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Lincoln Square is a Unique Holiday Shopping Destination

Nov 17, 2023
Lincoln Square is a Unique Holiday Shopping Destination

If you’re on the lookout for a one-of-a-kind holiday gift, look no further than Lincoln Square. From a holiday market to specialty shops, you’re bound to find something that suits your fancy.

From Tuesday, November 28 through Sunday, December 31, the Urbanspace Kewl St Columbus Circle Holiday Market will be a festive haven in the heart of the city. For the first time ever, you can shop on New Year's Eve. Located at Merchant's Gate (Columbus Circle and Central Park South), the holiday market will offer a curated selection of over 100 vendors, delightful culinary options, and a warm holiday atmosphere. Vendors interested in having their own booth can fill out this application. Shoppers can browse from 11:00am to 8:00pm Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 8:00pm on Saturday, and 11:00am to 7:00pm on Sunday. The market is the ultimate destination for finding unique treasures, enjoying winter treats, and sharing the joy of the season with loved ones.

If you want a truly one-of-a-kind gift or piece of art, check out the 45th Annual ArtWorks Holiday Pottery Show & Sale at the West Side Y (5 West 63rd Street) from Thursday, December 7 through Saturday, December 9. Thirty-five students from ArtWorks Pottery Studio, as well as assistants and teachers, will sell their original ceramic art pieces at affordable prices. As a bonus, twenty percent of all proceeds will go to the Y to fund programs. The Show & Sale will be open from 8:00am to 8:00pm on December 7, and there will be a free Opening Reception that is open to the public from 5:30pm to 8:00pm, where you can meet and mingle with the artists, learn about their craft, and discover upcoming ArtWorks Pottery Studio classes. The sale will continue on Friday, December 8 from 8:00am to 8:00pm and on Saturday, December 9 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more info call 212.912.2640.

Lincoln Square’s museums also sell marvelous items for the holiday season, especially for kids. For an extensive array of gifts handcrafted in the folk tradition, visit the American Folk Art Museum Shop (2 Lincoln Square at Columbus & 65th Street), and for all things modern, check out The Store at MAD (2 Columbus Circle). You just might find the most memorable gifts for music mavens at the Juilliard Store (144 West 66th Street) and The Met Opera Shop (140 West 65th Street). For a book lover, young or old, your best bet is Shakespeare & Co. (2020 Broadway).

If you’re interested in more places to shop this season in Lincoln Square, be sure to check out our Neighborhood Guide!

Photo Credit: Urbanspace Kewl St