Grand Central Terminal Annual Holiday Fair Returns

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Seven new vendors join the Grand Central Holiday Fair, New York City’s longest running indoor holiday gift fair, which returns Monday, November 18.

The stunning beaux-arts Vanderbilt Hall will become home to forty artisans selling a variety of locally made, handcrafted goods, including fashion and accessories for men, women, children and pets, as well as photography, holiday-themed items, beauty and home accessories.

For twenty-six years the annual Holiday Fair has been a firm favorite for locals, commuters and visiting holiday shoppers, with exciting and unique ranges of locally handmade products at a wide range of product price points, while helping many small locally owned businesses raise their profile and reach new customers.

New Holiday Fair vendors for 2019 include:

  • Ela Rae — This jewelry brand’s collections are comprised of unique designs made in New York City from handpicked semi-precious stones and precious metals. Exclusive to the Holiday Fair, Ela Rae will offer customers the opportunity to create a custom piece with an onsite stylist and jeweler.
  • Swoon Living by Patrick Fitzpatrick — Patrick Fitzpatrick, a designer and prototype engineer, founded Swoon Living. His signature handblown revolving glassware is engineered to rotate, allowing drinks to come in contact with more oxygen, enhancing the taste, and making for a unique gift. Swoon Living will also feature a selection of home gifts, playful hand-carved wooden pieces such as the ultimate smores kit personal fire pit, engraved bottle openers, and more.
  • Edie Art — Illustrator and painter Edie creates colorful and whimsical paintings around the central theme of childhood. She illustrates children’s books and sells both original artwork and prints.
  • Elke Van Dyke Design — Elke Van Dyke, a designer and environmentalist, relies on recycled metals to create handcrafted jewelry collections. Each collection incorporates metalsmithing and oxidization techniques into modern, edgy jewelry design that makes a statement.
  • Playhardlookdope — Playhardlookdope features handcrafted lifestyle jewelry and accessories made in New York. The collection includes stainless steel jewelry, leather bracelets, leather wallets, and money clips.
  • Jingle Nog — Mother-daughter designer duo Melissa Byrne and Kate work with a select group of artisans in Italy and Poland to create unique ornaments and tree toppers. Each piece is crafted using the old-world methods of mouth blowing and hand painting tempered glass. Jingle Nog will also feature a collection of holiday candles.
  • Bird Dog Bay — Steve Mayer, the founder of Bird Dog Bay, carefully reproduces his original illustrations onto handcrafted silk ties. Bird Dog Bay will feature a variety of products carrying his work, including caps, bow ties, belts, socks, cufflinks, wallets, and more.

The Holiday Fair runs November 18 through December 24 and is open Monday through Friday, 10am to 8pm; Saturdays, 10am to 7pm; and Sundays, 11am to 6pm, except for the following days and times: closed Thanksgiving, and open 10am to 6pm Tuesday, December 24.

The Holiday Fair is just one aspect of what Grand Central Terminal has to offer during the holiday season. Grand Central Terminal also has more than 95 shops and restaurants for visitors to enjoy, offering a unique opportunity for shoppers to dine and shop throughout the Terminal before and after their Holiday Fair experience.

In addition the annual Grand Central Terminal Thanksgiving Market returns on Wednesday, November 27 from 8am to 7pm offering a quick and convenient opportunity to purchase pies and baked goods before the train journey home.

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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