29th Annual Chapin Holiday Open House | Nov 2 – 5
Chapin area merchants are decking their stores for the holidays in preparation for their 29th Annual Holiday Open House, which runs November 2 – 5, 2017, and they want holiday shoppers to come check out their great merchandise. Fourteen businesses have signed up to participate in this annual holiday tradition, which features extended hours, door prizes and giveaways, special deals, refreshments, and entertainment designed to jump start the holiday spirit. According to Judy Bolton Jarrett of ArtCan Studio, this event allows area merchants to showcase their great holiday gift items and encourage the importance of shopping locally. Many of the stores will stay open until 8:00 pm on Thursday, and some will be open on Sunday afternoon. Shoppers can visit the Greater Chapin Open House Facebook page for more details on hours and specials. More information here!
Lexington’s Holiday Open House | Nov 2 – 5
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.
The River District Sidewalk Sale | Nov 3 – 4
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 West Columbia merchants will display outside open box, discounted, and sale items in front of their businesses Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th, 2017. Be on the lookout for tables of merchandise with balloons out front & next to sidewalks. Be sure to register for door prize giveaways at The Crafty Cottage (located at 831 Meeting St., West Columbia) to put yourself in the running for some great door prizes! Visit event Facebook page here.
Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic Art & Craft Fest | Nov 3 – 5
Located at the SC State Fairgrounds (1200 Rosewood Drive), this annual event features original designs and work from over one hundred 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.
Christmas Arts & Crafts Show | Nov 4
Saturday: 9am – 2pm
Held at Lexington Middle School (702 North Lake Drive, Lexington) in the cafeteria. With 104 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.
Devine Night Out | Nov 9
Visit Devine Street for an evening filled with socializing, merriment and shopping! Afterwards, join everyone at Henry’s Restaurant and Bar for a fantastic, FREE After Party featuring live music, food and drinks! Click here to view a list of FABULOUS specials the stores and businesses on Devine Street will be running for this night only. Visit event website here to view more participating businesses!
The Red Lion Holiday Open House | Nov 14
Please join us in celebration of our 1st Anniversary at our Holiday Open House on Tuesday, November 14th from 5pm to 8pm. We will have complimentary beer, wine, and hor d’oeuvres for you to enjoy while you shop our newly expanded antique mall. Our dealers will be featuring seasonal holiday decor for your home, one-of-a-kind gifts, and special sales! Our Holiday Open House will be held at our antique mall which is located at 1929 Hampton Street in the heart of downtown Columbia. Please share with your friends! The more, the merrier! Visit our Facebook page for information!
SVAD Annual Holiday Sale | Nov 16 – 17
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. Website here.
Vista Lights | Nov 16
Starting at 5pm mix and mingle, wine and dine, and holiday shop ‘til you drop at our annual Vista Lights, a Columbia tradition. Vista Lights, the neighborhood’s signature open house, has ushered in the holidays in Columbia for more than 30 years on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. More than 90 galleries, shops, and restaurants open their doors to showcase their holiday treasures and delicious dishes. The Vista Guild also organizes live entertainment and performances to get attendees in the holiday spirit as the Mayor of Columbia lights the Vista’s tree at the corner of Gervais and Lincoln Streets. Website here.
50th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show | Nov 17 – Nov 19
Friday & Saturday: 10am – 6pm, Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
You’re going to love this show if you have any jewelry lovers or rock hounds on your list! Kids love fossils? Shop from over 20 large dealers at the Jamil Temple who will offer an enormous variety of materials from rough and cut gemstones, beads, fossils, finished jewelry, wire wrapping, lapidary supplies, and excellent mineral specimens. $5.00 for adults, sixteen & under free with paid adult, military and dependents free. More here.
Holiday Market at HABC | Nov 17
Friday 6 – 9pm
from A holiday market and pictures with Santa and The Grinch(!), refreshments and childcare! $3 admission. From 6pm – 9pm. HABC Preschool in Cayce. More here.
Holiday Market at Crooked Creek | Nov 18
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! The public is invited to shop free of charge! More here.
Santa & The Grinch Holiday Bazaar | Nov 18
Saturday: 9am – 1pm
The Santa & Grinch Holiday Bazaar will be held at Wingate by Wyndham (108 Saluda Pointe Ct., Lexington). Come out and meet Santa & The Grinch while doing crafts, eating breakfast, and shopping for gifts or splurging on yourself. Photos will be available for purchase. Entrance to event is free. Visit event Facebook page here.
Lighthouse Holiday Marketplace | Nov 18
Saturday: 10am – 2pm
Vendors offer handmade soaps, apple butter, clothing, monogrammed items, craft foods and many more popular items. Held at Radius Church in Lexington. More here.
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. More here.
Saluda River Club Holiday Market | Nov 19
Sunday: 1pm – 5pm
Come enjoy an afternoon of shopping in the beautiful rustic setting of Saluda River Club’s Chickawa Outdoor Center! COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE available to assist with parking. Bring the kids and let them play at the Craft Center while you shop our 35+ plus local artisans and businesses from Lexington. More info here.
Wingard’s Market: NC Fraser Fir Christmas Trees & Wreaths on Sale | Nov 20 – Dec 24
Start a new family tradition, buy a real tree! Trees, wreaths, and garland will be decking the halls of the Produce Market starting Saturday, November 18. Larger trees are 8-9′, 10-11′, or 11-12′ will be available in a limited supply and tend to sell first, along with garland. Reserve yours before Saturday, November 18th to make sure you get one! Stop by or call 803-359-9091 to reserve and pay, in advance, for large trees and garland. More here.
