Making our way towards Grand Central Station, we passed by the holiday markets at Columbus Circle on the corner of Central Park. One of the many things I looked forward to experiencing in New York, was checking out as many holiday markets as possible. We went to 4 markets that day and a total of 5 during our NYC trip. Freezing cold temperatures, hot drink in hand, christmas decorations, carols playing, a lot of christmassy related things on sale… other than the carols and freezing cold temperatures everything else was exactly what I imagined.
It was a warmer Christmas than usual, but luckily still cold enough to make us crave for a hot drink. That was when I tried HOT apple cider for the first time! To describe it simply, it tasted like hot apple juice… doesn’t sound enticing does it? (like who likes room temperature apple juice anyways??..) I was pleasantly surprised because it was the perfect drink for the season!
There isn’t a great selection of hot food stalls at this market and wouldn’t be easy to get a seat anyway considering how crowded it was.
All the markets sold similar things but there were several stalls that stood out of the rest selling interesting crafty pieces like the above “teapot” clocks. Its definitely a good place to pick out some unique presents.
Next stop: Grand Central Station!