October 28, 2022

NYC: The City Where Shopping Never Sleeps

There is no better time to visit New York City than in November. The air is more crisp, and the streets are more clear. It’s the perfect time to grab your cutest fall jacket and go shopping!

While the traditional Manhattan stores such as Macy's, Bloomingdales, and Saks 5th Ave will have great deals in store for you on Black Friday, there will also be holiday markets running all through November and December that are ideal for you to find that perfect gift for a loved one.

Here is a list of holiday markets that are less than 30 minutes from Dharma Home Suites at Novia in Hoboken. Don’t forget to pick up a little something for yourself!

Bryant Park’s Winter Village has over 170 shops featuring jewelry, artisan crafts, Christmas decorations, and more. They also have activities like free ice skating that can keep your kids occupied and happy while you shop! Be sure to sample some of the great food being offered up, like the Cider Donuts from Breezy Hill Orchard and Cider Mill.

Where: Bryant Park
When: October 28 – January 2
Hours: Monday to Friday: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm / Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Where: Bryant Park


Don’t want to be out in the cold? With the Grand Central Holiday Fair, you don’t even have to leave the terminal! Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall is chock-full of vendors peddling unique gifts and holiday decorations at this indoor flea market. It’s a great place for you to bargain hunt.

Where: Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Station
When: November 14 through December 24
Hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm / Sunday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thanksgiving: Closed / Christmas 10:00 am to 6:00 pm


Curated by Urban Space, the same company that produces the Christmas Markets at Bryant Park and Columbus Circle, Union Square’s Christmas Market has over 160 vendors featuring hand-crafted gifts created by local craftsmen, artists, and entrepreneurs.


Where: Union Square Park
When: November 17 – December 24, 2022
Hours: TBD




Find out what New York City’s largest shopping mall has in store for the holidays. Last year, in addition to gifts, souvenirs, and holiday goodies, shoppers were treated to a winter village. The festive decorations included a clocktower, a chrome snowman, and a lush winter landscape: all places you can take holiday photos while listening to Christmas carolers sing holiday songs.

Where: The Oculus at the World Trade Center
When: November 26 – January 2
Hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm / Sunday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Columbus Circle Holiday Market is a perfect way to end a morning or afternoon strolling through Central Park. Grab a coffee and browse through over one hundred shops. If your goal is to shop til you drop or you just want to get out of the cold and shop, go down to the Turnstyle Underground Market, located beneath 8th Avenue between 57th and 58th Street.
While most of the 39 food vendors and retail stores are there year round, they have pop ups that are added specifically for the holiday season. If you go on a Monday, Don’t miss the free Broadway performances courtesy of Broadway Under the Stars.

Where: Columbus Circle at the entrance to Central Park
When: Dec. 2 to Dec. 24
Hours: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
No matter which of the markets you decide to go to, you’re in for an afternoon of shopping, fun, and holiday cheer. Don’t forget, all of these markets are just a short ride from our vacation rentals at Dharma Home Suites at Novia Hoboken . Go to our site today and book while there is still time. Be sure to bring an empty suitcase with you to take those amazing finds back home!