Guide to New York City’s Holiday Markets
The quintessential New England winter marks the start of a joyous season in the hearts of its residents and visitors. As families gather for the holidays, one last hurrah echoes over the east coast before New Year’s hibernation.
One of our favorite traditions this time of year are day trips to New York City and visiting its sprawling wonderland of holiday markets. Only a short trip from Delamar, a New York City day trip to partake in the festive markets – and maybe see the magnificent Rockefeller Tree – is a feast for the spirit.
Winter Village in Bryant Park
Just a few blocks from Grand Central Terminal, take a brisk walk to Bryant Park where you will discover a bustling winter village, complete with an ice skating rink and a gorgeous view of the Stephen A. Schwarzman library.
Discover local treats and crafts at the holiday shops and stop by “The Lodge,” a pop-up where you can sip on seasonal cocktails, eat tasty bites, and admire the skaters in the rink.
Union Square Holiday Market
From Bryant Park, sled downtown to discover a flurry of holiday vendors and shops in Union Square. Sip on hot cocoa, try confectionery delights, and experience NYC’s finest.
Conveniently located near SoHo and the East & West Village, break away and meander through some of Manhattan’s best neighborhoods for holiday shopping. The West Village is especially serene during the winter with its landmarked brownstone architecture and corner cafes perfect for hot cider or winter cocktails.
The Makers Show at City Point
From Manhattan, take a subway ride across the East River into Brooklyn to visit the Makers Show at City Point. Explore unique gifts within a masterfully curated indoor market to find a haven from the cold.
Consider venturing off towards Clinton Hill, a lovely neighborhood full of excellent restaurants and bars, and stop at the Fort Greene Park Holiday Market for handmade wares from local artisans.
Brooklyn Flea Dumbo
From Clinton Hill, head to the Dumbo Archway for a waterfront shopping extravaganza. Tour the vendors selling antique goods, furniture, jewelry, clothing, artwork and more. You’ll be sure to find a one-of-a-kind gift with a story from the past and present.
If you are feeling brave and craving something sweet, visit the Ample Hills Creamery near Pier 1 for some of NYC’s best ice cream – it’s the type of scoop you’ll never forget and never get enough of!
Rockefeller Center Rink
While the Rockefeller Center isn’t a holiday market, what better way to conclude a day within NYC’s winter wonderland than with a breathtaking view of the iconic Rockefeller Christmas Tree?
Feeling adventurous? Take a spin around the ice skating rink illuminated in colorful lights beneath the dazzling ornaments from the tree above. If you came in by train, Grand Central Terminal is only a few blocks away.
DELAMAR DAY TRIP: ONE DAY IN NEW YORK CITY
Discover the Magic of NYC’s Holiday Markets
New York City knows how to host some of the best holiday markets in the nation where you can discover unique gifts and savor delicious treats spanning all cuisines. Visiting the markets from Delamar is the perfect way to experience the full breath of this holiday season:
Delamar Greenwich Harbor is just 45 minutes by car and less than an hour by train to New York City.
DELAMAR Southport is just 90 minutes by car or a 75-minute train ride into Grand Central Terminal.
DELAMAR West Hartford is just about a 2-hour drive or 3-hour train ride into NYC.
After a day trip exploring the rich variety of holiday markets, head back to Delamar for some hot cocoa or a seasonal nightcap at Artisan. Discover the true meaning of indulgence by booking a night and drift away within our cozy blankets to dream about your magical adventure in NYC’s winter wonderland!