Shopping Holiday Markets In Queens
Christmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa Holiday Markets & Shopping in Queens
November 20, 2023 / Astoria Neighborhood / Long Island City LIC Neighborhood / Sunnyside Neighborhood / Woodside Neighborhood / Jackson Heights Neighborhood / Forest Hills Neighborhood / Flushing Neighborhood / Jamaica Neighborhood / Queens Neighborhoods NYC / Queens Shopping NYC / Queens Buzz NYC.
*** Be sure to visit our Queens holiday events / Queens holiday things to do NYC page, as it contains related holiday events with a shopping element to them.
*** For links to holiday events and markets in all five boroughs of NYC scroll down to the bottom of this report.
Queens Holiday Markets Getting Underway
The growth in the number and size of Holiday markets has risen in Queens and New York City over the years. While some date back many years, most are traditions that started within the past five or ten years.
What does an increase in holiday markets mean? It means you have multiple opportunities to go holiday shopping yourself, or with friends, or with your kids or the whole family. Oftentimes the local markets offer unique items made locally, which you may not find anywhere else.
Each Queens holiday market is a bit different, as each of those listed in this posting are organized in collaboration with arts organizations and / or with religious or cultural organizations. Please feel free to send us a notice of your community organize Queens holiday market if it's not posted herein.
Queens Christmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa Holiday Markets
This is not meant to be a complete list of Queens holiday markets, but rather - as mentioned above - a curated listing of Queens holiday markets run by community organizations. The Queens holiday markets are organized individually in each Queens neighborhood including Astoria, Long Island City LIC, Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, Forest Hills, Flushing and Jamaica. Many of these markets may also host holiday tree lighting, menorah lighting or Kwanzaa candle lighting events in Queens.
- Click here for our report about the Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas holiday markets in Queens - Holiday markets in Queens, Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Flushing and Jamaica.
Shopping Holiday Markets In Queens
Christmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa Holiday Markets & Shopping in Queens
November 20, 2023 / Astoria Neighborhood / Long Island City LIC Neighborhood / Sunnyside Neighborhood / Woodside Neighborhood / Jackson Heights Neighborhood / Forest Hills Neighborhood / Flushing Neighborhood / Jamaica Neighborhood / Queens Neighborhoods NYC / Queens Shopping NYC / Queens Buzz NYC. Continued.
The following is a compendium of community and arts organization holiday markets in Queens. We may update as the season progresses and we learn new information, obtain photos or hear of other / new holiday markets in Queens.
- We have also posted a report about the holiday events in Queens, including Christmas / Xmas tree lightings, Hanukkah menorah lightings and Kwanzaa lightings.
- And you can always find Queens things to do over the holidays or anytime in our monthly event calendar.
UPDATED WEEKLY THRU THE HOLIDAYS
Asterisked markets have NOT been updated to 2023.
Pay attention to the dates / year.
WEEKLY UPDATE LOG 2023
JUST UPDATED OR NEW ADDITIONS - SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILS
Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 6 to 9 pm - Opening Reception for Off the Wall Affordable Art Fair. Over 100 local Long Island City Artists [aka LICA] feature their works for sale at Culture Lab LIC at 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens. The fair continues thru December 17th.
Thursday, November 9, 2023 from 6 to 9 pm, the International Food Expo will be held at the NY Hall of Science at 47-01 11th Street in Corona [in FMC Park]. Proceeds benefit the Queens Together Food Pantry. For details and $100 tickets see - https://expo.queenstogether.org
Saturdays, November 25th & December 9, 2023 the Queens Craft Brigade returns to Katch Astoria. See details below.
Saturday, December 2, 2023 - All Saints Episcopal Holly Bazaar in Bayside. See details below in Whitestone section.
Saturday, December 2, 2023 - Sunnyside Artists in Sunnyside. See details below.
Saturday, December 8, 9 & 10, 2023 - LIC Brickhouse Ceramics Holiday Craft Show in LIC. See details below.
Sunday, December 10 & 17, 2023 - Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden Holiday Market in Astoria. See details below.
