The River District’s Holiday Open House | Nov 4 – 6
Kick off the holiday season with shopping and entertainment in The River District, the area across the Congaree River around State and Meeting streets. Merchants invite guests in for money-saving specials, entertainment and light refreshments.. Participating businesses include Again & Again Consignments (holiday decor and gifts along with light refreshments), Westend Gallery (refreshments), White Rose Artisans Boutique (specials and refreshments, outdoor concert Sunday afternoon with “The Dubber”), Beckett Financial Services (refreshments), 763 Antique Mall (cider, cookies and vendor deals), Glassie Ladies (stained glass ornaments and gifts with 25% off and light refreshments), Meeting Street Interiors (17th annual open house with discounts on everything over $25; hors d’oeurves and beverages), Three Rivers Antique Mall (Snacks, drinks and dealers making deals!) and Old Mill Antique Mall (open). More here.
Christmas Arts & Crafts Show | Nov 5
702 North Lake Drive | Saturday: 9am – 2pm
Held at Lexington Middle School (702 North Lake Drive, Lexington) in the cafeteria. With almost 100 different crafters and vendors you will be able to shop for handmade jewelry, children’s clothing and accessories, pottery, artwork, photography, woodworking, handbags, Christmas crafts, ornaments, wreaths, and more. Everything you need to begin your Christmas shopping! Free Admission. More here.
Lexington’s Holiday Open House | Nov 10 – 13
Tis’ the season to shop local! Visit Lexington merchants for refreshments, door prizes and unique treasures. Hours vary by business. At every merchant visited, enter for a chance to win a Mini Christmas Tree, decorated with Gift Certificates from all participating merchants. More places you stop…more chances to win! Don’t miss this weekend filled with sales and specials bound to get you into the holiday spirit. More here.
Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic Art & Craft Fest | Nov 11 – 13
1200 Rosewood Drive | Friday: 10am – 9pm, Saturday: 10am – 6pm, Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Located at the SC State Fairgrounds (1200 Rosewood Drive), this annual event features original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across America! See the creative process in action as many exhibitors demonstrate throughout the weekend. Shop for pottery, jewelry, fine art, glass, clothing, specialty foods and more from aisles full of holiday decorations, seasonal specialties, and tasty treats! More here.
Holiday Market at Crooked Creek | Nov 12
1098 Old Lexington Hwy | Saturday 8:30am – 2:30pm
Enjoy this Holiday Market located at Crooked Creek Park (1098 Old Lexington Highway). Shoppers can purchase one-of-a-kind items including, but not limited to, paintings, handmade jewelry, home decor items, and more! Area artists, crafters, and business owners are invited to participate as vendors in this sale. Please call 803-345-6181 for details. The public is invited to shop free of charge! More here.
SVAD Annual Holiday Sale | Nov 17 – 18
Students and Faculty of the School of Visual Art and Design at USC will have handmade artworks for sale including ceramics, printmaking, photography and painting. The National Art Education Student Chapter, Ink and Paper, Avant Grads, the Clay Club and the Photographic Society of USC are participating. Purchase original handmade art at the Holiday Sale, held in the School of Visual Art and Design from 8am-6pm. More here.
49th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show | Nov 18 – Nov 20
206 Jamil Rd. | Friday & Saturday: 10am – 6pm, Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
Grab bags, geode cutting, fabulous rocks that come straight out of Mother Earth! You’ll be blown away at this very different and fun show. Let you little ones dig for treasures, enter to win a gigantic Orthoceras Fossil (between 300 and 400 million years old), purchase geodes from Mexico, and find collectible gems, minerals, & fossils at the Jamil Temple. Beautiful jewelry and collectible pieces make for great holiday gift ideas! More here.
288 Dairy Barn Lane | Saturday: begins at 9am
More than 150 artists and crafters from the Charlotte region will offer unique holiday gifts and decorations at this craft fair that will be held at the Anne Springs Close Greenway (288 Dairy Barn Lane, Charlotte). All items are handmade and include pottery, jewelry, quilts, handbags, children’s clothing, woodwork, soap, candles and gourmet foods such as infused olive oils. Admission is free and the event will be held rain or shine at the Greenway’s picturesque Dairy Barn. $5 Special event parking fee per vehicle! More here.
