While the holiday season is a bit more subdued this year, that doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities to snap up some local wares for your annual gift-giving. December is the season for craft and makers markets in the borough and some are forging ahead with pandemic protocols in place or switching to all virtual events.
Here are some fairs to check out this season.
Dumbo Improvement District and the Brooklyn Flea
Saturdays through December 19
Dumbo Archway, Pearl Street Triangle
Dumbo will be decked with its usual tree at the Pearl Street Triangle and on Saturdays the Brooklyn Flea and local Dumbo shops will be offering up handcrafted wares and vintage goods for those on your list. There will also be socially distanced festive events including live holiday music, a Santa mailbox and photo opportunities. For all the details visit the event page online.
Yes Holiday Market
Saturdays and Sundays, December 5 through 20, 12 to 6 p.m.
House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue
The annual House of Yes market returns with a festive spirit and unusual gifts along with hot cocoa, a photo opportunity and safety precautions in place. A free, timed entry ticket is required and shoppers need to wear masks and be prepared to have their temperature taken. Tickets can be reserved online and ticket holders will be notified of any changes to the planned event.
The Makers Show at City Point
Fridays through Sundays, through December 20, 12 to 8 p.m.
445 Albee Square, City Point
The work of local artisans, and particularly that of BIPOC and LGBTQIA entrepreneurs will be highlighted in a marketplace by The Makers Show and co-curators NYC Pride Marketfest and Da Spot at City Point this year. Offerings will include jewelry, lighting, bags, apparel, skin care products and more. Vendors from Dekalb Market Hall will also be offering a variety of global foods. To ensure that shoppers can safely browse, everyone will be required to book a free 30-minute shopping appointment, temperatures will be taken and masks will be required. For more information and to book a shopping window visit the event page online.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Holiday Market
November 6 through January 3
Support local businesses with your online shopping this year by perusing the goods crafted by Brooklyn Navy Yard-based businesses. The online marketplace offers home goods, jewelry, food, masks and more. For the full list of participants, more than two dozen businesses are featured on a new website.
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