Last week I was staying in the city one night and decided to take advantage some "me time". After work I walked over to Bryant Park to check out the outdoor Holiday Market they do every year. Bryant Park is located behind the main New York Public Library which always reminds me of the beginning of Ghostbusters.
It was nice that it was a weekday and later in the day so it was easier to walk through. I can imagine it being super busy and crowded on a Saturday afternoon.
The kiosks were very cute but I didn't go in any. I didn't want to give the vendors any sense of me being a potential customer - I wasn't there to shop. There wasn't that much diversity in the vendors, a lot of jewelry and Christmas ornaments with some nice smelling food vendors. It's very pretty to walk around in. Their ice skating rink was open for the season too, which I believe is free to the public. The ice rink at Rockefeller Center gets all the attention. :)
I love checking out outdoor markets, especially the ones that pop up during the holiday season. I know people who have sold in them or will be selling in them this year. As fun as it may sound, I don't know if I have it in me to stand outside for over a month trying to sell in the cold and sometimes messy weather. Good for those who can. Maybe I'll have a change of heart one day but the timing just isn't practical and the costs of these booths are in the thousands. Yikes!