November and December weather is often cold and gray. It starts getting dark early. New Yorkers start feeling a bit grumpy. Then the Christmas and Holiday markets open and it all changes.
The smell of mulled wine, hot apple cider, hot chocolate, and peppermint is in the air. A nice, warm feeling comes across us. People are cheerfully going out and about. The stalls are full of unusual gifts for friends and family, giving us the opportunity to find things not usually found in the stores.
One of our favorite discoveries at a holiday market was No Chewing Allowed — a wonderful dark chocolate truffle that melts in your mouth. We’ve even brought it to family and friends in Singapore.
In 2020, many of the markets were closed or virtual due to the COVID pandemic. We are excited to see them reopening this year. We are looking forward to new discoveries in this year’s holiday markets. The list below contains our favorite markets — the ones that we go to…