Get Into the Swing of the Season at These 7 Brooklyn Holiday Markets


    Makers and entrepreneurs shine in December, with holiday markets throughout Brooklyn showcasing a wide variety of handmade goods perfect for gift-giving. From long-running craft fairs focused on DIY to newer events with a bent toward food and local design, there is something in the borough for everyone.

    Here are seven fairs to check out this season.

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    Photo via FAD Market

    FAD Market
    Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights
    Makers Market: December 1 and 2, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Artisanal Food Market: December 8 and 9, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    City Point, 445 Albee Square West, Prince Street Corridor in Downtown Brooklyn
    Makers Market: December 8, 9, 15 and 16, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    FAD Market — the name is an acronym for fashion, art and design — features handmade items, including clothing, jewelry and art. This year over 150 designers and small business will participate in three weekend markets. They are also adding a separate Artisinal Food Market this year, with over 40 vendors offering locally sourced foods and food-related goods. For a full list of vendors visit their website.

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    Photo via Greenpointers

    Greenpointers Holiday Market
    Greenpoint Loft, 67 West Street in Greenpoint
    December 2, 1 to 7 p.m.
    Pitching the event as the Polar Vortex Holiday Market, the annual Greenpointers market will be offering mulled wine, live music, a local artist in action creating a wintry landscape and more than 60 vendors. For more info and to RSVP, check out their info here.

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    Photo via Despierta NYC

    Remezcla Winter Market
    December 8 and 9, 12 to 8 p.m.
    203 Moore Street, Bushwick
    Support local Latino makers and business owners at the first Remezcla Winter Market. You can shop for gift items like jewelry, streetwear, zines and home goods as well as enjoy food and drink stations, tattoo and nail art pop-ups and music from live DJs. For all the details visit the event page.

    Bust Craftacular
    Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street in Greenpoint
    December 8 and 9, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    It’s the 12th annual Bust Craftacular and this year there will be more than 200 vendors participating in a celebration of DIY culture. In addition to getting in some holiday shopping, attendees can also take classes as part of the Bust School for Creative Living. Artists and local business owners will be on hand for more than 100 demonstrations and workshops ranging from jewelry making to meditation. For more details, check out their website.

    Holiday Handmade Cavalcade
    Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights
    December 15 and 16, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    It’s the second year in Brooklyn for the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade, which showcases the work of members of the NY Handmade Collective, formerly the Etsy NY Team. For info on all the makers that will be offering up their handmade goods, visit the website.

    Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn
    Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble Street, Greenpoint
    December 22 and 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The Renegade Craft Fair brings the work of designers from across the country to Brooklyn. Open for just one weekend this year, the fair will have plenty of goods for sale as well as music, food and workshops. The full list of vendors is not yet available, but check out the website for updates.

    Photo via Brooklyn Flea

    Photo via Brooklyn Flea

    Brooklyn Flea
    Atlantic Center, 625 Atlantic Avenue
    Winter Saturdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The Winter Flea and Holiday Market moves to the Atlantic Center this year. You can expect handmade items for gift giving as well as vintage clothing, rugs and home decor. Smorgasburg will supply the food and will be open till 8 p.m. on Saturdays. For more info, check out the Brooklyn Flea’s website.

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