Staten Island Holiday Markets, Holiday Events, Christmas Shopping & Holiday Things To Do
Staten Island Christmas Tree Lightings, Staten Island Menorah Lightings Hanukkah, Staten Island Holiday Markets & Holiday Shopping
The holidays are a special time of the year. In ancient times there were harvest celebrations to give thanks and enjoy the bounty after a long growing and harvesting season aka a year of work.
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And there were also winter solstice celebrations to commemorate the end of the darkening of the skies. Some cultures celebrate with a festival of lights, and in Christian cultures the holidays are marked with holiday lightings including tree lightings and candle lightings - as well as the celebration of giving through the most well known and most generous man in the world - Santa Claus.
Meanwhile, back on Staten Island we celebrate in a number of ways, which carry on some of these ancient traditions. The following provides the dates / times / locales and some details regarding many of the various Staten Island holiday celebrations and Staten Island holiday markets and shopping for folks to enjoy between now and the end of the year.
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Staten Island Holiday Markets, Holiday Events, Christmas Shopping & Holiday Things To Do
Staten Island Christmas Tree Lightings, Staten Island Menorah Lightings Hanukkah, Staten Island Holiday Markets & Holiday Shopping
The following includes a number of Staten Island holiday markets & Staten Island holiday events including Staten Island Christmas tree lightings, Hanukkah menorah lightings and possibly Kwanzaa candle lightings.
North Shore Staten Island Holiday Markets, Shopping & Events
North of Hwy 278 and East of Hwy 440 / Dr. Martin Luther King Expwy on Staten Island NYC
* Alice Austen House Holiday Market in Shore Acres Near Rosebank on Staten Island
Saturday & Sunday, November 23 & 24, 2019 from 11 am - 5 pm.
Location. The Alice Austen House is located at 2 Hylan Blvd in the Shore Acres neighborhood of Staten Island.
Description. There's an arts & crafts fair with one of a kind gifts by local artists and artisans. Holiday markets, holiday events and Christmas gift shopping in the Shore Acres neighborhood.
Contact. www.aliceausten.org / 718.816.4506.
* Victory Blvd Holiday Event in Castleton on Staten Island
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 5 - 7 pm
Location. At the corner of Victory and Wescott Blvds.
Description. There will be caroling, a tree lighting, entertainment, hot chocolate and Santa will be there. A Castleton neighborhood in Staten Island holiday event organized by Victory Blvd Merchants Association.
Contact. They have a Facebook page with details at www.facebook.com/VictoryBlvdMA. And their website is www.victoryblvdmerchantsassociation.com.
* Staten Island Holiday Party Event at Snug Harbor
Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 4 - 6 pm
Description. There's a Holiday Wreath Making Workshop at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center at 1000 Richmond Terrace in the Randall Manor neighborhood on the north shore of Staten Island. Tickets cost $40 and include materials - but you're encouraged to bring personal items you might want included in the wreath.
Location. At the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Meet at Visitor information booth on Chapel Road.
Contact. Tickets may be purchased at www.snug-harbor.org.
* Wednesdays thru Sundays, November 20, 2019 - January 1, 2020 generally from 5 pm - 10.30 pm
Description. There's a Winter Lanterns event now through the New Year. See www.nycwinterlanternfestival.com for details. There are 1,000 lanterns artistically sculpted into the Snug Harbor campus. Tickets are $23 / $18 / $15 and add $2 for weekends. Not shown on Mondays & Tuesdays.
Location. Snug Harbor Cultural Center at 1000 Richmond Terrace in the Randall Manor neighborhood on the north shore of Staten Island.
Contact. www.nycwinterlanternfestival.com / www.snug-harbor.org / Contact the Business Department for rentals via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 718-425-3516
* On Hiatus or NOT RETURNING _ Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 11 am - 4 pm
Description. There's a Holiday Market - Edible Island Market at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center at 1000 Richmond Terrace in the Randall Manor neighborhood on the north shore of Staten Island. Entrance is FREE and here's what they say about the market.
" ... artisanal tastes, bites, and gift-able take-homes indoors ... Specialty items ... edible goods, expertly curated by Staten Island Advance Food Editor, Pamela Silvestri, will be for sale ..."
