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Union Square Holiday Market

If you’re looking for a unique holiday market with high quality vendors, check out the Union Square Holiday Market which runs through December 24th, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. More than 100 booths have a variety of items, from gourmet foods to soaps, from hats to dog clothing, from toys to jewelry. My daughter and I spent a leisurely 2+ hours strolling from shop to shop, buying a few gifts and nibbles. Here’s what we saw:

The Union Square Holiday Market. Yes, it’s crowded.
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Copa Soaps smell so good and are a good deal at $5/each. Nice gift box assortments too.
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This poetry booth makes a number of hanging poems in different colors – all with an eraser board on top to personalize them. They run $30 for small, and $60 for large.
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Day of the Dead pillows at a colorful textile store.
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This French chocolate store had tasty samples (no chewing allowed!) and delicious $4 hot chocolate (for $1 more, you get a truffle at the bottom).
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More textiles.
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Several puppet stores with different kinds of puppets – many handmade.
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Mini cannoli – yummy! These are $2/each or 3 for $5. We brought some home to share.
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Next to the cannoli stand is the crepe stand. Here’s our gorgonzola, pear and walnut crepe (with honey and balsamic vinegar) before it was folded. The downside was the long wait – only one person making crepes. Probably waited 25 minutes for it.
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These adorable Hazel Village animals can be dressed with cute outfits (seen here). Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan 2012

Tons of spices and teas.
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These “Wannabe Dragon Monsters” are adorable, and hand-made. They become dragon monsters when you make a wish. You clip the felt on the back in one spot to make the wish come true. When it comes true, you clip another. Soon enough you’ll have a spiky monster.
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These beautiful flavored dipped pretzels are from Fatty Sunday & Co. Flavors like toasted coconut, banana cream, mocha ‘spresso, PB&J, and classics with sprinkles. Bags were $7 for 5 pretzels. Very colorful!
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I loved these sayings, printed on canvas bags. Most were more of an adult theme, but all were witty.
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The Turkish store had a lot of colorful items, like these glass lanterns.
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Another puppet store!
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Several stores sold soaps, but none as colorful as these, sold by the shop with the Dead Sea products.
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One more from the Turkish store. I’m a sucker for beautifully painted dishes and their bowls were gorgeous.
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