Holiday markets in and around Charleston
By Sharon Antonacio
Discover unique and handmade gifts from local crafters and small businesses at holiday markets in and around Charleston.
Charleston Area Convention Center
5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston
Friday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday Nov. 11, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
“The Lowcountry’s Complete Holiday Experience!” Food and fun, music and magic, gifts and glitter come together at this great event. A shopping experience like no other, including visits with Santa himself! Hundreds of specialty vendors will set up aisle after aisle offering boutique items, gourmet food and drinks like jams and jellies, wines and wassail, original art and craft creations, beauty products, pet toys and treats, trendy holiday fashions and accessories, holiday décor, gifts, cooking and entertaining and much more. Adults: $10, children (6-12): $1. Enjoy all thee days with a free return pass. Free parking. www.HolidayMarket.com
West Ashley Tree Lighting and Holiday Market
2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.,
Saturday, Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for an array of hand-crafted art and locally-made specialties. Enjoy the music and special holiday crafts for the kids. Be sure to get there right at 6 p.m. to see the tree lighting and youth choir performances!
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market Annual Holiday Market and Craft Show
645 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant
Dec. 9, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
This annual market combines all the gourmet specialties from the local food market, as well as some treasured holiday shopping. There will be live entertainment, balloon art, caricature drawings, as well as a visit from Santa himself. As always, admission and parking are free and visitors are welcome. This annual event is a great way to support local artists, as well as check some of the holiday items off your list!
Old Village Holiday Street Fest
Pitt Street, Mt. Pleasant
Saturday, Dec. 2
2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
An assortment of locally-made crafts and local artisans will be on hand, such as Goldbug Collection, Lia Burke, Shrimp & Grits, Cordina Eyewear, Maker’s Post and more. The Village Social, Out of Hand and the shops along Pitt Street will also join in the holiday spirit with special shopping experiences. Hosted by the Post House, this classic street festival is family-friendly and open to the public. There will be food and beverages for sale from all the featured restaurants with the Basic Projects Brand, (Basic Kitchen, Sullivan’s Fish Camp and Post House) as well as various food trucks throughout the day.
9th Annual Holy City Holiday Market
Park Circle Neighborhood,
Saturday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lots of festivities in this Old Park Circle neighborhood and an afternoon of holiday shopping and cheer, all sponsored by Holy City Brewing and Firefly Distillery. There will be over two hundred vendors fully stocked with local wares. Food trucks from Holy City Brewing and the Codfather, as well as live music, will make shopping a delight. Also available for your holiday shopping will be the retail establishments in the neighborhood like Black Octopus and the Mercantile and Alchemy Bespoke Jewelers. Rain date, December 17. Follow on Instagram @holycityholidaymarket. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Charleston Holiday Market
329 Meeting St., Charleston
The First three Saturdays and Sundays in December, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The weekly Farmer’s Market in Charleston turns into a holiday market with extended days. The traditional local market features fresh produce and crafts with a bounty of holiday vendors and festive decor. For a bonus, visit www.ChristmasCharleston.com “Advent Calendar” and reveal “Day 1” for free 2 hours of parking downtown. Follow along on Instagram @CharlestonFarmersMarket.
The Jasper Holiday Market
310 Broad St., Charleston
Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The 3rd Annual Holiday Market features local artisans, live music, good food and drinks, all while enjoying the festive decor and beauty at the Jasper downtown.
2nd Annual Daniel Island Holiday Market
Daniel Island Recreation Center
160 Fairbanks Dr., Daniel Island
Saturday, Nov. 4,10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Kick off your holiday shopping by attending this great holiday market featuring an array of vendors including fine jewelry, flowers, gourmet food, photography, handmade goods and fine art. Free admission, free parking and a 50/50 raffle to benefit a local charity.
James Island Holiday Market
The Town Market at James Island
1122 Dills Bluff Rd., Charleston
Friday, Dec. 1
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
A family-friendly event with lots of good cheer. Local vendors, food trucks and festivities for the kids. Clothes, jewelry and beautiful art and crafts. Get in the holiday spirit and enjoy some delicious holiday goods from our food trucks.
The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market
(behind the Pourhouse)
1977 Maybank Hwy, Charleston
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
An all-local market featuring nearly 50 vendors that include farmers, makers and artisans. Featuring live music, delicious food and a spectacular array of local goods, there is also access to the Pour House Deck for those adults that choose to take part in libations and hear Motown Throwdown ($5 admission to the show). For more information visit www.sundaybrunchfarmersmarket.com
4th Annual Sea Island Holiday Night Market
Charleston Collegiate School
2024 Academy Rd., Johns Island
Saturday, Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
A festive event with live music by Noah Grove that includes a beautiful lighted walk in the woods as you shop for your holiday gifts. There will be over 40 vendors showcasing a variety of locally-made items that make perfect holiday gifts. Complimenting the holiday shopping will be delicious treats including barbecue, fried chicken, funnel cakes, S’mores and hot beverages. There will be several festive holiday settings to take memorable holiday photos and of course, Santa will be there to add to the holiday cheer! Free admission and free parking.