Holiday Markets and Open Houses

Thirty one holiday markets are being held in the Midlands this season! That’s a lot of shopping! Here’s our list! Get busy!

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Chapin 30th Annual Holiday Open House

Thursday, October 31 – Sunday, November 3
Shop Chapin  this week 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

The Red Lion Holiday Open House

Thursday, November 7 
Join the celebration of the Red Lion Antique Mall’s 3rd anniversary from 5:30 – 8pm. Complimentary beer, wine and hor d’oeuvres for you to enjoy while you shop their newly expanded antique mall. Dealers will be featuring holiday decor for your home, one-of-a-kind gifts and special sales. 1929 Hampton St. More here.

Lexington’s Holiday Open House Tour

Thursday, November 7 – Sunday, November 10
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. 

 2019 Christmas Craft Show and Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, November 9
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.

Sesqui Artisans Market

Sunday November 10

Sesquicentennial State Park is hosting the inaugural Sesqui Artisan’s Market. Join us for our first ever juried arts and crafts festival this November. Enjoy a day filled with art, food and music set in beautiful Sesquicentennial State Park. Shop for a range of unique, locally made arts and crafts like ceramics, jewelry, fine art, photography and more. This is a family-friendly event all ages can enjoy. More here.

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Devine Night Out

Thursday, November 14
Join the businesses on Devine Street for the BEST pre-holiday event in Columbia! Devine Night Out (Thursday, November 14th) features more than 50 businesses on Devine Street who stay open late so that you can shop and socialize!

Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic Art & Craft Fest

Friday, November 15 – Sunday, November 17
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.

Radius Church Holiday Marketplace

Saturday, November 16  
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Come join us again this year for our 3rd Annual Holiday Market. We are opening up more room and will have more local vendors than ever. Held at Radius Church in Lexington from 10am-2pm. More here.

4th Annual Chapin Band Holiday Market & Silent Auction

Saturday, November 16
We plan to have 100+ local vendors/crafters including: pottery, candles, iron & wood work, homemade crafts & holiday decor, jewelry, clothing, homemade goodies, quilts, healthcare, books and much more. The event is FREE! We will also have several food trucks. This is a 1 stop shop for all your holiday needs and we’re bringing many new food choices to Chapin for the day! More here.

2nd Annual Books for Gifts : Words and Wine

Tuesday November 19

Over 25 local authors will be present to sell and personally sign their books. Got a gift list? Give great books by regional authors and support the literary arts. It’s free to attend and there’s even free gift-wrapping!  Holiday Music by DJ Sherry Maw. More on Facebook.

Vista Lights

Thursday, November 21
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 21 and Friday, November 22
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. 

Blythewood Artists Guild Holiday Market

Thursday, November 21 – Saturday November 23
Find beautiful pieces of art in many different categories at this annual market, now in a new location at Columbia Country Club. More on Facebook.

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Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Friday, November 22 – Sunday, November 24
The 52nd Annual Columbia Gem & Mineral Show will be held at the Jamil Temple (206 Jamil Road). More than 25 dealers will offer an enormous variety of materials from rough and cut gemstones, beads, fossils, finished jewelry, wire wrapping, lapidary supplies, and excellent mineral specimens. We will have dealers that carry Amber, Jade, gold, all precious gemstones, and several jewelers who can complete special orders, and much, much more. Details.

Holiday Shopping Expo

Saturday, November 23

For your holiday shopping pleasure, there will be a variety of vendors selling art, crafts, books, and direct retail products such as Mary Kay and Tupperware. Also, during the Expo, we will be holding a raffle for donated items valued at $10+. Raffles tickets will be $5. This event is a fundraiser for the Lourie Center. The Lourie Center is the Midland’s only non-profit recreation center for active adults ages 50 and up and a “Senior Center of Excellence” fully accredited by the National Institute of Senior Centers. For your holiday shopping pleasure, there will be a variety of vendors selling art, crafts, books, and direct retail products such as Mary Kay and Tupperware. More on Facebook.

Christmas Craft Show

Friday, Dec 6 – Saturday, Dec 7
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.

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Holiday Market at Crooked Creek Park

Saturday, November 23
An amazing variety of handicrafts! Shoppers can purchase one-of-a-kind items including, but not limited to, paintings, handmade jewelry, home decor items, etc. More here. 

Columbia Art Center Holiday Sale

Saturday, November 23
This will be their first annual Holiday Sale. Available will be variety of hand made arts and crafts from pottery, jewelry, beautiful scarves to paintings and more. Details.

Saluda River Club Holiday Market

Sunday, November 24
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 30 – Sunday, December 1
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

Sustainable Holiday Celebration and Market

Monday, December 2
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

Thursday Dec 5 – Sunday Dec 8
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.

Christmas Craft Fair

Thursday Dec 5 Get some of your Christmas shopping done at the Christmas Craft Fair at Icehouse Amphitheater as the Town of Lexington kicks off its four day Snowball Festival.  See more about it here.

Holidays on the Ridge

Friday, December 6
Holidays on the Ridge is a Christmas event that takes place the first Friday in December. The Town is decorated in holiday splendor, downtown merchants open their doors to music, food and great sales and churches hold holiday concerts.  More here. 

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Holiday Sales Show

Friday, December 6 – Saturday December 14
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 7
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 7
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. More here

Native American Art & Craft Festival Lancaster 2019

Winter Native American Art & Craft Festival

Saturday, December 7
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 8
Enjoy a unique gift-buying experience! Visit Old McCaskill’s Farm to share in the holiday cheer and do a little Christmas shopping! More than 60 vendors will offer items such as warm and cozy 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 13
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 14
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 14
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

Salem Bazaar

Saturday, December 14
At Salem United Methodist Church in Irmo! 9am-2pm. Homemade crafts, soaps, candles, wooden bowls, paintings, seasonings, baby items, etc.. More here. 

Happy Holidays Holiday Market 

Saturday, December 14
Food Trucks, Artisans, Fresh Fruits & Veggies, Local Honey,
Kettle Corn, Farm Raised Meats, Cheeses, Hand Crafted Breads,
Sweet Treats, Doggie Treats, PLUS Scentsy, Color Street, Linens,
LuLaRoe Clothing, DoTerra Essential Oils, Pine Cone Decorations, Paparazzi Jewelry, CBD Oils, Pottery, Blacksmith Creations, Handmade Wooden Bowls, Ornaments, Snowmen, Wood Craft Home Decor, Specialty Coffees, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, and more!! Read more. 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Andrea williams says:

    How do you get a event posted

  2. Ila M Woodwyk says:

    Why do you list old craft shows from the past I am looking for current year craft shows to sell my wares I make.

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