The holidays are the most wonderful time of year but also the most crowded, and if you’re a native New Yorker, it’s also probably the most redundant.
If you’re looking to do something other than taking pictures 20 feet away from a crowded tree, Brooklyn has got you covered with their first-holiday pop-up. WINTER by Empire Stores is a holiday-themed pop-up shopping and dining experience in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn.
In partnership with Empire Store and CraveCart, the newly opened shop features New York City-based vendors offering unique items, making for the perfect one-stop shop if you’re still searching for that perfect gift. Vendors include Adina Eden, with high-end jewelry, men’s clothing brand Jack of Spades, CraveCart, and the most delectable treats from Buttercup Bakeshop and La Newyorkina.
“With meticulous curation around our partnership, we aspire to deliver an unparalleled experience making this holiday season truly unforgettable for all who visit Empire Stores Dumbo,” mentioned the founder of CraveCart, Christina Nicholas.
After you shop until you drop, take a breather in the heated lounge throughout the market. There, you can treat yourself to some sweets and bask in the glory of knowing you finally checked everything off your shopping list.
While you’re there, capturing the day you’ve had upstairs on the Time Out Market rooftop with the “Chill Moments” exhibit is only fitting. You’ll find yourself immersed in a massive snow globe, perfect for those Christmas cards you plan to send out (are those still a thing?)
If you’re courageous enough to brave through the cold, you’ll step outside and take note that you’re surrounded by the Brooklyn Bridge and the New York City skyline, which are breathtaking, especially in the evening.
Aside from the market are the new Glide ice skating rink and additional holiday offerings from The Dumbo Improvement District; taking the F train to Brooklyn is on our list of plans this holiday season.
Grab your tickets and experience all of the fun here; happy shopping.