37th Annual B & B Craft Show | Nov 25
Saturday: 7am – 4pm
Held at Springdale Recreation Center. Vendors offer handmade crafts, holiday bows, jewelry, pottery, soaps, floral design, crochet, glassware, collectibles and one-of-a-kind merchandise. Breakfast and lunch from the Landmark Chuck Wagon available, including homemade vegetable soup, cornbread, hot dogs, soft drinks, coffee and yummy desserts. Pictures with Santa 11am – 1pm. Free admission. 803-287-2667. More here.
Winter Wonderland Craft Fair | Nov 25
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
More than 150 artists and crafters from the Charlotte region will offer unique holiday gifts and decorations at the Winter Wonderland Craft Fair on Saturday, November 25th at the Anne Springs Close Greenway (288 Dairy Barn Lane, Fort Mill). All items are handmade and include pottery, jewelry, quilts, handbags, children’s clothing, woodwork, soap, candles and gourmet foods such 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 25 – 26
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. More here.
Junior League Holiday Market | Nov 30 – Dec 3
Thursday: 9:30am – 5pm, Friday: 9:30am – 8pm, Saturday: 9:30am – 6pm, Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Approximately 150 merchants from across the country sell merchandise during this themed shopping extravaganza in the Cantey Building on the State Fairgrounds. General Admission tickets are $8 per person and include entry to all four days of the market during regular shopping hours. Parking is $5 during regular shopping hours. More here.
Midlands Clay Arts Society 17th Annual Holiday Sale | Nov 30 – Dec 3
Thursday: 4pm – 9pm, Friday & Saturday: 10am – 4pm, Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
Come shop for unique and creative gifts, handcrafted by over 30 local artists. Pottery ranges from sculptural to functional, fun and eclectic to everything in between. Admission and parking are free and there is no retailer mark up. Held in the 701 Whaley Market Building at 701 Whaley Street. More here.
A Starry Night | Dec 1
Join us as Five Points celebrates the season at the annual holiday event, A Starry Night. Patrons can stroll through all of their favorite Five Points stores to enjoy sales and specials during a night full of holiday cheer. From home goods, jewelry, and clothing to baked goods and wine, the Five Points merchants have everything patrons could possibly want for the holidays. Around the village, you can find such delights as complimentary hot chocolate and cider, a DJ spinning holiday tunes, face painting, roaming choral and dance performances, merchant sales & specials, AND a chance to visit with Santa! Website here.
Annual Aiken Christmas Craft Show | Dec 1 – 2
The 47th 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. This two-day event includes crafts such as wreaths, wood furniture, paintings, baked goods, jewelry, holiday ornaments, ceramics, 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.
2017 Holiday Sales Show | Dec 1 – 13
Held at the Douglas-Reed House in Camden, SC (810 Lyttleton Street). Browse through some of the best handmade items around! Jewelry, stained glass, pottery, food items, handcrafted wood items, and so much more.
- Friday – Saturday, December 1-2 at 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Sunday, December 3 at 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.
- Monday – Saturday, December 4-9 at 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Sunday, December 10 at 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.
- Monday – Wednesday (closing day) December 13 at 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Pictures with Santa | Dec 2
Held at River Bluff High School (320 Corley Mill Rd.) from 9am – 1pm. Shop from local vendors, take pictures with Santa, purchase holiday treats, and hear fantastic Christmas music from the River Bluff High School Choral Program.
Prosperity Shopper’s Walk | Dec 2
Starts at 5:30PM. Merchants have “open house” with lots of discounts! Local entertainment, visits with Santa, 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, More here.
Artisans Holiday Market | Dec 2
Free admission to this annual artisan market featuring handcrafted toys and dolls, soap and candles, upcycled art, folk art, pottery, sculpture, woodcraft, jewelry, and more. Artisans from throughout the Carolina, selected by a jury, will be on hand showing and selling the finest in holiday gifts and collectibles. A featured event of Christmas in the City, the market is held in a much-loved Lancaster historical landmark, the Historic Courthouse (100 N. Main Street, Lancaster), and visitors will enjoy perusing the history museum located on the ground floor.
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, and holiday wreaths and decor. Free Admission. More here.
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 soaps, homemade pies, children’s clothing, essential oils, Christmas decor, etched glass, antler art, and farm meats. Visit their website here.
Monday: 4:30pm – 8:30pm
The 10th Annual Sustainable Holiday Celebration is bigger and better this year, so make sure you don’t miss it! On December 4th 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 Kaminsky’s, Michael’s on Main, Mr. Friendly’s, Whole Foods, and Old Mill Brew Pub. They want to thank everyone for helping them celebrate our 10th Anniversary by offering a special $5 rate.
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.
For more information, visit the Sustainable Midlands website here or reach out to them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Peddler Craft Show | Dec 9
Saturday: 9am – 3pm
Held at Tri-City Senior Center (485 Brooks Ave.), 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 9
Saturday: 9am – 3pm
Held at Lexington Leisure Center (108 Park Rd.). 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. Visit their Facebook page here.
Annual Holiday Church Bazaar | Dec 9
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, Avon, Pampered Chef, and Juice Plus. Lunch items available for purchase.
Crafty Feast Indie Craft Fair | Dec 10
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
Visit the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (1101 Lincoln Street) 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.
Christmas at the Old Mill | Dec 10
Sunday: 1pm – 6pm
Share Christmas Cheer at the Old Mill in Lexington! Shop Local Vendors, Sip while you Shop, Meet Santa, and Be Joyous. Located inside the restored old mill building on Main St. in Lexington. More here.