Holiday Markets & Open Houses

Thirty-three holiday markets are being held in the Columbia area this season! That’s a lot of shopping! Here’s our list! Get busy!

Chapin 30th Annual Holiday Open House

Thursday, November 1 – Sunday, November 4
Shop local the weekend of November 1 – 4 for incredible specials and one of a kind items just in time for the holidays! On Thursday, to kick off the event, participating businesses will be open until 8pm. More here. 

Casual Living Holiday Open House

Sunday, November 4

Don’t miss Casual Living’s Holiday Open House from 12-5pm! Shop their 2018 selections of dazzling holiday decor, and enjoy a 25% discount on holiday merchandise ONE DAY ONLY! This is THE Christmas store in Columbia… you’ll love their selection of glass ornaments, hand made decor, beautifully decorated trees… the shop is inspiring and gorgeous! More about their store here.


Devine Night Out

Thursday, November 8
Visit Devine Street for an evening filled with socializing, merriment and shopping! Devine Night Out is Columbia’s PREMIER holiday event. More than 50 stores and restaurants on Devine Street in Columbia will welcome guests from 5 – 8pm for an evening of shopping, socializing and festive cheer. The celebrations continue from 8 – 10pm with a fabulous FREE After Party at Henry’s (2865 Devine Street), featuring live entertainment and an assortment of complimentary food and beverages. Grab a friend. Book the sitter. Enjoy shopping and dining on the most fabulous mile of locally-owned businesses in Columbia! More here.

Holiday Hop

Thursday, November 8, 2018 

Aiken, SC Downtown! Are you ready to get into the holiday spirit?! Join #DowntownAiken until 8pm for a chance to finish your holiday shopping lists early or….just get it started! Participating businesses will stay open late to give you a chance to come by after you get off work. Some businesses will be offering holiday specials/sales and layaway plans for you! Make sure to mark your calendars and check with us on Facebook for updates on participating ADDA businesses! More here.

ADDA Holiday events

Lexington’s Holiday Open House Tour

Thursday, November 8 – Sunday, November 11
Gather your friends & family together to shop locally on this weekend by visiting participating Lexington merchants! Refreshments, door prizes and unique treasures await you for a weekend filled with sales and specials bound to get you into the Holiday spirit. More here. 

Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic Art & Craft Fest

Friday, November 9 – Sunday, November 11
This annual event features original designs and work from over one hundred talented artists and craftspeople from across America. Held at State Fairgrounds. More here. 

St. Michael’s Early Learning Center Holiday Market

Saturday, November 10

St. Michael’s Early Learning Center is hosting a holiday market Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at their church on 6408 Bridgewood Road. Vendors include Pampered Chef, Avon, Paparazzi, Mani in Minutes, a Door 2 Love and many local crafters, jewelry-makers and artisans. Come get some of your holiday shopping finished early. Free and open to the public. More here.

2018 Christmas Craft Show and Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, November 10
At Lexington Middle School, from 9am – 2pm. Featuring over 100 of the best local crafters  as well as small business direct sellers and retail businesses from the Lexington area. More here. 

Visit The Crafty Cottage to find that special gift handmade by  very talented local artisans. Can’t decide? Gift Certificates available! They have something for everyone! Like The Crafty Cottage on Facebook to stay up to date on wonderful specials and DIY Classes and Party Schedules!
831 Meeting Street, West Columbia SC
Open: Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm; Saturday 10am-4pm

Lighthouse For Life Holiday Marketplace

Saturday, November 10
Vendors offer handmade soaps, apple butter, clothing, monogrammed items, craft foods and more, plus a Silent Auction will be held. Held at Radius Church in Lexington from 10am-2pm. More here. 

3rd Annual Chapin Band Holiday Market & Silent Auction

Saturday, November 10
Come browse 75+ local vendors/crafters offering pottery, candles, iron & wood work, homemade crafts & holiday decor, jewelry, clothing, homemade goodies, quilts, healthcare, books and more. More here. 


Vista Lights

Thursday, November 15
90 galleries, shops, and restaurants open their doors to showcase their holiday treasures and delicious dishes. Kid’s Zone with visits and photos with Santa, face painting, etc. 5 – 10PM. More here. 

SVAD Annual Holiday Sale

Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16
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. Held in the School of Visual Art and Design from 9am to 6pm. More here. 

Gem and Mineral Show 2018

Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Friday, November 16 – Sunday, November 18
The 51st Annual Columbia Gem & Mineral Show will be held at the Jamil Temple (206 Jamil Road). Shop jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, and tools for sale. Geodes sold and cut, club members’ rock collections will be on exhibit & lapidary demonstrations, see South Carolina amethyst on display. Special Grand Prize Drawing Award for Calcite with Celestite from Clay County, Ohio, donated by Universal Rock Shop, valued at $240! Lots of fun for the whole family! $5 for adults, 16 & under free, and all military and their dependents free.. More here.

Santa & The Grinch Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, November 17
The Cayce-West Columbia Chamber presents the Santa & Grinch Holiday Bazaar at Glenforest School in West Columbia from 9am-1pm. There will be free breakfast, free kids activities, shopping and photo packages available. More here.


