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Union Square Holiday Market 2022 - NYC Christmas Shopping

New York City’s most popular holiday market for Christmas shopping and holiday treats - Union Square Holiday Market - opens November 17th, 2022.

by | November 11, 2022

Union Square Holiday Market in NYC is a perfect destination for Christmas Shopping and Holiday Treats

New York City’s biggest and most popular holiday market is all set to open this season. Union Square Holiday Market officially opens on November 17th, 2022 and will stay open every day — except Thanksgiving — up until Christmas Eve. Hosted by Urbanspace, its wide array of shops and food vendors truly offer something for everyone. No matter who you are or what you’re looking for, you’ll embrace the holiday spirit as soon as you enter this iconic New York intersection.

Union Square: The Perfect Site for a Christmas Market

Having started back in 1993, Union Square hosts Urbanspace’s oldest holiday market in New York City. It’s also the largest in all five boroughs, with a whopping 180 vendors set up every single night. Kiosks are all lined up in seven arched rows to form a half circle at the south end of the park. The Christmas colors, evergreen garlands, and holiday music are more than enough to set the mood. But when it’s all lit up after sundown, that’s when you’ll really feel the Christmastime atmosphere.

As a year-long hotspot for markets and events, Union Square is a no-brainer for holiday shopping and creative gifts. After all, it’s been the site of social activism and regular art movements ever since the 19th century. To this day, you’ll find plenty of artists and artisans performing, selling their wares, and holding demonstrations. The centrally located park puts you within walking distance to the Flatiron District, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and Gramercy, so there’s no shortage of shops, restaurants, or entertainment. And we can’t forget about the year-round Green Market that takes place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday all year long.

Walking In a Winter Marketplace 

What sets Union Square’s market apart from the rest is its eclectic range of vendors. You’ll find the perfect gifts for you and your loved ones no matter what your interests are. From standard books, clothes, and jewelry to mini-models, home-brewing kits, and intricate woodwork. Need presents for all the kids in your life? How about something for your dog or cat? No worries, they’ve got plenty of those on-hand, too. You’ll even find many local shops — like The Strand Bookstore, United Leather, and the New York Puzzle Collection — in some of these stalls. After all, there’s no better time than the holidays to attract new customers.

And let’s not forget about the food and drinks — you’re going to need them after a long day of walking and shopping. And around here, you’ll have your pick of all the wintertime and international delights you can think of. Try some amazing perogies, arepas, bao buns, or a fresh Belgian waffle with plenty of toppings. Sip on a cup of hot chocolate, cider, or mulled wine to keep you warm. And for later, get yourself a box of truffles from No Chewing Allowed… just try not to eat them all before you get home.

Union Suare Holiday Market Vendors

A1 Hatzumomo/ Katmama Accessories

A63 Silly Puppets

A64 Dr. Silksman’s Handmade Body Emporium

A65 Science Seeds 

A66 Jiggy

A67 Cherry Rose

A68 Ebb & Flow

A69 Shatzi Hat Company

A70 Sabyloo

A71 With Roots

A72 The Qi

A73 Brooklyn Art Factory

A74 Bonne Et Filou

A75 Teddies 

A76 Effie’s Stationery

B1 One Million Roses

B2 Pageant Print Shop

B3 Ipps Jewelry

B4 The Factory 231

B5 Real. Weird. Art

B6 Esthetic Living

B7 Gone to the Dogs

B8 Lina’s Shop

B9 Things Found NYC

B10 Hue Way Photo

B11 Likha

B12 Beach House Towels

B13 Earths’s Energy Gems

B14 4Mula

B15 Askanya Chocolates

B16 Babka Bailout

B17 TNT Bitters 

B18 Mama Lam’s 

B19 Honey Gramz

B20 Garlic Grater

B21 Natural Olivewood

B22 Rubyzaar Baked 

B23 Rubyzaar

B24 R+D 

B25 Hell’s Hot Kitchen

B26 Truffleist

B27 Spices + Tease

B28 Breezy Hill Orchard

B29 Brian’s Dots

B30 Rola Awad Designs

B31 Carnelian Knoll

B32 Heaven’s Scent

B33 Shaya NYC

B34 Once a Book

B35 Tully Photo

B36 Beriqisu

B37 Desideri Design

C1 Tribal Home

C2 United Leather

C3 Avigail Adam

C4 Marianella

C5 AJS Design Studio

C6 Preppy Trendy

C7 De Dandy

C8 Shan Shui Gallery

C9 Karma Nepal Crafts

C10 Selah Vie

C11 PJ Cobbs

The Union Square Holiday Market will be open Mondays through Saturdays from 11am to 8pm and Sundays from 11am to 7pm. It officially closes at 4pm on Christmas Eve, so mark your calendars and get ready to enjoy a unique holiday shopping experience in true New York fashion.