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Unwrapping the Best of Newark's Holiday Shopping Scene in 2023

For shop local fans, discount divas, and everyone in between.

'Tis the season for joy, celebration, and of course, holiday shopping! Whether you're a fervent supporter of local businesses, a savvy discount hunter, or someone who enjoys a mix of both, Newark has something special in store for you this festive season. As the year comes to a close, Newark Happening is here to guide you through the best holiday shopping experiences in and around the city.

• Newark Museum of Art Holiday Market: Unique Finds and Local Treasures
Location: Newark Museum of Art
What to Expect: The Newark Museum of Art Holiday Market remains a gem for those seeking unique, handcrafted gifts. Dive into a world of exceptional jewelry, handmade by both local and international artisans. Explore a diverse range of scarves, handbags, jackets, tableware, art books, toys, and more, each beautifully displayed with options at various price points.

• The Mills at Jersey Gardens: Shop 'Til You Drop
Location: The Mills at Jersey Gardens
Highlights: New Jersey's largest outlet mall, conveniently located just a short trip from downtown Newark or Newark Liberty International Airport.
Top Brands: Discover great finds from high-end retailers such as Brooks Brothers, Polo Ralph Lauren, Cole Haan, Coach, and a multitude of other brand-name outlet stores.

• Devils Den Team Store by Fanatics: Sporting Style for the Win
Location: Near the Prudential Center Box Office on the corner of Mulberry Street and Edison Place.
Online Shopping: Can't make it in person? Visit Shop.NHL.com for a seamless online shopping experience.
Highlights: Deck yourself out in the latest Devils gear with the Devils Den Team Store. Operated by Fanatics, this store is a must-visit for sports enthusiasts, offering a range of merchandise from jerseys to collectibles.

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Lunch Hour Finds

If you're a midday shopper looking to escape the weekend crowds and infuse some excitement into your lunch hour, Newark has you covered. The city's ongoing revitalization has brought in new retail experiences, including outlets from big names like Nike and Gap. But the real treasures await just a few blocks from Newark Penn Station, where you can discover unique finds at great prices while supporting independent merchants.

• Off the Hanger/ANÉ Clothier: Fashion Finds on Halsey Street
Location: Halsey Street, a few blocks north of Broad Street
What to Expect: Explore a fashionable boutique offering great selections for her, him, or them. Receive personalized fashion advice and discover unique pieces to elevate your wardrobe.

• WOODStack Newark: Men’s Streetwear and Sneakers
Location: South Ward
Highlights: A must-stop for men's fashion enthusiasts, WOODStack Newark features sneakers, streetwear, and accessories. Find the latest trends and styles in this stylish haven.

• Gifts East-West and GlassRoots: Unique Finds on Halsey and Bleeker Streets
Location: Halsey Street (Gifts East-West) and Bleeker Street (GlassRoots)
Discover hidden treasures at Gifts East-West, offering unique items from Thailand, handmade pottery, and jewelry. Just off Halsey on Bleeker Street, GlassRoots showcases glass vases, tableware, and jewelry designed and hand-blown by Newark youth and their mentors.

• Holidays in the Ironbound: Festive Finds on Ferry Street
Location: Ferry Street, east side of Penn Station
Highlights: Dive into the largest Portuguese-speaking community in the U.S. for Holidays in the Ironbound. Explore a variety of shops, including Vinhas for stylish jewelry and Portugalia for tableware, linens, ceramics, cork-ware handbags, accessories, and espresso machines.

• Source of Knowledge: Books for Bibliophiles
Location: Downtown Newark
What to Expect: Cater to the bibliophile on your list with Source of Knowledge, an African-Caribbean family-owned bookstore. Find a diverse collection of books written by and about people of African descent.

• Lisbon Wines & Liquors: Iberian Peninsula Vintages
Location: Ferry Street
Highlights: For wine enthusiasts, Lisbon Wines & Liquors offers plentiful special vintages from the Iberian peninsula, including some rare ports.

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Giving Great Experiences

Searching for the perfect gift for those who seem to have it all? Look no further than the vibrant city of Newark, where unforgettable experiences and delectable culinary delights await. From tickets to world-class performances at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and Prudential Center to indulging in the finest family-owned eateries, Newark offers a rich tapestry of choices for the discerning gift-giver.

• NJPAC: A Symphony of Gift Options
Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Highlights: Gift the magic of the arts with tickets to symphony performances, jazz concerts, theater productions, and dance extravaganzas at NJPAC. Can't decide on a show? Opt for a versatile gift certificate that allows your loved ones to choose their own cultural adventure.

• Prudential Center: Concerts, Games, and Family Fun
Location: Prudential Center (The Rock)
What to Consider: Delight sports enthusiasts and music lovers alike with tickets or gift certificates for NJ Devils games, popular music concerts, or family entertainment events at Newark's iconic Prudential Center.

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And Finally, Food

• T.M. Ward Coffee: A Historic Haven for Coffee Connoisseurs
Location: 150-year-old shop on Broad Street
Specialty Offerings: Explore T.M. Ward Coffee, a historic Broad Street establishment known for its specialty roasts, teas, candies, dried fruits, nuts, and delightful gift baskets. This family-owned gem promises a bustling and fun shopping experience.

• Calandra’s Bakery and Birardi Imports: Italian Flair in North Newark
Location: North Newark
Culinary Delights: Indulge in some of the best baked goods this side of the Atlantic at Calandra’s Bakery and Birardi Imports. These family-owned businesses boast a full array of imported Italian specialties, perfect for gifting or savoring.

• Teixeira’s Bakery and Seabra Foods: A Taste of Portugal in the Ironbound
Location: Ferry Street, Ironbound
Portuguese Delicacies: Head back to the culturally rich Ironbound district for a taste of Portugal at Teixeira’s Bakery and Seabra Foods. These must-stop family-owned businesses offer an authentic post-holiday escape with a tempting selection of Portuguese delights.

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