(credit: Astoria Market)

(credit: Astoria Market)

It’s time to start getting in gear for gathering all of the holiday goodies you can find for your loved ones. To that end, why not make a trip to the flea markets and pop-up shops in the area? Read on to find the five best upcoming holiday markets in New York.

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Astoria Market
29-19 24th Ave.
Astoria, NY 11102
(718) 274-4925

The Astoria holiday market is located at the famed Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria, Queens. The market runs year-round but every winter, it provides a special treat just for the holidays. The holiday market runs on Sundays and ends on December 21. The time to catch this market is between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. You’ll be sure to find various handmade and vintage items from local artists and craftspeople.

Artists and Fleas at Chelsea Market
Chelsea Market
88 10th Ave. at W. 15th St.
New York, NY 10011
(917) 488-0044

You may have already seen the Artists and Fleas market while visiting the nearby High Line. If not, you should make sure to stop by this holiday season. This market has been permanently located at Chelsea Market since 2014. It has dozens of unique sellers on site offering items such as vintage clothing, home accessories and jewelry.

Hester Holiday Market at One Penn Plaza
1 Penn Plaza (34th St. between 7th and 8th Ave.)
New York, NY 10119
(917) 267-9496

The Hester Street Fair is usually located in the historic Lower East Side. This December, however, the Hester Street Fair brings its unique and exciting vendors to 34th Street with a holiday pop-up. The market runs outdoors December 1 through December 21 daily between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. This market not only has items to purchase, but also food, caroling and classes all geared to get you in the holiday mood.

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100 W. 77th St.
New York, NY 10024
(212) 239-3025

With over 60,000 square feet of space, both indoors and outdoors, the GreenFlea market is a fantastic place to do some holiday shopping. It’s open on Sundays this holiday season from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and has a wide assortment of items from vintage clothing to teacups from the Royals in Britain. Moreover, it’s noted as the oldest market in New York City, so it’s sure to be the place to check out.

LIC Flea and Food
5-25 46th Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 866-8089

Are you looking for that perfect holiday gift but want to go some place away from the cold New York air? Give the indoor LIC Flea and Food holiday market a try. It runs until December 21 and as one of the largest markets in the area, you’ll be sure to find something to your liking. Note that the market is only open on Saturdays and Sundays.

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