Holiday events and markets in the Randall Manor neighborhood.
* St Nicholas Christ Church Holiday Fair & Christmas Pageant in New Brighton on Staten Island
* On Sunday, December 22, 2019 during the 10 am Church Service
Description. The Christ Church Christmas Pageant 2019, I believe is a short re-enactment of the first Christmas night. Children are the stars, but they need adult volunteers too.
Location. Located at 76 Franklin Avenue just south of Fillmore Street in the New Brighton neighborhood on Staten Island.
Contact. www.facebook.com/ChristChurchSI / www.ccnbsi.org / Tel. 718.727.6100 / email CC@verizon.net
NOT RETURNING IN 2019 _ Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 9 am - 3 pm
Description. The St. Nick's Fair at Christ Church New Brighton offers holiday shopping, pictures with Santa, Breakfast from 9 am - 2 pm / Brunch from 11 am - 2 pm and tours of the stained glass windows. There will be multiple vendors, books, attic treasures, cakes, pastries, raffles.
* St. Teresa School Holiday Sale Staten Island
Staten Island Holiday Fairs & Markets in the Castleton Corners Neighborhood
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 6, 7 & 8, 2019 from 9 am - 5 pm [haven't confirmed exact times]
Description. A holiday sale / holiday fair at St. Teresa's with the donations going to the church / school.
Location. Located at 1632 Victory Blvd in the Castleton Corners neighborhood on Staten Island.
Contact. www.saintteresasi.org / 718.448.9650
* Christmas at the National Lighthouse Museum SI
Family Christmas Fun on Staten Island & Toys For Tots Dropoff
Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 12 - 4 pm
Description. There will be a free pass to the museum given for donations to Toy for Tots. There will be arts and crafts projects for kids, Santa will be visiting, and there will be food and beverages.
Location. At 200 The Promenade in the St. George neighborhood on Staten Island near the St. George Ferry.
* ON HIATUS 2019? _ Holiday Market at Hub 17 in the Stapleton Artists' District
2018 OLD _ NOTHING FOUND FOR 2019 _ Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 12 - 5 pm
Location. At 73 Wave Street in the Stapleton Artist District.
Description. There will be $2 coupons given for donations to use at the 2nd annual Staten Island holiday artist market including glass works, prints, wearable art.
* Empire Outlets Holiday Tree Lighting in St. George SI
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 6 - 8 pm with a caroling pre-show at 5 pm
Description. The first Empire Outlets holiday tree lighting on Staten Island was described as, "... 6pm with a 40-foot crystal tree for an evening of live music, hot chocolate, seasonal bites, in-store shopping deals and holiday revelry ...". There will be special performances by Spotlight Repertory Theatre of Staten Island, a sample of St. George Theatre's Christmas Show, JAGMAC which is a American pop band, and a special visit by Santa Claus.
Location. At Empire Outlets which are adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island.
* ON HIATUS 2019? _ Van Dam / Van Duzer Artisan Market in Stapleton SI
Holiday Arts & Crafts Markets on Staten Island
2018 OLD _ NOTHING FOUND FOR 2019 _ Saturday & Sunday, December 8 & 9, 2018 from 12 - 8 pm & 12 - 5 pm respectively
Description. A pop up artisan market in the Navy Pier court complex. Staten Island holiday markets / shopping in the Stapleton neighborhood of SI.
Location. At 7 Navy Pier Court in the Stapleton neighborhood of Staten Island.
* Maker Space Holiday Market / Shopping on Staten Island
Stapleton Neighborhood Holiday Markets & Holiday Shopping on Staten Island
Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 11 am - 4 pm
Description. 4th Annual Holiday Maker Market. There will be a couple of dozen different holiday vendors, and music and probably a live streaming broadcast at Maker Park Radio, which you can tour. A Staten Island holiday event in the Stapleton neighborhood.
Location. At 450 Front Street / Unit B in Stapleton.
Contact. www.makerparkradio.nyc / Tel - 718.273.3951
FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/staten-island-makerspace/makerspace-holiday-maker-market/414528716159069/
* Borough President Oddo's Christmas Tree & Menorah Lightings on Staten Island
Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 6.30 - 7.30 pm
Description. There will a Christmas tree lighting organized by the Staten Island Borough President's office. A Staten Island holiday event in the St. George neighborhood.
