20+ local holiday markets in December 2019

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It’s nearly December, and you know what that means: the opportunity to finally ‘get your holiday shopping done early’ like you promised yourself you would is quickly coming to a close.

Last year, Yelp Charleston as one of the top cities to shop locally in the U.S.and for good reason: our calendar is packed with holiday markets that make not only for an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon, but also a way to cross a few names off of your shopping list. We’ve rounded up 20+ that are happening between now and Dec. 25and we’re certain you’ll find something special for even the hardest-to-please person you know.

Looking for our complete 2019 holiday guide? Find it here.

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Downtown

Cannonborough/Elliotborough Holiday Sip N’Stroll | Fri., Dec. 6 | 5-8 p.m. | Free to attend | Participating businesses include Candy Shop Vintage, Cannonborough Collective, babas, J. Stark, Beads On Cannon, 86 Cannon, Mac & Murphy & Indigo & Cotton.

Charleston Fashion Week: Holiday Shopping Extravaganza | Sat., Dec. 7 | Shopping 10 a.m.-6 p.m., after party 6-8 p.m. | Belmond Charleston Place | Free to attend | Enjoy a day of shopping with complimentary gift wrapping + door prizes at participating shops. End your day with light bites + cocktails and other fun activities from 6-8 p.m. at Palmetto Cafe. Limited to 250 guests.

Crafty Bastards Arts + Crafts Fair | Sat., Dec. 7 | 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. | Joe Riley Park | Free to attend | Enjoy the sunshine while shopping handmade arts and crafts from local, independent creators.

Holy City Vintage Market | Sun., Dec. 8 | 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. | Park Cafe, 730 Rutledge Ave. | Free to attend

Charleston Holiday Market | Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 + 22 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Marion Square | Free to attend | Shop local this Holiday season + receive a voucher for 2 hours of free parking with any purchase.

Biergarten’s German Christmas Market | Sat., Dec. 7 + Sun., Dec. 8 | 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. | Bay Street Biergarten, 549 East Bay St. | Free to attend

Second Sunday on King | Sun., Dec. 8 | 1-5 p.m. | King St. | Free to attend | Enjoy shopping from local vendors, dining in the street or at your favorite food truck + strolling through vehicle free King St. for your best Sunday of the month.

Holiday Market – Open Studios | Thurs., Dec. 12 | 5-8 p.m. | Redux Contemporary Art Center | Free to attend

December Night Bazaar | Sat., Dec. 21 | 4-9 p.m. | Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co., 1505 King St. Ext. | Free to attend

Christmas Warm-Up Block Party | Sat., Dec. 21 | 12-4 p.m. | Baker and Brewer, 94 Stuart St. | $30 | Oyster roast by The Darling Oyster Bar, hog and brunswick stew by Anthony DiBernardo, Swig & Swine pitmaster, smoked brisket by Lawrence BBQ + market vendors.

Daniel Island

Daniel Island Night Market + Christmas Tree Lighting | Thurs., Dec. 5 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | 880 Island Park Dr., Daniel Island | Free to attend

Daniel Island Holiday Festival | Sat., Dec. 7 | 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. | Volvo Car Stadium | $5 admission | Kids activities, live performances, and 100+ vendors.

Folly Beach

Folliday Market | Sat., Dec. 21 | 12-5 p.m. | The Pier at Folly Beach | Vendor prices vary

James Island

Christmas Market + Movie | Fri., Dec. 6 | 6-9 p.m. | The Town Market on James Island, 1122 Dills Bluff Rd., James Island | Free

Holiday Craft Fair | Sat., Dec. 7 | 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. | Lowcountry Senior Center, 865 Riverland Dr., James Island | Free to attend | Open to all ages.

Mindful Market | Weds., Dec. 11 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Yoloha Yoga Factory, James Island | 1738 Signal Point Rd. | Free to attend | Food, wine, vendors, a bonfire, a yoga class, + a holiday kid’s movie.

PoHo Holiday Night Market | Sat., Dec. 14 | 5-9 p.m. | Charleston Pour House

Johns Island

Homegrown Holiday Bazaar | Sat., Dec. 7 | 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. | 2662 Mullet Hall Rd., Johns Island | Free to attend

Ladson

27th Annual Christmas Made in the South | Dec. 6, 7 + 8 | The Exchange Park/Fairgrounds | Times vary by day | $8 for all three days | Discount coupons here.

Mount Pleasant

That Holiday Book Sale | Sat., Dec. 7 | 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Rd., Mount Pleasant | Free to attend

Old Village Holiday Streetfest | Thurs., Dec. 5 | 5-8 p.m. | Ooh! Events and Out of Hand, 113 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant | Free to attend

Eagle Merry Mart | Thurs., Dec. 5 | 5-8 p.m. | Palmetto Christian Academy, 361 Egypt Rd., Mount Pleasant | Free admission

North Charleston

City of North Charleston Christmas Festival + Parade | Sat., Dec. 7 | 4-8 p.m. | Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Place East., North Charleston | Free | This holiday bash will have vendors, live music, hay rides, a petting zoo, visits with Santa Claus + more. Park Circle will be closed off to vehicles at 2 p.m.

Rewined Holiday Market | Sat., Dec. 7 | 12-5 p.m. | Rewined warehouse, 4500 Goer Dr., North Charleston | Free to attend | Discounts on all candles + accessories. There will be wine for adults + cookie decorations for kids.

Holy City Brewing’s 5th Annual Holiday Market | Sat., Dec. 14 | 12-5 p.m. | Holy City Brewing, 4155 Dorchester Rd., Ste. C, North Charleston | Free to attend

Celadon’s Flea + Farmers Market | Sun., Dec. 15 | 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. | Celadon Warehouse | 2221 Noisette Blvd., North Charleston | Free to attend

Winter Sip + Shop | Thurs., Dec. 19 | 6-9 p.m. | The Station Park Circle, 4610 Spruill Ave., Ste. 103, North Charleston | Free to attend

Feminist Magic Market + Sock Drive | Friday, December 20th | 5-9 PM | 4824 Chateau Avenue., North Charleston | Free to attend | Local artisans, food from Sap Lai, Snow Globe photo-op, and a visit from Santa.

Summerville

Jingle & Mingle | Sat., Dec. 7 | 10:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. | Main Street Antiques, 6416, 200 N Main St., Summerville | Free to attend

Carnes Crossroads Holiday Market | Sat., Dec. 14 | 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. | Carnes Crossroads, 513 Wodin Place, Summerville | Free to attend

West Ashley

Porter-Gaud Holiday Market | Weds., Dec. 4 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Wendell Center at Porter-Gaud, 300 Albemarle Rd., West Ashley | Free to attend

Deck the Hall Weekend Market | Sun., Dec. 8 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Drayton Hall, 3380 Ashley River Rd., West Ashley | Free | Enjoy an artisan market + food truck brunch.

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