Holiday Shopping Events in Charleston

The following article is sponsored by Mount Pleasant Towne Centre.

Make your list and check it twice! Support local this holiday season and check out all of the shopping events taking place around Charleston!

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And don’t forget to check out all of our holiday guides to make the season merry and bright!

*Please note – While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them.

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Holiday Shopping Events

11th Annual Buy Local Season

November 1 – December 31

The 12th annual Buy Local Season is Lowcountry Local First’s grassroots movement to build awareness for the positive community benefits of supporting local, independent businesses—particularly during the holiday season.

Charleston Holiday Market

Dates: November 10, November 11, November 23, check the website for hours

Location: North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, 29418

Details: All the gifts and glitter, music and magic, food, and fun of the season come together at this exciting event! Aisle after aisle of specialty shops, boutiques, art, crafts, gourmet foods, seasonal specialties, toys, jewelry, and more…There is something for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

Holiday Market Under the Stars

Dates: November 22, November 29, December 6, December 13, December 20, December 27, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Park and Grove, 730 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, 29403

Details:  A series of markets featuring live music from @midwestcasual@lmurphymusic, and @jolhamlton. We’ll be serving delicious cocktails from our outdoor bar to enjoy as you sip & shop!

Holiday Market at Freshfields Village

Dates: November 25, 10 am – 5 pm

Location: Freshfields Village, Santa’s Surf Shack on the Village Green

Details: Join us for a special Holiday Market on Saturday, November 25 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Choose the perfect gift from local holiday season food products and Lowcountry crafts!

Hamlin Plantation Holiday Market & Jollyfest

Dates: November 25, 11 am – 4 pm

Location: 100 Amenity Park Dr., Mt. Pleasant

Details: Join us for our annual holiday market and Jollyfest in Hamlin Plantation, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, 11/25 11-4 pm. Featuring over 70 local vendors, food trucks, live bands, rides, games, and televised football – come kick off your holiday season by shopping LOCAL! Sit back and relax with a craft beer or mimosa from the Lowcountry Tap Truck CHS and see what the talk of the town is all about.

Small Business Saturday Gift Market

Dates: November 25, 10 am – 7 pm

Location: Tanger Outlets, 4840 Tanger Outlet Boulevard North Charleston, SC 29418

Details: Join us for a fantastic day of shopping and supporting small businesses at Tanger Outlets -Charleston! Our Small Business Saturday Gift Market is the perfect opportunity to find unique Holiday gifts for your loved ones while also helping our community thrive.

CHRISTkindlmarkt Charleston

Dates: December 1 – 10, check their website for exact times

Location: RiverOaks Charleston, 1165 Fifteen Mile Landing Rd. Awendaw, SC 29429

Details: Begin a tradition with your family at our Day Markt or a date night or friends outing for our Night Markt. The atmosphere is bustling with shoppers, food, drink, and music, yet peaceful to wander or sit.

James Island Holiday Market

Dates: December 1, 6 pm – 10 pm

Location: The Town Market on James Island

Details: This family-friendly event is the perfect way to celebrate the season. Join us for an evening filled with local businesses/vendors and talented makers offering a fantastic array of goods, from cozy clothes and exquisite jewelry to captivating art and aromatic candles. Plus, satisfy your cravings with delicious offerings from our food trucks.

Christmas Made in the South

Dates: December 1 – 3, Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm

Location: Exchange Park, 9850 Highway 78, Ladson, SC

Details: Christmas Made in the South is focused on keeping the world of fine arts and crafts vibrant. Exhibitors will be there all three days demonstrating and selling their handcrafted works, Santa’s elves hard at work.

Holidays on Hutson

Dates: Starts December 1, check the website for days and times

Location: Hutson Alley (a charming cobblestone alley tucked between 39 Rue de Jean, Coast Bar & Grill, Charleston’s Smallest Bar, Victor’s Seafood & Steak, Vincent Chicco’s, and The Charleston Music Hall)

Details: Beginning December 1st, and lasting throughout the month, Hutson Alley will deck the halls with lights, ornaments, trees, and all the sparkle befitting the most wonderful time of the year. The fun kicks off in the evenings at 5 pm during the week and 4 pm on weekends. Snow will fall from the sky twice a night as you sip hot chocolate among the lights. There will be s’mores kits available for purchase and festive cocktails served from Charleston’s Smallest Bar. Santa himself will be making 3 appearances at Holidays on Hutson on the 12th, the 14th, and the 20th. There will also be additional vendors and crafts for several nights to enhance the experience.

