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Nov 25, 2019

A Guide to All The Holiday Markets In Astoria

Since Thanksgiving is so late this year, it already feels like the holidays are upon us — which means you need to start checking off your gift-giving list! Instead of (…)

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Paige’s Candle Co will be at many of the local holiday markets this year. Credit Instagram / @paigescandleco.

Since Thanksgiving is so late this year, it already feels like the holidays are upon us — which means you need to start checking off your gift-giving list! Instead of placing a bunch of orders for generic gifts online (that also waste lots of packaging), why not support your local community craftspeople? You’ll also end up with truly one-of-kind presents.

Luckily there are lots of local markets featuring all of these creatives in one place. Here are all of the holiday markets taking place in Astoria this year (we believe it’s all of them, but let us know if we’re missing any!).

QED’s Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar
Saturday, November 30 from 12–5 p.m.

Credit to QED

Celebrate this Small Business Saturday and kick off your holiday shopping season with locally-crafted gifts from some of Astoria’s foremost creative makers at QED’s Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar. Expect to come across one-of-a-kind ceramics, hand-made jewelry, imaginatively designed greeting cards, eye-catching art and super delicious treats. When you #ShopSmall with a vendor at QED, you’ll receive a free souvenir tote while supplies last. And, if you make a purchase from QED, you’ll receive an Admit Two pass good for a future show!

QED will be featuring lots of great drink specials for this event such as $6 draught beer, house wine & mimosas! Plus they’ll have plenty of mulled wine, hot apple cider, fresh popped popcorn and yummy snacks from This Chick Bakes.

Vendors you can expect to see: Simply Sweet Ceramics, Astrid Home & Paper, Paige Candles, Astoria Apiaries, Totes Cricket Lalou and MANY more (you can see the full list here).

27-16 23rd Ave, Queens

Steinway Holiday Market
Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1 from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

This is Steinway Street’s first ever Holiday Market. Specifics haven’t been shared, but it promises unique merchandise, food, kids activities and live entertainment. Santa Claus will also be making an appearance!

Steinway Municipal Parking Lot #2 (on Steinway Street, between 31st Avenue and Broadway)

Holiday NYC Made Market
Saturday, Nov. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 1 from 2-7 p.m.

Every year Okabloo “arts and fun center” for kids hosts a family-friendly holiday market. Their mission is to “establish and operate a community-supported arts and crafts market that provides an eclectic alternative to the traditional retail and shopping experience, where local artists, artisans and crafters bring their products for a unique show-and-sell experience in a creative and family-friendly environment for all during holidays.” Great pick if you’re bringing kids shopping with you!

 OKABALOO FunArtFaktory, 35-52 32nd St, Astoria

Bohemian Hall Holiday Market
Sundays, Dec. 1, 8 and 15 from 12-6 p.m.

Shop and then have a pint at Bohemian Hall’s holiday market, taking place the first three Sundays of December. This one is run by Astoria Market, which is actually based out of the hall on most Sundays throughout the year. They also bring together artists, bakers, and designers to showcase the creativity and talent that’s brewing in Queens and beyond.

2919 24th Ave, Astoria

Astoria Tiny Market
Saturday, December 7 and 15 from 2-6 p.m.

The only all-female Queens-makers market is happening at Judy & Punch, and this December is their fourth anniversary! Help them celebrate by supporting their work.

Judy & Punch, 34-08 30th Ave, Astoria

Queens Craft Brigade
Sunday, December 8 and Sunday, December 15 from 12-5 p.m.


The OG local craft fair, Queens Craft Brigade will be hosting two weeks of holiday markets, just so you have multiple options! They will have over 25 makers, all from Queens, spanning fashion, art, jewelry, crafts, food, and more. See the list of participating vendors (like Queens Knits, The Breakfast Shack, Frank Ape and more) here.

Rocco Moretto Post 2348: 31-35 41st St, Astoria

BrickHouse Holiday Craft Show
December 13-15, 5 p.m.

For the 12th year in a row, BrickHouse Ceramic Art Center in Long Island City opens its doors to the public to showcase ceramic artists all over New York. The 4,000 square foot studio transforms into an exhibition of world class pottery made in an array of styles and techniques. Each artist will be presenting their own table of work on-site for all the art lovers on your holiday gift list.

10-34 44th Dr. Long Island City

LIC Art District Art Crawl & Holiday Market
Friday, December 13 from 6-9 p.m.

Join us for the first LIC Art District Holiday Market & Art Crawl — December 13! Eleventh Street Arts, BrickHouse Ceramics Art Center, Communitea & Matted host an evening of fun shopping & holiday cheer while supporting local artisans. Communitea & Matted host their 2nd annual Holiday markets featuring Pop-ups and local artisans, crafts, jewelry, handmade gifts. Eleventh Street Fine Arts & BrickHouse Ceramics Art Center will open their doors for their opening art shows. Visit all four sites to enter a raffle of goodies!

Communitea, 11-18 46 Rd, Queens

Matted LIC, 46-36 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City

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