NO WAITING: Plenty of room to shop at the Winter Village in Bryant Park. (Ali McPherson)

This holiday season is like no other, with many holiday traditions on pause.

Prior to the pandemic, crowds had flocked to holiday markets like the ones at Union Square, Columbus Circle and Bryant Park.
This year, the Winter Village at Bryant Park is one of the only markets open for business and vendors are struggling to make ends meet.
Reporter Ali McPherson traveled to Midtown to see how they are holding up.

Music Holiday Brass Ensemble by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions

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