Holiday Markets & Open Houses – Shop Local – the Midlands of South Carolina!

This page will be updated for the 2022 Christmas Season on November 1, 2022.

Annual Chapin Holiday Open House

Thursday – Saturday November 4 – 6, 2021

Shop local! Featuring 20+ Chapin-area businesses showcasing their holiday goodies with discounts galore! Thursday and Friday 10am – 6pm; Saturday 10am – 4pm. More here.

Fall Back Festival

Friday November 5, 2021

The Meeting Street Artisan Market in West Columbia opens for an evening kick off the holiday season. Enjoy the view, dine, shop, stroll, and enjoy the art! 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Details here.

Martha’s Night Out and Martha’s Market

Friday and Saturday November 5 – 6, 2021

Union UMC in Irmo. 50+ vendors featuring boutique clothes, crafts, woodworking, jewelry, etc.! Preview party on Friday 6pm – 9pm (tickets here). Free on Saturday 9am -1pm. More here.

Newberry Holiday Open House

Friday and Saturday November 5 – 6, 2021

Stores will be open from 10 am – 7 pm. Get into the holiday spirit by shopping at Historic Downtown Newberry. Wine Walk begins at 5pm on Fri. Nov. 5. More on Facebook.

Autumn Art Faire

Saturday November 6, 2021

50+ fine art & fine crafters; potters, jewelers, photographers, sculptors, painters, etc. will exhibit at this one-day affair, outdoors on the grounds of the Robert Mills House at 1616 Blanding St. Website.

Ole Patchwork Gathering

Saturday November 6, 2021

Free farm event. Local artisans, crafts, and items made from scratch. Enjoy lunch at the farm, music on the grounds, and demonstrations. Patchwork Farm * 110 Dairy Lane * Saluda.    Details on Facebook.

KC Habitat Holiday Market

Saturday November 6, 2021

Kershaw County Habitat for Humanity is hosting its first annual holiday market from 9am – 3pm with a variety of crafters and vendors. Food trucks and live music. Old Farmer’s Market location, 638 Rutledge St, Camden. More here.

Holidays and Hope Stop and Shop

November 6, 2021

White Knoll HS parking lot in Lexington. 50+ local vendors to shop from as well as food trucks! Creation Station for kids (free). Collecting donations for Harvest Hope Food Bank. More here.

Artisans Market at Sesquicentennial State Park

Sunday November 7, 2021

Enjoy a day filled with art, food and music set. Shop for a range of unique, locally made arts and crafts like ceramics, jewelry, fine art, photography and more. 10am – 4pm.  Details here.

Devine Day / Night Out

Thursday November 11, 2021

The merchants will “start the night early” at 10:00 am with stores offering amazing shopping and dining experiences. The event will continue until 8:00 pm. Details Here.

Santa Brunch & Craft Fair

Friday and Saturday November 12 – 13, 2021

An annual event benefitting the White Knoll HS bands. Lexington Municipal Center. Friday craft fair is 6pm – 9pm and Saturday it’s from 9am – 2pm. Food, music and more fun, Brunch with Santa. More here.

Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic

Friday – Sunday November 12 – 14, 2021

(Update received from Gilmore Shows on Nov 5, 2021) After a year on hiatus due to COVID, the show is back on for 2021 with pottery, jewelry, clothing, glasswork and specialties. SC Fairgrounds. Details here.

Camden Antique Stores Holiday Open House

Saturday November 13, 2021

Get into the holiday spirit at the Holiday Open House hosted by the antique stores of Downtown Camden! Find lots of holiday items and décor, fantastic gift ideas for everyone on your list, and of course, great sales! More info.

Holiday Hop Open House – Aiken

Saturday November 13, 2021

You’re invited to get a first look at what Downtown Aiken has to offer this Holiday Season! Get first dibs on the hottest items for family, friends, and yourself!  Thank you for shopping local!

Holiday Market – Camden

Saturday November 13, 2021

Shop holiday gifts and decor at the St. Matthews Community Center. 11am – 4pm. Food trucks onsite. More on Facebook.

Fall into the Holidays

Saturday November 13, 2021

A day of fun and shopping, crafting, games and inflatables. Food truck. First Northeast Baptist Church. Free admission. More here.

Annual Christmas Arts and Craft Market

Saturday and Sunday Nov 13 – 14, 2021

Featuring over 100 of the best local crafters, small business direct sellers and retail businesses. Free admission and parking. SC State Farmers Market. Sat 9am-4pm Sun 12pm-4pm. More on Facebook.

Books for Gifts

Thursday November 18, 2021

Words & Wine is holding its 3rd “Books for Gifts” event from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Lourie Center. Refreshments, wine, Christmas music. Free giftwrap for book purchases. More on Facebook.

Vista Lights

Thursday November 18, 2021

More than 60 galleries, shops, and restaurants open their doors to showcase their holiday treasures and delicious dishes.  More here.

53rd Annual Gem and Mineral Show

Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 19 – 21, 2021

Jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, & tools for sale.  Geodes sold & cut. Exhibits & lapidary demonstrations. SC amethyst on display. Fun for everyone. Details here.