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Astoria Christmas & Holiday Markets - Holiday Shopping Astoria
Also see Long Island City LIC or CLICK Astoria holiday events in Queens
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden - Holiday Markets in Astoria Queens NYC
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden Holiday Market & Shopping in Astoria, Queens / Serving the Ditmars & Steinway Shopping Districts
Sundays, December 10 & 17, 2023 from 12 noon - 6 pm
Description. The Astoria Market is an artisan market filled with handmade, baked, and vintage goods. The market will take place in the Main Hall of the beer garden. They tell us to expect, "... Accessories, Art, Baked Goods, Clothing, Toys, Jewelry & Gifts ... ".
The photo at right shows members of the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden performing at a holiday event.
Location. The Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden is located at 29-19 24th Avenue in Astoria in their historic beer garden. They also host one of Queens holiday tree lighting events in Astoria. Free admission. Astoria holiday markets in Queens.
Contact. https://bohemianhall.com / Tel - 718.274.4925 / https://www.astoriamarket.com/
CLICK HERE for Astoria holiday events in Queens.
Queens Holiday Markets Astoria - Queens Craft Brigade in Astoria
Queens Craft Brigade Holiday Market & Shopping in Astoria, Queens / Near the Ditmars & Steinway Shopping Districts
Sunday, November 25th & December 9, 2022 from 12 noon - 5 pm
Description. There will be about two dozen local artists and craftspeople selling their unique wares including jewelry, art, crafts, fashion and food.
Location. At Katch Astoria at 31-19 Newtown Avenue in Astoria between 31st Street and 30th Avenue in Astoria. Holiday markets in Queens near LIC.
Any December events at Fifth Hammer Brewing in LIC at 10-28 46th Avenue in LIC?
Corona Kwanzaa, Christmas & Holiday Markets - Queens
Also see Jackson Heights or CLICK Corona holiday events in Queens
* Awaiting Update, as of This Post Nothing has been Scheduled
Corona / Jackson Heights Holiday Markets - Langston Hughes Kwanzaa Celebration
Kwanzaa 2022 is Monday, December 26, 2022 - January 1, 2023
Description. Awaiting an update, but nothing posted on their website as of this post.
In 2018 the Langston Hughes Cultural Center described the Jackson Heights / Corona / Queens Kwanzaa celebration last year as follows, " ... [the selling of] art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, and food ... a full day of craft workshops, live music, dance, and spoken word performances ... and more." And this year they are showing the film 'Black Candle' about how Kwanzaa began.
In 2019 this Queens holiday market included arts, sculptures, crafts, clothing, books, music and film DVDs as well as things like perfume and lotions. Corona and Jackson Heights holiday markets in Queens.
In 2020 they did a Virtual / Online Kwanzaa event wherein they posted videos of arts, crafts and cultural sessions. https://www.queenslibrary.org/about-us/news-media/blog/2170
In 2021 they did a Virtual / Online Kwanzaa celebration which you can still see on Youtube. I don't know if there was any shopping connected to the online event. Youtube 2021 Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7ILm-lbWlw
Location. The Langston Hughes Cultural Center holiday market is located at 100-01 Northern Blvd in Corona. This is on Northern Blvd in Jackson Heights / Corona.
Contact. www.queenslibrary.org / Tel. 718.651.1100
Flushing, Forest Hills, Glendale - Hanukkah, Christmas & Holiday Markets - Queens
Tree & Menorah Lightings or CLICK Flushing holiday events in Queens
* Flushing Town Hall Holiday Party - Flushing Queens
The Flushing Town Hall Holiday Party in Flushing Queens
Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 11.30 am to 3.30 pm
Description. This Queens holiday party is a fundraiser for the cultural organization. They describe the event as, " ... This special event is a holiday carnival and benefit party for Flushing Town Hall. Please join us on December 10th for food, drinks, dancing, and live music ... ". Queens holiday parties and events in Flushing. Also see our holiday events page for a $5 concert on December 8th.
Location. The Flushing Town Hall holiday market is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd in Flushing. Free admission.
