christmas markets
©istockphoto.com / romrodinka

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping and if you’re trying to find a unique gift or check a bunch of things off your list, try one of these Christmas markets.

Bergen County’s Winter Wonderland

This annual Winter Wonderland at Van Saun Park, starting November 29, will be bigger than last year. This fest features a festive train ride, carousel, a snow machine, open-air ice skating (on a bigger rink!), plus other games and rides. There’s also a hospitality pavilion where you can warm up and purchase food and drinks from local food trucks and the beer and wine garden.

Annual Ukrainian Christmas Bazaar

Get in the Christmas spirit with Ukrainian foods, baked goods and holiday wares. There’ll be arts and craft vendors selling jewelry, crafts, embroidery, DVDs, CDs and more. Hop on your sleigh—or your car— and head to the Boris Zacharczuk Grand Ballroom in Jenkintown, PA (outside Philadelphia) on Saturday, December 14.

Christmas Shoppe and Soup Festival

On Saturday, December 14, bring your family to the Cranford United Methodist Church where vendors will be selling crafts and gifts. ’Tis also the season for soup, and this venue is known to sell out.

Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar

Christmas festivities range from shopping for gifts made by local artists to holiday performances to sipping hot toddies. Take photos with Santa or dig into seasonally-inspired menus on weekends November 30-December 22.

The Marketspace at Westfield

From Saturday, December 7 until Sunday, December 22, stop by the Marketspace pop-up on East Broad Street in Westfield. Check out the revolving selection of handcrafted wares and high-end gifts. There will also be complimentary pictures with Santa December 8 and December 21.

Wayne PAL Holiday Flea Market & Gift Fair

Check out more than 50 tables of gifts on Sunday, December 8, including handbags, jewelry and clothing. There’ll be a special section just for antiques and collectibles, so come ready to bargain.

Clark UNICO Flea Mart & Holiday Gift Fair

You don’t need a red nose to guide you to Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark on Saturday, November 23. There’ll be 50 exhibitors displaying all sorts of merchandise at bargain prices. Do some last-minute shopping or find one-of-a-kind gifts.

Hungarian Christmas Market

Support the Hungarian Scouts on Saturday, December 14 in New Brunswick with every craft, gift and food item you purchase. There’ll be music and dance performances every hour, plus crafts for the kiddos.

Holiday Market at Hudson County Community College

Spend Saturday, December 14 in Jersey City. While you’re scoring awesome presents at the stalls, the kids can try face painting, balloon animals and crafts or take selfies with Santa.

Happy Holiday Market

Looking for last minute gifts? No problem. Head to the Happy Holiday Market in Jersey City Mondays and Thursdays now through Monday, December 23. The Artist & Maker Market is working with the farmer’s market to produce locally made jewelry, candles, speciality food and more.

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem

Head to Bethlehem, PA anytime through Saturday, December 22 and peruse the Christkindlmarkt’s showcase of handmade items. While you shop, listen to live Christmas music, sample the foods and more.

Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show

From now until Monday, December 30, check out the Christmas Village at Skylands Stadium in Augusta (after visiting the mile-long tunnel of lights). There’ll be a real-life Santa granting Christmas wishes and posing for pictures. And it’s the perfect spot to score some unique holiday gifts and try the festive food and drink.

New York City Christmas Markets

If you’re in the Big Apple, be sure to check out the holiday markets at Union Square, Bryant Park, Grand Central Terminal and Columbus Circle.

Did we miss some Christmas markets? Let us know in the comments.