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The Weekend Guide

hester holiday market!

A-gifting we will go.

SHOP
Hester Holiday Market
What:
The LES fair moves indoors for a souped-up version of its summer self. Opening day brings an animated light show (3:30 p.m.) and a lesson in DIY Japanese fabric flowers (5 p.m.).
Why: Between festivities, browse more than 50 food and gift vendors and even pick up a Christmas tree.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Also Dec. 8 & 9 & 15-23.)
Where: 233 Mott St., at Prince St.

Give Good Market
What: Show your support for the ladies when more than 30 women-owned businesses set up their sustainably made wares for a two-day bazaar.
Why: Round out the retail experience with crafting, film screenings, panel discussions, art exhibits, and musical performances.
When: Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Full event schedule at givegoodmarket.com.
Where: Starrett Lehigh Building, 601 W. 26th St., at Eleventh Ave.

SAVE
Botkier Sample Sale

What: Brush your shoulder off for up to 75 percent off the NYC-based designer’s bags.
Why: North Pole postage is notoriously unreliable; gift yourself the gold Blair satchel ($175, reg. $495) or cowhide/water snake Brando cross body ($100, reg. $295).
When: Today & Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 525 Broadway, b/t Spring & Broome Sts., 5th flr. (646-747-4152).

Honor Sample Sale
What: The editor-loved label slashes prices by up to 85 percent; find satin cocktail dresses, cashmere coats, silk blouses, and more.
Why: Leave space in your suitcase. Discounted resort wear means something extra for that New Year’s trip.
When: Today & Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 48 W. 25th St., b/t Broadway & Sixth Ave., 4th flr.

EAT
Stix Mediterranean Grill

What: A skewer-centered menu proves everything tastes better on a stick, be it lime zest-seasoned tuna, honey mustard-marinated chicken, or citrusy shrimp.
Why: Dip enthusiasts choose from jalapeno hummus, tzatziki, eggplant, spicy cheese, and taramosalata (or go for a plate of all five).
When: Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri., 7 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 112 E. 23rd St., b/t Park & Lexington Aves. (212-673-6666).

Photo: Karen D’Silva / Getty Images

LOCATIONS
112 E 23rd St
bt Park & Lexington Aves
New York, NY 10010
212-673-6666
Hester Holiday Market
233 Mott St
@ Prince St
New York, NY 10012
Botkier Sample Sale
525 Broadway
bt Spring & Broome Sts
New York, NY 10012
Give Good Market
601 W 26th St
@ 11th Ave
New York, NY 10001
Honor Sample Sale
48 W 25th St
bt Broadway & 6th Ave, 12th flr
New York, NY 10010
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