8 Holiday Markets to Shop Local in Westchester This Winter

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

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.

Holiday Market & Train Show

November 18 & 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale

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Be sure to hit up the Greenburgh Nature Center’s Holiday Market and Train Show this Saturday. There will be plenty of local artists and vendors selling swoon-worthy sustainable items. Once you’ve checked everything off your list, head inside the Manor House to see the model train display, which costs $3 for members and $10 for non-members.

Etsy Artisan Holiday Market

Dobbs Ferry Public Library, Dobbs Ferry
November 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Another artisan holiday market makes its way to Westchester this weekend. The Northeast Etsy Artists Collective presents a juried holiday market that will feature handcrafted goods and original artwork from local makers. There will be plenty of options including beaded jewelry, artisan soaps, knitwear, and hand-painted ornaments.

Lyndhurst Holiday Market

Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown
November 24 & 25

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Thousands of visitors flock to Lyndhurst Mansion during the spring and fall months to attend the craft fairs. This season, not only will guests be visiting the festive grounds for seasonal tours, but they can check out the newly introduced holiday market as well. The market, located in the Carriage House and heated tent, will be filled with handmade jewelry and accessories, artisanal food and drinks, home goods, and more. Festive food and drinks will also be available.

New Rochelle Holiday Market 

New Rochelle Train Station, New Rochelle
November 24-26, 12-8 p.m. & November 27 – December 17, 12-8 p.m. weekends and 4-8 p.m. weekdays

New Rochelle brings holiday magic to the city with its seasonal market. Running from late November 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 60.

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Photo courtesy of the City of New Rochelle

Holiday Market at Tarrytown Music Hall

Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown
December 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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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.

White Plains Holiday Market 

Court St between Main St and Martine Ave, White Plains
December 6-17, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday – Sunday

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 12 days. At the market, look for more than 40 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.

31st Annual White Plains High School Holiday Craft Fair

White Plains High School, White Plains
December 9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The White Plains High School’s craft fair is back and celebrating 31 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.

HudCo Holiday Market 

HudCo, Dobbs Ferry
December 2, 11 a.m.– 4 p.m.

HudCo is a coworking space in Dobbs Ferry that’s transforming into a winter wonderland on December 2. 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!

Bonus:

Holiday Food Truck Market

Cross Country Center, Yonkers
November 17 – January 17

One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is the gift of food. That’s why the Cross County center is hosting five food trucks on its Green Lawn between November 17 and January 7. If you need a break from your holiday shopping, grab a snack and sit back in one of the decorated igloo seating areas. The featured food trucks include Grilled, Crazy Taco Mex, The Steak Truck, YumBro, and MACs.

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