Contact. Tickets are $100 / $150 at https://www.flushingtownhall.org
* Nothing Posted for 2022
Flushing Holiday Markets - Queens Museum
The Queens Museum Holiday Market & Holiday Shopping Queens
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 11.30 am - 4.30 pm
Description. This Queens holiday market is a one day event. In the past this Queens Museum holiday market had included hats, baskets, paintings, t-shirts, baked goods, music cds, prints, harps, jewelry, cards, pickled vegetables, knits, embroideries, cards and jars of mole by 65 vendors, but it's been changed. The new Queens Museum holiday market is now done in partnership with their gift shop, The August Tree and the Queens Night Market. I'm guessing most of the items mentioned above will be available at this event.
Location. The Queens Museum is located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park near the Unisphere.
* DISCONTINUED _ We Don't See Anything for 2022
Their website has been closed for a couple of years & Their FB Page hasn't been updated since 2018, so this is likely the end of it
Flushing - St George's Episcopal Church Holiday Market - Queens
The St George's Church Holiday Market & Shopping Flushing Queens
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8, 2019 from 10 am - 4 pm and 11 am - 3 pm
Description. Holiday market with an assortment of items for sale toys, frames, clothing, household wares, some small furniture, bedding, cosmetics, jewelry & accessories, lamps, purses & wallets. Sales by parishoners and thrift shop. Raffle and all proceeds go to the church.
Location. St George's Church on Main Street at 135-32 38th Avenue in Flushing is hosting a Holiday Bazaar.
Contact. www.stgeorgesflushing.org / Tel 718.359.1171
Jackson Heights Hanukkah, Christmas & Holiday Markets - Queens
Also see Corona or CLICK Jackson Heights holiday events in Queens
* See our Holiday Events page for Holiday Concerts, Tree Lightings and Caroling by using the link at the top of this page.
* We Don't See Anything for 2022, and there wasn't one in 2021, or 2020, so this market is likely done
Jackson Heights Winter / Holiday Market
Jackson Heights Holiday Market & Shopping Queens
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 10.30 am - 2 pm
Description. This Queens holiday market is new in 2019. We are informed that it includes food, fashion, trees, gifts and more. Jackson Heights holiday markets in Queens.
Location. Located at the I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzer Parking Lot on 79th Street in Jackson Heights.
Jamaica Kwanzaa, Christmas & Holiday Markets - Queens
including St. Albans & Springfield Queens
Tree & Kwanzaa Lightings or CLICK Jamaica holiday events in Queens
* Grace Episcopal Church Holiday Market in Jamaica Queens NYC
Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 12 noon to 7 pm
Description. This is a Christmas Church Bazaar in an historic church built in 1702. There will be dozens of vendors selling holiday gift items.
Location. At 155-24 90th Avenue in Jamaica Queens.
Contact. http://historicgrace.org // FB - https://www.facebook.com/graceepiscopalchurchjamaica/
They also oftentimes host a Christmas tree lighting or related event. Stay tuned via the Queens Holiday Events page.
* Black Spectrum Theatre Holiday Market & Winter Festival in Jamaica Queens NYC
Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 12 noon to 6 pm [also on November 30, December 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11 - the poster design for this event needs work - the dates weren't presented in an orderly fashion]
Wednesday & Thursday, December 28 & 29, 2022 beginning at 11 am and 7 pm, respectively
Description. This is a Christmas holiday market by a renowned African American theater. There will be vendors selling holiday gift items, a tree lighting, music / entertainment, rides for kids and what is billed as the world's largest kinara. A kinara is a seven branched candleholder used during Kwanzaa.
Location. At 177th Street and Baisley Blvd in St. Albans Queens. It's located near the southeast end of Roy Wilkins Park.
* Queens Holiday Market & Queens Holiday Concert - Caribbean Style NYC
Saturday, December 10, 2022 - The market opens at 5.30 pm and the concert begins at 7 pm.
Description. There's a Caribbean holiday market followed by a concert. Tickets are $30 / $25.
