Holiday shopping season is in full swing and anyone looking for a one-of-a-kind handmade gift will want to visit The Happy Holiday Market located in downtown Jersey City. It’s a magical celebration of the community + a golden opportunity to shop for local, high-quality handmade treasures. The festive market has expanded to three locations this year and visitors will now be able to enjoy music, food, and over 70 local vendor booths. The market kicks off on December 9th and December 10th and runs from 12:00PM-6:00PM — with the continuing on December 16th + December 17th. Keep reading to learn more about this year’s HDSID Happy Holiday Market taking place in Jersey City.
All About The Happy Holiday Market
The Happy Holiday Market returns this year with three shopping locations to explore. There’s the heated Ashford Rooftop, which extends to the Six26 rooftop lounge, for a warm + festive shopping experience and more vendors can be found in the Grove PATH Plaza. Under The Boot at Boots and Bones was added to the venue mix this year and provides a cozy environment for the season.
Getting a head start (or finishing) your holiday shopping at the handmade market is about more than just a transaction. It’s a chance to embrace local shopping + celebrate talented artists. This event is free to attend and all three venues are family + pet-friendly.
The festive environment has music, food, and over 70 local vendors both weekends. Shoppers can even bring their handmade goodies to The Ashford Rooftop + Under the Boot for the $4 gift bag wrapping service.
Buy Gifts From Local Vendors
This art and handmade goods market celebrates the talents of hundreds of local creatives in the Hudson County area. Discovering the passion and connecting with the creators is what this market is all about.
Here are just a few of the incredible artists set to attend this year’s holiday market:
Sweet Aurora Soap and Candle — A Latina-owned shop that sells soap and candles.
Kaysu Craft — Elegant Bags and accessories for everyone on your list.
Gioielli By Gabriella — 14k gold filled + sterling silver jewelry made in Jersey City.
Gray Hill Woodworking — One-of-a-kind home decor pieces made from reclaimed wood materials.
Lola May Crochet — Sustainable home and wardrobe crochet pieces that are made to last for years.
WholesomeHeart — A family-owned business that sells all-natural dog treats.
Just Breathe Aroma — Plant-based self-care candles and aromatherapy products created with zero toxic ingredients.
Jean Ceramics — Functional and sculptural pottery pieces that come in a variety of colors.
La Pet-isserie LLC — Sustainable pet care vendor that sells all-natural grooming products and nutritional supplements.
Love at First Bloom — A gorgeous flower cart with fresh-cut stems.
HDSID’s Happy Holiday Market will feature about 140 diverse vendors over the two weekends so it’s a great chance to find gifts for everyone on your list and treat yourself, too.
About HDSID + Other Holiday Events
The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District (HDSID) is a public-private partnership, 501(C) that connects local businesses, property owners, neighborhood associations, and the city government to make Historic Downtown Jersey City a great place to live, work, and explore.
HDSID hosts events all year long and the Happy Holiday Market is just one of the holiday celebrations taking place in Downtown Jersey City this season. HDSID also presents an annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting which will be taking place on December 7, 2023, from 5:00PM-7:00PM. The event is fun for the whole family and attendees can expect hot chocolate, cookies, gifts from Santa, and plenty of holiday cheer.
HDSID’s Happy Holiday Market will take place in downtown Jersey City at the Grove Street PATH Plaza, The Ashford Rooftop + Under the Boot on December 9th-10th, and December 16th + 17th from 12:00PM-6:00PM.