'Tis the season for festive cheer in Columbia, South Carolina! As the air gets crisper and the streets sparkle with lights, the city comes alive with the magic of holiday markets. From the twinkling lights of The Vista to the bustling stalls offering unique handcrafted treasures at Soda City Market, Columbia's local Christmas markets are chockablock with holiday spirit. 
Our markets are a great way to shop local in Columbia SC. From artisanal goods, homemade treats, and one-of-a-kind gifts, you'll find endless ways to give and receive seasonal joy. Join in the merry vibes, sip on spiced cider, and experience Columbia’s heartwarming Christmas markets! 

Weihnachtsmarkt at Bierkeller 

A German Christmas, but without leaving Columbia? Visit Bierkeller for a Christmas market that feels like you’re in Europe. They will host local vendors for shopping, specialty foods, classic music, festive lights, and don’t forget the mulled Glühwein (spiced red wine), typical hot drinks, and, of course, beer! Live music and vendors – Saturdays from 3-7 and Sundays from 12-4

  • Where: 600 Canalside, Suite 1009 Columbia, SC 29201 
  • When: Every Saturday & Sunday starting November 25th and ending Sunday December 17th. 
  • Time: 
    • Saturdays: 12:00-10:00pm 
    • Sundays 11:00-6:00pm 

Midlands Clay Arts Society Annual Holiday Sale 

There’s something special about a handmade gift, especially when it’s pottery. Shop from the pottery pros at the annual Midlands Clay Arts Society Holiday Sale. 

  • Where: Storm Waters Studio 1400 Huger St, Columbia, SC 29201 
  • When: November 30 – December 2, 2023 
  • Times:  
    • November 30th – 8:00AM – 5:00PM 
    • December 1st – 8:00AM – 4:00PM 
    • December 2nd – 7:00AM – 1:00PM 

Junior League Holiday Market 

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 170 merchants. Shop the days away until the culminating Sundaes with Santa event. 

  • Location: South Carolina State Fair Grounds 1200 Rosewood Dr., Columbia, SC 29201 
  • Dates: November 30 – December 3, 2023 
  • Time:
    • November 30 – December 1 - 9:30-5:00PM 
    • December 2 – 9:30-6:00PM 
    • December 3 – 12:00 – 4:00PM 
  • Things to know: Parking is $5 during regular shopping hours, Ladies Night Out, and Sundaes with Santa, and can be paid upon arrival. Parking is free during the General Membership Meeting and Holiday Ball events. 

Columbia Christmas Extravaganza 

Gifts, holiday décor, and more one-of-a-kind items like paintings and jewelry all await you at Santa’s Market Craft Show.

  • Where: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201 
  • When: December 2-3, 2023 
  • Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Entry: $7 | Free parking | Kinds 12 and under are free 

Azalea’s Annual Holiday Market 

Sip on a delicious signature latte and snack on arepas while perusing goods from local women-owned businesses.

  • Where: 2700 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 20205 
  • Date: December 10, 2023 
  • Time: 7:00AM – 10:00AM 

Y’alltide Greetings 

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. 

  • Where: Art Bar 1211 Park Street Columbia, SC 29201 
  • Date: December 10, 2023 
  • Time: 1:00 – 5:00PM 

Holiday Weekend Market at NoMa Warehouse 

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. 

  • Date: December 15 – 17, 2023 
  • Times: 
    • December 15th: 6:00 – 9:00PM 
    • December 16th: 3:00 – 6:00PM 
    • December 17th: 12:00 – 3:00PM  
  • Entry is free