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New GIFTED HOLIDAY MARKET Opens in Times Square

New GIFTED HOLIDAY MARKET Opens in Times Square

GIFTED presented by Urbanspace in partnership with Times Square Alliance, opens in Times Square on Friday, November 24. New to the holiday market scene this year, TSQ MKT offers a festive shopping destination in the heart of New York City. Joining Urbanspace's internationally beloved holiday market family, GIFTED is a gift to New York, from New York. Centrally located at the highly visited 43-44 Street Broadway Pedestrian Plaza, holiday shoppers from near and far will experience a selection of homegrown retailers embodying the creative energy and entrepreneurial spirit of the city.

GIFTED will highlight 16 small businesses born and bred in New York City in a completely transparent tent in the middle of Times Square. Curated by Urbanspace, the GIFTED lineup of booths includes: Ice & Vice, an experimental ice cream shop with new menu items for the holiday season like the Do-nut Dwell Sundae with mulled cider mini donuts, coquito, whipped cream, and toasted coconut, Fineapple New York, playful and colorful apparel, Wovenwell,woven goods where a portion of its profits go to developing mental health initiatives, and Limegreen, all-natural multi-use skincare products, and many more.

Enhancing the festive shopping destination, Urbanspace partnered with the International Culinary Center (ICC) to create a spectacular Gingerbread Scene immersing shoppers and passersby in the vibrant holiday energy of the city. Spanning over 8 feet in length, the Gingerbread Scene celebrates the evolution of Times Square, depicting its cityscape from the days of theater marquees covering all of West 42nd Street to the recurring celebration of New Year's Eve and the TKTS Steps on Duffy Square.

GIFTED will be open from Friday, November 24 through Friday, December 22; 11am - 9pm daily (with hours extending as the holidays draw nearer). For additional information about GIFTED, please visit: https://www.urbanspacenyc.com/tsq-mkt/.

In addition to GIFTED, Urbanspace's year-round culinary market, TSQ MKT, will remain open for the holiday season in the heart of NYC. Customers can enjoy the best cuisine from all five boroughs from over a dozen vendors at TSQ MKT.

Urbanspace continues to offer locals and visitors unique shopping experiences throughout the season with their full lineup of five additional holiday markets, including the popular Union Sqaure Holiday Market, The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park and Columbus Circle Holiday Market (returning Tuesday, November 28), as well as the newly opened Turnstyle Holiday Market and Garment District Holiday Market. For dates and hours of operation for these holiday markets, see below.

For additional information about the 2017 Urbanspace holiday markets, please visit http://urbanspacenyc.com/.

Dates and Hours of Operation for Other Urbanspace Holiday Markets:

The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park | October 28 - January 2, 2018

11am - 8pm, Monday - Friday

10am - 8pm, Saturday & Sunday

Many shops are open on major holidays

Turnstyle Holiday Market | November 15 - December 31

11am - 8pm, 7 days/week

Union Square Holiday Market | November 16 - December 24

11am - 8pm, Monday - Friday

10am - 8pm, Saturday

11am - 7pm, Sunday

Closed on Thanksgiving

Closes at 4pm on Christmas Eve

Garment District Holiday Market | November 20 - December 24

11am - 8pm, 7 days/week

Closed on Thanksgiving

Closes at 4pm on Christmas Eve

GIFTED | November 24 - December 22

11am - 9pm, 7 days/week

Columbus Circle Holiday Market | November 28 - December 24

10am - 8pm, Monday - Saturday

10am - 7pm, Sunday

About Urbanspace:

Urbanspace has been curating and managing markets for over 30 years in the well-trafficked public spaces of London and New York City. Each market is imaginatively adapted to fit the unique characteristics of its neighborhood and local character. Notable Urbanspace environments include culinary favorites Mad. Sq. Eats, Broadway Bites, and Urbanspace Garment District, the holiday icons Union Square Holiday Market, Columbus Circle Holiday Market and the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park, and the company's flagship food hall, Urbanspace Vanderbilt, located in the landmarked Helmsley Building at 230 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Urbanspace will debut a second permanent food hall at 570 Lexington in 2018.

About Times Square Alliance:

The Times Square Alliance works to improve and promote Times Square - cultivating the creativity, energy and edge that have made the area an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life for over a century. Founded in 1992, the Alliance keeps the neighborhood clean and safe, promotes local businesses, manages area improvements and produces major annual events with partners including New Year's Eve, Solstice in Times Square and Taste of Times Square. As the custodians of Times Square, the Alliance works everyday to improve the quality of life for the neighborhood residents and businesses while driving economic growth in New York City. For more information, please visit www.TimesSquareNYC.org

Photo Credit: Courtesy of TSQ Market


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