Christmas, Holidays
Nov 15, 2018

Astoria’s Holiday Markets Have All Your Locally Sourced Gifts This Season

Holiday shopping can be stressful, we know. But it doesn’t have to be. Take the stress out by checking out Astoria’s annual collection of holiday markets, which are not only hosted (…)

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Holiday shopping can be stressful, we know. But it doesn’t have to be. Take the stress out by checking out Astoria’s annual collection of holiday markets, which are not only hosted in favorite neighborhood spots, but also feature the handiwork of local artists, craftspeople, and entrepreneurs. Buying local is always a great option, and it usually makes for more memorable gifts, too. Check out some of the upcoming markets below and get your shopping on!

Okabaloo’s NYC Made Market

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Okabaloo, a family arts and events space, is hosting a series of markets. The first two have passed, but the November and December weekend events are still on the horizon. Featuring locally made items and local businesses and crafters, Okabaloo aims to create “an eclectic alternative to the traditional retail and shopping experience.”

Okabloo
35-52 32nd St., Long Island City
718.274.2200

QED True Crime Pop-Up Market

For the folks in your life who like things on the slightly darker side, QED is hosting a true crime-themed pop-up shop for local artists and crafters. The market is being hosted on December 11 by the folks who bring you the Yellow Tape True Crime Trivia show, and they’re currently looking for crafty folks who might be interested in creating true crime-related items for sale. If you’re interested in vending, hit them up on Instagram.

QED Holiday Craft Bazaar

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Okay, if true crime isn’t your thing, don’t worry. QED also hosts a cheerier, more traditional holiday craft market on November 24. It will also feature local artwork and crafts, but for a broader audience. If you’re interested, RSVP and purchase a ticket via Facebook.

QED
27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria
347.451.3873
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Queens Craft Brigade

Queens Craft Brigade holiday marketsYou know how much we love supporting local artists and makers, and this market features all kinds of great stuff by great local folks. The Queens Craft Brigade is a network of makers from all over the borough. They host markets year-round, and their holiday markets will be at the VFW Hall on 41st Street on November 18 and December 9, both Sundays. It’ll feature food, apparel, jewelry, artwork, and more. If you’re planning on checking it out, please be sure to RSVP on Facebook beforehand.

Rocco Moretto VFW Post 2348
31-35 41st St., Astoria
917.426.6356
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Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden

Bohemian Hall Holiday Markets

The beloved Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden hosts their annual holiday markets on the first three Sundays of December — that’s December 2, 9, and 16. The market will be held in the Main Hall, which is indoors, so you’ll be able to peruse goodies no matter what the weather is doing. The market will be open from noon to 6pm, and is hosted by Astoria Market.

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
29-19 24th Ave., Astoria
718.274.4925
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Sweet Afton

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Sweet Afton is hosting its annual Winter Market on Sunday, December 16 from noon to 5pm. It wil feature about a dozen local artists offering jewelry, ornaments, clothing and accessories, bath products, artisanal cocktail ingredients, and more. Brunch service will continue until 4:30 during the event, and each vendor will be raffling off one item to benefit Concern Worldwide, a global NGO dedicated to poverty relief.

Sweet Afton
30-09 34th Street, Astoria
718.777.2570
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Do you have shopping plans this holiday season? Even if you do, be sure to drop into one (or more) or these holiday markets to see what your neighbors have been creating!

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