Right now in midtown, holiday pop-ups are offering the kind of shopping experiences you can only get once a year.
Citi Pond at Bryant Park
Bryant Park, 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue
Holiday vendors and tasty food stands at the Holiday Shops surround free ice skating at Citi Pond -- a recipe that's hard to top.
Grand Central Holiday Fair| MoMA Pop-Up
Grand Central Station
Amid the more than 70 vendors at this holiday fair is a fun surprise: a MoMA pop-up, featuring great stocking stuffer ideas in addition to, of course, museum memberships.
Gaga's Workshop at Barneys New York
660 Madison Avenue
For this holiday season, Barneys partnered with Lady Gaga on a "workshop" packed with the kinds of wonderfully bizarre holiday treats one would associate with Gaga, from claw-like holiday stockings to glittery statement nails. Added bonus: a portion of the proceeds goes to the Born This Way Foundation, founded by Gaga and her mother to promote self-empowerment and fight bullying.
Dylan's Candy Bar Pop-Up
42nd Street and Sixth Avenue
For the sweet tooth on your wish list, stop by this 7,000 square foot candy emporium for gift baskets, personalized chocolates, and more. Don't miss the massive gingerbread house, which took a whopping eight hours to bake.
Wired Pop-Up Shop
Times Square, 42nd and Broadway
This pop-up is packed with all the best gadgets for the tech fan on your wish list.
Beyond Midtown, there are some amazing other pop-up shops and holiday markets worth visiting. Here are a few of our favorites:
The Warby Parker Holiday Spectacle Bazaar, 45 Grand Street
Artists and Fleas at The Chelsea Market, Corner of 10th Ave. and West 15th St.
Deck the Halls: 12 Days of Shopping, The Old School at 32 Prince Street