Holiday Market at Crooked Creek Park

Saturday, November 17
Area artists, crafters, and business owners are invited to participate as vendors in this sale. Shoppers can purchase one-of-a-kind items including, but not limited to, paintings, handmade jewelry, home decor items, etc. Those interested in selling items must complete an application. Please call 803-345-6181 for details. The public is invited to shop free of charge! More here. 

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Saluda River Club Holiday Market

Sunday, November 18
Come enjoy an afternoon of shopping in the beautiful rustic setting of Saluda River Club’s Chickawa Outdoor Center! Bring the kids and let them play at the Craft Center while you shop from 35+ plus local artisans and businesses from Lexington. 1 – 5pm. More here.

Jamil Shriners Craft Show

Saturday, November 24 – Sunday, November 25
At the Jamil Temple (206 Jamil Road) will feature over 100 local vendors, handmade Christmas gifts, floral arrangements, wood carving/ wood toys/ leather items, on site monogramming, local honey and much more! Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. More here. 

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Sustainable Holiday Celebration and Market

Monday, November 26
The Sustainable Holiday Celebration and Market highlights the works of local artisans and craftspeople and provides an opportunity to make unique, beautiful, and locally made gifts part of your holiday celebration. From 4:30 to 8:30pm, includes live entertainment, delicious food from local chefs, and wine bar. More here.

Junior League Holiday Market

Wednesday, November 28 – Sunday, December 2
Approximately 150 merchants from across the country sell merchandise during a themed shopping extravaganza, which includes a preview party, ladies only shopping event, and a children’s event with the season’s biggest celebrity, Santa! More here.


Blythewood Artists Guild Holiday Market

Thursday, November 29 – Saturday, December 1
Find hand made, hand crafted artistry of all kinds at this holiday market, hosted by Blythewood Artists Guild. More here. 

Midlands Clay Arts Society 18th Annual Holiday Sale

Thursday, November 29 – Sunday, December 2
At 701 Whaley Street. Unique and creative gifts, handcrafted by over 30 local potters. A variety of clay art ranging from sculptural to functional, fun and eclectic and everything in between. More here. 

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48th Annual Christmas Craft Show

Friday, November 30 – Saturday, December 1
Held at the Odell Weeks Activity Center in Aiken, features over 100 exhibitors from all over the Southeast. Wreaths, wood furniture, paintings, baked goods, jewelry, holiday ornaments, ceramics, pottery and many other unique items.  More here. 

Holiday Sales Show

Friday, November 30 – Wednesday, December 12
Visit the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden and enjoy handmade items including jewelry, stained glass, pottery, food items, and more. More here. 


Prosperity Shopper’s Walk

Saturday, December 1
Starts at 5:30PM. Most merchants have “open house” and offer discounts. Local entertainment, visits with Santa, cookies, hot chocolate, and prize drawings. More here. 

37th Annual Santa’s Market Craft Show

Saturday, December 1
Held at Seven Oaks Park (200 Leisure Lane). 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 but not limited to, art prints and paintings, hand-made jewelry, ornaments, painted glassware, holiday wreaths, and decor. Vendor applications will be accepted until the show is full. Call Seven Oaks Park at 772-3336 to become a vendor. More here.

Winter Native American Art & Craft Festival

Saturday, December 1
This festival, hosted by Native American Studies Center in Lancaster, will be held from 9am – 4pm. Just in time for the holiday season, see and shop for jewelry, Catawba pottery, baskets, quilts, and more one-of-a-kind artwork at the sixth annual festival, held in conjunction with the City of Lancaster’s Christmas in the City. More here. 

Country Christmas Trunk Show

Sunday, December 2
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 soaps, homemade pies, children’s clothing, essential oils, Christmas decor, etched glass, art, farm foods and more. From 1 – 6pm. More here.

A Starry Night

Friday, December 7
Patrons can stroll through all of their favorite Five Points stores to enjoy sales and specials during a night full of holiday cheer. Complimentary hot chocolate and cider, a DJ spinning holiday tunes, face painting, etc. More here. 


Christmas Peddler Craft Show

Saturday, December 8
Held at Tri-City Senior Center from 9am – 3pm, 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. More here. 

Christmas Sampler Craft Show

Saturday, December 8
Held at Lexington Leisure Center from 9am – 3pm. 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. More here. 


Main Street Winter Bazaar Volume 1 at Tapp’s

Saturday, December 8
Tapp’s Arts Center is excited to host the first annual Main Street Winter Bazaar from 12 – 8pm!  Local artists will showcase their arts and crafts. More here.

Soda City Christmas Yard Sale

Saturday, December 8 | 9AM-1PM

Soda City Market is always fun and for the holidays, Soda City is blending a yard sale with a Christmas market, and yes ugly sweaters are encouraged! More here.


Salem Bazaar

Saturday, December 8
At Salem United Methodist Church in Irmo! 9am-2pm. Homemade crafts, soaps, candles, wooden bowls, paintings, seasonings, baby items, etc.. More here. 

Crafty Feast Indie Craft Fair

Sunday, December 9
Each year, nearly 100 makers from across the Southeast attend Crafty Feast! Columbia’s indie craft fair will be held 12-6pm at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. More here.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Andrea williams says:

    How do you get a event posted


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