New York has the biggest and best holiday shopping season anywhere in the country. Nowhere else has such an amazing, diverse variety of not only year-round stores, but markets that crop up when Christmas is in the air. Haven’t already hit up the Grand Central Holiday Fair? Or do you just love shopping in the brisk winter weather for a real taste of the season? Then you’ll want to wander down to the Columbus Circle Holiday Market! It’s happening at 59th Street and Central Park West from December 2nd to December 24th, and it’s as much about the food as it is about the shopping.

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A Shop in the Park

Sure, there’s plenty of shopping to be had at the Columbus Circle Holiday Market. The line-up of artisans booked to sell their wares will delight anyone who loves unique gifts with a handmade flair. You’ll find everything from clothes to one-of-a-kind, handmade jewelry on sale, and you’re all but guaranteed to knock off items on your holiday gift list. (Or just find something to treat yourself with. You deserve gifts, too!)

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Fresh Food in the Fresh Air

Can’t stand shopping? You’ll still want to hit up the Columbus Circle Holiday Market for the food. There’s an entire world of eats waiting for you. From the simple Salt of the Earth Bakery to the Bar Suzette Creperie, and the forever amazing Wafles & Dinges, you may actually need to shop in order to walk off all you eat. Don’t forget to grab some Raaka Chocolates to bring home!

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Seastreak ferries do not have eight tiny reindeer to draw them, but we’re far more comfortable than Santa’s sleigh. (There’s also no soot in our seats, something Santa can’t boast.) Put your gifts in your pack, and hop onto one of our comfortable catamarans after your day shopping on the town!


Sea you soon!

The Seastreak Family



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