Monday, December 23, 2019 from 6.30 - 7.30 pm
Description. There will a Menorah lighting organized by the Staten Island Borough President's office. A Staten Island holiday event in the St. George neighborhood.
Location. Both events at the Staten Island Borough President's Office in SI Borough Hall at 10 Richmond Terrace.
Contact. www.statenislandusa.com / Tel 718.816.2000
* Staten Island Holiday Events Flagship Brewing Co
Staten Island Flagship Brewing Co near the Holidays Event near St George Terminal
Friday, December 6, 2019 beginning at 7 pm
Description. Flagship Brewing Company on Staten Island is discontinuing its bottles and moving into cans for its six pack. Holiday events and markets in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island.
Location. At the Flagship Brewing Company bar & restaurant at 40 Minthorne in St. George near Stapleton neighborhoods on Staten Island.
Contact. www.theflagshipbrewery.com / Tel 718.448.5284 / FB - https://www.facebook.com/flagship.brewery/
* St. George Theatre 16th Annual Christmas Shows - Downtown Staten Island
Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 8 - 10 pm
Description. A holiday Doo Wop spectacular, where seasoned musicians perform doo wop hits.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 13, 14 & 15, 2019 from 7 - 9 pm all three nights & on Saturday & Sunday there's a matinee from 3 - 5 pm
Description. The 16th Annual Christmas Show is a fundraiser for the restoration of the theater. The show is an all-volunteer cast of 100 people performing song and dance routines centered around a grandmother telling a tale. Tickets are $50 / $30 / $20 / $10.
Location. The historic St. George Theatre at 35 Hyatt Street - only steps away from the ferry terminal in St. George.
Contact. www.stgeorgetheatre.com / Tel - 718.442.2900 xt 503
* Discontinued _ Winter Wonderland at Richmond County Ball Park Staten Island
[DISCONTINUED OR ON HIATUS for 2018 & 2019] Weekends beginning Friday, November 30 thru December 23, 2018 from (est) 11 am to 11pm.
Contact. WE COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING ABOUT THIS FOR 2018 or 2019.
Location. The Richmond County Bank Ballpark - only steps away from the ferry terminal in St. George.
Description. In 2017 there was the Staten Island Winter Wonderland. The holiday event included choreographed Holiday light show, Santa's Workshop, life-sized gingerbread house with baking area, rides, food & drinks at cash igloo bar, ice skating, rides and shopping vendors in 85,000 square feet. Holiday markets, holiday events and Christmas gift shopping in the St. George neighborhood on Staten Island.
East Shore Staten Island Holiday Shopping, Markets & Events
North of Great Kills, East of LaTourette Park and South of Hwy 278 on Staten Island NYC
* Church of St. Andrew Holiday Fair Staten Island
Friday & Saturday, November 8 & 9, 2019 from 11 am - 8.30 pm
Location. Located at 40 Old Mill Road in Lighthouse Hill neighborhood on Staten Island, but I believe the event is held across the street at 4 Arthur Kill Road.
Description. A holiday sale that features crafts, decorations, baked goods, toys and themed baskets. Raffles. Lunch served from 11.30 am - 2.30 pm and on Saturday a dinner beginning at 7 pm [$25 / $10 for kids please rsvp].
Contact. www.churchofstandrew-si.com / 718.351.0900.
* Jacques Marchais Tibetan Museum Holiday Party Staten Island
Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 5 - 8 pm
Location. Located at 338 Lighthouse Avenue in the Lighthouse Hill neighborhood on Staten Island.
Description. A holiday party at the Jacques Marchais Tibetan Museum on Staten Island includes snacks, drinks, raffles and prize for the ugliest sweater. Admission $25.
* Great Kills Moravian Church 23rd Annual Holiday Sale SI
Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 10 am - 4 pm
Location. Located at 62 Hillside Terrace in Great Kills neighborhood on Staten Island.
Description. A holiday sale that features handmade gifts & decorations, baked goods, a Christmas cafe, and a mitten tree. Find gifts, stocking stuffers, and decorations.