Holiday Market at Carnes Crossroads

Dates: December 2, 10 am – 2 pm

Location: Carnes Crossroads, 607 Van Buren Dr., Summerville

Details: Held annually in December, enjoy 50+ vendors, offering a variety of local hand-crafted goods, fresh produce, baked goods, art, and so much more. Healthy living at Carnes is a cornerstone of life, please join us!

10th Annual Homegrown Holiday Bazaar

Dates: December 2, 10 am – 3 pm

Location: Johns Island County Park

Details: Fantastic Family Fun! Food Trucks Beer & Wine Silent Auction Mr. and Mrs Santa Claus Shopping w/ Local Vendors Games & Crafts Bounce House Pony Rides Live Music by The Revelators. FREE ADMISSION TO EVENT with park admission of $2 each at the gate. Gold Pass holders and children under 2 are free.

Holiday Market at Marion Square 

Dates: December 2, 3, 9, & 16, 9 am – 3 pm.

Location: Marion Square

Details: You’ll find everything you need to deck the halls for the holidays and fill the pantry with local goodies, all from local farmers, growers, artisans and crafters. Browse a wide assortment of art, crafts, and holiday gift items and get your holiday shopping done early.

The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market Funtastic Holiday Market

Dates: December 3 – January 3, 11 am – 3 pm

Location: The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market at The Pour House

Details: Come join us on Sunday, December 3rd between 11 am and 3 pm for our annual holiday market! We’ll have 50+ local vendors, food trucks, live music, face painting, chair massage, and our annual gift basket raffle with proceeds to benefit Pet Helpers. Make holiday shopping fun this year while supporting incredible local small businesses! This event runs from Dec 3, 2023, 11:00 am to Jan 3, 2024, 3:00 pm.

Holiday Market at the Exchange

Dates: December 7, 5 -8 pm

Location: The Exchange, 3003 Dune West Blvd., Mt. Pleasant

Details: With over 30+ vendors, food and beverages available for sale, and merriment all around, it is sure to be a good time. Come grab some local, artisan gifts for your loved ones and enjoy the cheer of the holiday season.

Holiday Magic on King Street

Dates: December 7, 6 pm – 8 pm

Location: King Street between John and Mary

Details: A family-friendly block party featuring live music and holiday vendors, with festive refreshments available for purchase.

Wild Dunes Holiday Market

Dates: December 7, 4 pm – 7 pm

Location: Wild Dunes, Sweetgrass Plaza

Details: Sip, Shop & Stroll the Sweetgrass Plaza. Enjoy live music and an array of local vendors. Sample treats, shop till you drop, and enjoy special savings on resort retail.

2023 Annual Holiday Market & Craft Show

Dates: December 9, 11 am – 4 pm

Location: Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market Pavilion, 645 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, 29464

Details: The annual Holiday Market & Craft Show combines all the goodies from our traditional food market such as locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, hot food, and homemade preserves with handcrafted gifts created by local artisans. Come see this year’s wonderful assortment of Christmas ornaments, glass work, whimsical crafts, and a wide variety of original art by locally recognized potters, artists, craftsmen, and photographers.

Brunch w/ Santa & Holiday Bazaar

Dates: December 10, 10 am – 4 pm

Location: Stones Throw Brewing, 101 Button Hall Ave., Goose Creek

Details: Stones Throw Brewing is hosting its 1st annual “Brunch w/ Santa & Holiday Bizarre”. Join us Sunday, December 10th from 10 am till 4 pm. Santa will arrive about 11 am and will walk the Brewery for a bit, then will join our diners in the back room for pictures. We will have letters on hand to write for Santa, treats for the kids, kids’ games, and face painting. There will be about 20+ craft vendors on hand for our Christmas Bizarre.
Our back room has plenty of tables & seating, but if you’d like to reserve a table with Santa, reservations are highly recommended.

Holy City Holiday Market

Dates: December 16, 11 am – 5 pm

Location: Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Avenue, North Charleston,

Details: Save the Date for the 9th Annual Holy City Holiday Market popping up on Saturday, December 16, 2023, in Old Park Circle in North Charleston, South Carolina. The market will be held outdoors at select neighborhood venues from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Holy City Brewing, Firefly Distillery, and The Station will partner up to host over 200 local vendors at this beloved annual event.