Photo by myself in Union Square.
Oh yes, with Thanksgiving comes the holiday shopping season. New York City is so commerce-driven, it wastes no time at all before pitching tents and hawking wares.
The open-air holiday market in Union Square is in full swing. From now til Christmas Eve, over 100 vendors are selling crafts, art, jewelry, clothing, food, housewares and all else. Crowds of people were in attendance. The array was dizzying!
There was an abundance of mittens, scarves and hats, especially hats with ears or animal faces. These are perfect gifts because 1) one size fits all and 2) few would already have a green hat with Shrek ears!
Above, puppets to suit any occasion.
Gifts range from smaller items to large prints and paintings.
Musical instruments, wind chimes, candles...you can get it all here.
Soft goods with a handmade look, such as hats, mittens and sweaters, made a strong showing.
My favorite of the day, a green hat with Shrek ears, center.
Related posts: Holiday Cheer, Already in Bryant Park, The Markets in Union Square and Shops Galore, in Union Square.