* Christ Lutheran Church Holiday Sale Staten Island
Holiday Sale / Holiday Market at Christ Lutheran in Great Kills on Staten Island
Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9 am - 3 pm
Description. A holiday sale for which little detail is provided on their website. And the time of the sale was taken from what they had given in 2018.
Location. Located at 121 Cleveland Avenue in the Great Kills neighborhood on Staten Island.
Contact. www.clcsi.net / 718.984.6595
* Monsignor Farrell Christmas Fair in Richmond on SI
Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 10 am - 5 pm
Location. Located in the gym at Monsignor Farrell High School at 2900 Amboy Rd in the Richmond neighborhood on Staten Island.
Description. This is a fundraiser for the school organized by Julie's Irish Gifts and inclusive of the Richmond neighborhood and all of Staten Island.
Contact. Julie's Irish Gifts - www.juliesirishgifts.com / Tel 347.216.1995 / www.msgrfarrellhs.org / 718.987.2900.
* Richmond Road Holiday Event in Dongan Hills
Staten Island Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Event in by Richmond Road Merchants Assn in Dongan Hills near Midland Beach SI
Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 3 - 5 pm
Description. The 5th annual holiday event organized by the Richmond Road Merchants Association includes a visit by Santa w/ reindeer, rides, games, entertainment, refreshments likely hot cocoa or cider, a trackless train and a Christmas tree lighting.
Location. Located in the parking lot at 1630 Richmond Road in the Dongan Hills near Midland Beach neighborhood on Staten Island. And also 1639 Richmond Road at Casale Jewelers.
Contact. FB - https://www.facebook.com/exploredonganhills / Tel 718.477.1400 xt 828
* Historic Richmond Town Holiday Market & Holiday Christmas Tree Lighting on Staten Island
Historic Richmond Town Celebrates Christmas and the Holidays on Staten Island
Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 11 am - 5 pm
Description. There's a Christmas tree lighting at 5 pm that I believe is still FREE, but the rest of the day has a ticket price of $10 / $8, except for youngsters 4 and below who are also free. Last year they told us that the,
"Hosted by The Women's Auxiliary of Historic Richmond Town, [where you can] experience a winter extravaganza that will offer shoppers unique holiday gifts and handmade decorations as they soak in the seasonal festivities. Ornaments, crafts, baked goods and Mrs. Claus' Attic Treasures will all be available in the Third County Courthouse."
This year they have added to the market and tell us that the following will be available:
"Ice Skating Rink (Additional $$), Take a selfie inside a Giant Snow Globe, Story-telling, Model Train Display, Ornament Making Workshop, Visit with Santa inside the Historic Stephens-Black house, Performances all day long, Handmade Tinsel inside the Tinsmith's Shop, Gingerbread Demonstration in the Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Christmas Shopping in the Third County Courthouse, Horse and Carriage Rides (Additional $$), Letters to Santa, Hot Drinks include Cider, Egg Nog, Hot Mulled Wine and more."
Location. There's a holiday celebration in Historic Richmond Town at Center Street at Court Place on Staten Island. Holiday markets and events in Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island.
Contact. www.historicrichmondtown.org / Tel. 718.351.1611.
South Staten Island Holiday Events, Shopping & Markets
Charleston, Rossville, Arden Heights, Eltingville & South on Staten Island NYC
* Conference House Christmas Market & Holiday Tree Lighting Events in Tottenville on Staten Island
The Historic Conference House Hosts Holiday Lighting Events & a Holiday Market for Shopping
Friday, December 6, 2019 from 7 - 8 pm
Description. There's a Grand Illumination and Outdoor Caroling party including hot cider and cookies at the Historic Conference House at 298 Satterlee Street [at 7455 Hylan Blvd] in the Tottenville neighborhood on Staten Island. This is followed by a tour. All is free.
Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 11 am - 4 pm
Description. There's a Colonial Christmas Celebration & Holiday Market at the Historic Conference House at 298 Satterlee Street [at 7455 Hylan Blvd] in the Tottenville neighborhood on Staten Island. There will be holiday vendors, music, treats, raffles and Father Christmas who will give each child a treat. Admission $3.