Jamil Shriners Craft Show | Nov 26 – 27
206 Jamil Rd. | Saturday: 9am – 5pm, Sunday: 1pm – 5pm
This event at the Jamil Temple (206 Jamil Road) will feature over 100 local vendors, handmade Christmas gifts, Christmas ornaments, floral arrangements, wood carvings, wood toys, leather items, on site monogramming, local honey and other crafts. Homemade baked goods, hamburgers, hot dogs, and fries in the Canteen. Christmas music will be provided by The Scarred Worship Band for your entertainment. Call 803-732-4227 with questions. More here.
701 Whaley St. | Monday: 4:30pm – 8:30pm
The 8th Annual Sustainable Holiday Celebration is bigger and better this year, so make sure you don’t miss it! On November 28th from 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the historic 701 Whaley building you can celebrate the holiday season by “buying local” and “eating local”. Guests will have the chance to shop from over 60 of the finest local craftsmen, artisans, and specialty food vendors like Nana by Sally, Sallie’s Greatest, and The Crescent Olive. In addition to fabulous shopping opportunities, free food tastings will be offered by seven amazing local restaurants and catering companies; Arabesque on Devine, Blue Marlin, Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe, Michael’s on Main, The Spotted Salamander, Whole Foods Catering, and The Wired Goat Café.
Sustainable Midlands is a nonprofit organization and the Sustainable Holiday Celebration gives guests the opportunity to keep thousands of dollars circulating in our local economy while gaining access to amazing deals on their holiday shopping. Guests who buy their tickets by November 6, 2016 will receive special Early Bird pricing of $7 for an individual ticket, or a pair for $10. Tickets can be purchased here. After November 6, regular ticket prices resume: $15 general/ $10 military, seniors, and students.
For more information, visit the Sustainable Midlands website here or reach out to them at email@example.com.
30th Annual Junior League Holiday Market | Dec 1 – Dec 4
1200 Rosewood Dr. | Thursday: 9:30am – 5pm, Friday: 9:30am – 8pm, Saturday: 9:30am – 6pm, Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Located in the Cantey Building on the State Fairgrounds! This holiday market will have merchants and vendors selling all sorts of unique items, including personalized ornaments, jewelry, clothing, artwork, and much more. More here. Want to purchase your holiday market tickets in advance? Click here.
701 Whaley St. | Thursday: 4pm – 9pm, Friday & Saturday: 10am – 4pm, Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
Come shop for unique and creative gifts, handcrafted by over 30 local artists. Artwork ranges from classical designs to functional ware; from fun and eclectic pieces to fine jewelry, and everything in between! Admission and parking are free and there is no retailer mark up. More here.
Annual Aiken Christmas Craft Show | Dec 2 – 3
1700 Whiskey Rd. | Friday & Saturday: 9am – 5pm
The 46th Annual Christmas Craft Show, held at the Odell Weeks Activity Center, is a one-stop shop where you can check off all of your holiday wish lists! The indoor/outdoor show will feature over 100 exhibitors from all over the Southeast. Crafts for sale will include wreaths, wood furniture, paintings, baked goods, jewelry, holiday ornaments, ceramics, needlepoint creations, pottery and many other unique items. Refreshments will be available from multiple food vendors. On Saturday, Santa Claus will be there for pictures (outside cameras are not allowed). Free admission and parking. Website here.
2016 Holiday Sales Show | Dec 2 – 15
810 Lyttleton St.
At the Douglas Reed House in Camden, SC. Browse to your hearts content as you find some of the best handmade items around! Jewelry, stained glass, pottery, food items, handcrafted wood items, and so much more is awaiting you at this holiday market. More here.
- Friday-Saturday, December 2-3 at 10:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
- Sunday, December 4 at 1:30-6:00 p.m.
- Monday-Saturday, December 5-10 at 10:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
- Sunday, December 11 at 1:30-6:00 p.m.
- Monday-Thursday (closing day) December 15 at 10:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Held at Seven Oaks Park. Enjoy the sights and delights of the holiday season at this annual event featuring unique gifts, charming decorations and one-of-a-kind crafts. Complete your holiday shopping with items including art prints and paintings, hand-made jewelry, ornaments, painted glassware, holiday wreaths, decor, and more. Free Admission. More here.
