Christmas market at Columbus Circle
Wow, is it cold! Many of the vendors are huddling under heat lamps. Others just look really cold.
Holiday Fair in Grand Central Station (much warmer)
Lunch at Prova in the basement of Grand Central Station
After lunch, we continue down 6th Avenue to Bryant Park, where, in addition to stands with walls and doors (much warmer), there is ice skating (we're thinking of skating, but hold off, we're still exploring).
Holiday fair with ice skating in Bryant Park
Continuing south to Washington Square Park, we reach the final fair in our tour after sunset, where we do buy locally-produced jewelry (under the Christmas tree a few weeks later).
Our final fair at Washington Square Park
The next day, we walk by the Bryant Park Holiday Market on our way to dinner. The fair is all lit up, inviting, attractive, and full of people. These are tuly the night lights of New York at Christmas.
Bryant Square Holiday Market after dark
Now we are ready for a New York dinner, or two or three. But, first, let's see some more New York sites (patience).