday Market, will also be one of the early birds and the November 15 will open its doors and will close for the last time the December 24, not opening the Thanksgiving day. For a few days Union Square seems to be moving to Europe and becomes a square that could well be anywhere in European geography during these dates, such as Munich or Prague. The hours for this market are Monday through Friday from 11 in the morning to 8 in the afternoon, Saturday in 10 in the morning to 8 in the afternoon and Sunday in 11 in the morning to 7 in the afternoon.

Christmas Market in Grand Central

For those who do not go cold with them, but they love this Christmas spirit, I recommend the Grand Central Terminal flea market, Grand Central Holiday Fair, which opens the 12 of November, and closes its doors on December 24 inside this emblematic station, in the Vanderbilt Hall. The schedules are as follows: Monday - Friday: From 10 in the morning to 8 in the afternoon • Saturday: From 10 in the morning to 7 in the afternoon • Sunday: From 11 in the morning to 6 in the afternoon, and it will also be closed on Thanksgiving.

Columbus Circle Market

Finally I will talk about the youngest of the Christmas markets and has the shortest duration of all of them. Columbus Circle Holiday Market It is a market that is set up in Columbus Circle and that despite its youth is getting a great success and more and more exhibitors. It will be open from 28 from November to 24 from December and its schedule is from 10 in the morning to 8 in the afternoon from Monday to Saturday and from 10 in the morning to 7 in the afternoon on Sundays.

Map of the New York Christmas markets

So you do not get lost in New York looking for the Christmas markets I leave a map where I have located where all the indicated in this article, only wish that you go for these dates you have a great time despite the cold and have some fantastic Christmas shopping.

More information and other interesting routes nearby

For more information about spending Christmas in New York, I recommend reading Christmas in New York city.