Shop local this holiday season at these wonderful holiday markets in Queens happening from Bayside to Ridgewood and all around the borough.
The Eat Shop Drink Local market in Sunnyside will feature many local artisans in the neighborhood including Tiny You, Dolores Corcuera of Marikit Designs, Nena Trading Company, Wish Upon a Press, and knittedbyELLA. The market will be collecting monetary donations for typhoon victims in the Philippines and certain vendors will offer a 10% discount to those that contribute $10 or more.
WHERE: The Dog and Duck 45-20 Skillman Ave, Sunnyside, NY
WHEN: Thursday, December 5th from 6:00pm – 9:30pm
WHERE: SPACE Gallery – 29-09 39th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
WHEN: Thursday, December 5th from 5:30-8:30pm
WHERE: 5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY
Traveling fashion boutique on wheels the Nomad Truck will be making an appearance in Queens at this local holiday market happening at a local wine bar in Astoria.
WHEN: Saturday, December 7, 2013, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
WHERE: Winegasm – 3186 37th Street Astoria NY
5. World Journalism Preparatory School Holiday Market
This market will feature holiday sales by various vendors including snacks, raffle tickets, jewelry, decorations, toys, and clothing. It will also benefit the schools PTA.
WHEN: Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
WHERE: 34-65 192nd Street (at Francis Lewis Blvd. Entrance on 35th Avenue) Flushing, NY 11358
6. Holiday Market at the Saint Francis of Assisi School
Stop by to do some holiday shopping at the St. Francis of Assisi School in Astoria some great local vendors and donate to a good cause. The school is collecting new, unwrapped toys for children affected by Hurricane Sandy through “The Sandy Claus Project.”
WHEN: Sunday, December 8th from 9am-4pm.
WHERE: St. Francis of Assisi – 21-17 45th Street Astoria, NY 11105
7. Sweet Afton Holiday Mini Market
Local vendors and holiday raffles descend on Sweet Afton with local treats and makers from the area. All proceeds from the raffle go to Concern Worldwide.
WHEN: Sunday December 8th from 12pm-5pm
WHERE: Sweet Afton – 30-09 34th Street, Astoria, NY
8. Ridgewood Holiday Market
The coolest year round market in Queens is hosting a holiday pop up! Visitors can enjoy over 40 independent and local artisan vendors, vintage gifts, food and pastries, as well as booze.
WHEN: December 8th & December 15th from 11am-5pm
WHERE: Gottscheer Hall 657 Fairview Ave Ridgewood, NY 11385
9. Queens County Holiday Market Pop Up Market and Pie Fundraiser
If you have a foodie in the family then this is where to shop for them. Queens County Market features a rotating group of local culinary creators including food manufacturers, chefs, bakers and restaurateurs. Holiday vendors will include Argentine sweets, chai teas, micro coffee roasters, Caribbean patties, artisanal charcuterie & paninis, Korean kimchi & pickles, and more. Visitors can also enjoy their first ever Queens Pie Bake-off to benefit relief & re-building efforts of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
WHEN: Sunday December 15th from 1pm-5pm
WHERE: SingleCut Beersmiths – 1933 37th Street Astoria, NY
10. Artisan Holiday Market at PS 188Q
Visitors can choose from a variety of unique vendors selling gift items such as handmade jewelry, scented candles, ceramics, natural soaps and creams, crafts, home baked goods, scarves, handbags, ornaments, journals, paintings, children’s toys and more.
WHEN: Sunday, December 15 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WHERE: PS 188Q 218-12 Hartland Avenue, Bayside, New York 11364
11. Holiday Market at the Beer Garden
There is nothing quite like sipping mulled wine and hot chocolate while shopping for last minute holiday gifts. The Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden is Queens’ ultimate kid friendly beer hall and the perfect venue for a relaxing (if that is even possible) holiday shopping experience.
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday December 21-22 from 12pm-6pm
WHERE: Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden 29-19 24th Ave. Astoria NY