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Three Great Last Minute Holiday Gift Giving Ideas for New Yorkers

Christmas is right around the corner! If you still haven’t finished picking up gifts for everyone on your list, here some great last-minute gift ideas.

Shop Local at Grand Holiday Bazaar

If you’re looking for last-minute gifts head to Grand Holiday Bazaar on the Upper West Side (100 W. 77th Street) this Sunday, December 22nd where nearly 200 independent vendors will sell giftables that can’t be found elsewhere, making it the perfect spot to find the otherwise unfindable. Purchase one-of-a-kind handmade holiday decorations, candles, skincare products, vintage accessories and collectibles, handmade jewelry and furniture, rare antique silver and glassware in addition to delicious artisanal chocolates and foods.  All of the vendors are small independent and local business owners and artisans, making each item sold one-of-a-kind or limited edition. Grand Holiday Bazaar is the only indoor and outdoor holiday market in NYC and visitors can feel good knowing that 100% of the proceeds from booth rentals go to aide thousands of local New York City Public School children in the area. For more information, visit grandbazaarnyc.org.  

Grab a Pair of Tickets to the Nationally Touring Bacon and Beer Classic

For the bacon and craft beer lover in your life, buying tickets to the nationally-touring Bacon and Beer Classic is the golden ticket. The Bacon and Beer Classic is returning to NYC (April 11th) while also making stops in Seattle (April 25th) and Denver (May 9th) in 2020. Presale tickets begin at $55 and can be purchased on BaconandBeerClassic.com  until December 31st. Your ticket includes unlimited food and beer from local restaurants and breweries, a chance to win a free year’s supply of Hormel Black Label Bacon and VIP ticket options that grant access to a VIP dugout and more.

Scoop up Tickets to Aquarius, Taking Place Next Month 

The 3rd Annual arctic-chic Aquarius festival, highlighting sustainable seafood and cocktails, will take place at The Foundry in Long Island City on Saturday, January 25th from 8pm – 1am.  The historic Foundry is a fully restored 19th-century building, which boasts 3,000 sprawling square feet of space offering up stunning views of the Manhattan skyline along with a gorgeous indoor Greenhouse, which will be filled with delicacies from the sea complemented perfectly with complimentary wines and spirits. Aquarius 2020 is brought to you by the talented producers of Secret Summer, Tyler Hollinger of HighLife Productions, Andrew Maturana of RAPT and Allison du Val of The Foundry. World-class brands have been brought on board for this exclusive party and tickets can be found by visiting aquariusnyc.com