Do you have difficulty finding the right holiday gifts for everyone on your list? Or do you get bored from the monotony of Christmas shopping? Make things easier on yourself and plan a trip to the 5th Annual Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar, held Thanksgiving weekend at 501 Union and The Green Building on Union Street, just minutes from your luxury Brooklyn apartment. This unique event labels itself as a showcase of the best Brooklyn has to offer from handmade goods, food, drinks, craft activities, live DJs, and more.
Originally launched in 2012 by Brooklyn Makers, the Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar strives to the tell the story of local brands, companies, and entrepreneurs, and to celebrate the city’s bright creativity and talent. It has been featured in The New York Times, Tasting Table, and TimeOut New York for its distinctive spin on the holiday shopping experience and is surely an event you won’t want to miss. Past vendors included Baba’s Pierogies, Fairyland Amigurumi, Hart Paper Co, Home Grown Books, Lucky Little Sew and Sew, Samosa Shack, and the Awkward Scone to give you a sense of the types of fun booths and shops you will be able to explore. Be sure to take a break from all that holiday shopping and enjoy the bazaar’s free cocktails and photo booth while you wait for your turn at the free gift wrapping station.
Holiday shopping has never been this much fun! A perfect way to support more than 40 local vendors and small businesses, head on over from your luxury Brooklyn apartment to the 2017 holiday bazaar. It’s free to the public and open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25 and Sunday, Nov. 26.
When you’ve sufficiently wrapped up your shopping fun with the bazaar, take a spin over to one of the many bars and restaurants in the area, such as Lavender Lake Bar, which offers a nice variety of beverages and creative plates, or Ample Hills Creamery for one of the classic Brooklyn ice cream maker’s 24 rotating flavors.
So, break out that holiday list, check it twice, and get the gift shopping jumpstart that you deserve!