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 The holiday season in New York City is one of the most festive and beautiful times of the year. It’s this time of the year when Christmas are around the corner and people want to buy gifts for their loved ones and of course, for themselves. From November through January, many outdoor holiday markets make their appearance throughout the city and they are a shopper’s paradise, with jewelry, clothing, unique items, artisan gifts, crafts, souvenirs, and so much more.Photo : flickr.com/01229
Also, at a holiday market, NYC offers the best decorations, food and winter activities like ice-skating to get you in the Christmas spirit. Even if you don’t plan to do much shopping, the atmosphere is so unique and festive and you can taste fantastic food and warm drinks. 
 Here is a list of the best holiday markets in New York that you can’t miss out on this year, and their opening dates so to be prepared when to visit them.

October 28: Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
November 13: Grand Central Holiday Fair
November 16: Union Square Holiday Market
November 25: Brooklyn Flea Holiday Market (Hudson Square location)
November 28: Columbus Circle Holiday Market
December 1: Fort Hamilton Holiday Market
December 3, Dec 10, Dec 17: Astoria Market Holiday Markets
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, and 24: Grand Holiday Bazaar
December 8–10: Etsy Holiday Handmade Cavalcade (Manhattan)
December 16–17: Etsy Holiday Handmade Cavalcade (Brooklyn)

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