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UPDATED: Shop 'til you drop with every holiday market, festival, bazaar, and extravaganza in town

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We've rounded up every holiday market we can find. Here's where to shop local this season:

Are we missing your kickass holiday market? Send all the deets to connelly@charlestoncitypaper.com and we'll get you added to our list.

Before hitting a holiday-specific market, be sure to swing by some of the city's seasonal and year-round farmers markets:

The Charleston Farmers Market is held every Sat. from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in Marion Square. Starting on Sat. Dec. 1 the CFM turns into a holiday market, held every Sat. and Sun. from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through Sun. Dec. 16.

The Johns Island Farmers Market is held every Saturday, year-round, from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 2024 Academy Road.

Head to Workshop's farmers market on Saturdays from 9-1 p.m.



The Pour House hosts the Sunday Brunch farmers market, year-round, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Nov. 30-Dec. 5

On Fri. Nov. 30 from 5-9 p.m. shop small works at Mitchell Hill Gallery's annual Popcorn Garland show. Peruse art from artists including Chris Fulp, Cory McBee, Sara Pittman, Tom Potocki, and more.

Fri. Nov. 30 and Sat. Dec. 1 check out a holiday makers market at Helena Fox Fine Art.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church hosts a Christmas Charity Boutique from Fri. Nov. 30-Sun. Dec. 2, with items like ornaments, stocking stuffers, jewelry, and more.

Holy City Vintage Market pops up two more times this season: On Dec. 9 at Park Cafe and Dec. 16 at the Royal American.

On Sat. Dec. 1 head to Winter in the Woods, a holiday market held at the Miner Crosby Community Center in North Charleston and hosted by Charleston Candle Co. and BeesKnees massage therapy, from 12-4 p.m.

On Sun. Dec. 2 from 2-5 p.m. make your way to the Folly Beach Pier for the Folliday Market featuring locally made goods.

Every last Sunday of the month Celadon hosts their Sunday Flea market at their warehouse location in North Charleston. Head there Sun. Dec. 16 (the holidays have pushed that market earlier, FYI) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Crafty Bastards is back, y'all, and with it a ton of great regional and local vendors selling beautiful wares. (Maybe, as producers, we're a little biased — last year we bought a cutting board, recycled sweater, and soap — but this is a solid market). Head to The Joe on Sat. Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

On Sat. Dec. 1 you can check out the Daniel Island Holiday Festival, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Volvo Car Stadium. Enjoy holiday shopping from local vendors, family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and more.

On Sat. Dec. 1 the Islanders Farmers Market hosts their annual homegrown holiday bazaar from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Local menswear store, Indigo & Cotton hosts a holiday gift shop featuring vendors like Shop Thelma, Sightsee, Bib.On., Monarch Wine Merchants, Flowershop, and more, on Sat. Dec. 1 from 4-8 p.m. Indigo & Cotton is located at 79 Cannon St.

Yuletide on the Ashley Arts & Crafts Fair, held at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on Sat. Dec. 1 and Sun. Dec. 2, features handcrafted items like festive wreaths, holiday ornaments, wood working, paintings, jewelry, leather items, and more.

There's never a dull moment at a Thrifters + Drifters market, especially their holiday edition, held on Sun. Dec. 2 at the Royal American.

On Tues. Dec. 4 head to the Charleston Library Society's Holiday Bazaar starting at 5:30 p.m. with vendors that vary from Candy Shop Vintage to Graft Wine Shop.

Enjoy a Mindful Market (and a free yoga class) at Yoloha Yoga Factory on Wed. Dec. 5 from 5-8 p.m.
Most markets, like the Buy Local Block Party, feature additional perks like food and drinks available for purchase. - ADAM CHANDLER
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  • Most markets, like the Buy Local Block Party, feature additional perks like food and drinks available for purchase.
Dec. 7-9

On Fri. Dec. 7 head to two local art galleries to shop works of all sizes: Miller Gallery's Big + Small | Art for All and George Gallery's Small Works group show.

The Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood hosts its annual holiday sip and stroll on Fri. Dec. 7 from 5-8 p.m.

Charleston Crafts, located at 161 Church St. hosts a holiday open house on Fri. Dec. 7 from 4-8 p.m.

The Town Market on James Island hosts a Holiday Market at Movie on Fri. Dec. 7 from 4-8 p.m. featuring local vendors, food trucks, a movie at dusk, book swap, bouncy castles, and more.

After a year hiatus one of our personal fave holiday markets is back — the Buy Local Block Party, hosted by Lowcountry Local First at Tradesman Brewing Co. on Sat. Dec. 8 from 12-6 p.m.

The holiday market at Seashore Farmers Lodge features storytelling on the historic site, kid-friendly activities, and local, handmade goods. The fun kicks off at 3 p.m.

Carnes Crossroads hosts their Holiday Market on Sat. Dec. 8 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The market features local, handmade gifts and an appearance from Santa (the guy gets around).

Head to the Mt. Pleasant Holiday Market and Craft Show on Sat. Dec. 8 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., held at the usual spot for the Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market.

Tiger Lily hosts their Spring Street Market on Sat. Dec. 8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring local artisans, vintage vendors, fresh flowers, and more. 

On Sat. Dec. 8 Merchants Hall hosts a brunch, mimosas, and holiday shopping event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Frothy Beard hosts a winter bazaar on Sun. Dec. 9 from 12-5 p.m. Peruse goods from local vendors like GypsyCastaway, Reimagined by Reed, Mission Essentials, Prickly Pear Pottery, and more.
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Dec. 15-22


The Charitable Society of Charleston is holding a Holiday Bazaar at Pawley's Island Brewing Co. on Sat. Dec. 15 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Bazaar will raise money for the Charitable Society's endowment and Pawley's Island Brewing will donate and match all bartender tips from the event. It includes vendors like Witchy Woman Naturals, Stono Knife Works, Culture Craft, Major Vintage, Scentervention Candles, The Blissful Whisk and more. Holy City Brewing's fourth annual holiday market features their usual keg tree — guests are encouraged to put donations to MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital under the tree — a visit from Santa himself, and 30 local vendors. Head to HCB on Sat. Dec. 15 from 12-5 p.m.

Sat. Dec. 15 head to 2429 Midland Park Road (Midland Community Center) for a Holiday Drop, Shop, and Play event from Krystal Klear Productions.

The Pour House's final night market of the year, held on Sat. Dec. 15 from 5-9 p.m. features over 30 vendors, artists, makers, you name it. Enjoy live music from BYOG's tacky Christmas sweater party plus White/Bogan Duo's annual Acid Christmas.

Workshop hosts their December Night Bazaar on Sat. Dec. 15 from 5-10 p.m.

The Cigar Bazaar at the Cigar Factory takes place on Sat. Dec. 15 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy live music and drink specials and vendors like Theodosia Jewelry, The Restored Board, Third Eye Vintage, The Town Serif, Landrum Table, Morgan Cole Fine Art, Lytle and Me Designs, Dry Run Goods, Park and Madison, Mission Essentials, King of Pops, and Charleston Mix.

The CODFather hosts a Christmas Market and celebration on Sun. Dec. 16 from 1-6 p.m. There will be over 20 local vendors and artists in the Merchant market, a Christmas tree lighting, photo opportunities with Santa, live music from Lindsay Holler & the Hollerettes, Christmas caroling, and more. The event benefits SC Toys for Tots.

The Johns Island Holiday Market on Sat. Dec. 22 may be your last chance to snag gifts for your loved ones, held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

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