LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market to debut next month

The holiday spirit is coming to Long Island City.

Although LIC Flea & Food outdoor market has come to an end for the season, the shopping is not over, as the LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market will be making its debut over three weekends before Christmas.

The new holiday market will begin on Saturday, December 7 and will be held every Saturday and Sunday until Sunday, December 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. It will be located inside the warehouse attached to the LIC Flea lot at 5-25 46th Avenue. The outdoor space will be turned into a free parking lot. To get into the market, visitors will enter the back ramp and through a big garage door, opening to a world filled with unique holiday treats.

Visitors will be able to shop for presents for their loved ones from 50 unique vendors selling handmade gifts, and delicious foods and sweets. Getting ready for the Christmas celebration, guests will also be able to buy fresh cut Christmas trees straight from the farm.

“The LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market will be a great local destination for people to find unique, locally made gifts,” said Joshua Schneps, LIC Flea & Food president. “The other great attractions will include food, music and other entertainment, such as the Cosmos professional soccer team.”

Taking a break in between shopping, children will also be able to take a free photo with Santa who will visit the holiday market both Saturdays and Sundays.

The holiday market will also feature live big band jazz music on Sundays from The Dandy Wellington Band, who will have your feet tapping to their beats. Guests will also be able to get a chance to meet and get autographs from professional players of the New York Cosmos soccer team who will be at the market with demonstrations for fans.

The LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market is looking for vendors with vintage, handcrafted and artisan items and great food, including snacks and treats. Vendors can fill out an application at www.licflea.com.