’Tis the season of shopping!
Forget about peace and love for your fellow man — the holidays are about presents! And you want your capitalist Christmas gifts to be uniquely Brooklyn — not something that can be found in every Target across the country. Fortunately, plenty of holiday markets are popping up across the borough over the next few weekends to meet your gift-giving needs.
The Oddities Flea Market is great source of gifts for your goth nephew. The weekend festival, curated by Atlas Obscura, will be filled with taxidermy, antique medical tools, wax models of anatomical oddities, jewelry, dark fashion, odd artwork, and much more.
Oddities Flea Market at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave. at Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint, www.bkbaz
The Fashion, Art, and Design Market will hold special Holiday Edition markets around the borough all month, but this weekend they are at the Brooklyn Historical Society. The fair features independent local designers, including plush ornaments from Love From Brooklyn, maps from I Lost My Dog, and borough landscapes from BrooklynLish, along with plenty of jewelry, clothing, soaps, and home furnishings.
Fad Market at Brooklyn Historical Society [128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222–4111, www.fadmarket.co]. Dec. 2–3; 11 am–7 pm. Free.
The Renegade Craft Fair settles in Industry City this winter, downstairs from the Brooklyn Flea. Each weekend of the Fair will feature 150 different makers, including hatmakers, caricature artists, jewelry crafters, artisanal dog food makers, and much more.
Renegade Craft Fair at Industry City (233 37th St. between Second and Third avenues in Sunset Park, www.reneg
Eccentric nightlife spot Gemini and Scorpio will have racks filled with costumes, vintage fashion, feathers, and divine diva outfits during its one-day Goldmine Shopping Party, where you can also sip champagne and have your fortune told between dress-up sessions.
Goldmine Shopping Party at Gemini and Scorpio (255 Douglass St. between Third Avenue and Nevins Street in Gowanus, www.gemin
The artist collective Gowanus Swim Society will take over the bar Dirty Precious on Dec. 10 for a Holiday Art Market, featuring pins, t-shirts, original artwork, jewelry, and tarot card readings.
Holiday Art Market at Dirty Precious [317 Third Ave. between First and Carroll streets in Gowanus, www.gowan
The two-day Bust Craftacular, hosted by the women’s magazine, will feature more than 150 vendors hawking hand-made goods, including original oil paintings of bicycles, whiskey from local distillers, jewelry, ceramics, and more. Admission to the market is just $3, and for a bit more you can visit talks, workshops, and a festival of female-fronted bands.
Bust Craftacular at the Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble St. at Franklin West Street in Greenpoint, www.bust.com). Dec. 9–10, 11 am–7 pm. $3–$40.
Coney Island’s Freak Bar, where sideshow performers go to drink, will host a two-weekend holiday market, featuring uniquely Coney handmade goods, including conjoined stuffed animals, crocheted wreaths, Christmas ornaments, and makeup that can stand up to stage lights. And after shopping, you can step into the sideshow for the “Christmas in Coney” burlesque show on the night of Dec. 9, or for a Winter Wonderland Laser Light show on the remaining days.
Holiday Market at the Freak Bar (1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th St. in Coney Island, www.coney