Photo by myself in Union Square.
The holiday markets at Union Square are in full swing. From now until Christmas Eve, you can browse hundreds of outdoor kiosks for arty gifts.
There are few things resembling plastic here, and nothing is wrapped in plastic. There are no 'name brands' or electronics, from what I could tell. The vibe is 'handmade' or at least looking handmade, and therefore unique.
There is a lot of winter gear (hats, scarves, mittens), doodads (desktop sculptures, wind chimes, buddhas, candles), art and jewelry. You could easily spend an hour or two, browsing.
The usual animal hats and scarves are available, with or without pom poms.
Decorative objects and colorful ornaments make shopping tough. How does one choose?
Some kiosks offer food and hot drinks, to fortify weary shoppers.
Many shoppers were eyeing the fine art and jewelry displays.
For the holiday market site, including a link to the vendor list, click
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