Grand Central Terminal Creates Intimate Shopping Experience For 2016 Holiday Fair
November 14 – December 24, 2016
New York’s Finest Indoor Holiday Shopping Market Returns Nov. 14 for Six Weeks
New York, NY — Oct. 17, 2016 — Shoppers of New York City’s longest running indoor holiday market will see a new look and get a more intimate shopping experience this year when The Grand Central Holiday Fair returns Monday, Nov. 14. For almost six weeks, half of Vanderbilt Hall will bring holiday cheer to visitors as 40 artisans sell art and home goods; holiday-themed items; bath and body products; toys; and clothing and accessories for men, women, and children.
For the first time during the holiday season at Grand Central, visitors will be able to take advantage of both dining and shopping options in Vanderbilt Hall. With the critically acclaimed Great Northern Food Hall on the west side, shoppers can now whet their appetites at one of the four Nordic-inspired food pavilions and bar before walking the aisles of the Holiday Fair.
Grand Central continues to highlight unique and local craftsmanship as it has done since 1993 even as the Holiday Fair undergoes changes this year. Fair organizers have made a concerted effort to present vendors with a focus on American-made and handmade products with locally sourced materials or a socially conscious business model. Several favorites return this year and will be joined by six new vendors.
- Andrea Geer Designs – Designer and artist Andrea Geer makes her Grand Central Holiday Fair debut with a unique and playful take on clothing. She uses her own original paintings and digitally prints those images onto fabric and leather to create a unique clothing and accessories line. The Rochester, NY–based artist has won numerous awards and was featured in a documentary, “Tailor Made,” about the the origins of the clothing manufacturing industry in her hometown.
- The Blue Hound Jewelry – The Blue Hound is a collection of handcrafted jewelry and accessories for men and women handmade in limited production in New York City. The company’s focus is mainly metalwork, including mixed metals of silver and 14k gold, with the occasional use of precious stone. The well-rounded collection includes necklaces, bracelets, cufflinks, earrings, rings, and cuffs, as well as household items, such as bookmarks, key rings, and letter openers.
- Hardwood Creations – This California-based artisan makes woodworking a functional artform, crafting pieces that are meant to be looked at and put to use around the home. The range of items include lamps, chess sets, cutting boards and other games, furniture and kitchenware.
- Joy Stember Metal Arts Studio – Inspired by a Taglit Birthright trip to Israel in 2010, Joy Stember returned home and went on a new journey to create contemporary Judaica that captures the landscape, culture, and history that she fell in love with while in Israel. Using pewter of heirloom quality, she crafts mezuzahs, candle holders, menorahs, seder plates, and other objects.
- Mariella de Leeuw – Designer Mariella de Leeuw infuses the color, form and textiles from her native Amsterdam into her clothing line for women and children, with all pieces made in the USA. A portion of the company’s profits go to support a variety of causes, including The Humane Society, Save the Children, and Wounded Warrior Project.
The Holiday Fair runs Nov. 14 through Dec. 24. It is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for the following days and times: closed Thanksgiving, and open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24.