Make a Shopping List, Check it Twice: Holiday Markets in Columbia, SC
Friday, November 25, 2022 12:00 PM by Dayna Cantelmi
If you haven’t started shopping for the holidays yet, the community is about to deliver a plethora of opportunities to get all your gifts and support local in the process. Shop the stalls at these holiday markets happening over the next few weeks and find a little something for everyone on your list (including yourself!).
Holiday Market at Curiosity Coffee Bar | Wed., Nov. 23, Dec. 7 and Dec. 21
Recurring every other Wednesday from now until Christmas, Curiosity’s holiday shopping event delivers the night market vibes. Congregate in their parking lot to shop from local artisans, enjoy live music and engage in some wine tastings.
Country Christmas Celebration at South Carolina State Farmers Market | Sun., Nov. 27
Cap off Thanksgiving weekend by making the full transition into the winter holidays at the State Farmers Market’s Country Christmas Celebration. Snag your tree, have the kids write their letters to Santa and do some shopping to get into the spirit.
Junior League Holiday Market at South Carolina State Fairgrounds | Fri., Dec. 2 – Sun., Dec. 4
A signature event of the season, Junior League’s multi-day holiday market is back, taking over the South Carolina State Fairgrounds with more than 150 merchants. Shop the days away until the culminating Sundaes with Santa event.
Midlands Clay Arts Society Annual Holiday Sale at Storm Water Studios | Thurs., Dec. 1 – Sat., Dec. 3
There’s something special about a handmade gift. Shop from the pottery pros at the 21st annual Midlands Clay Arts Society Holiday Sale.
Santa’s Market Craft Show at Seven Oaks Park | Sat. Dec. 3
Gifts, holiday décor and more one-of-a-kind items like paintings and jewelry all await you at Santa’s Market Craft Show.
Y’alltide Greetings at Art Bar | Sun., Dec. 4
Y’all-Mart, “a flea market for Southern eclectic folks,” come back for its final installment for the year and is sure to deliver some seriously unique gift finds.
Blythewood Christkindl Market at Doko Meadows Park | Fri., Dec. 9 – Sun., Dec. 11
You’ll feel transported to the streets of Germany at the Blythewood Christkindl Market, the first of its kind in Columbia. Enjoy three days of shopping, food and entertainment (gluhwein, anyone?) in a setting that’ll have you living out your Hallmark movie fantasy.
Irmo Holiday Market at Irmo Community Park | Sat., Dec. 10
Now in its second year, the Irmo Holiday Market is back to keep the kids plenty occupied with face painting, bounce houses and visits with Santa while parents shop away and partake in some beer or wine available for purchase. Win-win!
Holiday Market at Azalea Coffee Bar | Sun., Dec. 11th
Sip on a delicious signature latte and snack on some arepas while perusing goods from local women-owned businesses.
Holiday Market at femme x COLUMBIA | Sun., Dec. 18th
And speaking of supporting local women, be sure to also check out this holiday market benefitting Sister Care. Come shop and bring some donation items to help domestic violence survivors and their children.
NoMa Warehouse Holiday Market | Fri., Dec. 16 – Sun., Dec. 18
If you’re a wait ‘til the last minute kind of person, have no fear. NoMa Warehouse is here with three days of weekend-before-Christmas shopping opportunities. Live music, hot chocolate, local vendors and holiday cheer aplenty round out the experience.