New York City is notorious for pop-up shops all throughout the year, these are by far my favorite. One of the things I love the most is the unique vendors from all around the world. It's not your same old crafts and flea market stuff. Much of the goods come from artisan vendors who are selling and promoting there hard work.
1) The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park - These shops have been open since October 26 and will continue through January 6, 2013. Head towards the ice skating rink Mon-Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm. Bryant Park is located 40th-42nd st between fifth and sixth aves. For more info visit www.TheHolidayShopsAtBryantPark.com or call 212.768.4242.
2) Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair - This fair is always a lot of fun. You'll find 76 vendors in Vanderbilt Hall through Dec 24, Mon-Sat 11am-7pm and Sun 10am-7pm. Grand Central is located at 42nd St and Lexington Ave. For more info visit www.GrandCentralTerminal.com or call 212.340.2345
3) Union Square Holiday Market - There are more then 100 very unique vendors here, just look for the red and white tents in the middle of Union Square. Open through Dec 24, Mon-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, and Sun 11am-7pm. Visit www.urbanspacenyc.com/union-square-holiday-market for more info or call 212.460.1200
4) Columbus Circle Holiday Market - Open through Dec 24, Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-7pm. It is located at Columbus Circle Central Park South and Central Park west. For more info visit www.urbanspacenyc.com/columbus-circle-holiday-market or call 212.529.9262