‘Tis the season for shopping and we can’t think of a merrier place to begin the search for the perfect gift than the Union Square Holiday Market. Some New Yorkers even say the holiday season doesn’t begin until the garland-festooned stalls are open for business. More than 150 vendors peddle their wares and the range is staggering…luxe culinary treats, exquisite handmade jewelry and accessories, homespun holiday décor and fun gifts for the furry friends in your life. Grab a sweater and stroll over for an ultra-festive way to soak up the holiday spirit and cross a few folks off your list. No wonder more than a million visitors to Union Square hotels (and beyond) make the market a must-see for shopping, socializing and steaming hot chocolate. The fun kicks off on Thursday, November 21 and continues through Christmas Eve.
Address: Union Square Park, bordered by Park Avenue South, Broadway and 14th St.