Shopping at The Holiday Christmas Market at Union Square, New York, USA

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The Union Square Holiday Market is a Christmas Market located in Union Square, New York City, New York, United States of America. It offers over one hundred and fifty shops and operates between late November and Christmas Eve during daytime and early evening hours. We would get the opportunity to take in the Christmas Market on our recent stay in New York City. We’d find some interesting and artisanal crafts that really set the mood for the holiday season.


This post is one chapter on our trip to New York City, New York, United States of America. This trip was enhanced through Marriott Bonvoy Elite Status and credited to Alaska Mileage Plan. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.

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Activity: Shopping the Holiday Christmas Market at Union Square, New York USA


The next day, we set out to explore the local area. Setting off from The W Union Square, we started off towards the Union Square Christmas market. It was a very short walk across to the southern end of the Union Square park, where the Christmas market was in full operation.

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There were lots of unique and artsy things for sale other than the usual wooden Christmas decorations. Many of the goods were of artisanal quality, and we really enjoyed spending time looking at the merchandise available for sale.

The Union Square Christmas Market offered live music, which really set the mood for a festive holiday atmosphere.

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Absolutely everything was for sale here, along with some unusual Christmas decorations and art. I was particularly impressed at the quality of workmanship of some of the items. They were not the usual “made in China” souvenirs. Instead, we discovered many artists delivering on their craft and we located some unique souvenirs.

Especially funny, were the abstract cartoon art “Peach Upset over Enabling Goldfish’s poor eating habits”

We ended up picking up some Christmas ornaments for our tree at home, making for some terrific memories.

We had a mandatory stop at DSW and the Nordstrom Rack at the south end of Union Square. We then headed uptown by subway to the Plaza Hotel for a look at Christmas Lights on Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Square.

How I felt about the Union Square Holiday Market:

I really enjoyed visiting the Union Square Christmas Market. The market had everything you’d need from a Christmas Market; except for a good dose of German Gluwhein. The Christmas Market had lots of personality and I was impressive with the quality of goods that were available for sale. It’s highly worth a trip if your travels find you through New York over the holiday season.


If you visited New York over the Holiday Season, did you make it to the Union Square Holiday Market ?

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