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8 Holiday Markets to Shop Local in Westchester This Winter

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Experience seasonal magic at these craft fairs and festivals, which make it easy to support local and check off everyone on your list.

Additional reporting by Ryan Noel

The merriest season of the year has arrived in Westchester, and with it comes a wealth of wintery happenings nearly as long as Santa’s list. While sparkling light shows and tree lightings are high on the list of things to do, nothing sparks excitement quite like making a visit to the holiday markets of Westchester County. Throughout December, Westchester goes all out with craft festivals and shopping pop-ups that spotlight local artisans and unique wares.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your list (and don’t forget to check it twice), then stop by one or all of these holiday markets to find one-of-a-kind gifts for all the people on your list this winter.

New Rochelle Holiday Market 

New Rochelle Train Station, New Rochelle
December 2-11, 12-8 p.m. on weekends and 2-8 p.m. on weekdays

New Rochelle brings holiday magic to the city with its seasonal market. Running from early to mid-December, this market takes place in a special winter village inside the New Rochelle train station. Stop by each day for fun to-dos like ice skating, food vendors, local choirs, performers, and entertainment designed just for kids. This market is focused on providing opportunities for economic development and business opportunities in the city. As for the vendors, there will be roughly 45.

The Barley Beach House Holiday Market 

The Barley Beach House, Rye
December 3, 4-9 p.m.

The Barley Beach House welcomes the holiday season with its Christmas tree lighting and holiday market. The market is expected to have 50 vendors selling handmade goodies. Complimentary hot chocolate and candy canes will be available, as well as live music by Rebecca Haviland and the Whiskey Heart. If you stick around until 7 p.m. you’ll catch the tree lighting ceremony!

Holiday Artisan Market 

Majestic Hudson Courtyard, Katonah
December 3, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This Saturday, the holiday spirit makes its way to the Majestic Hudson. Stop by to stroll through the holiday market after Santa’s Peppermint Parade. Shop small and support local makers this weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holiday Market at Tarrytown Music Hall

Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown
December 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Tarrytown Music Hall is here to help you with your holiday shopping. This curated shopping event will feature the some of the best products from local and regional artisans. Whether you have knitwear, jewelry, leather goods, or sweat treats on your list, you’ll find it all here. Tickets are $5 or free for members.

Yonkers Downtown Winter Market

Van Der Donck Park, Yonkers
December 11, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Yonkers Downtown BID holds its winter market on the second Sunday of December at Van Der Donck Park. Stop by to shop goods from local artisans, then stick around to enjoy the free ice-skating rink sponsored by Yonkers IDA, along with live entertainment. This fair is free to attend, so round up the family for an afternoon of fun in Yonkers.

White Plains Holiday Market 

Court St between Main St and Martine Ave, White Plains
December 9-18, 12-7 p.m.;  12-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday

A partnership between the White Plains BID, the City of White Plains, and 914PopUps means that the White Plains holiday market is here to deliver seasonal shopping to the Westchester community for a full nine days. At the market, look for more than 50 vendors from around the county showcasing wares ranging from apparel, arts, and jewelry to food and drink. There will even be private dining igloos and food available. If you’re looking for a tree, the market has you covered on that front as well, with trees and wreaths available to help turn your house into a holiday home. The White Plains market is free to enter, so feel free to stop by on multiple days with family and friends.

 

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30th Annual White Plains High School Holiday Craft Fair

White Plains High School, White Plains
December 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The White Plains High School’s craft fair is back and celebrating 30 years! Entry to and parking for the event is free, with access to shopping for homemade crafts, gifts, locally made jewelry, skincare products, and holiday ornaments and wreaths. More than 75 vendors are confirmed to attend the fair, which is organized by the White Plains High School PTA. There will be food for sale as well in case you need fuel while you’re finding those perfect presents.

 

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HudCo Holiday Market 

HudCo, Dobbs Ferry
December 10, 11 a.m.– 5 p.m.

HudCo is a coworking space in Dobbs Ferry that’s transforming into a winter wonderland on December 10. The space will be filled with talented artisans and shopkeepers who can make you a one-of-a-kind gift and a photo booth to capture the holiday feels. Grab an Irish coffee and shop around!

Related: Croton River Artisans Gallery Is a Hub for Westchester Artists

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