119 South Main St. | Saturday: 9am -4pm
Held at the USC Lancaster Native American Studies Center. Find Catawba pottery, jewelry, baskets and other works handmade by Native American artists and craftspeople! Vendors will be offering a wide variety of artwork, crafts, decorative items, and unique handmade objects perfect for holiday gift-giving. Visitors will also have the opportunity to tour the exhibits in the Native American Studies Center and to see demonstrations of Catawba pottery by artist in resident Keith Brown. Website here.
The Cayce-West Columbia Chamber presents The Santa & Grinch Holiday Bazaar at Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church in West Columbia. Come and visit with Santa & The Grinch, shop for holiday gifts from local vendors, get Christmas pictures, and enjoy activities for the kids! More here.
First Annual Chapin Band Holiday Market | Dec 3
Held in Chapin High School’s cafeteria (300 Columbia Ave.) from 9am – 3pm. Come stop and shop at one place to find that special gift. T-shirt vendors, craft vendors, and more! All proceeds support the Chapin band program.
River Bluff High School’s Holiday Vendor Fair | Dec 3
Held at River Bluff High School (320 Corley Mill Rd.) from 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm. Shop from 15 vendors, get pictures with Santa, and purchase food from The Donut guy, Pelican’s SnoBalls, and the Wurst Wagen. Enjoy!
Prosperity Shopper’s Walk | Dec 3
Starts at 5:30PM. Merchants have “open house” with lots of discounts! Local entertainment, visits with Santa (bring your coupon from Spooktacular for a free photo), cookies, hot chocolate, and prize drawings are just a few things you will enjoy during the night. Families gather to enjoy shopping and entertainment amidst luminary lined sidewalks and the sounds of Christmas all in the Town of Prosperity. For more information, call the Prosperity Town Hall at 803-364-2622, or visit prosperitysc.com
Holiday Joy Market | Dec 4
377 Cantey Lane | Sunday: 1pm – 6pm
Visit Old McCaskill’s Farm to share in the holiday cheer and do a little Christmas shopping! They will be featuring items such as wool products, homemade goodies, hand painted signs, hand painted ornaments, jewelry, homemade soaps, photo mini sessions and much more! Concessions will be available too.
Christmas Peddler Craft Show | Dec 10
485 Brooks Ave. | Saturday: 9am – 3pm
Held at Tri City Leisure Center, this annual event will feature an abundance of local and regional crafters! Come enjoy entertainment and door prizes while shopping for homemade gifts for the holidays. Canned food donations are accepted to benefit Lexington County Meals on Wheels. Free admission. Facebook here.
Christmas Sampler Craft Show | Dec 10
108 Park Rd. | Saturday: 9am – 3pm
Held at Lexington Leisure Center. This annual event will feature an abundance of local and regional crafters! Come enjoy entertainment and door prizes while shopping for homemade gifts for the holidays. Canned food donations are accepted to benefit Lexington County Meals on Wheels. Free admission. Lexington Leisure Center. Facebook here.
Annual Holiday Church Bazaar | Dec 10
1321 Salem Church Rd. | Saturday: 9am – 2pm
Enjoy the Annual Holiday Church Bazaar at Salem United Methodist Church. There will be numerous vendors such as: homemade wooden bowls, soy candles, soap, lots of jewelry, scarves, crafts, ornaments and much much more, along with Mary Kay, Tupperware, Avon, Pampered Chef, and Juice Plus. The youth will also have a big variety of homemade soups to raise money for their mission trip. Enjoy! Website here.
Crafty Feast | Dec 11
1101 Lincoln St. | Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
Visit the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center for a handmade craft show with interesting items from all over the state. $3 per person, kids 10 and under free. Wanna see all of the vendors that will be in attendance? Visit their website here.
Carolina Craftisan Craft Show | Dec 17
227 Highland Ave. | Saturday: 9am – 3pm
Enjoy this local and regional Christmas craft show! Come enjoy entertainment, door prizes and shopping. Canned food donations are accepted to benefit Lexington County Meals on Wheels. Free admission.