Thursdays through Sundays, December 12 - 15 & 19 - 22, 2019 beginning at 8 pm
Description. The 11th Annual showing of the play entitled Marley, by the Staten Island Shakespearean Company runs through two long weekends. The play is about Christmas from the point of view of Jacob Marley. Tickets are $30 / $25 which you can purchase via www.sishakespeare.org. Holiday events and shopping on Staten Island.
Location. The Historic Conference House at 298 Satterlee Street [at 7455 Hylan Blvd] in the Tottenville neighborhood on Staten Island.
Contact. www.conferencehouse.org / Tel. 718.984.6046. / admin@
* AWAITING UPDATE _ Biddle House Holiday Events on Staten Island
Staten Island Holiday Markets & Events in Tottenville SI
OLD 2018 _ Weekends, December 15, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Description. Trees and menorahs are lit commemorating the diversity of cultures in the Staten Island community.
Location. At the Biddle House in Conference House Park. Tottenville Historical Society located there and organizes events.
Tel 718.984.6046 / - m/th/f 10a - 3p / Linda Hauck President - email@example.com
* Holiday Wreath Workshop at the Clay Pit Ponds Visitors Center in the Charleston Neighborhood
Saturday, December 14, 2019 beginning at 10 am - 12 noon
Description. There will be a Holiday Wreath Workshop. Adults / teens only. Rsvp required at 718-605-3970 x201. Tickets cost $15.
Location. The Clay Pit Ponds Visitors Center at 2351 Veterans Rd West in the Charleston neighborhood of Staten Island.
Contact. https://parks.ny.gov/events/event-results.aspx?pk=166 / Tel
* AWAITING UPDATE _ Holiday Market & Holiday Brunch in Rossville on Staten Island
The Historic Old Bermuda Inn Hosts a Holiday Market Event
2018 OLD _ DON'T SEE ANYTHING FOR 2019 _ Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 12 noon to 2.30 pm
Location. The Historic Old Bermuda Inn is located at 301 Veterans Road West in the Rossville neighborhood on Staten Island
Description. There's a holiday gift shopping market at the Historic Old Bermuda Inn. There are two seatings for a Christmas Tea and Shopping Spree, which costs $25 and $15 for kids 10 and under. It includes a buffet, but not alcohol, tax or gratuities. Proceeds from the gift market will go to a local childrens charity. Holiday markets in the Rossville neighborhood.
Contact. For rsvps call 718.948.7600 or www.theoldbermudainn.com.
West Staten Island Holiday Markets, Shopping & Events
North of Fresh Kills & La Tourette Park & west of Hwy 440 when north of Hwy 278
* Holiday Markets, Shopping & Events on Staten Island
The Staten Island Mall Hosts the Arrival of Santa, Holiday Markets, Shopping & Events in the New Springville / Heartland Neighborhoods of SI
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Description. There's Santa's Arrival Christmas Parade with a tree lighting event in the Staten Island Mall.
Sundays, running from November 17 - December 24, 2019 from 10 am - 8 pm / hours are extended after Thanksgiving
Description. There will be a Caring Santa at the Staten Island Mall at 2655 Richmond Avenue in the New Springville neighborhood of Staten Island. They offer Fast Passes to meet with Santa and photos w/ Santa packages that run between $40 & $50. Holiday shopping events in the Springfield neighborhood.
Location. Staten Island Mall at 2655 Richmond Avenue in the New Springville neighborhood of Staten Island.
Contact. www.statenislandmall.com / Tel 718.761.6800
* Hilton Garden Inn Holiday Market in the Bloomfield Neighborhood Staten Island
Staten Island Holiday Markets at the Hilton in the Bloomfield Neighborhood of SI
On Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 10 am - 4.30 pm
Description. There will be a holiday market of about 54 vendors at the Hilton Garden Inn. They tell us the event inclues "...jewelry, soaps, candles, crafts, clothing, honey, crochet, coffee, toys, and more ...". Holiday Shopping at Holday markets in the Bloomfield neighborhood. Organized by Vine Vendor Network.
Location. The Hilton Garden Inn at 1100 South Avenue in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Staten Island.
Contact. www.vinevendornetwork.com / 646.543.0846
Location Contact is www.hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com / Tel. 718.477.2400.
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