Your Guide to Brooklyn Holiday Markets

Brooklyn Holiday Market of WinterFest at Brooklyn Museum
Holiday market chalets courtesy of WinterFest at the Brooklyn Museum

The holiday season is around the corner! We’ve got you covered for all your gifting needs; from independent local makers, to larger handicraft fairs, you will find unique gems around our borough in these Brooklyn holiday markets!

Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar

452 and 503 Union Street, Gowanus
Nov. 24 and 25, 11 A.M. – 5 P.M.

This event showcases local brands and entrepreneurs of our borough offering handmade items, food and drinks, music and craft activities.

     

Made by Hand Markets

Old First Reformed Church
729 Carroll Street
Dec. 8, 1 P.M. – 6 P.M.

This curated series of markets highlights the best of handmade artisans in the fields of fashion, jewelry, food, accessories, art, home and lifestyle goods with the mission of creating a space where the community supports creative small businesses that take pride in hand-making and designing their artisanal products. There will also be live performances by Zamy Maa at 3 P.M., Cole Collective at 4 P.M. and HeBeSheBeez at 5 P.M.

 

Renegade Art Fair

Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble St.
Dec. 22 and 23, 11 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Celebrate craft and design, and shop emerging and established Makers’ goods, discover rarities and remixes from local DJs, get creative while workshopping, eat from food trucks and end the day with a cocktail.

 

Winterfest

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy
Nov. 23 – Dec. 31

Brooklyn Museum is hosting an inaugural Winterfest featuring a magic lights maze, snow slider, holiday shopping market and many other activities. Entrance is free to the public with select paid attractions. Proceeds benefit the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

 

BUST Holiday Craftacular

Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble Street
Dec. 8 and 9, 11 A.M. – 7 P.M.

Returning in its 12th year, this two-day show features more than 200 crafters, vintage sellers and food artisans to Greenpoint for your handmade gifts and wares. There’ll be a variety of goods, from knitwear to home décor and specialty foods.

 

Handmade Cavalcade

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Dec. 15 and 16, 11 A.M. – 6 P.M.

The Holiday Handmade Cavalcade is returning for its tenth year bringing unique and locally crafted gifts to holiday shoppers. This market is comprised of members from the NY Handmade Collective (formerly Etsy NY Team) and showcases a selection of handmade wares from indie vendors, all based in the NYC metro area.

 

Young & Able’s 5th Annual Holiday Pop-Up in Brooklyn

277 Berry Street
M-W (appointments only), Th-Su 11 A.M.-7 P.M.
Any shop events and workshops from 7 P.M.-9 P.M.

Young & Able’s Pop-Up returns this year in a Brooklyn townhouse stocked with handcrafted goods from 60 female-led small businesses. This space aims to empower women-owned businesses with a space to share their entrepreneurial journey, build brand awareness and strengthen the community one maker at a time. This space will also hold designer workshops, supper clubs, art shows and engaging panel talks.

 

The Oddities Flea Market

Brooklyn Bazaar
150 Greenpoint Avenue
Dec. 1 and 2, 10 A.M. – 6 P.M.

This market, spanning three floors offers an endless sea of strange and unusual objects. Feast your eyes on medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, home décor, jewelry, one-of-a-kind art, bizarre flair and more!

 

FAD Market’s Holiday Makers Market

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Dec. 1 and 2, 11 A.M. – 6 P.M.
Plus!
City Point
445 Albee Square
December 8 and 9, 15 and 16, 11 A.M. – 7 P.M.

Over 40 independent designers will showcase handcrafted jewelry, apparel, bath and body care, tableware and home furnishings. With a wide selection, this FAD Market will offer one-of-a-kind gifts.