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Lincoln Square is a One-Stop Shop for One-of-a-Kind Holiday Items

Dec 12, 2022
Lincoln Square is a One-Stop Shop for One-of-a-Kind Holiday Items

Looking for something unique this shopping season? Whether you're buying gifts for others or items for yourself, Lincoln Square is a one-stop shop for one-of-a-kind pieces for the holidays.

Mark the official start of the 2022 holiday season with a visit to the Urbanspace Columbus Circle Holiday Market, internationally known as one of the most elegant and beautiful places for holiday shopping. The Holiday Market opened November 29th right outside Central Park's southwest entrance at 59th Street and runs through December 24th. 130 local artisans and vendors featuring art, jewelry, and delicious food will be present this year. For a full list of vendors and more details, click here. You can visit the Holiday Market Monday – Saturday from 11am – 8pm and Sunday from 11am – 7pm. It's the perfect place to enjoy festive foods, purchase gifts, and get in the holiday spirit. Don't miss out; the Holiday Market closes on Christmas Eve!

From Friday, December 16, 2022 - Sunday, January 15, 2023, “Sutton’s Closet” comes to Central Park Resale at 22 W. 66th Street. Pieces from designers like Dior, Valentino, Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana, and Alice & Olivia will be for sale. There will also be items from Sutton Stracke’s personal collection, “Sutton Cashmere.” Beware, the sale will end early if all the items are purchased!

You can also find unique gifts at Lincoln Square’s museums! For one-of-a-kind art, jewelry gifts, home decor, and more stop into the museum shops at the American Folk Art Museum (2 Lincoln Square at Columbus & 65th Street) or the Museum of Arts & Design (at Columbus Circle and Broadway). Both shops have great gifts for kids!

Make a stop on your way to the subway and shop for gifts at Turnstyle Underground Market. There are many cute shops and kiosks perfect for finding presents for the holidays, including jewelry, cosmetics, accessories, and toys.

Buy a gift for a bookworm at Shakespeare & Co. (2020 Broadway). There are plenty of options for readers, young and old! And if you're looking to make a music lover's holiday season this year, peruse the Juilliard Store (144 West 66th Street) and The Met Opera Shop (140 West 65th Street) for presents.

Check out our Neighborhood Guide for more places to shop this year!

Photo Credit:  Jacob Williamson

This story has been updated. It was origionaly published on 11/23/22.