Location. At the Merrick Academy Charter School at 136-25 218th Street in Springfield Queens NYC.
* Jamaica Performing Arts Center - Queens Holiday Market NYC
Sunday, December 18, 2022 from 3 to 8 pm
Description. There's a holiday market in downtown Jamaica at Rufus King Park and JPAC.
Location. At Rufus King Park in tandem with the Jamaica Performing Arts Center at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue in Queens NYC.
Contact. Organized by the Jamaica BID and BlaQue NY.
* Nothing Posted for 2022 & They've not hosted a holiday market since 2018, so ...
But they do have a Black History Month Film Festival scheduled for February 27, 2023 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria
Holiday Market Jamaica NY - Afrikan Poetry Society
The Afrikan Poetry Society Kwanzaa Holiday Market & Shopping Jamaica Queens / Serving Jamaica Avenue and surrounding Shopping Districts
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Sunday, December 30, 2018 from 1 - 8 pm
Description. There will be crafts and food vendors, as well as music, dance and a candle lighting. Admission $15 / $8 kids. This is a Jamaica holiday market and Kwanzaa celebration in Jamaica Queens.
Location. The 41st Annual Kwanzaa celebration organized by the Afrikan Poetry Theatre will be held at the Amazura Concert Hall at 91-12 144th Street in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens.
Contact. They have a Facebook page that appears to be used periodically, but not sure of their status as neither the phone number nor website were working. ****
Long Island City LIC Hanukkah, Christmas & Holiday Markets
Also see Astoria or CLICK Long Island City LIC holiday events in Queens
Culture Lab Holiday Market - Affordable Art Fair in LIC
Thurdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, November 4 - December 17, 2023 from 5 to 9 pm Thursday & Fridayand opening at 2 pm Saturday & Sunday - Off the Wall Affordable Art Fair. Over 100 local Long Island City Artists [aka LICA] feature their works for sale at Culture Lab LIC at 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens.
Description. A gallery / marketplace where local artists exhibit and sell their work. Holiday fairs, holiday markets in LIC, Queens, NYC.
Location. At 5-25 46th Avenue between Vernon Blvd and 5th Street in Long Island City Queens. Enter through the parking lot.
Long Island City Holiday Markets - LIC Brickhouse Ceramics
Brickhouse Ceramics Holiday Craft Show / Holiday Shopping Queens / Serving the Vernon Blvd, Jackson Avenue & Queens Blvd Shopping Districts in Long Island City
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 8, 9 & 10, 2023 from 5 to 9 pm Friday, 10 am to 7 pm Saturday and 12 noon to 5 pm on Sunday. There's usually an opening reception the first evening
Description. This Queens holiday market includes ceramics and sculptures for the home, as well as classes. Long Island City holiday markets & LIC holiday shopping in Queens. It's free but you might want to rsvp using the url below.
Location. Brickhouse Ceramics is located at 10-34 44th Drive in Long Island City.
Ridgewood Holiday & Christmas Tree Lighting Markets - Queens
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Ridgewood Holiday Markets in Queens
Onderdonk House Holiday Outdoor Market & Holiday Shopping in Ridgewood
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 12 noon - 5 pm
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Sunday, December 8, 2019 - St Nicholas Celebation - see Queens Holiday Markets using link at top or below.
Description. St. Nicholas Day is celebrated at the Onderdonk House in Ridgewood. Visit with St. Nicholas, learn the Dutch legend, see the historic exhibit, and enjoy holiday colonial song singing, sweets and treats, ornaments and crafts. Admission free / Donations welcome.
Location. The Vande Ende Onderdonk House is located at 1820 Flushing Avenue in Ridgewood.
Contact. www.onderdonkhouse.org / Tel 718.
AWAITING UPDATE _ Ridgewood Holiday Shopping in Queens
OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 2 - 6 pm
Location. At PS 290Q at 55-20 Metropolitan Avenue in Ridgewood.
Description. Free admission. The event is described as,
"... Artisans, Arts & Crafts, Handmade Goods, Custom Made Gifts, Bouncy House, Face Painting, Games, Music & Refreshments ..."
