Merry and Bright

Your Place for the Holidays

Eat, drink and be merry in Dumbo this holiday season!

A very Dumbo holiday experience

​Shop, play and enjoy a socially distanced Day in Dumbo!
Brooklyn Flea Holiday Covid
Dumbo x Brooklyn Flea Holiday Market


Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21, Nov 28, Dec 5, Dec 12 & Dec 19 | 10am - 4pm

The Brooklyn Flea brings 40+ vintage and handmade vendors to the Archway in a curated Holiday Market.

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Santa’s Mailbox + Holiday Tree

Pearl Street Triangle

November 23 through December 24!

DUMBO'S DIRECT LINE TO THE NORTH POLE! Drop off your letter to Santa at our mailbox, and we'll make sure the Clauses get it in time for the holidays. And if Santa notices that your wishlist can be sourced right here in Dumbo, he may just give you $100 Dumbo Dollars to spend in the neighborhood* as an early holiday gift! Decked out with love by Creatively Wild Art Studio.

* P.S. Santa will need an email address to expedite, since the reindeers are getting ready for the big day.

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Holiday Projections

Manhattan Bridge Anchorage (Best place to watch is the Pearl Street Triangle)

December 2 - December 31 | 6 - 10pm

Animated trees from the masterminds at Augenblick Studios illuminate the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage every night in December.

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Chanukah with Chabad Dumbo

Celebrate Chanukah with Chabad Dumbo! Join them for a party on December 1st from 4:30-6:30pm at Jane's Carousel. Enjoy Live Ice Menorah Sculpting, Carousel rides, festive refreshments, Menorah Lighting ceremony and Arts & Crafts. Suggested donation $20.


Christmas Trees Cole Westville
Christmas Trees for Sale!

Find Cole in the Westville Courtyard at 81 Washington St in December, where he has his beautiful, organic, Vermont-grown Christmas Trees, plus wreaths and delicious maple syrup for sale.


The Dumbo Holiday Tree Lighting

Join us to ignite some holiday cheer on December 2!

Dumbo has your gift guide to the holidays

#ShopSmall this holiday season.

DUMBO HAS THE BEST PRESENTS! With more than 50 indie shops, Dumbo is the best place to #shopsmall this year! Look for these bows on small businesses around the neighborhood + #SHOPLOCAL!


Only in Dumbo



Adanne is a bookshop that celebrates African-American culture by selling books — plus apothecary, tote bags, t-shirts and accessories. Darlene opened this shop in May 2021!

Aegir Boardworks

Aegir Boardworks

99 Water Street

Winter sport enthusiasts and surfers alike shun big box sporting good shops. Owned by Peter since 2012.



55 Anchorage Place

Flowy Italian garments perfect for long winters riding out the pandemic. On Pearl since 2015.

Berl's Poetry Shop

Berl's Poetry Shop

Longtime Dumbonians Jarred and Farrah have operated NYC's ONLY all-poetry shop here since 2013.

Emerald Gem Exchange

Emerald Gem Exchange

In need of healing, in the form of crystals, jade or gemstones? Siva and his family will work with you on all your wellness needs.

Front General Store

Front General Store

143 Front Street

Highly sought after vintage goods + inspired housewares. Shop to impress. Hiro started this shop in 2013.

Glam Expressway

Glam Expressway

145 Front Street

Always on trend - everything from mask chains to that perfect statement sweater to a Zoom-worthy holiday lewk. Say hi to Lindsay, who has owned and operated this Dumbo boutique since 2017.

House of Yoshe

House of Yoshé

A fashion boutique and a fashion experience, where men and women alike can express themselves through different looks and styles.



Vinyl boutique in a ‘70s basement vibes space. Records, record players and lots of great advice from Victorious, who opened his doors earlier this year.

Powerhouse Books

powerHouse Books

28 Adams Street

Dumbo’s own amazing indie bookstore keeping kids and adults reading since 2006. And yes, Susanne & Daniel may have three spots now, but their first ever was right here in the neighborhood!

