Yesterday we explored the holiday shops in Manhattan. Today we’re taking a walk over the bridge to Brooklyn and enjoying all they have to offer. Recently Brooklyn has become the hot neighborhood (well, this Brooklyn Girl always knew it was the best, but I digress…) and now many more people will realize it too.
These markets are highly etsy but there are some amazing artisans and craftspeople in these markets. You’ll find something for everyone on your holiday or wedding list. While you’re there, check out some of the neighboring restaurants. After all, more than a tree grows here.
RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR
Nov. 23 and 24, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1 Hanson Place, Brooklyn
The Renegade Craft Fair will surely take your craft browsing experience to a new level with their free photo booth, free music and workshops to make the fair feel more like a party. You can learn and purchase organic soaps, kids clothes, leather items, letterpress cards, earrings, and a lot more. They have over 200 vendors, so you won’t leave empty handed.
WILLIAMSBURG WINTER MARKET
80 N. 5th Street
Nov.30 – March, Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
While I’m sad they moved this from their location in Ft. Green (my neighborhood) The Brooklyn Flea’s new location means it is much larger, meaning more vendors, and more options. Even if you don’t go, they have some of the best foot around. Called the Smorgasburg, there will be 75 food booths alongside the 125 gift vendors. They will have packaged food and gifting items (I saw some this weekend and OMG!!). Bring lots of money because there will be lots of options. They will have an ATM just in case.
CRAFTED AT THE CANAL
69 9th Street, Brooklyn
Dec. 7, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 5p.m.
Free Beer??!? Did someone say FREE?? According to the website, along with a slew of handmade gifts for sale, there will be free beer for all (of legal drinking age) Friday, thanks should go to Brooklyn Brewery and Brooklyn Home Brew. DJ WE CAN GOT IT will get the party started at the Friday kickoff as well.
BROOKLYN HOLIDAY BAZAAR
501 Union Street, Brooklyn
Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A collection of 30 artists with their handmade gifts, and workshops available.
ETSY HANDMADE CAVALCADE
The Space, 50 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn
Dec. 14 and 15, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The fair has more than 40 Etsy New York vendors selling “goods ranging from handmade clothing, jewelry, accessories and paper goods to bath and body products, toys and housewares. Best yet…the first 100 entrants get a goodie bag