Holiday Market at Crooked Creek Park

Saturday November 20, 2021

This annual indoor holiday craft show is held inside the gym at Crooked Creek Park in Chapin. Shop for unique items, hand-crafted by a small group of local artists! Free admission. 8:30am – 2pm. More here.

Holiday Market Blythewood

Saturday November 20, 2021

Please join us for our 2nd Annual Holiday market, which is the perfect occasion to shop LOCAL for all your HOLIDAY gifts and décor! This is a showcase of all the amazing artisans we don’t always get to see at our weekly farmers market! From 10am – 2pm. More on Facebook.

Holiday Bazaar Camden

Sunday November 21, 2021 9am – 4pm

Come out and get a head start on Christmas shopping! Held at Louise Proctor Hall in Camden. More here.

Cayce Arts Guild Holiday Market

Friday November 26 – Monday December 20, 2021

The market features a selection of paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, cards, fiber, and other fine art items produced by Guild members. For hours and more visit website.

Aiken Farmers Market Christmas Craft Show

Saturday November 27, 2021

Shop local and find unique Christmas gifts. In addition to handmade items, live wreaths and Christmas trees will be available for purchase. Plus produce, baked goods, etc. Details here.

Jamil Shriners Craft Show

Saturday November 27, 2021

80 LOCAL Vendors! Handmade Christmas gifts, ornaments, floral arrangements, wood carvings, wood toys, leather goods, on-site monogramming, and more. $2/adult, children free. More here.

Country Christmas Celebration

Sunday November 28, 2021

Come out and celebrate a country Christmas by shopping for local holiday décor and craft vendors and their selection of live Christmas trees! 🎄Children will also have the opportunity to write letters to Santa, take photos with Santa Claus, and create some DIY crafts. 🎅 Christmas tunes will be on and food trucks will also be there to serve you. More on Facebook.

Camden Sip and Shop

Wednesday December 1, 2021

Artisan vendors fill The Paddock for the 2nd annual Sip & Shop! Admission $5.00 / includes a beverage. Live music. Snacks & samples provided byThe Catery on Broad! Tickets here.

Holiday Hop and Shop

Thursday December 2, 2021

Hop into Lake Murray Visitors Center and shop the holidays with 4 popular retailers. Shops will offer specialty drinks for customers at each location. 4pm – 7pm More here.

Christmas Craft Fair

Thursday – Friday December 2 – December 3, 2021

Join us at Icehouse Amphitheater for a Christmas Craft Fair featuring fresh produce + unique gifts + local vendors + food + more! Free admission. More here.

Blythewood Artists’ Guild Holiday Market

Thursday – Saturday December 2 – 4, 2021

The Guild’s annual holiday market held at Doko Manor. A juried show of artists and craft vendors who offer their unique works of art – great gifting ideas. More on Facebook.

Junior League of Columbia Holiday Market

Thursday – Sunday December 2 – 5, 2021

Find the perfect gifts from nearly 170 merchants and a chance to snap the perfect picture with Santa during Sundaes with Santa. Details here.

51st Annual Christmas Craft Show

Friday and Saturday December 3 – 4, 2021

The 51st Annual Christmas Craft Show will be held December 3 and December 4 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken, SC. The show features over 100 exhibitors from across the Southeast, with handmade items guaranteed to set your gift-giving apart. Admission and parking are free! For more information, call 803-642-7631. More here.

Santa’s Market Craft Show

Saturday December 4, 2021

Enjoy the sights and delights of the holiday season at this annual event featuring unique gifts, charming decorations and one of a kind crafts. Held indoors at Seven Oaks Park in St. Andrews. More here.

12th Annual Country Christmas Trunk Show

Saturday December 4, 2021

Tis the season! Purchase unique gifts at this very special shopping experience at Old McCaskill’s Farm in Rembert. Wool products, baked goods, Christmas decor, Ashley’s homemade pies, Ashley’s dinner dishes to-go, farm fresh meats and lots more. Relax on the farm while you’re there! 10am – 5pm. More here.

Prosperity Shoppers Walk

Saturday December 4, 2021

Prosperity streets come alive with luminaries and special sales put on by local merchants. Christmas Tree lighting at 5:30pm, then Shoppers Walk begins. More here.

Holiday Market – Kershaw County Farmers Market

Saturday December 11, 2021

Shop till you drop at this year’s Holiday Market! Vendors – Unique Gifts – Artisans – Food Trucks – River the Llama and so much more! 9am – 2pm. More on Facebook.

Little Mountain Antiques Christmas Open House

Saturday December 11, 2021

Sales, door prizes, live music, and great food. More on Facebook.

Irmo Holiday Market

Saturday December 11, 2021

Steve Padgett’s Honda of Lake Murray and get in the holiday spirit! Holiday market + food vendors, music, games, face painting and pictures with Santa! 11am – 7pm. More here.

Christmas Craft Shows

Saturday December 11, 2021

Held at two locations, Lexington Leisure Center and Tri-City Leisure Center, from 9am – 3pm. Visit both shows! Entertainment, door prizes and shopping. Bring canned goods. Free admission. More here.

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