Redbeard Bikes

Redbeard Bikes

69 Jay Street

Ilya and Kasia have run the most popular bike shop in Brooklyn - on Jay Street since 2012.

Thea Grant

Thea Grant

126A Front Street

From personalized lockets to antique jewels, there are stunning and unique options at every price point. Say hi to Thea and Niko, in Dumbo since 2007.

The Tagua

The Tagua

Raquel, and her parents Clara & Daniel, create jewelry, accessories, and home goods with a smaller carbon footprint - all made with Tagua, a nut from the Southern Hemisphere, in Colombia.

Two Kids and a Dog

Two Kids and a Dog

Start and finish your toy shopping here! From lego sets to art supplies, baby dolls to board games, Natalia has been solving Santa’s wishlists since 2014.



163 Plymouth Street

Japanese gift shop x matcha bar x bookstore x art gallery.



This boutique clothing store founded by a Dumbo mom offers sustainable, made-to-order, modern luxury inspired by centuries of ancient African craft.

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Cocoa & cookies for a cozy treat

Stop in and stay awhile.

Office Parties, Dumbo Style

Treat the team
Beat The Bomb
Spread Holiday Cheer with...Paint!

Beat the Bomb is the place of Holiday parties your team will talk about for all of 2022. 5 immersive live arcade games! Battle mode + Office Tournament options! Nothing like getting blasted - with paint - for bonding! And if virtual is your jam, they've got the virtual holiday party down. Learn more here.

Funny Face Bakery
Immortalize the team in icing!

Make your team crumble with the gift of a lifetime - give them themselves, in Funny Face Bakery cookie form! Each cookie is hand piped on Water Street in Dumbo by their talented team of artists. They'll look so real you won't want to eat them. Submit a request here.

Oddfellows Holiday
Throw an Ice Cream Party!

OddFellows Ice Cream is offering a limited time deal to businesses looking for the perfect gift this winter. The OddFellows Holiday Collection is only $99 including shipping. Inside the package, your team will receive 5 tubs of ice cream, with unique flavors based on our staff's very own family holiday traditions: Coquito, Buckeye, Italian Cookie Crumble, Poppycock and Olive Oil Jelly Donut.

Looking for something a little saucier? Talk to them about their Boozy Collection!

Whether you're inquiring for more information or ready to place your order, reach out to them through our email at

La Catrina
Make holiday floral bouquets!

There's nothing quite like a beautiful bouquet to brighten one's day. Bring the team together to learn the basics of bouquet building, and decorate the office in one go. Magdalena from La Catrina Flower Studio right here on Plymouth Street will bring flowers, vases and all the tools necessary make lovely flower arrangements! Call and ask for Magdalena: (347) 529-5259

Drink And Draw Creatively Wild
Art it up with your whole team!

Whether you get the team together for a group graffiti mural, or go the drink & draw route, Creatively Wild can help you put together an event that's creatively satisfying. Plus their gorgeous space can hold up to 200! Email to make some plans!

Gleasons Dumbovip
Sweat it out!

DUMBO's world famous boxing gym Gleason's Gym is one of the most unique places in all of Dumbo – and possibly all of New York. Take over the gym for a dance party, host a group training session with one of their world-class boxers, bring in an inspirational speaker – the possibilities in this inspiration space are endless. Call and ask for Bruce: (718) 797-2872

Loop Of The Loom Adults
Experience zen weaving!

Weaving parties are a great way to share and make memories with others. Weave with your friends and family, enjoy weaving together, and take home your own unique tapestries.Loop of the Loom's group sessions are perfect for birthday celebrations, team building, family gatherings, etc. Available for adults and kids (ages 6+), or both! More details here.

The Hull

Looking to go out for an intimate dinner, or cater a festive lunch at the office? Do it Dumbo style: Private Dining RoomsCatering this way.