Contact. Tel 718.571.6900 / PS290PTA@GMAIL.COM
NOT RETURNING 2019 _ Ridgewood Holiday Shopping & Markets in Queens
OLD 2018 INFO _ Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 12 noon - 6 pm
Description. This Ridgewood holiday market is located inside the Gottscheer Beer Hall in Ridgewood. This Queens holiday market includes arts, crafts, toys, clothing, food, accessories and personal care items. Queens holiday markets in Ridgewood.
Location. The Gottscheer Beer Hall is located at 657 Fairview Avenue in the Ridgewood neighborhood of Queens.
Contact. Kiwanis Club of Ridgewood / Tel - 917.513.2508
AWAITING UPDATE _ Ridgewood Holiday Shopping & Markets in Queens
Finback Brewery Ridgewood Holiday Market & Shopping Queens
2018 OLD / MIGHT BE SAT IN 2019 BY RIDGEWOOD SOCIAL AT GOTTSCHEER HALL SEE ABOVE _ Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 12 noon - 6 pm
Location. The Finback Brewery is located at 78-01 77th Avenue in the Ridgewood neighborhood of Queens.
Description. This Ridgewood holiday market is located inside the Finback Brewery in Ridgewood. This Queens holiday market includes handmade goods and artisanal products. Queens holiday markets in Ridgewood.
Contact. www.finbackbrewery.com / Tel - 718.628.8600.
F/Up. www.ridgewoodmarket.com / www.ridgewoodsocial.com / Tel 347.460.7549 / email contact at the 1st address.
Sunnyside Christmas, Hanukkah & Holiday Markets - Queens
Also see Woodside Section or CLICK Sunnyside holiday events in Queens
Sunnyside Holiday Market - Sunnyside Artists Arts & Crafts Fair
Description. This Queens holiday market includes art works and crafts made by folks from Sunnyside and the surrounding area. Wares include jewelry, paintings, hand-crafted ceramics, paper goods, greeting cards and possibly some small amount of clothing. Sunnyside holiday markets in Queens. I've seen two postings on their Facebook page with differing times. The most recent [begins 6 am] was in the most recent post.
Location. Located at the Queen of Angels Parish Center at 44th Street and Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside.
Queens Christmas, Hanukkah & Holiday Markets - Rest of Queens
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All Saints Episcopal Church Holly Bazaar - Bayside Christmas Fair
Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 10 am to 4 pm
Description. This is the 81st year of this holiday fair . It includes the selling of wreaths, poinsettas and Christmas trees. They're serving snacks and hot drinks at the Gingerbread Cafe. Adults and kids can have their pictures taken with Santa. And there are over a dozen vendors selling jewelry, cards, knitware, handbags, accessories, paper products, books, glassware, socks, art, ornaments and decorations, apparel, office items, dolls, glassware, antiques and house accessories.
Location. At the 214-35 40th Avenue in Bayside Queens.
* Redeemer Church and LSF&B Holiday Fair Bayside Bayside Queens NYC
Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 10 am to 3.30 pm
Description. This holiday fair / market in Bayside includes handcrafted items, gourmet food, gifts, wreaths, ornaments, plants, clothes, attic treasures and more.
Location. At 36-01 Bell Blvd in Bayside Queens.
Contact. WS - http://rlcb.org / FB - https://www.facebook.com/RedeemerLutheranBayside/
* Queens County Farm Holiday Market
Friday, November 25 - Saturday, December 24, 2022 from 10 am - 5 pm daily
Description. Holiday market at the Queens County Farm. They describe the market as follows: " ... a rich assortment of Christmas trees, wreaths, poinsettias, and unique gifts ... traditional games, toys and Queens-made goods to help make the holidays cozy and bright. Sales support our acclaimed School-to-Farm Education Program ..."
They also have a holiday illumination program, the Winter Lantern Festival, that runs each weekend through the New Year. See our holiday events page for further details following the 2022 update.
Location. At 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Queens NYC.
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