It’s not too late to take a trip down to the LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market and pick up your last minute holiday gifts for friends and family. And while you’re there, try the world of different foods and take part in hands-on activities.
Thousands of visitors from near and far have visited the Holiday Market inside the warehouse, located at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue. It is connected to the original lot, where this summer’s outdoor LIC Flea was held.
The Market features over 80 vendors selling something for everyone on your Christmas list.
New vendors rotate in every day, including at this weekend’s Market.
Along with the collection of unique vendors, LIC Flea also presents Dandy Wellington and His Band, who will be performing live at the market on Sunday. Inspired by the Jazz Age’s Big Band Era, Dandy Wellington has taken the sounds of the 1930s and 40s and created a world of well-dressed music.
JIB Lanes also provides a real bowling alley where visitors can try their hand. And, for soccer fans, the New York Cosmos has professional players signing autographs and offering soccer activities.
After all of the different activities, when you need refreshments, the LIC Flea features a bar, built specially for the Holiday Market and made of wood from the warehouse. The bar serves beer, wine and holiday cocktails.
Filled with the holiday spirit, children can line up to take pictures with Santa Claus. Saint Nick will be back this weekend from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The site is walking distance from the No. 7, E and G trains, and the LIC East River Ferry stop. It can also be accessed directly from Gantry Park’s walkway, along Anable Basin. A parking garage is available on 5th Street.
LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market will be open Saturday, December 21, and Sunday, December 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information visit www.licflea.com.
So, bundle up and go enjoy some unique food, music, fun activities and fill up on holiday presents.