Pop-ups are popping up all over New York City. It’s the new wave of museums if you ask me. Most are interactive, fun, kid friendly, and some even include drinks and food! Last month, we listed 14 NYC Pop Ups To Visit This November, and here are 14 more happening the month of December and most are holiday centric shopping experiences! Enjoy!
Luminaries is a mesmerizing holiday light installation designed by the LAB at Rockwell Group, based on the season’s traditions of sharing, giving, and community. Visitors are immersed in a canopy of glowing lanterns suspended within the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, each changing color and intensity.
Not only is there free ice-skating on Bryant Park’s 17,000-square-foot outdoor rink (you may bring your own skates or rent for $20), Urbanspace—the brand that’s responsible for Union Square’s and Columbus Circle’s holiday markets as well as Mad. Sq. Eats—is bringing more than 170 holiday shops, including a bunch of new kiosks and eateries for your shopping and eating pleasure. There is also a different rinkside pop-up restaurant this year called The Lodge (open daily from 8am–10pm). There’s even an outdoor beer garden!
The Union Square Holiday Market is an internationally renowned Holiday Market located at the heart of New York City, in Union Square Park. Hailed as a must-visit destination for unique gifts created by local craftsmen and artists, millions of people browse the winding aisles each year enjoying this unique and eclectic holiday experience
When: November 15 – December 24, Monday – Friday 11am-8pm and Saturday 10am-8pm / Sunday 11am – 7pm
This holiday season, the first ever NYC Winter Lantern Festival is coming to Staten Island! Between November 28, 2018 and January 6, 2019, seven acres of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden will be illuminated by 40 LED installations that stretch up to 30 feet tall. The LED lanterns will be accompanied by live performances of traditional Chinese dances and art. Along with this, NEWYORKEE is partnering with a variety of holiday vendors to create an experience for guests of all ages.
For 15 years, this holiday market has been going on, and is easily one of the most elegant of markets with its central location adjacent to Central Park. Here, tourists, locals, and anyone in the mood for some holiday shopping can find something they will like.
When: Through 12.24.18
Where: Columbus Circle, 59th street and Central Park West