If the Christmas markets in the United States are anything like the Western Christmas market, I highly advise you trip one. The environment, the sounds and sights, the surprising smells so redolent of the seasons, the things to do, the things to purchase as well as the tasty food and warming drinks truly make for a magical experience. Where to go?
Winter Village in NYC
Placed in Bryant Park near the Empire State building, this Christmas market presents the talents of 125 vendors providing anything from jewelry to clothing to seasonal foods. But that is not all. There is a remarkable line up of top standard vendors. Nestled in amongst the tree-lined ways is an ice skating rink, which is totally free for public.
Christkindlmarket in Bethlehem
What perfect location to spend the holidays than Bethlehem, a city that delights itself as being the Christmas City. The Christkindlmarket provides aromatic foods, handmade gifts, and musical performances ample to get anyone into a holiday spirit. For a few additional dollars you can ride with your friend or impress your date with a lovely carriage ride, or take a walking journey.
Georgetown Christmas Market
What a remarkable way to spend the holidays; in the shadow of beautiful mountain with a dusting of snow falling all around you. This town moves itself into a historical Christmas place, done with roasted chestnuts, horse dawn wagons rides, mulled wines and handmade gifts and treats. Dancers, carolers, and Saint Nicholas are daily along a magical street adorned with blanketed and lights in snow.
Union Square Holiday Market in NYC
This place is a veritable New York institution, where nearly 1 million shoppers go every year to love the atmosphere and providing of more than 150 vendors. Many vendors expert in NYC based fare, like locally sourced goodies and artisan crafted jams, particularly in the pretty Brooklyn section. Enjoy holiday ornaments, handmade jewelry, kid’s toys and so much more under the white striped tents and iconic red.
Washington. DC Downtown Holiday Market
Placed in front of Smithsonian USA Art Museum, this market takes on a globally flair, which becomes obvious as you peruse the food vendors, who provides anything from German Peruvian empanadas to German sauerkraut chocolate cake. With over one hundred fifty vendors, you will find something for everyone on your shopping list. While you are making orders, you will love carolers and other seasonal performances.