Winter Festival & Holiday Market Coming To Brooklyn Museum

PROSPECT HEIGHTS – With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it’s time to start prepping for the holidays, and Winterfest at the Brooklyn Museum will help get you into the spirit.

Photo via Winterfest

From Black Friday, November 23 through Monday, December 31, a 40,000-square-foot space between the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden will be transformed into a winter wonderland featuring shopping, entertainment, and activities including Santa Land, a Snowzilla slide, a Spectacular Menorah, a giant snow globe, an enchanted tree maze, scavenger hunts, wine tastings, a beer garden, and more.

The Makers Market will feature more than 50 artisans and vendors selling their wares from wooden chalets, showcasing their products ranging from unique gifts to holiday decorations to food. Some of the participating vendors include:

Afrodesiac Worldwide clothing and African fabrics
All American Wontons
Andrej Urem Collection candles
Bear Hands & Buddies accessories
Botanical Springs maple syrups
Cashmere From Kashmir scarves
ChocoIdea chocolates
Craftspring ornaments
Grace Oliver jewelry
Hell’s Kitchen Hot Sauce
Horman’s Best pickles
Joyful Look tights
Lion City Coffee Singaporean-style “kopi”
Live Poultry Designs t-shirts
Miss Tea organic teas
Remedies Herb Shop organic herbs and spices
Rockstar Revolution t-shirts
Viva Zapata bags
Waffles & Dinges
Yogibo home design

Photo via Winterfest

A variety of entertainers will perform on the Life Is Beautiful Stage where daily shows will be scheduled including singers, carolers, brass bands, dancers, and more. Dancewave and the Brooklyn Music School are among the confirmed performers.

“We’re thrilled to be the home of the inaugural Winterfest festival in Brooklyn,” David Berliner, President and Chief Operating Officer at the Brooklyn Museum, said in an announcement. “The festival is a great opportunity to support local businesses and foster a sense of community and celebration during the holiday season.”

Admission to Winterfest is free and open to the public with select paid attractions. Go to for tickets for the paid events.

Winterfest at the Brooklyn Museum
Friday, November 23 through Monday, December 31
200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights

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Pamela Wong

Pam was a staff reporter at Bklyner, covering North-Western parts of Brooklyn between 2016 and 2019. She also writes about art at


  1. The “paid attractions” are a complete scam. Those few that were not outright absent are not as described (ex: the immersive chocolate experience is actually a cup of instant cocoa and a Tupperware of fun size Halloween candy, the “Santa Museum” is a gator board with some facts printed on it). Pretty outrageous for $20/adult and $15/kid.

  2. Julia: seriously? it is $20 or $15 per person. What did you expect: Disneyland? Come on- you taking the time to write a bad review for having spent $15. you should have stayed home. Unlike, I actually enjoyed walking the market and entering the dome. Santa was free. The kids had lots of fun. It is cheap to shout! this is a good addition to Brooklyn.

  3. No Linda Rhye, They expected what was advertised. It’s a not a matter of it being cheap. People saw the advertisements and were thrilled to attend. What is being offered at the event is far off the beaten path from what they actually thought they were paying for.

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